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August 14, 2005 - 10:39pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Many area residents gathered together this evening to pay tribute to our country, recognize local officials and celebrate one of the largest events held here in Muskingum County.

Today was the grand opening of the Muskingum County Fair celebratiing 159 years of food fun and entertainment.

This years ceremony was a special one paying tribute to war vetrans and those who have recently lost their lives fighting for our country.

After the national anthem fair...
August 14, 2005 - 4:17pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Residents of Somerset honored their fallen hero’s during a special gravestone marking ceremony.

Today’s ceremony at the New Reading ceremony honored Johan Anspach, an American Revolutionary War soldier, a celebration Muskingum County Sons of the American Revolution President, Keith Kaufman, says shows just how patriotic the residents of Somerset are. “People always turn out for things like this. The local American Legion, they were kind enough to offer their post for the reception...
August 14, 2005 - 4:02pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The recent killings in Iraq have hit residents close to home.

More than a dozen marines have died in combat in the past few months, resulting in some attitude changes about the war.

Jeanne Haynes has a history in the military and still strongly supports the war in Iraq and the troops that are fighting there. “I feel very proud that they were willing to stand up for what has to be done in an area of the world that people wonder why. I don’t wonder why. We came here, why...
August 13, 2005 - 10:03pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The purpose of one local organization is to save the lives of cats and dogs in Muskingum County and tonight they asked for the help of the community to keep these animals as healthy as possible.

The Muskingum County Animal Shelter Auctioned off hundreds of items tonight at the Zane State Campus to raise money for their facility.

Participants enjoyed a light fare cuisine as they bided on the jewelry, crafts, and animal figurines.

Auction co-chair Marlene...
August 13, 2005 - 9:54pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
One of the oldest and most unique festivals in the area brought color and heritage to Southeastern Ohio today.

The 37th annual Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival continued today in Cambridge.

The festival offers more than just artwork displays there are also activities that allow you to make your own creations.

"You walk up to the registration booth and they’ve got examples of artwork you will be able to make on your own,” says Festival Director Lynn Abrams....
August 13, 2005 - 12:26pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
They are bikers on a mission, riding in the blazing heat to raise money for a good cause.

More than 700 bikers from all over the county came together today to participate in the thirteenth annual “Downed Bikers” Poker Run to benefit injured bikers.

According to the group’s secretary, Mary Creeks, the organization provides much needed support for those who need it most. “We raise money for downed bikers that are injured or down on their luck. We try to get them groceries...
August 13, 2005 - 12:16pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Where can you find pineapples, melons, fresh lemonade, sports memorabilia, and jewelry all in one place? The farmers market of course!

More than 40 venders displayed their wares along Third Street this afternoon, doing their best to beat the heat.

The farmers market is usually held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, but the venders had to find a new home for the next couple of weeks to make room for the fair, a change most market goers, like Ronald Maurer, like a lot. “...
August 13, 2005 - 12:09pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
It was a car lover’s paradise in New Concord as a local charity hosted its annual event.

The New Concord Lions Club held its annual car show this afternoon at Stormont Elementary Park. The event attracted hundred of car enthusiasts with the opportunity to show off their classic cars and win prizes.

According to car show volunteer, Brian Stillion, area residents wait all year for this show. “I think everybody looks forward to it. There’s a lot of New Concord support...
August 13, 2005 - 1:04am
6 years 46 weeks ago
A local teen is hospitalized after slamming into a tree while riding a dirt bike.

Deputies with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office say at 6:45 Friday evening dispatchers received a call of a motorcycle accident on Shiplett Road in Zanesville.

When crews with Community Ambulance, South Zanesville Fire Department, along Sheriff's deputies, and troopers with the State Highway Patrol arrived on scene they found 15-year-old Tyler Sletzer severly injured.

August 13, 2005 - 12:58am
6 years 46 weeks ago
A construction worker is clinging to life after being tangled in live electrical lines Friday afternoon on private property in Zanesville.

First responders on the scene at the corner of Linden and Adair were Zanesville Police and Fire personnel.

Two men were in a truck bucket near some power lines at the time of the accident. One of the victims suffered severe injuries and was med-flighted to Columbus. The other victim suffered only minor injuries.

Officials say...
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