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June 27, 2004 - 6:57pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
It was a celebration of American freedom tonight in Adamsville. Mayor Ellen Merriam says this year’s service was especially important with area soldiers overseas.

State Representative Jim Aslinides and Muskingum County Commissioner Don Madden were the featured speakers. Merriam says she loves to organize this service for her community because although they are small in size, Adamsville is big in heart.

The American Celebration Day is every year the last Sunday in June.
June 27, 2004 - 2:02pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
It’s an age-old tradition that not too many people know a lot about and that is the ancient art of flint knapping.

More then 1,000 people came to this weekend’s first ever Ancient Arts Festival and Knap-in.

Director of Operations Dean Ziegler says, “a lot of people might not realize is the practice of taking flint and turning it into spearheads and arrowheads.”

While the festival may have taken place locally at Deerasic Park, several of the artists came from...
June 26, 2004 - 8:18pm
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Competition at day 2 of auditions was really heating up. Contestants sang their hearts out to a panel of judges and a massive crowd cheering on their favorite performers.

There were 50 performers showing off their vocal abilities last night and 50 more tonight.
The judges will have to pick 20 out of the 100 contestants to sing at Secrest Auditorium next month.

The grand prize winner will receive $1000 cash prize, a 3-song demo recording, a photo shoot, and many other...
June 25, 2004 - 5:50pm
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Two thousand years ago, Native Americans were erecting massive ceremonial mounds; so perfect in geometry and architecture that archaeologist Chris Scare included the Newark Earthworks in his book as one of the 70 wonders of the ancient world.

85 % of the Newark Earthworks are exactly how they were two thousand years ago, and historians would it kept that way for future generations to appreciate and marvel at a world wonder so close to home.

For more information of the...
June 25, 2004 - 2:46pm
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A local landmark is going through some pretty big changes and so far it is al happening for the bargain price of $250,000.

The Zanesville Armory is making these renovations to help bring artists and tourists to the Y-city.

So far there has been national and statewide recognition.

If you are an artist looking for studio space contact Karen Honaker at 450-7285.
June 25, 2004 - 2:44pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Glass collectors take note; the National Cambridge Collectors Convention is going on right now and has been since Wednesday. But don’t worry, ou still have until Sunday to get there.

This year’s theme will have you looking for Dorothy and Toto, for their “ Somewhere Over the Rainbow” celebration at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge.

Also at the Convention is a limited edition of the original Cambridge-made Scotty Dog Bookends.

The Proceeds will...
June 25, 2004 - 10:37am
6 years 34 weeks ago
It’s a desperate situation for one local charity.

Christ’s Table in downtown Zanesville is in the black.

It’s gotten so bad a few of their employees are holding are holding their checks so they won’t bounce.

“We have been close for a long time but this is the worst year it’s been. About three years ago I came to this community and we were really in a need they really gave and took care of us,” said Dan Kocher, President of the Board of Director’s for Christ’s...
June 25, 2004 - 6:11am
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s nine-year old male koala has died.

Zookeepers say Tibolt died Wednesday morning after being sick for two weeks.

Specialists found a blood clot in his chest and were feeding Tibolt liquefied eucalyptus through a syringe.

Koalas are native to Australia and usually live to be about ten years old.

The cause of death is unknown, though veterinarians aren’t ruling out the blood clot.

Necropsy results will not be...
June 24, 2004 - 4:09pm
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The wilds welcomed eight ospreys also known as fish hawks today to their conservation. The large birds, only 5 weeks old, were checked by vets before heading up to their tower, built especially for them.

Kids from the Wilds Summer Camp made their nests and will feed them their favorite meal of fish for 6 weeks.

This is the second year for the Wilds have welcomed ospreys. They hope this year the birds will again migrate south, until they are of breeding age, and then fly...
June 24, 2004 - 4:00pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
With torch in hand, athletes were running through Byesville, Cambridge, and Zanesville today for the 2004 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Run.

5 groups make up the Ohio Special Olympic team. All the teams will meet tomorrow for the culmination of the run and the opening ceremonies in downtown Columbus.

Officers and supporters generate funds all year long, and hope to raise $250,000 statewide this year.
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