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May 2, 2005 - 2:46pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
If you passed by Marietta Street in Zanesville today, you may have noticed a big change.

The old Marietta apartments were demolished as part of the Eastside Community Ministry’s effort to clean up our area.

Executive Director Jack McClelland says they hope by tearing down the apartments it will brighten up the area.

“For now the plan is just to have an empty lot with some grass and some green space for neighbors to enjoy and sit and play baseball or football or...
May 2, 2005 - 2:46pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The search ends tonight for a missing Lancaster man who drowned in Buckeye Lake, after a boat he was riding in sank Sunday night.

Officials have located the body of 24-year-old John Finney.

Two men went out for a test drive last night on the lake after buying a new boat. Now, authorities are scouring the bottom of Buckeye Lake in search for the missing boater.

“We’ve got 8 divers and 4 teams resuming operating the search, last night at approximately 10 o’clock...
May 2, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Since the terrorist attacks on 9-11, many of us are still on edge when it comes to emergencies.
The Muskingum County Commissioners along with the Emergency Management agency are working to keep local residents aware of disasters in our area.
Funding is in place for a new program which will call local residents when an emergency arises, instead of you having to call 9-1-1.

Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery says, “This telecommunication company would be calling folks to warn...
May 2, 2005 - 2:10pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Much needed repairs to a local sewer will soon be underway.

Bids to repair the Georgia Road sewage lines were collected today from three area businesses. The bids ranged from $27,000 to $32,000 dollars.

This is not a large project, said county commissioner, Don Madden, and once started it should only take a few weeks to complete. “It’s not a large project, it’s only an upgrade and replacement of some lines. It should not be something that takes a lot of time. It’s in an...
May 1, 2005 - 10:48pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
This time of year many local residents are eager to jump in their boats and hit the water.

But before doing so it is important to be aware of any risks that could turn a fun day on the water into a tragic one.

Even though the days are slowly warming up that doesn’t mean the water is.

Cold water takes away body heat twenty five times faster that that of air, which can speed up the drowning process.

Anything below seventy degrees is considered cold...
May 1, 2005 - 5:08pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The race to make Southeastern Medical a smoke free campus kicked off today in Cambridge.

Athletes of all ages came out to celebrate the smoke free change by participating in a five-mile walk and run.

The athletes came from all over the state to help commemorate the first step in the campus’ drive to become a smoke-free area, a change that Cheryl Keeler, the quality care manager, believes is a healthy one. “We believe that in this step we are creating a healthy place for...
May 1, 2005 - 4:44pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Looking to add a little color to your life? Well, a trip to your local art center could help.

The 59th Annual May show started today at the Zanesville Arts Center. The show gives artists throughout the state the opportunity to show their original works and compete against other artists for cash prizes.

According to Susan Albot-Stanaway, the museum director, “This gives both well known artists and unknown artists the opportunity to show their work. This is great because...
May 1, 2005 - 2:44pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
If you are a motorcycle owner or just an admirer this weekend is the perfect time for you to stop by the Colony Square Mall.

This is the 18th year in a row the gold wing riders are on display at the mall.

The purpose of the exhibit is to share the love of bikes both old and new.

"We've got 1966 Honda dream which is a classic bike sitting here in the mall for people to enjoy and threes also a votary which is also a Honda but most of them are 1500 Honda gold wings...
May 1, 2005 - 2:27pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
One local couple walked away from a car dealership surprised at their winnings yet excited to help out a local charity.

The Chevrolet Dealership of Zanesville hosted a big money giveaway intending to give back to the community.

Dealership president Derek Truss wanted to show his appreciation to local residents by giving away a five thousand dollar check to the winner and another five thousand to the charity of their choice.

And to qualify for the winnings you...
April 30, 2005 - 11:37am
6 years 34 weeks ago
The rain and cold didn’t stop outdoor enthusiasts from participating in a good cause.

Today, nature lovers of all ages came out to Zane’s Landing Park, to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday that originated in Nebraska back in 1972, to help people learn about the benefits of planting trees.

According to Mark Mechling of the OSU Extension Office, “We had some folks out here who wanted to learn how to plant trees and that was really the purpose of Arbor Day.”

According...
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