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September 18, 2005 - 4:55pm
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The cutting of a blue and white ribbon marked the official opening of Grover Cleveland Middle School in Zanesville.

The middle school is one of three new schools in the district opening their doors to students this year. Principal Les Richards says the new school is a major improvement from its predecessor. “In our old school, the electric was so bad that when teachers in one room would turn on their computers, it would blow circuits in other parts of the building.”

September 18, 2005 - 4:55pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The 2nd Annual Pet Fair sponsored by P.A.W.S. too place today at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Dogs of all sizes and breeds were on hand and took part in the “Best Dressed,” “Most Talented,” and “Kids and their Pets” contests sponsored by We Love Pets.

Program Coordinator Lisa Werkhaven says this is a great way for pet owners to show off their pets. “It’s a great way to bring pet owners together once a year and share in the camaraderie that comes with pet ownership...
September 18, 2005 - 4:54pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Local musicians are coming together to put on a concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Performers include The Solid Gold Singers, The Y-City Stars, and Emily Imes will be performing the song she wrote for the hurricane victims.

Andy LeVeck from LeVeck Entertainment and Production says it’s been a challenge to put on the benefit on such short notice. “It’s quite a challenge. You have to try to assemble your talent in the matter of a few days and a few phone...
September 17, 2005 - 5:40pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
He may be a child, but Zachary Alfman’s desire to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, motivated his mother to put together her own hurricane relief drive in Dresden.

“I’ve been seeing all the hurricanes happening on TV and since I can’t go down personally and do anything, I decided to do this,” says Zachary.

But the Alfmans are not alone in their efforts. A Girl Scout troop from Frazeysburg, a group from Tri-Valley High School and members of Dresdens American Legion...
September 17, 2005 - 12:55pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Applebee's in Zanesville hosted a pancake breakfast this morning to benefit the United way.

Volunteers from both The United Way and its' Family of Agencies helped serve food, bus tables and raise money for The United Way's annual campaign.

Mollie Crooks of Big Brothers and Big Sisters helped out this morning. Big Brothers and Big Sisters is just one of the agencies that receives help from The United Way. "The United Way dollars we get help us to do the services that are...
September 17, 2005 - 12:49pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Planting trees and bushes were just some of the things the Rotary Club did today. Members of both the Noon and Daybreak Rotaries took time out of their day to help Habitat for Humanity at their homes on White Oak Rd.

President of the Noon Rotary Sandi Plymire says the work is a change from her normal job. “I think I’m going to have a sore back. I usually work at a desk, but it’s fun. It’s good to do this kind of work, it gives you a sense of accomplishment.”

September 17, 2005 - 12:42pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Area football players showcased their skills this morning at Rosecrans High School. Kids were participating in the annual punt, pass, kick contest.

Thirty boys and girls from all over the area between the age of eight and fifteen competed.

Event organizer Bill Moyer said kids from all over the area come to compete, so anyone can win. “It’s wide open. We get a pretty good collection of boys and girls from all around here.”

The winners advanced to the...
September 16, 2005 - 5:08pm
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Kessler Sign Company is sending down one hundred billboard faces, which will serve as tarps for damaged roofs. The faces are stronger and sturdier than tarps, and can withstand strong winds and heavy rains.

The will be sent down tomorrow with the Churches of Chirst Disaster Relief Team to Mobile, Alabama. "Everybody in the country is jumping on the wagon and helping out, we're more than happy to," said Bob Kessler, President of Kessler Sign.

Gordon Brown of the Norvel...
September 16, 2005 - 5:01am
6 years 50 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman is 20,000 dollars richer today.

Lori Stalnaker won the money playing an Ohio Instant Lottery game called Bewitched.

Stalnaker filed her claim in the Columbus lottery office Thursday.

After mandatory state and federal taxes she will receive a check for 14,300 dollars.
September 15, 2005 - 7:47pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
State Representative Jim Aslanides is sponsoring a bill that will amend Ohio’s gun law.

The bill’s primary focus is on making the law better for Ohio’s law enforcement; but if it passes it will also allow people to carry concealed weapons in their car, and restrict the media from obtaining names of weapon holders.

Aslanides says, “One of the most sought after crimes by a criminal is to steel a handgun, and we feel that it puts the people with permits at risk when their...
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