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February 18, 2004 - 1:16pm
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Today is Ohio University in Athens 200th birthday party and the celebrations are underway.

The OU Athens campus was founded in Boston 1804. The Zanesville campus was founded in 1946 but also participated in birthday celebrations.

Upcoming events include the art exhibit being displayed in the library, a poetry reading and a free concert open to the public. The art exhibit contains 20 paintings and drawing that are being borrowed from the main campus’s Kennedy Museum.
February 18, 2004 - 10:32am
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The multistate Mega Millions lottery jackpot is growing to a whopping 215 million dollars for Friday’s game.

There was not big winner in last night 177-million dollar drawing.

The best Ohio Players could do was one second-place ticket paying 175-thousand dollars.
February 17, 2004 - 5:09pm
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School Work can be hard for kids and keeping up in the classroom can be a constant battle for some.

That is why Sylvan Learning Center has opened a local branch here in Zanesville.

While Sylvan is a learning center it does not take the place of school. It is primarily an after school program that helps kids of all skill levels.

Right now the center is open Tuesday thru Thursday from 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
February 17, 2004 - 2:51pm
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A merger between two major wireless giants was announced Tuesday. Cingular Wireless said they will be buying out AT...
February 16, 2004 - 7:25pm
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The City of Zanesville is continuing its investigation with counterfeit money being used at local restaurants and businesses.

Zanesville Detective Ric Roush says they don’t know where the fake money is coming from, but whoever is making the money is certainly not a professional.

The police department has collected twelve to fifteen, $20 bills and Roush says he assumes there are more out there.

The serial numbers of the bills are:
08260738 C,
59364379...
February 16, 2004 - 6:50pm
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The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that it appears alcohol played a role in the two-car accident on state route 93 that sent three people to the hospital Sunday night.

Sue Wescott of Zanesville was traveling southbound with a passenger when the driver, Ryan McNeal of a Pontiac Grand Am hit her Chevy Lumina head-on.

McNeal was cited for failure to control, DUI and not wearing a seatbelt.

All three suffered only minor injuries.
February 16, 2004 - 6:48pm
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It’s a scene that is becoming all too familiar for central Ohio drivers and now that the latest victim of the I-270 shootings was traveling east on interstate 70 the feeling is a beginning to hit a little closer to home.

Evidence from ballistics confirms that Saturday’s shooting in Licking County is the 24th in a series of highway shootings.

If you do see something on an overpass that doesn’t look right the crucial part is getting that information to the police right away...
February 16, 2004 - 2:57pm
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The YWCA is now accepting nominations for their woman of achievement award.

The categories for nominees include business, education, and health care. The awards are given out to women in Muskingum County that are involved with the community.

One of the newest honors is the Bright Futures Educational Scholarship, which is awarded to a high school senior who wishes to continue their education. Winners will be awarded a 500-dollar scholarship from the Ohio University...
February 16, 2004 - 2:52pm
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An accident involving a dump truck and a vehicle occurred this morning at the intersection of Ninth and Main Street in Zanesville.

This was the scene downtown early this morning. The details are still sketchy at this time, but the Zanesville Police say the female victim was conscience and speaking to officers as they cut her out of her car.

No word on the condition of the victim but she was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. Whiz Am Fm Tv will have more details on this...
February 15, 2004 - 10:48pm
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A mobile home caught on fire tonight in Frazeysburg, but luckily no one was home at the time.

Marvin Wheeler, Fire Chief of the Frazeysburg Volunteer Fire Dept. says the fire appears to have started in the living room area.

With the help of the Dresden Fire Dept. the two squads put out the blaze, but say the fire had already destroyed the home.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
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