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August 5, 2005 - 8:58pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
After learning of the death of an area Marine, tonight one friend shares his fond memories of this heroic man.

Tri-Valley High School officials confirmed yesterday the death of 25years old Bradley Harper of Dresden who was killed in Iraq.

According to the department of defense his vehicle was attacked by an explosive device south of Haditha in Iraq.

A friend of Harpers, Nick Beach spoke with us this afternoon about what a wonderful man Harper was.

August 5, 2005 - 5:24am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Cambridge Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on State Route 83 in Guernsey County.

Troopers say 50-year-old Ronald Deland of Pasadena, Maryland was driving south on 83, drove off the right side of the road and overturned.

Deland was partially ejected from his car. He was pronounced dead at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

Troopers say they think alcohol was a factor in the fatal...
August 5, 2005 - 12:11am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Two separate fires, involving two separate families have taken place in one county, leaving one family homeless, while the other suffers the affects of a severely damaged house.

The first fire began in the Perry County seat of New Lexington at 4600 Township Road 460. No one was injured as the fire tore through the mobile home of Mary Curtis and Jacob Reynolds.

In a second fire that began around five this evening at 2317 State Route 93 in Crooksville, a home belonging to...
August 4, 2005 - 9:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Heartland remembers continues as crowds of people gathered together at one local entertainment venue and are overcome with laughter.

The Buddy and Bobby show brought many World War Two Veterans to Secrest Auditorium this evening.

The show featured Johnny Porazzo and Rich Simox band.

This non-stop comedy show was intended to bring back memories of Martin and Lewis.

One local veteran who attended the evening’s event says the festivities have done...
August 4, 2005 - 9:07pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A fallen Marine hits close to home tonight as friends and family of one local man are mourning the loss of a loved one.

Tri-Valley High School officials confirmed today that Bradley Harper of Dresden was killed in Iraq.

25-year-old Harper graduated from Tri-Valley High School in 1998 and then went on to become a Marine.

High School Athletic Director, Kim Waaland was Harpers football coach in high school he says Harper was an outstanding young man.

August 4, 2005 - 9:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Even though it may not feel like it, summer is coming to an end and the school year is almost here. A local organization is working hard to make sure area kids start the year off right.

The Tools For School program is hosted by the Eastside Community Ministry and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 29.

They look to provide a thousand area kids with everything they need to go back to school.

Assistant Manager Shawn Harvey says Wall-mart is glad to help the...
August 4, 2005 - 9:03pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
She's outlived two husbands and comes from a family of twelve.

A Zanesville woman is celebrating a birthday today and she is more than a century old.

Cokie Turner is in fact 102 years young today. She was born in 1903 and lives on her own in an apartment on the north end of town.

Cokie says she likes to quilt in her spare time and credits her longevity to working hard while growing up.

"I've had a good life, raised on a farm, maybe that's why I'm...
August 4, 2005 - 5:16pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A historic district in Zanesville is looking to gain some attention with their beautiful gardens and historic background with a home and garden tour set for this weekend.

The area, including Convers Avenue, Culbertson Avenue, Findlay Avenue and Charles Street is better known as McIntire Terrace, and is where the seven stops on the tour are located. President of the Terrace and Chairman of the tour, Sandy Gentry, says the first event was in 1990, and it gets better every year.
August 4, 2005 - 5:08pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Another search leads the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office to seize over four pounds of cocaine. It’s another bust in a four-year investigation into a drug chain involving Zanesville residents.

The Dodge City Crips is a California based gang that has been in Muskingum County since 2001 running a drug operation. The sheriff’s office released details last week of three arrests made in Zanesville in connection with the drug chain.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Bob...
August 3, 2005 - 7:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The final lecture in the John McIntire Library series was tonight, educating area residents on the war in Europe.

Five speakers spoke on the topic this evening, including veteran Bernard Fisher, who talked about his experiences fighting in France. According to Fisher, the way war was fought during the Second World War is very different from today. “The big difference was in the equipment. They’ve got things that we never dreamed about. We had a lot of things, you know, but we...
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