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May 9, 2004 - 11:44am
6 years 25 weeks ago
If mom likes chicken and green beans, then the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department was the place to be today.

Families from around the area came to the annual Mother’s Day barbeque.

President of the WTVFD says, “it’s been a tradition for families and it seems to work. A lot of people bring their mothers out here for lunch.”

For the France family, today’s barbeque meant more then just good food and spending time with mom-it was also a time to remember...
May 8, 2004 - 10:18am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Ohio has the fifth largest number of officers killed while on duty.

And here locally in Zanesville, family, friends and the Fraternal Order of Police remembered our own fallen heroes.

Part of that ritual includes the placing a wreath in front of the memorial.

Today’s local ceremony happens annual on the day before Mother’ Day.

Irivn Tate, Henry Ritchason, Michael Lutz and Robert Tanner were all killed in Muskingum County while serving in the line of...
May 8, 2004 - 7:04am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Gun advocates say the process to get County Sheriffs to issue permits to carry concealed weapons should be made easier.

Under the new law, sheriffs have 45 days to issue or deny permits under a new state law and some say they need every day of it.

In Franklin County, applicants have to wait about a month just for an appointment to submit their paperwork.

More than 450 Concealed Carry Licenses have been issued in Central Ohio since the law took effect a month ago.
May 7, 2004 - 8:41pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
For about 40 minutes Friday night traffic in the southbound lanes was diverted off Maple Avenue, while crews cleaned up a two-vehicle injury accident.

According to Sgt. Rice, 18-year-old Christopher Smith of Zanesville was traveling south on Maple, when he was hit by a second car driven by 23-year-old Joshua Lewis, of Nashport.

Mr. Lewis was attempting to turn left onto Adair, when he failed to yield at the intersection. Both drivers were transported for evaluation....
May 7, 2004 - 3:35pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Six-area high school seniors were honored at a special ceremony today.

Dean Parmiter, Devon Liles, Andrew Riggs, Danielle Vandergriff, Katelyn Peyton and Jerrica Savage were each awarded a $1,000 college scholarship for their excellence in community service and school achievement.

The winners were awarded the money from Norman, Jones and Enlow Company, who recognize area seniors every year.

Presentations were made to the students and their proud families today...
May 7, 2004 - 2:59pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Those of us who live in Muskingum County know what our area has to offer, and with more tourists coming to our area that means more dollars for our local economy.

Vice President for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashbey says, “the latest statistic we have is from 2000 and over $195 million is spent in Muskingum County by our tourists. It certainly is big business.”

In honor of the tourism industry in our area several local attractions will be...
May 7, 2004 - 2:58pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Around 90 people from different rescue agencies across the area spent time today learning about the dangers of handling methamphetamines or meth labs.

Special Agent with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Dennis Lowe says, the problems with meth labs is that there is no specific demographic or area where they can be found- that is why he teaches these special classes.

For Ohio, the problem is increasing.
“Last year we did about 271(busts) and those were labs...
May 7, 2004 - 2:58pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Some area school kids learned a real life lesson dealing drinking and driving.

Today students at Morgan County high School got an eye-opening lesson about drinking and driving during this prom season.

Several rescue crews from across the area helped with today’s mock accident.

Prom for Morgan County High School is tomorrow.
May 7, 2004 - 11:51am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Dresden Swim Center is now being operated by the village of Dresden.

Today village council voted to enter into a one-year-one-dollar lease agreement with the Longaberger Company to operate the facility.

Longaberger Vice President Mike Bennett says it makes sense for the village to assume the operational responsibilities for the pool which benefits all community residents.

Bennett says his company’s primary focus is making and selling baskets and with the...
May 7, 2004 - 10:07am
6 years 25 weeks ago
An accident on Interstate 70 this morning looked a lot worse than it was.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says just after 3:30 34-year-old Keaven Russell of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania was driving his Semi east on I-70, went off the right side of the road, struck a guardrail, his load detached, and three large coils of steel rolled down an embankment.

Troopers say the Semi then came back on the highway and overturned in the median.

The Interstate was down one...
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