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November 25, 2002 - 1:29pm
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Pass the potatoes, pass the turkey, but don't pass food under the table to household pets because it's one of many things that can cause harm to animals, this holiday season. Animal Shelter executive director Gary Graham says many foods are harmful -- especially chicken and turkey because bones and bone slivers can cause significant damage to animals. It could result in death. Animal experts point out that humans don't eat pet food, so pets shouldn't eat table scraps. Their digestive systems...
November 24, 2002 - 8:42pm
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A special flag raising ceremony was held at the White Cottage Post today. Local veterns where honored for serving our country with pride. Post master Carol Truax has been in charge of this ceremony for the past eight years. Carol wants veterans to get more attention for all they have done for America. "America would not be America without the sacrafice of our veterans." Before the ceremony began Matthew Kelly from Muskingum Council Boy Scouts of America lead participants in saying the Pledge...
November 22, 2002 - 5:34pm
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The streets of Zanesville will be good as new thanks to an Ohio Public Works funding grant. Around $297,000 will go to fixing up public streets. Between five-and-a-half to six miles will be repaved equally throughout the six wards. The worst streets in the wards will recieve immediate attention. The funds will be made available July 1, 2003. The project will begin late next summer.
November 22, 2002 - 5:27pm
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The state says two schools in the Zanesville area need to improve. They have been identified as failing to meet the Federal Achievement Requirements set by the Ohio Department of Education. Both Munson Elementary and McKinley Elementary Schools did not meet the adequate progress requirements. According to Tony Reese, Director of Title One for the Zanesville City Schools, parents of students have been made aware of the situation, and the school district is working to improve the test scores...
November 21, 2002 - 2:05pm
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Life is a constant state of living in the unknown --but when families and friends know a loved one's time is limited, there are many things they can do to provide a soothing exit. Nationally acclaimed author and end-of-life expert Dr. Ira Byock visited Ohio University--Zanesville, to explain why people should communicate more, during a period of terminal illness. Byock says it is imperative terminally ill people discuss their needs and wants during the final phases of their lives. Byock...
November 20, 2002 - 1:45pm
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Step into the John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord and you'll take a step back in time -- literally. Museum curators say the living history homestead could attract many visitors during the holiday season, so they agreed to keep the doors open and won't shut them until Dec. 31. Assistant Museum Director Lorle Porter says staff members created a 1940's homestead -- complete with appropriate Christmas decorations. The museum is featuring the year 1944 -- a year Glenn was away at war. Still,...
November 20, 2002 - 1:40pm
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Folks were lined up for flapjacks and hungering for hotcakes at the 46th Annual Sertoma Pancake Day held at Secrest Auditorium. Everyone convened to munch on pancakes and sausage and to meet up with long, lost neighbors. International Sertoma President Tommy Brush made a special appearance this year and he says he's never seen anything like this in his native Charleston, South Carolina. Brush says he will take ideas gleaned from the Zanesville chapter and spread word of the fundraiser to other...
November 19, 2002 - 1:40pm
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Most people are in giving moods during the holiday season and the directors of Christ's Table say anyone who wants to give money, food or aid to the food pantry prior to the holidays is more than welcome to join their cause, because donations are needed throughout the year -- not just during the holidays. Organizers say they need both perishable and non-perishable foods. Directors say they can pick up donations from people unable to deliver them to Christ's Table. For more information on how...
November 19, 2002 - 1:34pm
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A Gaysport landmark burned to the ground, earlier this morning. Wayne Township Fire Department received a phone call from clerks at Green Acres gas station and convenience store around 5:30 a.m. --shortly after clerks opened the store and noticed flames in the office area. Flames engulfed much of the store and its surrounding area. Even though fire stretched out toward gas pumps, fire officials say pumps were not in any danger because they have safety valves. Still, many other objects were in...
November 18, 2002 - 7:15pm
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It's official...Striking employees of the Perry County Department Of Job And Family Services will be returning back to work. Late this afternoon, the deparmtent director, along iwth Attorney Darrell Hughes, met with county commissioners to finalize a new contract. The contract's most noteable change is the health insurance. Benefits will now reflect those given to other county employees. According to both sides of the barganing table, the new contract is a win-win situation. Workers will...
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