Local News

October 24, 2004 - 9:11pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An accident on SR 93 sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol says assured clear distance was the cause of this accident involving a pickup truck and a Jeep Cherokee.

Trooper Fowler adds alcohol was not a factor in the crash and it appeared that all people were wearing their seatbelts.
October 24, 2004 - 4:20pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A new art exhibit at the Zanesville Art Center may have you seeing things in a different light.

Photographer Bill Grant says his black and white photographs are of ordinary, everyday things that seem fascinating to him.

Grant has been an artist for over 50 years. He started out as a painter then switched to taking pictures when he discovered it was cheaper to be a self-photographer when his first child was born.

You can visit Bill Grants...
October 24, 2004 - 1:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Lots of people came out to the 8th annual Souper Bowl benefit luncheon.

Over 14 area churches participated in the luncheon. Co-chair Yvonne Factor says, "The primary reason we wanted to bring all the churches together is because we have all different religions here."

All proceeds from today's event will go to the United Way.

Organizers say they've raised over $56,000 over the last seven years.
October 24, 2004 - 1:29pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The PAWS organization hosted their first-ever
pet fair at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus.

Dog lovers could pick up goodies for their four-legged friends or teach them a thing or two.
"Right now we've got demonstrations in hurdling, obedience, puppy training and rally obedience," says event organizer Lisa Werkhaven.

All proceeds from today's event will go to the PAWS organization.
October 23, 2004 - 4:18pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It was a disappointing day for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, as few people chose to make a difference and donate blood.

Only a little over a dozen showed up to donate at the Blood Mobile at the north end Wal-Mart this afternoon. Donor rep Abby Corder says their blood levels have been at critical lows the past several months and now with even colder weather approaching, it is an important time to give.

Visit the next Blood Mobile Sat. the 30th at the south end...
October 23, 2004 - 10:14am
6 years 35 weeks ago
More than 50 families came out to the Zanesville Salvation Army for their annual Coats For Kids Give-away.

Case Manager Nancy Landerman says kids from age one to high school were able to take home a new coat. Landerman says this type of generosity is what makes our community such a great place to live.

The Salvation Army collected more than 500 coats in the last month and a half.
October 23, 2004 - 10:09am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Today was "Make a Difference Day" and to celebrate local volunteers and students came out to fix up and old historical site in Zanesville.

Grover-Cleveland students and the Leadership Club did their part in making a difference in our community today--they even got a little history lesson.

"This was the house of Nelson P. Gant, a former slave from Virginia who settled here and became a respected person," says Dr. Anita Jackson.

Jackson says once the house is...
October 22, 2004 - 5:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A major break in the investigation into an arson fire at a downtown Zanesville church.
Detective Ric Roush today announced that police have a man in custody in connection with the fire at Union Baptist Church on 8th Street.

Detective Roush says 30-year-old Troy Hyson of Zanesville is charged with one count each of Arson, breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools.

Roush says Hyson was actually arrested on October 15th on charges not related to...
October 22, 2004 - 4:09pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Muskingum College is celebrating a new addition to their campus.

A dedication ceremony was held today for an 11.3 million dollar communications building.
The Phillip and Betsey Caldwell Hall was named for the couple for their generosity and dedication to Muskingum College.

The building consists of a grand theater, radio and television stations, many classrooms and faculty offices. It sits as a central focal point for the college.

The new building is...
October 22, 2004 - 1:39pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Earning free money for college has never been so easy.

If you or someone you know could use a $1,000 scholarship for college, you may want to take notes.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is giving away $1,000 to anyone who goes to high school in Muskingum County, even if you already graduated.

The scholarship is given as a grant from the Sojourner's Care Network as a way to honor Higher Education Day.

In order to qualify, students must attend...
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