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September 6, 2005 - 3:05pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
A desperate phone call led one local family to experience the devastation left by hurricane Katrina.

Sabrina Smith of Zanesville, received the phone call on Thursday from family members, letting her know they were OK, but were left with nothing. According to Smith, “We knew they were OK, but to know they were without anything was very heartbreaking. To know that we had twenty-one family members down there trying to survive together with nothing.”

Desperate to help her...
September 6, 2005 - 5:49am
6 years 50 weeks ago
A local child was killed in a boating accident over the weekend.

Investigators say that 8-year-old Chloe Barker of Crooksville was riding on an inner tube being pulled by a boat when her head hit some rocks.

The accident happened on Lake Cumberland in southern Kentucky.

Officials say Barker and another person were riding the tube and were thrown into the rocks when the boat turned.

A memorial scholarship fund has been set up in honor of Barker....
September 6, 2005 - 5:25am
6 years 50 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is stepping forward to help victims of hurricane Katrina.

12 employees from the department were deployed Sunday to Gulfport, Mississippi to aid the victims of the hurricane.

Led by Sheriff Bob Stephenson the group is the first of three from here to travel to the coast to help with recovery efforts.

Each group will stay a week before returning. The effort is part of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association.
September 5, 2005 - 10:05pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
By: Steve Borecky

$3.09, $3.19, even $3.31 a gallon, but what about $228 or even upwards of $300 for a tank of gas?

"Just since this last fuel spike, it's gone up some $400 more a week out of my pocket," said truck driver Edward Oikemus.

Oikemus is one of many truck drivers whose wallet's have been hit hardest by rising gas prices. Fuel costs per week have more than doubled since he started driving freight six years ago. "My fuel costs six years ago were $1200...
September 5, 2005 - 4:36pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
The delay continues for the Zanesville Animal Shelter Society as they are still waiting for the O.K. to enter the Gulf Coat.

According to the Shelter’s Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, they expect to get a green light any day. “Right now, we’re running into a lot of red tape. We’re ready; we’re ready to go, as soon as they give is the O.K. The Humane Society of the United States and the S.P.C.A., are currently evaluating the ones that could possibly be re-united with their...
September 5, 2005 - 4:29pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, but Licking County said good-bye with a bang during their annual Labor Day parade.

Area residents had a chance to check out numerous parade exhibits, one of them being the Licking County Fire Department, who used today’s parade to raise money for a great cause.

According to Licking County Fire Department Lieutenant, Doug Vermatten, the residents are really opening their hearts and their wallets to help this great cause. “The...
September 5, 2005 - 10:23am
6 years 50 weeks ago
With today being the last official holiday of the summer and school already in session, we are just getting ready for summer to end and for the cooler time of the year to start, fall and winter.

Most of us enjoy the summer months because we are able to get outside and take advantage of the sunshine and warm temperatures, but the summer doesn’t last forever, and before you know it fall and winter are right around the corner.

Warm and sunny weather have a positive impact on...
September 4, 2005 - 9:18pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Over twenty-five years ago five flint knappers got together and began what is now the premier flint knapping event in the country.
The knap-in held by the Flint Ridge Lithic Society, is designed to teach others, the art of shaping the rock into stone tools.
Those attending this year also learned the art of bow making, basic flint knapping, and even how to throw ancient spears.
Ed Moreland, Flint Ridge Lithic Society Vice President, said the proceeds from the event will be put...
September 4, 2005 - 9:12pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
Model T's, Fifty-seven Chevy’s, and Mustangs, all found their way to Duncan Falls Sunday for the Wayne Township Fire Station Fundraiser.
One hundred and forty seven care were on hand for the show.
Though Fire Chief Don Alexander isn't sure how much money has been raised he does know that the money will be used to buy equipment for the fire station.
Awards with an automotive theme made by the fire department were given to the best cars in this year's event.
September 4, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 50 weeks ago
By: Steve Borecky

Lost in all the commotion of Hurricane Katrina relief is the rescue of thousands of now stray pets.

Larry Hostetler of The Animal Shelter Society has organized a group of four people to go down and rescue approximately 50 animals. “These animals are now homeless and have lost their owners and we want to do what we can to help get them to safety, and also get medical attention for them.”

Hostetler and his crew hope to receive the OK from FEMA...
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