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November 5, 2005 - 2:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Dozens of children were at Colony Square Mall this morning for the “Most Beautiful Baby Contest.”

Children from newborns to age six were placed in six categories, and then brought on stage to impress the judges with their smile and personality.

Contest directors try not to emphasize competition, but rather how special kids are. “It really gets the point out to the children that its not whether you win or lose, every child’s a winner,” said director Ed Matt.

November 4, 2005 - 9:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Interested in watching a pro-style wrestling match while helping a little girl raise money for a new kidney?

This weekend will be your opportunity as the Ohio Appalachian Wrestling Club is holding an eleven match event in an effort to raise funds for Julie Lindsey.

Lindsey is in need of a new kidney and cannot get a transplant until her family members can come up with over fifty thousand dollars for the operation.

Members of the OAWC wanted to help Julie out...
November 4, 2005 - 6:15pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Granville Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident.

It happened this morning just before 8:00 at Martinsburg Road and Stewart Road in Newark Township.

The highway patrol say 52-year-old Cathy Williamson of Newark was driving east on Stewart road and entered the intersection.

The patrol says the vehicle was struck by an S-U-V being driven by 60-year-old Judith Knicely, also of Newark.

Williamson was pronounced dead the scene...
November 4, 2005 - 4:56pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Workers from Dollar General took advantage of the nice weather today and painted a home for “Make A Difference Day.”

The projected was slated for October 22, but was canceled due to bad weather. Over 30 employees came out and helped repaint a home on Melrose Ave.

Dollar General started taking part in “Make A Difference Day” a few years ago with some inspiration from their code of values. “We wanted to be able to help out the community and it also goes with Dollar...
November 4, 2005 - 4:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A gospel songfest and an auction tomorrow at Maysville Elementary will benefit a local infant.

18-month-old Melody Burns is having surgery on Monday to remove a lump on her brain. “She has a mass on her right temporal lobe and it’s caused her to have some pretty bad seizures, and it’s gotten a lot worse and she’s back in the hospital,” said Melody’s aunt, Krystal Etters.

The event runs from 1-6pm and will help raise money to cover medical and family expenses.
November 4, 2005 - 4:47pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local organization has come up with a unique way to raise money.

A puzzle displaying art work by artists of the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project is on sale to benefit Eastside Community Ministry. “It’s a collage of local, downtown buildings and businesses, different landmarks around Zanesville,” Marcy White of Eastside Community Ministry said.

There is an open house at the ministry from 5-8pm tonight, displaying the puzzle and the artwork that inspired the...
November 4, 2005 - 4:16pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department to provide documents related to the government’s investigation of an indicted lobbyist.

The republican from
Heath has issued a statement indicating that he intends to cooperate.

Ney notes that he voluntarily provided information to a senate panel last year and has offered to meet with the house ethics committee.

A Ney spokesman say the Congressman informed House Speaker Dennis Hastert...
November 4, 2005 - 2:13pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The trial is over for an area man accused of vehicular homicide.

It took a jury in New Lexington around two hours today to reach a verdict in the case of Joseph Yonis.

The 19-year-old Crooksville man was found guilty of misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He was charged in connection with the death of 9-year-old Keisha Kinney in July of 2004.

The impact of the accident, which happened on State Route 93, threw Kinney out of her car.

Perry County Court...
November 4, 2005 - 12:43pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Many local soldiers that are on duty may not be able to come home for the holidays, so our town will be bringing the holidays to them.

Like last year, the local Home for the Holidays show will be web cast so that our soldiers stationed throughout the world can get a glimpse of home.

The show will feature a Broadway style production, traditional holiday sounds and patriotic favorites.

Producer Vicki LeVeck says it’s a great feeling to be able to make the soldiers...
November 4, 2005 - 12:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Today may be a balmy seventy degrees, but winter isn’t far away. And the Ohio Department of Transportation is already taking steps to prepare.

Today they rolled out their equipment to make sure it’s ready for the first snowfall. ODOT’s preparation includes putting down a salt-water mixture before the snow hits and checking pavement sensors that determine road conditions around the county.

ODOT District 5 Spokeswoman Cindy Brown says they try to be prepared even before...
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