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October 8, 2005 - 1:33pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A weekend of old friends, and memories for some former Zanesville High students.

The Class of 1955 celebrated their 50th class reunion this weekend. After taking a bus tour of the city, they gathered fro lunch and a tour of the school.

Marie LeMaster who lives in Oregon, has attended every reunion since graduation, and loves the opportunity to come back home. “I’m so appreciative and thankful that there are so many of us who are still here. We miss those who are gone...
October 8, 2005 - 1:32pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A nationally syndicated newspaper columnist spoke this morning at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus.

Carol Abaya discussed the “Sandwich Generation,” a term she coined to describe elderly care.

She says the idea came to her after taking over the care of her parents 15 years ago. “I was not prepared for it. There wasn’t very much information around at that time to help me deal with all these new responsibilities and decisions.”

The following year, she...
October 8, 2005 - 1:31pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Applebee’s sponsored a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Muskingum Valley Chapter of The Red Cross.

On top of disasters caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, The Red Cross has handled 35 fires in the region since July 1.

Red Cross Executive Director Dan Hartman says even with all the national needs, local ones have not be forgotten. The money raised today will continue to help local victims. “The money we raise today will stay local, which is good since our funds...
October 7, 2005 - 3:54pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A mass today at Rosecrans High School celebrated Catholic education and Catholic identity.

Students from Rosecrans, St Benedict, and St Nicholas in Zanesville, along with St Benedict in Cambridge, gathered for their annual Quad School Mass.

Bishop Frederick Campbell of the Columbus Diocese, celebrated today’s mass. He says the mass has several purposes. “To celebrate their feast day, to celebrate their identity as Catholic students, and a Catholic education. Also,...
October 7, 2005 - 3:49pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Thanks to a Federal Grant, resident of Washington Township can receive a free smoke detector this weekend.

The Washington Township Fire Department received the grant from the Fire Division of FEMA to help buy needed supplies. The department also purchased 500 smoke detectors to hand out.

Township firefighter Scott Rice says all residents are eligible. “Any township resident is eligible. All we need is a name, address and phone number.”

Residents can pick...
October 7, 2005 - 3:45pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Historic Buchanan Square welcomed a new store today.

Mayor Butch Zwelling participated in a ribbon cutting at Wishes Gifts.Gardens.Ideas, kicking off a weekend of events to enhance the visibility of the Square’s tenants.

Owner of Wishes Donna Taylor says the Square’s history brought her to the location. “I like Buchanan Square because of the nuance of the property. There’s a lot of history behind it. It’s close to the interstate, and I think the near north, needs a...
October 7, 2005 - 3:36pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Subway opened its' doors today in the South Zanesville Wal-Mart, part of a growing trend across the country.

According to District Manager Dave Silverthorn, 31 Subway's will be opening in Wal-Marts across Ohio by the end of the year, some replacing McDonald's.

Silverthorn thinks the new location will be a great investment and opportunity. "This is going to be highly profitable and highly successful. There aren't too many places in Zanesville that you have as much traffic...
October 7, 2005 - 2:35pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A dump truck accident today caused some problems in the Underwood Street area.

Zanesville Police say 42-year-old Robert Romine of Zanesville was coming down the Underwood Street ramp and lost control and slammed into a power pole.

Police say the pole was knocked to the ground near Bob Evans Restaurant and power was knocked out.

American Electric Power says 400 customers lost service for about three hours.

Power was restored around 2:00.
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October 7, 2005 - 11:50am
7 years 3 weeks ago
After almost 6 years of design, construction of the State Route 146/60 connector project will finally begin next week in Zanesville.

Local officials held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning behind Home Depot on the Brandywine Loop where the new road is going to be built.

Public Service Director, Mike Sims says this road is truly a transportation project that will help minimize traffic congestion on Maple Avenue.

"At first the road was designed to alleviate...
October 7, 2005 - 5:39am
7 years 3 weeks ago
A Coshocton couple has adopted a girl who firefighters rescued from a burning building after they found her chained to her bed.

Carl and Tina Woodby signed the adoption papers on Karen Michelle’s sixth birthday yesterday. The girl’s biological parents, Gerald Stewart and Ridgley Allington, were convicted of felony child endangering and a judge took away custody of the girl.

Authorities say the couple left the girl behind when they escaped a fire at their duplex in...
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