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June 5, 2005 - 5:11pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Local residents took the time to stop and smell the roses at the Paramount Nursing Home at the first Mountbuilders Heritage Rose Show.

Today’s rose show featured Old Garden Roses, a variety that has been around for more than one hundred years. Clyde Everett, the rose show’s chairman, says these antique roses differ quite a bit from the modern rose, especially in their color. “When you look at them, you’ll see that the colors are pinks, maroons, lavenders, purples, whites and you’ll...
June 4, 2005 - 12:01pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Gus Macker is going on right now in the downtown area, but most people don’t realize where and when it was started.

Gus Macker originated in Lowell, Michigan in 1974. It was started by Scott McNeal and some of is college friends, and it gained popularity becoming a national event. According to Randy Drewyor, the event manager of today’s event, “They started a company and they started with a tournament in Belleview, Michigan. You go back twenty-five or thirty years and they have...
June 3, 2005 - 1:22pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A local business at Colony Square Mall was torn down today to make room for a major entertainment complex.

Shortly after 8:00 this morning, workers operating heavy machinery pushed down walls and scooped up debris of what was once the Lazarus Building. The demolition project, which won’t be completed until July first, will remove the 50,000 square foot structure to make room for Cinemark Cinema’s new twelve screen, state-of-the-art theater complex. Kevin Pinson, Colony Square Malls...
June 3, 2005 - 12:58pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Well, if you are looking to book a hotel room for this weekend, you’d better hurry because they’re going fast; and that’s good news for Zanesville.

The tournament will bring thousands of people into the downtown area and that means increased revenue for the city. Kelly Ashby, the Vice President for the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce, is excited about the sudden influx of people. “It’s a great opportunity for Muskingum County. We have lots of visitors that come in from all over,...
June 3, 2005 - 12:45pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Another exciting event to add to your weekend plans especially if you are in the mood for some sweet treats and musical entertainment.

St. Thomas school is having its annual spring festival this weekend.

The event is intended to raise money for any supplies the classrooms may need.

There will be a variety of food and entertainment at the school for the public to check out.

There will also be plenty of games for the children to take part in and a beer...
June 3, 2005 - 12:33pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Local Residents Think Of Creative Ways To Support Troops

While American troops continue to ship off to the Middle East local residents think of creative ways to show their support.

As summer approaches temperatures become warmer especially overseas.

Members of one local church are creating objects to keep soldiers cool while on duty.

Members of Coburn Methodist Church in Zanesville kicked off their first night of sewing cooling objects called "A Hug...
June 2, 2005 - 3:35pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Zanesville is ready to play ball! The hoops are up and the tape is down, all we need now are the players.

Dana Matz is the manger of the Downtown Zanesville Association, he says more than 740 teams have signed up to play this weekend. He says it took more than 500 volunteers to get ready for the big tournament. “There’s a lot of volunteers that people don’t see working, like the law enforcement and the fire department, that are doing this. We’ve been meeting for eight months to...
June 2, 2005 - 3:23pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
An official with the Starlight School system met with the county commissioners today to discuss the future of the Starlight Program.

John Hill, the superintendent of the Zanesville Starlight School, talked about possible budget cuts in the next five years. “We are doing some major planning for fiscal and programming issues and it looks like through 2008 we will be in good condition, but in 2009, we will be in a deficit.”

According to Hill, cuts to Starlight Programs won’t...
June 2, 2005 - 2:09pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A local golf club is getting the word out to area golfers, as organizers are now accepting entries for an important golf tournament this summer.

This is the 15th annual tournament and it’s being held at Eaglesticks, and every year, the proceeds go to a great cause.

Roseanne Diosi is with AAA and she sys they team up with The Carr Center, focusing on a program called “Kids on the Block,” which is designed to help kids understand about disabilities that children have.
June 2, 2005 - 1:46pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The owners of an area fitness center are speaking out today over their concern with relocation and expansion of the YMCA.

Mic Amicone of the Fieldhouse Fitness Center spent an hour with the County Commissioners Thursday morning in an effort to get them thinking about the possible detriment that may come to Zanesville if the new Y is, in fact, built.

He told the commissioners that in other cases like this, 35% of the members immediately left for the newer facility, and the...
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