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October 3, 2004 - 7:57pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Alcohol is suspected in a deadly accident Saturday night that claimed the life of a local man. The once vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 Saturday night on Church Hill road in Washington Township. That’s according to trooper Troy Hale with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol.

The driver, 47-year-old George Cantley of Zanesville was traveling northbound on Culbertson road when he drove off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then overcorrected, lost control and...
October 3, 2004 - 6:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Pet owners are celebrating on this eve of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi by bringing their pets to a special service to receive a blessing.

Animals large and small came to the St. Edwards Church in Granville. Monsignor Enke says the blessing is in observance of Saint Francis who was the saint of creation and the lover of all animals.

Each pet received a St. Francis metal to wear as protection and as a reminder of this special day.

October 3, 2004 - 5:12pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
If you were driving down Main Street in Zanesville, you may have passed some runners out there. Today was the first-ever “Y-City Mile.”

Runners of all different age groups ran in today’s event, which started at Rosecrans High School and finished at the bottom of the Y-Bridge.

“We had 90 pre-register and 30 to 40 register today. We have all different age groups,” says co-chair Julie Bay. Area businesses sponsored today’s event and organizers say it was just a fun way to...
October 3, 2004 - 5:08pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Along Maple Avenue in Zanesville, you may have noticed many people lining the streets with signs urging you to “support life.”

The Muskingum Valley Right to Life held their third annual prayer chain. It’s part of a national effort to peacefully protest abortion. Helen Fedorke organized today’s event. She says people from all different area churches participated in the prayer chain.

“Our message is to save the babies. It’s just for people to be aware of...
October 3, 2004 - 3:45pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Philo is celebrating 125 years of worship. Pastor John Czarnota says the church has come a long way in the last 125 years.

“Today we’re celebrating our 125th anniversary. It was originally across the street. In 1959 the building was completed and the congregation has been here 125 years,” says Czarnota.

Today the church held a worship service and a luncheon to which they invited former pastors and other congregations to honor this special...
October 2, 2004 - 11:13am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Some area bikers are teaming up to support a Zanesville teen who is paralyzed because of a gun accident. Today the family of Michael Grant held a benefit ride through the Amish country.

Fifteen year-old Michael Grant was accidentally shot in the back. Now his family is asking the community for their support as they try to pay back thousands of dollars in medical supplies and hospital bills.

"There's a 3% chance that he'll walk again. We'll go for that and try out best. We...
October 2, 2004 - 11:05am
6 years 35 weeks ago
If you’ve suffered flood damage and are in need of clothing, furniture or other items, the Cassell Station Fire Department is here to help. The fire department has rounded up all kinds of items to give away to flood victims and needy families.

The giveaway will take place tomorrow from 9 am - 4 pm. Fire Chief Ron Brokaw says its open to everyone, even if you don’t live in Guernsey County. “If you need something and we have it come and get it. It’s gonna be free. We have appliances,...
October 1, 2004 - 10:59pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
This Sunday will be a special day for family members of two firefighters killed in action last year.

The two New Bremen firemen, 44-year-old Kenneth Jutte, and 42-year-old John Garman will be honored by The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

They are among 110 fallen firefighters honored during a ceremony on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Jutte and Garman were killed last October first when a burning silo filled with wood...
October 1, 2004 - 10:52pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A one vehicle accident is under investigation by area law enforcement officials.

According to Trooper Appleman with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Freedom Road just north of Salt Fork State Park when a vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, entered back onto the road, then rolled over twice.

The driver of the car was ejected and was taken to Southeastern Ohio Medical Center then later transported by med-flight to OSU Med...
October 1, 2004 - 3:20pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
One of our local museums is getting statewide attention.

Recently the Zanesville Art Center was recognized in the Columbus Dispatch as one of the 5 outstanding museums in smaller cities in Ohio.

The beautiful architecture and a diverse collection of art, make the visit to the Zanesville Art Center a memorable visit.

The other small cities recognized for great art include Springfield, Canton, Massillon, and Portsmith.
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