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August 3, 2005 - 1:14pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville has offered organizers the use of dowtown Zanesville to a big motorcycle show in Putnam.

The event had grown larger every year and some Putnam residents wanted it to change locations.

The Vietnam Veteran Poker Run and Bike Show held at Putnam Landing Park will be relocating to Zane Landing Park.

Zanesville city Mayor Butch Zwelling says officials are in the process of revitalizing the downtown and the event will benefit that part of town....
August 3, 2005 - 1:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Local community members are doing all they can to keep a historic sternwheeler rolling on the river.

Members of the Amrou Grotto along with County Commissioners and the Mayor of Zanesville met today to discuss a special fundraiser that will support the Lorena Steemwheeler.

Mayor Zwelling says he hopes the community will come together to show their support for keeping the Lorena in business.

"We hope that the community gets behind it and supports it because it is...
August 3, 2005 - 12:58pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As part of this weeks "The Heartland Remembers" local residents are going the extra mile to bring memories of the war closer to home.

Now on display at the John McIntire library are numerous black and white photographs of soldiers fighting in the war.

Area residents decided to personalize these memories by localizing this international war.

"We have photographs of area news papers that show the celebration downtown so that people who come and see the show can...
August 2, 2005 - 7:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As our soldiers were fighting during World War II, life at home became increasingly difficult. As the “Heartland Remembers” continues, area residents got a chance to learn about the sacrifices that were made at home to help our troops overseas.

Tonight, an interactive panel discussion at the John McIntire Library provided some insight as to what life was like at home during the war.

According to the director of the John and Annie Glenn historic site, Don McKendry, if it...
August 2, 2005 - 3:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Crooksville family is homeless after a fire ripped through their home.

The tragic part of the story is the owners of the home are volunteer fire fighters and were on the scene trying to put out the fire that took their home.

It happened this morning at 155 South Buckeye Road in Crooksville.

The blaze did major damage to the home of Tim and Lisa Bobb and their three kids.

The children are ages, 12, 16, and 17. No one was injured in the fire and...
August 2, 2005 - 3:14pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The search is on to find a replacement executive director for a local non-profit organization.

Sonya Mawhorter announced her resignation from the Carr Center last Tuesday, an announcement that caught her fellow co-workers off guard.

According to Carr Board President, Scott Boyer, Mawhorter, has taken a position in Columbus, leaving the board with a gap to fill. “We have to start looking for a new executive director, which means a lot of time. We weren’t looking forward...
August 2, 2005 - 2:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It is not always easy to avoid the sun in the hot summer months, but if you take the appropriate steps you can protect yourself from sunburn.

Officials at the Muskingum County YMCA are extra safe when it comes to making sure swimmers are protected from the sun.

"We've been pretty fortunate that our staff is pretty diligent about applying their sunscreen and I will say the staff is good about giving campers plenty of sunscreen," says Craig Miracle of the Muskingum Family...
August 2, 2005 - 2:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Thousands of free items will be up for grabs this weekend as one local church hosts an annual outreach program for local residents.

The free stuff giveaway is scheduled for this Saturday at the North Terrace Church of Christ in Zanesville.

This is the 4th year in a row that the church has held an event and coordinators say it gets larger every year.

"What basically happens is that people donate to what they would normally do in their own garage sale and they...
August 2, 2005 - 2:08pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Board is now facing another resignation.

Whiz News has learned that Port Authority Board member Danielle Mason resigning.

Mason, through a press release stated “I would like to take this opportunity to resign as a member of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, effective upon the acceptance by the Board.

I appreciate the important work of the Authority and look forward to the new management uniting our...
August 2, 2005 - 2:03pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
This call is going out tonight for blood donors.

Muskingum Valley Red Cross officials say they have now reached a critical shortage level and need residents to step forward.

Tomorrow a summer trauma blood drive will be held at Secrest Auditorium.

Red Cross Executive Director Dan Hartman says around 400 units of blood was used on trauma victims in the past couple of days.

Now it is essential that the Red Cross re-stock.

"We're hoping that 20...
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