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October 3, 2005 - 11:25am
7 years 11 weeks ago
As the city of Zanesville is gathering volunteers to help our sister city of Slidell, Louisiana, organizers say they’ve decided on some of the projects they’ll be handling and what they need from the people of Zanesville.

After seeing the devastation that took over the small city of Slidell, Zanesville officials say they’re starting at one of the places that needs the most help, so they can then help others.

Butch Zwelling, Mayor of Zanesville, says “We are organizing...
October 3, 2005 - 11:22am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is reporting on an early morning fire in South Zanesville today.

Dispatchers say the call came in just before 3:30 of a two-story garage on fire at 2815 Maysville Pike.

The garage is owned by Roy McFadden, who told WHIZ news he estimates the structure suffered at least 25,000 dollars worth of damages.

No word yet on the cause of the blaze, authorities are still investigating.

Newton Township as well as South...
October 3, 2005 - 5:17am
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A Perry County man hurt in a motorcycle accident this past weekend has died.

The Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Joe Stover of Junction City was riding south on State Route 664 in Fairfield County Sunday when he lost control of his cycle while going into a curve.

Troopers say Stover’s cycle-frame or kickstand hit the road and caused him to lose control and drive into a ditch.

Stover was med-flighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus and died late Monday....
October 2, 2005 - 7:59pm
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With gas prices hovering around $3.00 per gallon, driving has become quite costly. But there is a way to maximize your vehicle’s fuel economy, and save money. Click on the video to learn more.
October 2, 2005 - 5:07pm
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Zanesville letter carriers teed off today to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. The event is part of the national campaign to raise money to fight the disease.

President of the Zanesville letter carriers John Collins, says they have had tremendous community support. “The community’s been absolutely fantastic, like they always are. We’ve had 36 local businesses in town donate $75 to have their name on a hole.”

One hundred sixteen golfers took part in today’s event,...
October 2, 2005 - 5:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Two hundred Pro-Life supporters gathered today along Maple Ave to speak out against abortion.

Equipped with signs and man power, the protestors held a quiet rally for an hour this afternoon on Respect Life Sunday.

Life Chain Chairperson Helen Fedorke says no major problems have occurred during the peaceful event. “They’ve [Pro-Choice] been very quiet about it. Sometimes someone will yell out the window of a car, but we’ve had no confrontation with anyone. We’ve asked...
October 2, 2005 - 5:04pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A major retailer opened its doors for the first time in Zanesville, creating hundreds of jobs.

Kohl’s Department Store opened Sunday on Maple Avenue, with their Grand Opening celebration planned for Thursday, October 6.

Store Manager Carol Cutro says Zanesville is a promising market for the national retailer. “We get our pool from zip codes, and we find that a lot of our Zanesville customers have been traveling into the Columbus market.”

Kohl’s also brings...
October 1, 2005 - 10:04pm
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Today marked the start of Domestic Violence Awareness month and several local bars teamed up to show their support, with a Poker Run.

The run started at noon at the Green's Tea Room, and from there, participants jumped on their motorcycles and road around to different bars, to gather playing cards.

Program Manager for Response Domestic Violence Agency explains that during a Poker Run at each bar participants get one card, “And whoever comes back with what we see as one...
October 1, 2005 - 1:26pm
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The City of Cambridge celebrated their 24th annual Heritage Days this weekend.

The event showcased the city’s history, heritage, and community spirit. “Local crafters, food vendors, and entertainers were on hand all weekend to help display the finer points of Cambridge.

“We are trying to recreate the heritage of Cambridge, and help folks see all of the different things that help make up part of what we are today,” said event co-chair Suzie Hamlin.

Some of...
October 1, 2005 - 1:02pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The annual Zanesville High School Oktoberfest took place today, complete with hair coloring, kids games, and booths by various booster clubs.

Jennifer Stewart from the Class of ’68 says Oktoberfest is an important event for the school. “It’s a very important tradition for the Zanesville school community. We welcome the opportunity to see classmates, and visit with friends.”

Along with food and games, there was an obstacle course for children to participate in.
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