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July 9, 2004 - 3:31pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly and yours could be too. Help is on the way. The Carr Center recently received a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety to raise child passenger safety awareness. The third Tuesday of every month the Carr Center along with certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check you child’s car seat.

The most common mistake parent’s make is not making sure the car seat doesn’t move.

A correctly installed...
July 9, 2004 - 3:26pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Newark Ohio is making their own history by bringing a wonderful old theatre new life, and a string of great performers.

The beautifully restored Midland Theatre in downtown Newark seats 1200 visitors, creating great intimacy for the theatre. Midland boosts acts such as Bill Cosby, Wayne Newton and the Temptations.

The Midland opened in 1928 but closed in the 1970 due to water damage. The Theatre reopened in September 2002 with an 8.5 million dollar renovation. Dave...
July 9, 2004 - 12:29pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The 39th Annual Roseville Pottery Festival started on Thursday, but the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center wants to remind people pottery-related events are going on all over town.

Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby says the pottery draws people from all over the Country to the festivals and it also is what makes our area unique.

“The Pottery Festival and the pottery lovers convention that comes to our area has a...
July 9, 2004 - 8:42am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A domestic dispute ended tragically early this morning.

Deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office were called to the apartments at 161 2nd Street in Frazeysburg a little before 3 am to find a man near death.

When deputies arrived, they encountered a 46-year-old male holding his 24-year-old girlfriend at knifepoint.

After thirty minutes of negotiations, the female being held was released. The male, still armed with a knife and in an agitated state,...
July 9, 2004 - 7:38am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Some folks are wondering is Gahanna’s lion has wandered about 13 miles to Madison Township in Southeast Franklin County.

That’s after Township firefighter Ed Dildin claimed he spotted a lion yesterday along U.S route 33 near Canal Winchester. Dildin and other firefighters were on a training run in the fire-truck when Dildin noticed something on his right.

He says he saw a lion coming out of the cornfield. He says other firefighter, sitting backward in the truck, didn’t...
July 8, 2004 - 9:52pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
An early morning fire forces an apartment building to be evacuated and many local families are temporarily out of their homes.

The fire started at about 4:20 a.m. at this building at 35 Lee Avenue in Newark.

Property Manager Lisa Wagner says the fire started in the downstairs of the building. Four families are receiving housing assistance for three days from the American Red Cross.

Assistant Newark Fire Chief Chris Keefe says it took up to 38 firefights to...
July 8, 2004 - 3:37pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you like pottery Roseville is the place to be this weekend.

The 39th annual pottery festival began today with the traditional plate breaking for good luck. There’s plenty to do and something for everyone to enjoy.

Admission is free and there’s lots of good food and local entertainment.

Chairman Neil Campbell, says it’s mainly the pottery that attracts people though.
“This was pottery capital of the world a lot of pottery for years was made here and...
July 8, 2004 - 3:32pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids today for a project involving asphalt paving on various county and township roads.

Matt Russell, a representative from the County Engineers office was present and says they will take the bids under advisement.

The project will pave about 30 miles throughout the county.

The next step will be to recommend a bid award to the Commissioners.
July 8, 2004 - 3:28pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The fight against cancer hit the fairways today as the American Cancer Society hosted their 31st annual men’s championship.

This is a very important fund-raising event for the Muskingum County chapter and they are hoping their success will continue.

Elden Hudson, Vice-Chairman says, “We’re the oldest charity golf tournament in the county and we raise money for the American Cancer Society for research and over the last 31 years we’ve raised over a half a million dollars...
July 8, 2004 - 12:01pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating a recent rash of car break-ins throughout the City.

According to Detective Ric Roush the robberies have been taking place all over town.

“Probably in the last couple of days we’ve had probably thirty vehicles broke into here in the City. Basically in all areas of the City, north end, the south end as well as the downtown area,” said Roush.

Roush tells WHIZ News the last major rash of break-ins happened at the...
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