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May 4, 2005 - 10:57am
7 years 6 weeks ago
As the annual Operation Feed Food Drive continues in Muskingum County, local businesses are still coming forth with donations. Including the one today from Unizan Bank.

Operation Feed is the largest community-wide food drive for Muskingum County. Jeremy Morrow is a mortgage originator with Unizan and he says they decided to participate in the drive for obvious reasons… it’s such a good cause and really gives back to the community.

Unizan gave a monetary donation of $1,...
May 3, 2005 - 3:35pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Rotary International Club turns 90 and today local Rotarians celebrated the anniversary with a luncheon at Bryan Place in Zanesville.

President of the noon club, Scott Peterson, talks about strides the service club has made over the last 90 years.

“I would say the cornerstone of the projects that Rotary has done in Zanesville really has centered around beautification,” says Peterson.

He says there is no limit to what the organization can do to improve our...
May 3, 2005 - 3:29pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
You don’t have to be the next Michael Jordan or LeBron James to enjoy playing a friendly game of basketball… all you have to do is sign up for the 9th annual Gus Macker Tournament in Zanesville.

The 3-on-3-basketball tourney is set for June 4th and 5th and the application deadline is even sooner.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz encourages everyone to get in on the action by applying for the backyard, playground-style game.

“Gus Macker will be played in...
May 3, 2005 - 3:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and not even having to ask for a non-smoking booth? That may soon become a reality if the smoke free Ohio initiative passes.

Today all across Ohio, American Cancer Society representatives were asking people to sign a petition to make the entire state of Ohio smoke free.

“It gives the smoker and the nonsmoker a right, it’s not saying smokers can’t smoke at home, in their car, wherever, but it also gives that right to nonsmokers to...
May 3, 2005 - 3:24pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local coffee shop is jumping on the technology bandwagon, as they are now offering wireless Internet service to their customers, free of charge.

Zeattle coffee, located downtown, is trying to bring in more patrons by creating a more relaxed atmosphere.

Co-owner Franklin Bates says its commonplace to have wireless net in the coffee shops in Seattle, which is what they are modeling their small shop after. So he only felt it fitting to install the latest technology.
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May 3, 2005 - 3:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s a big day in Zanesville and other communities as voters head to the polls to decide some important races and issues.

The big issue here in Zanesville is an emergency levy for the city school district.

We talked to some local residents who had very different views on the issue.

Carrie Biles says the issue hits home with her and she voted yes today.

“I absolutely voted yes for the levy I am a 25 hour plus volunteer at McIntire Elementary and I just...
May 3, 2005 - 12:15am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A chase that began in the city limits leads local authorities out near Dillon Dam Monday night.

A high speed chase ended ater the Zanesville Police Department was assisted by The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and troopers with the State Highway Patrol.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the ZPD, the pursuit began a little after eight o'clock as 38-year-old David Fleece ran a stop sign on Keen Street and refused to stop for officers.

That's when Fleece took off...
May 2, 2005 - 11:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A five alarm fire claims the life of an area man and leaves the structure nothing but ashes.

The blaze broke out in Crooksville a little after three o'clock Monday morning at a private residence.

According to Crooksville fire officials, it took them over an hour to knock the fire down.

Crooksville Fire Chief Denny Dew says the blaze began at the rear of the house in a back building and when they arrived, the flames were visible.

There was a victim who...
May 2, 2005 - 6:14pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A bill rally was held today to raise more support for the Zanesville City School Levy on tomorrow’s ballot

According to Zanesville Schools Superintendent, Mike Pockl, this could easily be the most important issue facing the school in the past twenty years.

According to Pockl, “If this levy were to fail, education in Zanesville will change. It would go backwards. We can’t allow that to happen and we won’t allow that to happen.”

If the levy does fail, it will...
May 2, 2005 - 6:00pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In case you forgot, tomorrow is the May primary, and that means get out and vote!

Two issues are on tomorrows ballot. One is the Zanesville School Levy. The other is a levy in Jackson Township, which includes Frazeysburg.

No candidates are running in tomorrow’s election.

Martha Thomas, the director of the Muskingham County Board of Elections, hopes that everyone will come out and vote, and she expects a large turnout.

For all of the voters out there...
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