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April 1, 2004 - 3:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There’s no kidding around today for the people collecting donations for the Genesis Hospital System’s Operation Feed food drive.

The weather may be to blames for today’s bad turnout, but the group hopes that the community will help out all the other donation centers at the Bethesda Campus, local banks, churches and numerous other places.

All donations will be accepted until the end of April and will go towards the Muskingum County United Way.
April 1, 2004 - 3:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Thing are moving along as usual. That’s what superintendent of the Muskingum County Home, Rebecca Cooper told County Commissioners today.

Cooper says that they’ve been busy repainting and fixing up an entire wing of the facility.

Another project they’re working on involves a new dinning room for the people with Alzheimer’s.

Funding for these projects cost about six thousand dollars and was taken from their general fund.
April 1, 2004 - 3:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a year of hard work, but it’s paid off for Muskingum Behavioral Health.

Muskingum county is just one of the four counties in the state to win the Red Ribbon Award given to communities that educate drug awareness and prevention.

Red Ribbon Week is a weeklong celebration in October that helps educate communities about drug abuse and positive alternative choices.

To honor Muskingum Behavioral Health they will be awarded an anti-drug quilt sewn by people...
April 1, 2004 - 12:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A group of volunteers were locked in a room for the 3rd annual April Fool’s Fundraiser, “Fools on the Roof.”

The event takes place every year and was supposed to take place on the roof of the Wal-Mart on the North end of Maple Avenue. Unfortunately due to the weather, the event was relocated to Heavenly Ham on Maple.

In order to get out of the room, the volunteers had to raise five hundred dollars or more each. Beth Chapman, Co-Chair of the Relay for Life, says people...
April 1, 2004 - 12:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A benefit is planned to help a local family that suffered a tragedy.

Back on March 5th Adam Hill was killed in a truck accident in Duncan Falls.

Hill left a three month-old daughter.

This Saturday a benefit will be held at Salt Creek Beagle Club on Irish Ridge Road in Philo.

It starts at Noon and is open to the public.

A raffle, a Chinese auction, music, karaoke along with food and beverages will be available.
April 1, 2004 - 6:13am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Butler County Grand jury indicted a man on charges of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, and gross abuse of a corpse in the death of a Hamilton man.

Thirty-six-year-old Cardale Goens could get the death penalty for the crime.

Authorities say Goens shot forty-one-year-old Jeffrey Watson to death on December 16th during an argument.

Forty-four-year-old Anthony C. Ruffin of Cincinnati and fifty-year-old Gary Benson of Hamilton are charged with tampering...
April 1, 2004 - 6:06am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has ordered an investigation into how the City Health Department handled the return of an army reservist from Afghanistan who killed himself after a promotion was denied him.

Coleman also promised to develop policies to help City employees return to civilian life after military service.

Army Lieutenant Brandon Ratliff died March 18th of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The 31-year old Ratliff had complained that he was...
March 31, 2004 - 11:23pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A two-car accident on Military Road temporarily detours traffic Wednesday evening.

According to Trooper Body with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before 6:00, when 18-year-old Jonathan Anderson of Newark failed to stop as eastbound traffic was turning onto Bowers Lane off Military Road.

His car rear-ended a second vehicle, driven by 35-year-old Gary Carson of Zanesville. The collision caused Carson’s vehicle to travel off the right...
March 31, 2004 - 7:51pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Downtown Zanesville is looking to become more culturally enhanced by adding art colonies to our area.

A lot of people are asking what the artist colony development going to entail..but Dana Matz director of the downtown association clarifies what the program is all about.
Matz says, “it’s slow growth process, but acquire a building rent some space in the downtown building and work your craft, what we hope for in the long run in that we have 50,75, 100 artists living downtown...
March 31, 2004 - 6:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It looks like the controversy over principal Michael Sens and the pornography case is over…as far as St. Thomas School is concerned.

Today parents received a letter from Father Jordon Mcconway of St. Thomas.

In the letter, Father Jordon said it had been a difficult several weeks for the school and without a principal in the building it required great cooperation among many people to maintain a beneficial atmosphere for learning in the school.

He also thanked...
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