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May 1, 2004 - 9:23am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Women from across the state came to Zanesville today to pass an age-old tradition on.

120 rug hookers made history today by becoming the first ever Ohio rug hooking guild.

They all showed each other the rugs they sowed and gave tips on how to be become better rug hookers.

The women hope that by forming this guild younger generations will enjoy the hobby.
April 30, 2004 - 7:35pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Thomas Community Service Award Winners:
-Given to those who made contributions through specific organizations or projects.

Carol Boyce and Sandy Kopf for their efforts with the Zanesville Concert Association.

John and Dorothy Montgomery for their dedication to Muskingum County 4-H.

Shawn Bonner, D.O., John Caffaratti, M.D., Charles Cerney, M.D., Maria Jamiolkowski, D.O., Greg Kelso, M.D., Lisa King, M.D., David Klein, M.D., Brian W. Luft, M.D., Douglas A....
April 30, 2004 - 3:51pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A pretrial hearing was to be held Friday for former St. Thomas Principal Michael Sens…but according to City Law Director Scott Hillis, the hearing has been mover to May 19th, at 1:00 p.m.

Hillis says the two parties in this case, despite trying, have not been able to come up with an agreement to resolve the matter. Hillis adds he’s hopeful that can be done before the 19-th.

Sens has pleaded not guilty to five counts of disseminating harmful matter to juveniles.
April 30, 2004 - 3:23pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Tomorrow kicks off National Pet Week and in honor of the event, meet Emma Rose, a one-year-old adorable female cat who is ready for adoption.

This friendly feline is up to date on her vaccinations and wormings. There are dozens of lovable pets ready for adoption at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter. Dogs are 70 dollars, and cats are $55.00.

The shelter is open weekdays until 5pm and weekends until 4pm.
April 30, 2004 - 3:18pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Holy Cow! Get ready for some serious sticker shock in the grocery store.

Starting tomorrow, May 1st, the price of milk will see the largest increase in United States history, with a hike between 50 to 60 cents per gallon.

Experts are blaming the increase due to a lower supply and a higher demand rate. The production of milk has dropped as farmers went out of business and others sold cows for slaughter to take advantage of the high beef prices.

Local chain Pick...
April 30, 2004 - 12:11pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Saddle up western fans for the Hopalong Cassidy Festival this weekend at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge.

This is the 14th annual festival honoring the cowboy star.

Founder of the Hopalong Cassidy Festival Laura Bates says, “we celebrate the festival because Wayne Boyd lived here in the early 1900’s and we bring in Hollywood cowboys and cowgirls and people from all over the US and Canada come to visit us.”

Hollywood stars from several western...
April 30, 2004 - 12:10pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The couple accused of raping a severely handicapped 4-year-old Cambridge girl were in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Courtroom for a pretrial this morning.

Earlier this week John Stoneman and Patricia Kelley both entered not guilty pleas to several felony charges.

Stoneman was indicted on three counts of rape, all first-degree felonies with life imprisonment specifications. He was also indicted for pandering sexually orientated matter involving a minor as well as...
April 30, 2004 - 11:52am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Some good economic news for Muskingum County today.

Kellogg Company announced it’s considering closing it Worthington Foods plant near Columbus and consolidating production in its newer Zanesville plant.

Kellogg officials say the decision is subject to negotiations with the United Industrial Workers Union, which represents hourly employees of the Worthington plant.

Kellogg Natural and Frozen Foods President Anthony Palmer sys the Zanesville location provides...
April 30, 2004 - 8:53am
6 years 25 weeks ago
A local company donated their time today at Riverside Park to help beautify the park.

McCullough’s Tree Service donated their time and efforts to help celebrate Arbor Day by clearing up old, dead trees at the handicap bike trail in Riverside Park. Mayor Jack Fenton was also there to present President of McCullough’s Tree Service, Wess McCullough with a certificate of appreciation.

The tree service removed four dead trees considered hazardous because they were rotten and...
April 30, 2004 - 4:43am
6 years 25 weeks ago
A failure to secure funding for an internet broadcasts could cause the demise of a renowned Ohio alternative-rock radio station.

Doug and Lind Balogh are the owners of W-O-X-Y F-M in Oxford. They say they will pull the plug on internet broadcasts if they can’t line up investors by May 13.

The Baloghs have already arranged to sell the station’s F-M frequency, broadcasting license and broadcasting assets of the station, including the studio in a deal expected to be final...
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