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December 3, 2005 - 3:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Members of the Zanesville Jaycees took to the airwaves and streets to collect items from the community and to help the Salvation Army.

Volunteers loaded up trucks with donated clothes, toys and non-perishable food items after answering calls in the Z-102 studio.

While in the studio, the Jaycees also raffled off several items, raising $1,000 for charity. “We donate half the proceeds back to the Salvation Army. We actually split the proceeds with the Jaycees and the...
December 3, 2005 - 3:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Hundreds of area kids joined Santa for breakfast this morning at the Golden Corral.

Today marked the first time the jolly man enjoyed breakfast as the Corral.

Not only did kids get a chance to meet Santa and have their picture taken with him, they also told him what they wanted for Christmas.

The event also served as a fundraiser for the United Way Campaign. “20% of the sales proceeds collected this morning go to the United Way, plus we’re taking donations...
December 2, 2005 - 5:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Three men are in custody tonight after the raid of a home in the city’s west side.

The Zanesville Police and Ohio Division of Natural Resources recovered several weapons, drugs, and poached wildlife at the home located at 476 Spangler Dr.

“We recovered over 200 grams of marijuana, there was a cultivation system where they were growing marijuana at the house, approximately 10 grams of cocaine, 14 firearms, and numerous deer carcasses and wild turkey,” commented Zanesville...
December 2, 2005 - 5:34pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been over four months since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, and area residents are still trying to help Zanesville’s Sister City Slidell, Louisiana.

Tomorrow night, Terry’s Tavern on Linden Ave will host a spaghetti dinner with proceeds going to the Zanesville Hurricane Relief Fund. “All of the profits from the dinner, a $7 donation, will go to hurricane victims, as well at 10% of the gross profit made at the bar,” commented Courtney Kerns.

Organizers hope...
December 2, 2005 - 5:34pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Several area kids will have their holiday wishes granted thanks to a program with the Muskingum County Children’s Services.

Volunteers for Adopt a Child for Christmas spent the day wrapping gifts at Beth Abraham Synagogue. “It’s hope for them. It tells them you can ask for something, and it’s possible,” said Volunteer Diana Carter.

Volunteers spent the day buying and wrapping presents before members from the Philo basketball team helped load the truck to take gifts...
December 2, 2005 - 1:13pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is putting forfeited drug money to good use.

With cash confiscated from drug busts, the Sheriff’s Department just gave their 911 equipment a $24,000 upgrade. The updates include new computer screens and faster processors.

Officers say the new equipment means quicker responses to your emergency calls.

“I can automatically transfer from the 911 screen to the CAD screen, which plots [the call location] right on our mapping...
December 2, 2005 - 1:12pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Festival of Trees made for quite a busy day at the Welcome Center.

The bids came in all day long and volunteers were busy answering phone lines. All the money that came in will help the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce fund programs in the next year.

“We use it to help existing businesses, we use it for our small business development programs,” said Chamber President Tom Poorman.

Before the auction ended, Poorman predicted that this would be...
December 2, 2005 - 9:09am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A raid on a Zanesville home lead police to guns, drugs and poached game.

A Special Response Team entered the home on 476 Spangler Drive early Thursday morning.

A Zanesville Police Detective says they seized rifles, shotguns and drug paraphanalia, and they found wild turkeys, whitetail deer and a marijuana growing operation.

They say they detained three people after the raid, but no charges have been filed yet. They are expecting to make at least seven arrests...
December 1, 2005 - 9:13pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Get ready to pop open those popcorn tins! The local Boy Scouts of America spent the first few weeks of November selling popcorn, and now that popcorn is in.

Tonight volunteers spent the evening sorting and packaging more than $100,000 worth of popcorn.

“Tonight we’re at the Bloomer Candy Company sorting all the product for our boys, in preparation for a busy Saturday morning,” says John Harding, Scout executive for the Muskingum County Council of the Boy Scouts of...
December 1, 2005 - 5:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you were born or lost a loved one over the past 23 years in Muskingum County, chances are you came in contact with Kay Hedges.

Kay will be retiring at the end of the month as Local Registrar of Vital Statistics.

She has been responsible for registering all births and deaths for Muskingum County. “23 years in one spot is long enough. It’s time for new faces and to do something a little bit different,” a smiling Hedges said.

During her time in office, Kay...
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