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October 16, 2002 - 3:10pm
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The chilly month of October can be very scary for little boys and girls, but Halloween can be even scarier for their parents because of situations that can arise on or around Hallow's Eve. To safeguard little hobgoblins, area law enforcement officials and safety experts have some tips. First, make sure costumes fit properly. Ill-fitting masks can obstruct vision or cause breathing problems and lenghthy costumes can trip children while they're running to and from houses. Police encourage...
October 15, 2002 - 8:57pm
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The Zanesville Business and Professional Women's Club announced Tuesday evening its Business Woman of the Year. At the gathering at the Inn at Northhill, Pat Dusenbery was awarded the honor. Dusenbery serves as the Club's president. Mayor Jeck Fenton presented the Club with a proclamation honoring the week of October 20-26 as National Business Women's Week. October is also National Business Women's Month.
October 15, 2002 - 12:18pm
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People were lined up outside of the Rambo Memorial Health Center today, filling out identification forms while they waited to get their flu shots. Shots are free for Muskingum County residents. That doesn't mean residents of other counties will be turned away, but they will have to pay $10 for immunization. Rambo Memorial Health Center Executive Director Cindy Harrison says everyone over the age of six months old should think about the benefits of being immunized against the flu. However,...
October 14, 2002 - 6:19pm
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The John McIntyre Library in downtown Zanesville has a couple of new features for its state of the art computer lab. Since the computer lab serves anywhere from 75 to 100 residents on a daily basis, the library is installing the Pharos System to make the user process more efficient. Keeping in line with their goal to provide top quality customer service, a debit card for printing capabilities is also being offered. These changes will allow those who use the public computers a great deal of...
October 14, 2002 - 12:43pm
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More than 780 members of the Ohio Travel Association will now follow the direction of the OTA's newest president --Muskingum County resident, Kelly Ashby. Last Friday, Ashby was elected to direct the statewide organization and their mission to promote hospitality and economic development, throughout Ohio. Ashby says she's excited to start her presidency. Zanesville/Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce president Tom Poorman says Ashby was an excellent choice and will represent Southeastern Ohio...
October 14, 2002 - 12:37pm
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Black corn can be found all around the Muskingum Valley, and agricultural experts like Mark Mechling of the Ohio State University extension say the stalks are indicative of poor weather that occurred earlier this year. Local farmers' crops did not bode well in the summer drought or heavy rains that hit many areas, in early fall. Mechling says less than fruitful crops aren't helpful to the farming community, but they could rebound next year. According to Mechling, crops being planted currently...
October 13, 2002 - 5:45pm
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The Longaberger Company is well known for its hand-woven baskets, now it's getting noticed for a different hand-made creation. The United Memorial 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt" is on display at the Longaberger Manufacturing Campus near Frazeyburg. The quilt was created by more than 3,600 volunteers from every state in the United States and 17 other countries around the world. The quilters include two Dresden sisters. The massive creation stretches 15,000 square feet long, and to put that in...
October 13, 2002 - 5:38pm
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Muskingum County residents gathered at Zane's Landing taking steps to stop starvation. It was a beautiful day for a walk and that's just what around 200 people did as the 29th annual Crop Walk got underway. People young and older laced up their sneakers and took to the landing for a 6-mile stroll. 25% of the money raised stays right in the county, while the rest goes to whomever needs it throughout the world. In past years the Muskingum County Crop Walk raised more than $10,000. Event...
October 13, 2002 - 5:30pm
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Most people keep a watchful eye on their property, but how about doing that from thousands of feet up in the air? Today the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored its 2002 Conservation Air Tour. The Y-City Flying Service and the Zanesville Aviation Groups gave people a birds eye view of their property by airplane. For $15.00 you get a twenty minute airplne ride over the city and over your farm, home, or favorite location. Eventhough the Air Tour ends today, flights from the...
October 12, 2002 - 10:13pm
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While we're focused on fighting the was on terrorism, many Americans forget to thank the men and women who have fought in previous foreign wars. Saturday evening the VFW Post 1058 held a special ceremony to honor these soldiers who lost thier lives in battle, or who have not returned to the USA. According to Berney Harmon, VFW Commander, we should thank our veterans everyday, and honor those who lost their lives fighting to keep us safe. A once-a-year event, the service included a candel-...
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