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May 17, 2004 - 3:58am
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of Licking and Perry Counties may be looking for a new executive director.

The current director is suspended without pay after being accused of raping a teen.

Sixty-five-year-old James Russell of Granville was suspended yesterday by The board of the youth mentoring program in Newark.

Board President Jeff Mills said Russell will have no role in the organization unless he is exonerated.

Russell remains in the...
May 16, 2004 - 5:34pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
May is motorcycle awareness month and here in Muskingum County 125 bikers made their way to downtown Zanesville to promote motorcycle safety.

The group started in Guernsey County this morning making it’s next stop in Muskingum and Coshocton Counties spreading awareness to drivers that the warmer weather means you can bet to see more bikers out.

The group is also reaching out to young drivers by teaching them at drivers education classes.
May 16, 2004 - 5:33pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
1out of every 8 babies will be born premature.

It is for that reason that the March of Dimes continues to research the cause of premature births.

And today the Muskingum County March of Dimes at Riverside Park showed just how many people were out walking for a great cause.

Premature birth has also affected our very own Courtney Coleman who is this year’s Ambassador Mother for Licking and Muskingum Counties.

Last year, the Muskingum County March of...
May 16, 2004 - 5:33pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
We’ve all seen them- Simon Paula, Randi and the American Idol wanna bee’s, but a taste of what it feels like to be Kelly, Rueben or Clay may be closer then you think.

We may be far from the American Idol studios, but the same live action that can be seen there can be seen here too for the first ever Y-City Star. The WHIZ Media Group as well as the Zanesville Times Recorder and LeVeck Entertainment and Productions wants to see if you have what is takes this summer to be our very own...
May 16, 2004 - 5:19pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
An independent candidate running for a seat as a Muskingum County Commissioner officially declared his candidacy today.

46-year-old David Crawford of Freyesberg says he is running for Dorothy Montgomery’s spot.

Three people including Crawford plan on running for the same position. Crawford has been married for 22 years and has three kids.
May 16, 2004 - 5:11pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It was a bad way to end a camping vacation for one couple sending one person to the hospital.

The driver of a pick –up truck hauling a camper apparently slid into the side of a house at the corner of Ridge and Brighton after hitting another vehicle this afternoon on the way home from the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital. As for the driver of the pick up he got a ticket for running a red light and must face his...
May 16, 2004 - 2:54pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
There was a lot of clowin around in Newark Saturday.

Over 300 clowns filled Newark’s downtown for Clown Town, an annual tradition that includes a parade, a petting zoo, a lot of signing and dancing and of course…CLOWNS!

There wasn’t one frown today at Clown Town, both kids and adults enjoyed the variety of free entertainment provided by the jolly performers.

The clowns came from all over the country, most of them volunteers who go to children’s hospitals and...
May 15, 2004 - 3:51pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Today officially marks the Grand Opening of the National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center.

Today’s opening invites all pottery enthusiasts to enjoy local art programs at the museum.

Anyone who wanted to join the first ever Appalachian Pottery Guild received a special plaque with the pottery logo on it.

Former or retired pottery employees also got a chance to make a tile with their name and the company’s to be placed permanently in the museum.
May 15, 2004 - 3:46pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It was a good turnout for the first ever deaf awareness festival held at the North Terrace Church of Christ.

People from both the deaf and hearing communities got a chance to see how to better educate themselves about hearing loss.

Director and CEO for the Columbus based company, John Moore, along with his interpreter Jennifer Kruzan says they want Southeastern Ohioans to know what choices they have if hearing loss affects them or someone they know.

They were...
May 15, 2004 - 3:39pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Guernsey County celebrated Armed Forces Day today in a very special way.

Congressman Bob Ney and State senator Joy Padgett as well as Cambridge city officials honored the many soldiers who have served in the military since September 11th.

The local VFW hosted today’s event and says it is something they hope to do every year on Armed Forces Day.

Judge David Ellwood also spoke at today’s event.
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