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September 25, 2005 - 4:42pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Local artists gathered this afternoon to display their work at Terry’s Tavern.

Six artists gathered for the first River Art Show, displaying their work depicting scenes of the Muskingum River.

“Many of us have painted many scenes from this area, and this particular location is one of the most beautiful views of the river and the downtown,” said Bob Grayson, a participating artist.

Artists displayed their painting, photographs and woodwork, all pertaining to...
September 25, 2005 - 4:42pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The cutting of red, white and blue ribbons marked the opening of a new elementary school in Zanesville.

National Road Elementary School is the third school in our area to open this year. .

With the combining of three older schools, Principal Linda Phillips says there are plenty of new opportunities for students. “It’s very nice for the children to have this opportunity to learn.

There is a lot of new technology, and the opportunity to have a gym, music room...
September 25, 2005 - 1:14pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Local homeowners and those looking to own a home, gathered Saturday at Zane State for a home ownership workshop.

The Program is designed to increase homeownership in the city and county. “We hope to give area home buyers an opportunity to learn some basics about what goes into buying a home,” said Zane St. instructor Kathy Hetrick.

“During the workshop, participants learn about the options of building, renting and buying a home. The financial aspects of each are also...
September 24, 2005 - 8:55pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Bands from around the state marched and played the night away at the Big Band Bonanza tonight.

Nineteen marching bands traveled to John D Salsberber Memorial Stadium in Zanesville to compete in the 43rd annual Bonanza.

The Big Band Bonanza is the longest continually running marching band festival in Ohio, and Zanesville High School Band Director Adam Sundman says this year’s Bonanza has nearly doubled in size from last year.

The show began at 4:45 this...
September 24, 2005 - 8:49pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Zanesville Fire Department gathered tonight to honor retiree, Dan Shipely, for his 25 years of service with the department.

He says his favorite part of the job has been helping people, and the relationships he has formed with his co-workers.

“That’s the greatest thing about this job is we get to work in situation and stuff that people never begin to understand,” Shipely says. “That’s what makes this job so great. Plus the camaraderie. The guys are fantastic. It’s an...
September 24, 2005 - 8:41pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
There was music, food and motorcycles today at the first ever Rock’n CARRfest.

This block party on Beverly Ave. in Zanesville was a joint effort by the CARR center and the Y-City Harley Owners Group.

Tammy Dews, member of the Board of Directors for the CARR Center, says next year the event will be even bigger than this year.

“We’re going to have more vendors present,” says Dews. “It’s just a good community event that we can involve family.”

The...
September 24, 2005 - 12:45pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Air passengers have a new way of flying, and it’s in their own backyard.

A ribbon cutting today at the Cambridge Municipal Airport marked the grand opening of SkyTaxi, a service that caters to rural towns. “It utilizes smaller aircraft in small rural communities, alleviating some of the congestion at major airports and making the flight more convenient,” said VP of Marketing for SkyTaxi Frank Gaetano.

The service is aimed more toward business passengers with flights...
September 23, 2005 - 6:37pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Secrest Auditorium is gearing up for the big Celebrate America Concert that will hit the stage tomorrow night.

The concert will start at 7:30 and will benefit the Red Cross America, Katrina Relief Effort Fund.

Before the concert, starting at 5pm, people can enjoy a festival outside the auditorium.

“We are going to have inflatable games, any type of amusement games, where going to have a few of those,” says Kelly Lawler who is helping to set up the festival...
September 23, 2005 - 6:28pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
September 23 now has new meaning for people who suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome, as Mayor Zwelling proclaimed the week of September 19 through 25, 2005 RLS awareness week in Zanesville.

Sherry Dagnal with the national RLS Foundation says September 2 was chosen as RLS Awareness Day because it has special significance to patients.

“This is the birthday of the doctor Carl Axil Exbalm that first diagnosed Restless Leg Syndrome many, many, many years ago,” says Sherry...
September 23, 2005 - 3:47pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The seventh class of Leadership Muskingum started today at Zane State College.

According to Zane State Vice President Robin Menschensreund, 23 people are participating in the program this year in hopes of learning about their community through networking and leadership skills. “We want to provide individuals with the skills and the networking they need to contribute to the community. To help Muskingum County be a better place for everyone.”

Annie Warmke, a student in...
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