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October 19, 2003 - 9:19pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
5 first place ribbons were awarded today at the Zanesville Applacian Arts Project’s 2003 art show. The event took place at Muskingum College’s Louis Palmer Gallery where over 57 pieces of work were on display for all to view. Today’s event gave students the opportunity to discuss the works being recognized with the artists themselves. Over two hundred people attended the reception today to celebrate the wonderful works of art.
October 19, 2003 - 12:24am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Enrollment at Ohio’s public and private colleges has increased when compared with last fall, according to preliminary figures. Enrollment on public campuses is up one-point-eight percent, according to the Ohio Board of Regents, the coordinating body for higher education in Ohio. The Regents’ count shows 457, 300 students enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities. That’s 82-hundred more than last fall. Enrollment at the state’s private colleges is up two-point-eight percent,...
October 19, 2003 - 12:01am
5 years 41 weeks ago
The search for a key witness in the 2002 killing of Deputy Robert Tanner comes to an end. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department has been looking for 30-year-old Clarence Collins for six months. Collins was there when Deputy Tanner was shot and killed on January 8th 2002, he’s considered to be a material witness who is supposed to testify in court. He spent an unspecified amount of time in jail after Tanner’s death and was released because of his assumed innocence. Although he was released...
October 18, 2003 - 7:21pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The third Saturday on October is Sweetest Day, a regional holiday originating in Cleveland in the early 1920s. Originally devised by philanthropist Herbert Birch Kingston to make orphans and the elderly feel happy, the idea of Sweetest Day has progressed into a romantic gesture. Greg Orofino, owner of Florafino’s Flower Shop says because it’s not a traditional holiday, many people don’t understand that the day is about telling others you care about them…not necessarily love. Ohio is the top...
October 18, 2003 - 7:21pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
16 bands marched the football field at Jack Anderson Stadium in Dresden for the 16th annual Tri Valley Band Classic. Bands from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Ohio high schools flocked to compete for a chance to play at the Ohio Music Education Association’s state level. So far 92 teams have qualified for the state competition, with Saturday night’s event being the last weekend to qualify. The bands competed in Class C, Class B, Class A, and Class AA.
October 18, 2003 - 2:19pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Bus rides to and from school are part of a routine for many youngsters, but the Ohio State Patrol wants to make sure drivers are routinely following school bus laws. October 19th through the 25th is National School Bus Safety Week and local law enforcement is reminding the public to keep safety first. According to Trooper Matt Boyd with the Ohio State Patrol, there will be increased efforts in and around school zones as well as during school bus stops. The patrol is hoping that the stepped...
October 17, 2003 - 10:21pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenager. According to Detective Ric Roush, 17-year-old Lloyd Christopher Allen, Jr. of Lexington Ave. has been missing since October 11th. Allen is described as a black male, standing six feet one inch tall, and weighing 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the ZPD at 455-0700.
October 17, 2003 - 10:19pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
A Candidates’ Forum will be held Sunday: to better acquaint residents with the future leaders our city systems. The forum will be open to the public, with a question and answer session for individuals to ask certain candidates, or a group of candidates, serious issues. It will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the John McIntire Library.
October 17, 2003 - 4:35pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Veterans Day will honor several local residents a high honor in fact: being inducted into Muskingum County Hall of Fame. Four residents will be inducted on November 11…and each of them have to meet certain criteria to be bestowed with such an honor. “Each individual has to have been in military services first of all an honorably discharged its not necessarily what they’ve done as a soldier, sailor, or Airforce its what they did in their community when they returned from the service.” The...
October 17, 2003 - 3:52pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
As the winter months are approaching it is important to stay warm and stay healthy. The Rambo Memorial Health Center is now offering free flu shots to Muskingum County residents. Nurses at the center are fully supplied with vaccines and are encouraging all age groups to take advantage of this opportunity. “The flu shot’s really safe for any individual six months in age and older and we have plenty of vaccines to go around for anyone that would like to get one.” The clinic will be offering...
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