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October 16, 2005 - 4:03pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Area car enthusiasts gathered this afternoon for the 7th annual Knights of Columbus Cruise-In and Rib Roast.

Over 100 cars from different eras were on display for the yearly fundraiser. “This is an annual event that we hold as a fundraiser to help us fund our charities and other different things that we do,” said John Wiles of the Knights.

Wiles says the car show reminds him of the days when there was excitement for the annual release of new car models. “In the past...
October 15, 2005 - 3:01pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A joyous day in Morgan County as residents welcomed home a Marine.

Joe Williams is home this weekend from Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. He is part of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. Williams has spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past three years.

He says serving his country was the main reason for enlisting. “After 9/11 happened, I’m sure everyone was looking for a reason to contribute. This was my way of contributing to this nation.”

While in...
October 15, 2005 - 2:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Area card sharks gathered on the Ohio University-Zanesville campus this afternoon to play for charity.

OU-Z students put on “Chips for Charity,” a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, to raise money for hurricane relief.

Student Senate President Kathleen Gobbins says the idea for a poker tournament came from the games popularity. “We have a lot of students on campus that just love to play cards. Including students from our organization, along with the Information...
October 15, 2005 - 2:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Current and past students gathered this weekend at Muskingum College to celebrate the school’s Homecoming.

Hall of Fame inductees were honored earlier today, followed by lunch, and the dedication of the new turf on the football field before the game.

Director of Alumni Relations Jen Bronner, says the gathering of past and present students is the most rewarding part of the weekend. “Students are very excited this weekend and have been spending weeks getting their floats...
October 14, 2005 - 11:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Investigations are complete in a drug seizure conducted by the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol this week.

According to Lt. Barry Donely with the patrol, on Thursday at 1:53 a.m. troopers stopped a vehicle at Blue Avenue and McIntire Avenue in Zanesville. It was discovered upon search that the driver, 32-year-old Benjamin Hanning was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

After an extensive search of the vehicle, digital scales were uncovered, six large bags...
October 14, 2005 - 6:22pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local man is now being charged in the deaths of a husband and wife after a vehicle accident.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman says, 27-year-old Michael Shaffer of Zanesville is charged with one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Chief Mike Prather with the South Zanesville Police Department says an officer was patroling...
October 14, 2005 - 3:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Auditions for "Home For The Holidays," a tribute concert to the troops serving our country, will take place October 19 and 20 at The Welcome Center in Zanesville at 7pm.

This is the second year of the event produced by LeVeck Entertainment. "What we're looking for is a person's style, what they do, the kind of music they sing, how they orient themselves in terms of singing and dancing," said Andy LeVeck.

The shows will be webcasted for soldiers serving overseas.
October 14, 2005 - 2:55pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A spaghetti dinner this Sunday will benefit local youths.

The annual Toys-For-Tots campaign will be held Sunday at the VFW Hall. This year 1500 local children will benefit from the event.

The event will kick-off at 12:30pm with dinner, followed by an auction of various gifts donated by local businesses at 2pm.

Toys-For-Tots Committee Chair Pam Tracey says a wide variety of gifts are purchased for the kids. "Board games, stuffed animals, baby dolls, trucks,...
October 14, 2005 - 2:44pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Hundreds of area high school students gathered at Zane State COllege today for an annual college fair.

Representatives from 60 colleges and universities from four states were on hand to inform students of what their school offers.

Director of Admissions for Zane St Paul Young, says this is a beneficial day for students. "It really gives students the opportunity to visit, and make first-hand contact with a college representative."

Along with meeting college reps...
October 14, 2005 - 11:01am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District met today to discuss several ongoing issues.

First on the list, the Northpointe Drive project - it’s been completed from a construction standpoint for a while, but board chairman Tom Poorman says there were a few outstanding issues the district has been trying to finalize.

“The dip in the road in the bridge over Vistaview, that’s been taken care of. So we think all of those issues are resolved now. Now we’re...
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