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October 26, 2002 - 6:46pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Legal troubles for the Cambridge School Board of Education: they are being sued for discrimination. According to Superintendent Susan Tucker, she has recieved a copy of a lawsuit that indicates Paula Hornbeck is claiming the district discriminated against her when she sought employment as an elementary school teacher. The suit alleges Hornbeck was capable of filling the position when they became open in 1997 through 2000, but each time she applied the suit alleges she was not given the job....
October 26, 2002 - 6:40pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Area law enforcement officials conducted a raid Friday uncovering large quantities of crack-cocaine, as well as money in Newark. Agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force made up of memebers of both the Newark Police Department and the Licking County Sheriff's Office indicated that trafficking of cocaine was ongoing at a residence located ar 16750 Marne Road. During the entry to the residence officers necessarily put down a pit bull dog to ensure the safety of the officers....
October 26, 2002 - 5:51pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
He's cute, fuzzy, lovable and red...and if you ask any child who their favorite Sesame Street character is they won't hesitate to say Elmo! Kids from all over Southeastern Ohio flocked to Colony Square Mall to see the popular character as Elmo made a special visit to Zanesville as part of the Children's Health Fair that was being held at the Mall Saturday. It was a fun family event, as hundreds gathered to get their pictures taken with everybody's best friend. Not only was Elmo making an...
October 26, 2002 - 5:48pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Saturday a community-wide garage sale was held at the Goodwill Store on Maple Avenue. It was hosted by Pro-Muskingum's Teen Connection Committee of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation. They were making a difference by volunteering to distribute gently used clothing for teens in the parking lot of the store. The goal of the sale is to have teen and adult volunteers come together to help other who are less fortunate.
October 26, 2002 - 5:43pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
It's always better to give than to receive...and Saturday that was the mission of many organizations across the United States. "Make A Difference Day" is the largest national day of helping others. In its 12th year, local efforts are being taken by promoting volunteerism and community service. Employees from Dollar General Distribution Center pitched in to make a difference by beautifying the outside of Christ's Table in downtown Zanesville. About 35 volunteers started painting early this...
October 25, 2002 - 1:45pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Kids typically watch movies or television or play video games to entertain themselves. But Friday at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, students used stories they had read during class to amuse others. In part to show that reading is fun and also to promote theatrics, the school hels its third annual "Readers Theater." Each classroom chooses a story and works for weeks on sets, costumes and memorizing lines. A total of nine shows were performed throughout the day; the morning session...
October 25, 2002 - 1:40pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A big grant is headed to Zanesville to fight tobacco use. When the Foundation learned about the efforts of the Muskingum Valley Tobacco Coalition, it awarded the Coalition $262,000 to continue educating people through a program about the danger of smoking. According to Bonnie Kirsch, Health Education Director at the Muskingum County Health Department, the program is set to being November 1st and run through next year, October 31st, 2003. The money will be used for other educational programs...
October 25, 2002 - 12:14pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
It's that time of year again, time to fall back and turn the clocks back on Sunday. But, there's one more thing you should do before going to bed Sunday night. Change the batteries in your smoke detector. Firefighters say countless fatalities and injuries could be prevented if people had working smoke detectors that would indicate a fire could be present. According to firefighters, detecors can be puchased for under $10. Those not willing to shell out the $10 can always obtain free detectors at...
October 24, 2002 - 4:47pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Even in today's society stereotypes falsely classify groups of people. While they're not the only group that experience prejudices, women in the Appalachia region encounter barriers in business and economic situations frequently. With this in mind the Ohio University Zanesville campus is sponsoring the "Women of Appalachia Conference" showing that women in this area are not all "toothless, barefoot and pregnant" as many may think. This is the fourth year for the conference, focusing on the...
October 24, 2002 - 4:43pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Festivities continued Thursday during Red Ribbon Week...as area students were spending the week learning about the dangers of drugs. The students of Pioneer School were proud to wear their ribbons today as they celebrated their knowledge of drugs and alcohol during carnival festivities. Zanesville City Schools are also participating in daily themes focusing on drugs, and tomorrow students will wear as much red as they can showing that they can have fun by being drug and alcohol free.
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