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December 30, 2003 - 11:40am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Christ’s table certainly has something to celebrate these days. After seventeen years of serving the downtown Zanesville community, the group recently announced they are proud to say they’ve fed over one million meals since they opened in November of 1986.

Gretchen Sayre the Executive Director of Christ Table says a lot of their success can be attributed to the hard work put in by those who give their time and service in the kitchen.

Christ Table served over 8,500 meals...
December 30, 2003 - 11:36am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Students looking to improve their proficiency test scores can now check out new CD’s at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville.

The CD’s are designed to help assess a student’s knowledge on certain concepts and prepare them for the standardized tests.

Although the discs are set up for students in fourth, sixth and ninth grade, essentially all students can benefit from using the practice CD’s .

The CD’s were a gift to the library form the Zanesville Daybreak...
December 30, 2003 - 8:41am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The state of Ohio is suing the maker and distributor of Craftmatic adjustable beds, accusing them of using high-pressure sales tactics and illegal pricing to sell beds to elderly or infirm customers.

Attorney General Jim Petro, who filed the suit in Franklin County common pleas court yesterday, said preying on Ohio’s vulnerable populations is unconscionable.

The suit alleges violations of the state’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and seeks restitution for consumers and...
December 29, 2003 - 9:55pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A $1.1 million project is nearly completed and the final touches were being put on Monday at the Zanesville Waste Water Treatment Plant.

The city is on the final leg of a yearlong process that involves the replacement of two 80-ton digester covers at the plant.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says the project was funded through a loan from the Ohio EPA.
December 29, 2003 - 9:02pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A well known Ohioan made a visit to Zanesville today to announce his run for the 20th District seat in the Ohio State Senate.

Terry Anderson is a name many people recognize. Most know him as the former Lebanon hostage who was taken capture in 1985, but now he's making new strides.

Anderson filed his petitions for candidacy and spoke to some of the Democratic Party loyalists in Zanesville as well as Mayor Jack Fenton about his decision to run.

Anderson says...
December 29, 2003 - 12:33pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Can’t find a place for your Christmas tree now that the holiday is over? Right now you can take part in the annual Christmas tree recycling program through the city of Zanesville.

Just bring your tree to any of the local drop off stations. This program is set up in large part to save landfill space. Matt Phillips of the City of Zanesville says, “ landfills are expensive to build and they’re cost keeps going up year after year, so the more space we can save for actual trash and...
December 29, 2003 - 12:28pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Tis the season, to volunteer.. The reports are in and the Bureau of Labor statistics say more people volunteered in 2003 than last year.

About 63 million people did volunteer work at some point throughout the year, up four percent from last year. Major Les Walter of the Salvation Army attributes the increase to an understanding by Americans that we shouldn’t be so selfish.

Walter says there are numerous ways people can volunteer their time and there’s always an...
December 29, 2003 - 6:47am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The body of a man who died trying to help a friend in distress was found yesterday under a layer of ice in Salt Fork Lake in Guernsey County.

Sixty-nine year old Clyde Beadnell of Minerva apparently drowned when he couldn’t pull himself out of the water after rushing to help a friend who had fallen off her horse into the water on Saturday.

Beadnell, also on horseback, rode into the lake to try and help and also fell into the water.
The friend, Kitty Duff of...
December 28, 2003 - 9:32pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
An Ohio research facility played a key role in testing air bags expected to protect NASA rovers when they land on Mars next month.

NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Testing Station near Sandusky was chosen because it is home to the world’s largest vacuum chamber. The ten-story tall chamber replicates the Martian atmosphere, which is 100 times thinner that Earth’s.

A bed of lava rocks simulates conditions the rovers will have to endure when they hit Mars’ rocky...
December 28, 2003 - 9:32pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A woman and her seven-week-old daughter who were killed in a fire in Canton lay in a casket at their funeral Sunday.

Nicole and Katlin Cavanaugh were among seven who died in a house fire early Tuesday, possibly set off by a Christmas tree touching a candle.

Mourners at Reed Funeral Home were invited to share memories of the victims. The funerals for the other five victims are Monday.
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