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October 1, 2002 - 4:56pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
They've travelled across an ocean to spread beautiful music to the Zanesville area. The "Big Band One" is a musical group from Germany...they're spending time in the Tri-Valley School District area sharing their culture and their love of music. The group plays a variety of music, but they specifically like tunes from the Big Band Era. The 35 members are staying with host families throughout the Tri-Valley region. The group will be staying in Muskingum County until Thursday, when they travel...
October 1, 2002 - 4:48pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Hurricane season is upon us, and the Public Utilities Commission is keeping a watchful eye on what that means to residents in Southeastern Ohio, as far as heating bills are concerned. With winter weather approaching our heating bills increase, but with hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico area this year, we might be stretching our wallets a bit to pay the bills. Because when hurricanes hit the Gulf region, the entire country suffers. Natural gas companies in that region need to shut down, which...
October 1, 2002 - 4:43pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The move continues to "Try Fitness." It's a program to help you get in shape sponsored by the Muskingum County Health Department. As part of the Try Fitness Program, the Muskingum County Center for Seniors and the Genesis Health Source teamed up to incorporate physical activities into seniors' lives. Approximately 150 seniors from four different counties were divided into 14 teams to set, bump and spike at chair volleyball...If you'd like to Try Fitness you can register at the Colony Square...
October 1, 2002 - 12:31pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Leaves are turning and nights are getting cooler. Before everyone heads into winter hibernation, downtown Zanesville merchants wanted to draw people back into the hub of the city, at the Twosdays Downtown Dining Group Fall Fest. Area merchants wanted to remind Muskingum Valley residents that there is life on the suoth side of Interstate 70 and that life is celebrated on the second Tuesday of every month. Next Tuesday, October 8, three restaurants will take part in a fall festival in an effort...
September 30, 2002 - 10:32pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Even with the summer weather conditions we're feeling, it really is fall...which means that hunting season is in full swing. A two-year-old beagle is making one West Lafayette family proud this season...Little Ruby is a pure beagle, who recently won the United Kennel Club's World Beagle Championship, as the Best of Show Dog. She beat out more then 750 dogs from all over the world. Ruby belongs to the McVay family...who knew the minute they saw her how special she would be.
September 30, 2002 - 10:27pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
WHIZ and Zandex teamed up at the beginning of September to honor the special bond bewteen the two generations by sponsoring an essay contest. The contest was a success, as more then 150 essays were submitted in four age categories. While every child's essay was special, one displayed loving qualities, so much so that it is the grand prize essay winner. Eight and a half year-old Justino Thomas wrote his essay about his grandmother, Zanesville resident Pauline Schultz. Justino's essay...
September 30, 2002 - 10:20pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is making plans to market our area in other regions of the country. Starting with the city of Columbus, the Chamber is working with Morgan and Perry counties to let businesses know about the expansion opportunities in Southeastern Ohio. The marketing campaign, which started almost two weeks ago, is using Columbus radio, magazine advertisements and billboard displays at the Port Columbus Airport. Along with funding from the Governor's Office...
September 30, 2002 - 4:23pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
According to John Harding, Scout Executive, an article that features the Muskingum Valley Council is in the October issue of Scouting magazine. The article highlights a recent scouting event held at the "Wilds" in Cumberland. The event was held last spring and had over 800 cub scouts, boy scouts, venturers and explorers with their volunteers coming together for a weekend of scouting to learn more about search and rescue techniques. Harding noted that Scouting magazine is a national...
September 29, 2002 - 7:50pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Earlier this month Pamela Roberts of South Zanesville was killed while crossing the street in front of "The Barn." She left behind her two young children: 4-year-old Chase and 11-year-old J.T. Sunday evening the Colony Square Mall hosted an event to raise funds for the two boys. A cut-a-thon was held at Hair Graphics in the mall, but the event also had a 50-50 raffle, a silent auction, face painting, food and sno-cones. Every aspect of the fund raiser contributed to the donation to the...
September 29, 2002 - 5:09pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Turning 16-years old meant being able to drive, at 21-years old it meant being able to legally drink alcohol. Well what's to celebrate at age 90? This afternoon family and friends of soon to be 90-years old Dale Tysinger gathered at the Schultz Mansion in Putnam to celebrate the local celeb's birthday. The photographer, politician, theatre lover, fair board member, and of course one of the founders of the infamous Cake Auction says he's not stopping anytime soon. He says "I feel great and I...
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