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April 23, 2004 - 7:04pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It’s a huge sweet success for the Alfred Carr Center. The 18th annual cake auction for the past two days pulled in $17,000 more than last year, with a grand total of $193, 750.

That money will go towards all types of adult and youth programs including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and fund programs for kids with special needs, Autism and speech delays.

Executive director of the Carr Center Sonya Mawhorter and head auctioneer Ron Bucci say they are so pleased to...
April 23, 2004 - 3:52pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Tomorrow officially marks Turkey season for Ohio’s youth and if you plan on hunting there are some important safety tips you need to know first.

You may have been waiting all year, and the regular turkey season begins on Monday and continues until Mid-May.

Apparel is important for turkey hunters. All hunters must be in camouflage; when you are moving from site to site it is a good idea to wear an orange vest and hat to let others know you’re around.

April 23, 2004 - 3:51pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are continuing their search for a suspect involved with a shooting that occurred Thursday evening.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, at about 8:45, 25-year-old Robert Walker of 532 Forrest Avenue was shot in the leg with a handgun.

Roush says, “the unique thing about this case is we’re not receiving any cooperation from the victim himself.”

Also present in the home at the time of the shooting were three other adults and three young...
April 23, 2004 - 11:05am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Some good news today from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority.

Executive Director Larry Merry says a new manufacturing company is coming to Zanesville and bringing jobs.

Merry says he received a Letter of intent from Linear Color Corporation that they will build a 100,000 square foot facility in the East Pointe Industrial Park in the third quarter of this year.

The company, in the letter, says it has worked closely with Port Authority Executive...
April 23, 2004 - 9:56am
6 years 17 weeks ago
We were back at the 2004 Carr Center Cake Auction today and so were the crowds. Cake lovers cruised the tables and got a chance to view over 400 cakes. But the auction isn’t just about the cakes and incentives, it’s also an opportunity to help raise money for people in the community that need our help.

Carr Center Executive Director Sonya Mawhorter says the money donated will be used for a variety of programs this year, including their youth programs and Adult Daycare.

April 23, 2004 - 7:19am
6 years 17 weeks ago
The concrete walkway outside a Geauga County Hotdog Shop collapsed as a deliveryman was leaving the eatery on Thursday, sending his tumbling about 15 feet into an underground void.

Mike Koszewski, owner of Mike’s Wienery in Chardon Township, was at the door when the concrete cracked and crumbled, he said the hole just swallowed the man up.

The ice cream deliveryman, 42-year old Neil Cowen of Newark, suffered a shattered left leg in the fall.

It appeared that the...
April 23, 2004 - 6:32am
6 years 17 weeks ago
For the first time in 21 years, the green light is out to swim in the Black River in Northeast Ohio.

Governor Taft made an Earth Day visit to Lorain on Wednesday to announce that the Ohio Department of Health had lifted the warning that swimmers should stay out of the Black River.

The River has been polluted by industries over the past century.

In the 1980’s, tests showed 60 percent of bottom-feeding fish like catfish and carp had tumors along their mouths and...
April 22, 2004 - 9:49pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Police Thursday night are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting incident.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, at about 8:45 Thursday night, 25-year-old Robert Walker of 532 Forest Avenue was reportedly shot in the leg with a handgun. Roush says as of news time, the victim is being treated at Bethesda Hospital with minor leg injuries.

Roush adds that the investigation is still in the early stages, but the department is searching for a black male who they...
April 22, 2004 - 6:07pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A senior from Zanesville High School can now have her cake and eat it too.

18 year old Chelsea Connar was awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship today at the annual Alfred Carr Center Cake Auction. The program awards area college bound students with either cognitive or physical disabilities.

Chelsea says she loves computers and is excited about taking classes at MATC this fall.
April 22, 2004 - 5:58pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The much anticipated Muskingum County Port Authority Board Meeting was held today. The organization responsible for economic development has recently been under fire for allegations of sexual harassment against executive director Larry Merry.

Two female employees, Janie Daly and Mary Hamilton, made the allegations, which have never been detailed. The board opened its meeting earlier this afternoon and then after 15 minutes, went into executive session for around 2 hours.
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