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June 13, 2005 - 3:22pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Mayors, County Commissioners and elected officials came out to hear Congressman Bob Ney speak about the future of community development block grants (CDBG) today.

Congressman Ney came to the Cambridge Holiday Inn to stress to importance of keeping community block grants alive. As we told you last week, grants around Southeastern Ohio are in jeopardy of being eliminated from next year’s budget. Ney says Democrat or Republican, everyone supports the fact that local funds are...
June 13, 2005 - 3:17pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A family readiness group is an organization of family members, volunteers, and soldiers that work together to provide support among each other…and the McConnellsville branch of the National Guard took it to the golf course today to raise money for this vital group.

The mission of the program is to build strong families that are equipped to handle the situations that come with being in the Army.

April Giesey, chairman of the group, says they raise the money so that the...
June 13, 2005 - 3:09pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department put their climbing skills to work this morning, as they were called to an unusual rescue.

Around 10 a.m. they got a call from the South Zanesville Fire Department for assistance, but there were no flames involved.

The United Methodist Church in the South end of town had some rather “flighty” problems… as they had baby hawks stuck in their bell tower.

Firefighter John Fisk says two red-tailed hawks needed help getting out. “They...
June 12, 2005 - 11:37pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The family and friends of one American soldier celebrate his life today as they held a homecoming in his honor.

Kieth Melvin was deployed to Baghdad in January and was just recently granted a two-week leave.

Melvin has a positive outlook on his time away saying he is proud of all the changes Americans have made in the past few years.

Melvin says it is an eye openering experience to see how well we have it here in America.

Although he loves his job he...
June 12, 2005 - 11:25pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
After two days of auditions and 92 contestants it is now time to narrow it down…

Here are your Top 20 finalists for this year’s Y City Star competition: (in no particular order)

*Mindy Camp
*Shelly Mosher
*Heather Krouskoupf
*Jenna Wilson
*Lauren Cheney
*Alainna Amicone
*Melissa Anderson
*Payton Zemba
*Amelia Vincent
*Carlos King
*Airel Strode
*Dylan Daniels
*Jenny Radigan
*Ashley Soukup
*Sarah Warfield...
June 11, 2005 - 8:12pm
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Local organizations showed their support for youth and their families today as they engaged in outdoor activities.

Local families made their way to the Muskingum family Y where they did more than swim and play basketball.

Today was a day for Muskingum job and Family services to show their support for local residents.

The services contract with agencies in town to promote developmental assets within the community.

A variety of prizes were given away to...
June 11, 2005 - 12:15pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Hundreds of people walked to support the American Cancer Society today, as the 9th annual Muskingum County Relay for Life came to an end… and despite the mix of rain and heat, the walkers still had a good time for a good cause.

Over 700 people began the walk around the Philo track last night around 7 p.m., and whether a supporter or a survivor, those in attendance all realized the importance of finding a cure.

Co-chair Beth Chapman shares this year’s monetary goal for...
June 11, 2005 - 12:03pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is putting its newest campaign to the test, as they held their 1st annual Mud Volleyball Tournament today on behalf of their latest “Heroes for the Red Cross” campaign. It is designed to help disaster relief victims.

The teams slid and dove face first into the muddy courts at The Fieldhouse, they began playing at 10 a.m. this morning.

Volunteers with the Heroes campaign say the total goal for the fundraiser is $30,000 and they...
June 11, 2005 - 11:57am
7 years 3 weeks ago
In its first commencement since officially changing its name last June, over 300 students are among the first to graduate from Zane State College today.

The annual event took place this morning at 10 a.m. in Littick Hall on the Zanesville Campus. Dressed all in blue, the grads filed in to accept their diplomas.

John Charlton is the Director of Public Information with the college. He shares his aspirations for the graduating class of 2005. “We hope for members of this...
June 10, 2005 - 4:41pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
If you are one of the millions of Americans addicted to watching American Idol, then you might want to head down to the Muskingum County Welcome Center this weekend.

Friday night begins the second annual Y city star contest, giving talented men and women around the area the opportunity to shine.

92 contestants registered to compete in this years event, talents range in age from 10 yrs. old to adults in their mid 70's.

Event officials say they do their best to...
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