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April 24, 2004 - 11:17am
6 years 25 weeks ago
From walkers to runners, everyone was out today at the seventh annual EcoThon at the Wilds.

Director of communications, Larry Fletcher says “somewhere between 850-900 people came today to run or walk three to six miles on courses that cover trails through the woods, grass and certainly a lot of mud.”

People from all ages and all-over enjoyed the event.

All money will help benefit the Wilds.
April 24, 2004 - 11:16am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Over 160 people enjoyed the good weather and a good cause at the third annual multiple sclerosis Walk.

Walkers got a chance to enjoy the scenery at Zane Landing with a total mileage around 6 miles.

Last year, the Ohio Chapter raised more then one million dollars.

Newark, Lancaster and Athens also had MS walks today.
April 24, 2004 - 9:02am
6 years 25 weeks ago
It's a guilty plea for the former President of the Mount Vernon-Knox County Chamber of Commerce who's accused of taking 56-thousand dollars from the organization.

Jodie Lynn Boyd pleaded guilty to grand theft by deception in court yesterday. She faces up to 18 months in prison.

Boyd served as Chamber President for two years until she left amid suspicion last year.

Prosecutors say Boyd's attorneys and the chamber have reached a repayment agreement.
April 23, 2004 - 6:17pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority has some good economic development news. Muskingum County will soon be home to what are called the world’s largest printing machines.

Linear Color Corporation will soon be building a 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the East Pointe Industrial Park. Inventor and founder of Linear Color, Tad Nakanishi will be bringing the world’s largest and fastest machines, here, specializing in billboard printing.

The company is...
April 23, 2004 - 6:04pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
It’s a huge sweet success for the Alfred Carr Center. The 18th annual cake auction for the past two days pulled in $17,000 more than last year, with a grand total of $193, 750.

That money will go towards all types of adult and youth programs including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and fund programs for kids with special needs, Autism and speech delays.

Executive director of the Carr Center Sonya Mawhorter and head auctioneer Ron Bucci say they are so pleased to...
April 23, 2004 - 2:52pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Tomorrow officially marks Turkey season for Ohio’s youth and if you plan on hunting there are some important safety tips you need to know first.

You may have been waiting all year, and the regular turkey season begins on Monday and continues until Mid-May.

Apparel is important for turkey hunters. All hunters must be in camouflage; when you are moving from site to site it is a good idea to wear an orange vest and hat to let others know you’re around.

April 23, 2004 - 2:51pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are continuing their search for a suspect involved with a shooting that occurred Thursday evening.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, at about 8:45, 25-year-old Robert Walker of 532 Forrest Avenue was shot in the leg with a handgun.

Roush says, “the unique thing about this case is we’re not receiving any cooperation from the victim himself.”

Also present in the home at the time of the shooting were three other adults and three young...
April 23, 2004 - 10:05am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Some good news today from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority.

Executive Director Larry Merry says a new manufacturing company is coming to Zanesville and bringing jobs.

Merry says he received a Letter of intent from Linear Color Corporation that they will build a 100,000 square foot facility in the East Pointe Industrial Park in the third quarter of this year.

The company, in the letter, says it has worked closely with Port Authority Executive...
April 23, 2004 - 8:56am
6 years 25 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 25 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...
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