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April 23, 2004 - 8:56am
6 years 24 weeks ago
We were back at the 2004 Carr Center Cake Auction today and so were the crowds. Cake lovers cruised the tables and got a chance to view over 400 cakes. But the auction isn’t just about the cakes and incentives, it’s also an opportunity to help raise money for people in the community that need our help.

Carr Center Executive Director Sonya Mawhorter says the money donated will be used for a variety of programs this year, including their youth programs and Adult Daycare.

April 23, 2004 - 6:19am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The concrete walkway outside a Geauga County Hotdog Shop collapsed as a deliveryman was leaving the eatery on Thursday, sending his tumbling about 15 feet into an underground void.

Mike Koszewski, owner of Mike’s Wienery in Chardon Township, was at the door when the concrete cracked and crumbled, he said the hole just swallowed the man up.

The ice cream deliveryman, 42-year old Neil Cowen of Newark, suffered a shattered left leg in the fall.

It appeared that the...
April 23, 2004 - 5:32am
6 years 24 weeks ago
For the first time in 21 years, the green light is out to swim in the Black River in Northeast Ohio.

Governor Taft made an Earth Day visit to Lorain on Wednesday to announce that the Ohio Department of Health had lifted the warning that swimmers should stay out of the Black River.

The River has been polluted by industries over the past century.

In the 1980’s, tests showed 60 percent of bottom-feeding fish like catfish and carp had tumors along their mouths and...
April 22, 2004 - 8:49pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Police Thursday night are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting incident.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, at about 8:45 Thursday night, 25-year-old Robert Walker of 532 Forest Avenue was reportedly shot in the leg with a handgun. Roush says as of news time, the victim is being treated at Bethesda Hospital with minor leg injuries.

Roush adds that the investigation is still in the early stages, but the department is searching for a black male who they...
April 22, 2004 - 5:07pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A senior from Zanesville High School can now have her cake and eat it too.

18 year old Chelsea Connar was awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship today at the annual Alfred Carr Center Cake Auction. The program awards area college bound students with either cognitive or physical disabilities.

Chelsea says she loves computers and is excited about taking classes at MATC this fall.
April 22, 2004 - 4:58pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The much anticipated Muskingum County Port Authority Board Meeting was held today. The organization responsible for economic development has recently been under fire for allegations of sexual harassment against executive director Larry Merry.

Two female employees, Janie Daly and Mary Hamilton, made the allegations, which have never been detailed. The board opened its meeting earlier this afternoon and then after 15 minutes, went into executive session for around 2 hours.
April 22, 2004 - 11:57am
6 years 24 weeks ago
One of the candidates in the race for 20th district State Senator has issued a debate challenge.

Democratic candidate Terry Anderson today challenged his opponent Joy Padgett to a series of debates addressing the issue facing southeastern Ohio.

Padgett is currently the State Senator from the 20th district.

She is filling the term of Jim Carnes.

Anderson is proposing a series of nine debates in a town hall format, which would allow residents to...
April 22, 2004 - 11:40am
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s that time of the year again, time for the Carr Center Cake Auction. And there were some creative cakes this year.

A variety of unusual shaped cakes were brought together by Zanesville’s local businesses for a great case, the Alfred S. Carr Center.

There were over 400 cakes in every shape and size, available for people to view at the Colony Square Mall and view they did. Most have been coming to the auction for many years and are still excited to see the cakes....
April 22, 2004 - 5:41am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The 8000 corrections officers at Ohio Prisons will lose part of their so-called “roll-call pay” on July 1st, but not as large a chunk as the Taft Administration wanted.

Since 1986, the guards have received roll-call pay of 45 minutes a day for showing up 10 minutes early so they can get to their assigned posts on time. Some are long distances from the institution check-in-point. That costs the State 21 million dollars a year.

The Taft Administration tried to...
April 22, 2004 - 4:06am
6 years 24 weeks ago
There may be something in the water at one Ohio school district as eight teachers have delivered babies in the last 18 months and three more are due later this year.

It's a baby boom at Royalview Elementary School near Cleveland, and all these babies being born is prompting jokes among school staff.

Three teachers at the school all gave birth within hours of each other and then the following day another teacher had her baby.

The four teachers who delivered their...
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