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January 18, 2004 - 8:02pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Singspiration Choir sang their hearts out tonight, in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is the 13th year for the singers who sing to keep the legacy of MLK alive.

Coordinator of the Choir, Carlotta Workman says singing is part of the Negro spirit and keeps the tradition by sending messages of comfort and inspiration.

The celebrations continue for MLK Jr., at the annual Prayer Breakfast held on Monday morning on Hallowed Hills Road.
January 18, 2004 - 6:09pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The Dresden community came together today to celebrate the life of 21-year-old Randy Wills.

Last month Randy Wills lost his battle with Lymphoma.

The Dresden Volunteer Fire Department along with family and friends hosted an auction and steak dinner to help fund the Randy Wills Memorial.

After Wills graduated from River View High School in 2000 he worked at Hathoway Incorporated and volunteered as a wrestling coach for Tri-Valley and River View.

If you...
January 18, 2004 - 6:03pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
A fire ripped through two downtown buildings in Newark early this morning.

The call came in around 6:30 AM however fire fighters worked for several hours to calm the blaze.

The two- story buildings on West Main St. had apartments on the second floor and nightclubs below.

They believe the fire began in the ceiling between the two floors.

Not only was the Newark Fire Department on the scene, but back-up crews from surrounding cities were also called in...
January 18, 2004 - 4:30pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Search and recovery efforts continue today after Canadian authorities confirmed that a tenth person was aboard a single-engine plane that crashed into Lake Erie shortly after taking off from an island. All are believed to be dead.

Authorities initially reported at least nine men from Ontario, Canada were on the plane last night. Police were trying to track the whereabouts of a woman who might have been on board, and now have confirmed she was.

Ontario police say the...
January 18, 2004 - 1:04am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Blame it on celebrities, movies, or TV shows, whatever the case may be,
every year there is a hot trend of certain names, that become extremely popular for expectant parents.
The Vankirk’s of Zanesville are as happy as can be. They just had their first baby girl. Before she was born, they, like most couples, went through the arduous process of picking out the perfect name for their perfect bundle of joy.
Josie Elizabeth Vankirk was born on Wednesday January 14, 2004. They...
January 18, 2004 - 12:43am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Winter Weather is here, and is definitely making our roads and highways an icy and slushy mess.

Luckily, the Ohio Department of Transportation has been ready to make our highways safe, laying down a mixture of salt and brine, even before the storm hit.

ODOT County Manager Phil Newman says he sent out 20 trucks in every direction.

Just this winter alone, ODOT estimated they’ve laid 3,000 tons of salt on the roads.
January 17, 2004 - 2:55pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
With cold arctic air in place Saturday morning, and warm, moist air moving in aloft, we've seen a mixed bag of precipitation all ready today.

The Genesis Of Freezing Rain:
Temperatures on the ground were only in the mid 20s through the noon hour. However, about a mile above the surface, temperatures were as high as 38 degrees. That means the precipitation began as rain aloft, and as it fell, began to freeze upon impact with the colder ground, roadways, vehicles, etc. --The...
January 17, 2004 - 1:14pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Some say it’s a race too close to call. And Maybe on Monday the Iowa caucus will provide some insight as to who will run for election.

Darrell Lear, the Democratic Chair for Muskingum County says Iowa is not the only state that can make a difference- Ohio could play a key role also.

With it being anyone’s race there is a lot that can be said about the accuracy of the polls.

“Well I think it’s between four or five points even with all those people in the race...
January 17, 2004 - 1:08pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Despite the wet weather, Arby’s was the hot place to be today.

Celebrating the grand opening of the new Arby’s restaurant on Maysville Pike in Zanesville.

General Manager, Dwayne Blevins says, it took about a month for the store to prepare for the grand opening.

Customers had a chance to roll away with $10,000 and enjoy some clowns making balloon art.
January 16, 2004 - 6:14pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
This winter seems colder than any previous one before, and it’s taking a toll on all of us.

Try a few of these hints to help you survive these cold wintery days.

If your home is drafty, make sure it’s properly insulated, and save some money at the same time by picking up some plastic sheeting for your windows.

If you’re heading outdoors, dress in layers, mittens are normally warmer than gloves, and don’t forget a hat. 30-50% of body heat loss comes from your...
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