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December 29, 2003 - 10:02pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A well known Ohioan made a visit to Zanesville today to announce his run for the 20th District seat in the Ohio State Senate.

Terry Anderson is a name many people recognize. Most know him as the former Lebanon hostage who was taken capture in 1985, but now he's making new strides.

Anderson filed his petitions for candidacy and spoke to some of the Democratic Party loyalists in Zanesville as well as Mayor Jack Fenton about his decision to run.

Anderson says...
December 29, 2003 - 1:33pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Can’t find a place for your Christmas tree now that the holiday is over? Right now you can take part in the annual Christmas tree recycling program through the city of Zanesville.

Just bring your tree to any of the local drop off stations. This program is set up in large part to save landfill space. Matt Phillips of the City of Zanesville says, “ landfills are expensive to build and they’re cost keeps going up year after year, so the more space we can save for actual trash and...
December 29, 2003 - 1:28pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Tis the season, to volunteer.. The reports are in and the Bureau of Labor statistics say more people volunteered in 2003 than last year.

About 63 million people did volunteer work at some point throughout the year, up four percent from last year. Major Les Walter of the Salvation Army attributes the increase to an understanding by Americans that we shouldn’t be so selfish.

Walter says there are numerous ways people can volunteer their time and there’s always an...
December 29, 2003 - 7:47am
5 years 45 weeks ago
The body of a man who died trying to help a friend in distress was found yesterday under a layer of ice in Salt Fork Lake in Guernsey County.

Sixty-nine year old Clyde Beadnell of Minerva apparently drowned when he couldn’t pull himself out of the water after rushing to help a friend who had fallen off her horse into the water on Saturday.

Beadnell, also on horseback, rode into the lake to try and help and also fell into the water.
The friend, Kitty Duff of...
December 28, 2003 - 10:32pm
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An Ohio research facility played a key role in testing air bags expected to protect NASA rovers when they land on Mars next month.

NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Testing Station near Sandusky was chosen because it is home to the world’s largest vacuum chamber. The ten-story tall chamber replicates the Martian atmosphere, which is 100 times thinner that Earth’s.

A bed of lava rocks simulates conditions the rovers will have to endure when they hit Mars’ rocky...
December 28, 2003 - 10:32pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A woman and her seven-week-old daughter who were killed in a fire in Canton lay in a casket at their funeral Sunday.

Nicole and Katlin Cavanaugh were among seven who died in a house fire early Tuesday, possibly set off by a Christmas tree touching a candle.

Mourners at Reed Funeral Home were invited to share memories of the victims. The funerals for the other five victims are Monday.
December 28, 2003 - 8:38pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Still looking for something fun for you and your kids to do over the holiday break?

Here’s a fun, physical activity…
The Municipal Ice Rink in Newark is the city’s hidden treasure.

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro, this rink welcomes skaters of all levels.

Manager Fran Heimerl says the ice rink is a great place to learn how to skate, and lessons are beginning in January.

Don’t worry if you don’t own ice-skates, the rink has...
December 27, 2003 - 11:07pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Investigators trying to solve at least 18 related highway shootings are looking at student records at schools in the area.

The shootings have taken place in an area around Interstate 270 on Columbus’ south side. A 62-year-old woman was killed while she was riding in a car on November 25th, the only injury in the shootings.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin says that as part of the investigation, officials are checking the disciplinary and attendance...
December 27, 2003 - 8:47pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
It’s no secret now…
Local residents are losing one of their favorite grocers.

Big Bear on Maple Ave. is closing up, and shoppers can take advantage of tremendous savings. Shoppers like Laurie Smith say she saved 40% off her groceries.

Other loyal shoppers say they are disappointed about the chain leaving, saying they were loyal to the store for years.

Big Bear grocery stores will be replaced with Giant Eagle stores in the coming New Year.
December 27, 2003 - 8:33pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
New Years Resolutions may be hard to keep, but Genesis Complentary Medicine has found a way to help, with hypnotherapy.

Jim Henceroth is a licensed social worker, chemical dependency counselor, art therapist and recently a certified hypnotherapist.

Henceroth says hypnosis is a state where you relax your body and your conscious mind, to really focus in on a specific goal.

Those goals may include quitting smoking, losing weight, or reducing anxiety.

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