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November 24, 2003 - 8:45am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Kids, don't try this at home. A teenager who locked himself out of the house, tried to make like Santa and shimmy down the chimney. It didn't work. Firefighters in Columbus say he was small enough to get most of the way down the chimney which was about a foot wide. The flue, however, that opens into the house was only eight inches across. Batallion Chief Craig Mosley says firefighters got a call about 5:15 Sunday, reporting a child stuck in a chimney. When they arrived, they made sure the teen...
November 24, 2003 - 12:20am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Staying consistant with the last several years, video games and electronic toys are big favorites on Christmas wish lists. The hottest video game this year is 'Video Now', a personal video player for ages six and up. The games runs around fifty dollars. Retailers say that more traditional toys like CareBears, Winne The Pooh, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making a comback. The National Retail Federation expects huge chains like Wal-Mart to see a nice raise in sales this year, compared to...
November 23, 2003 - 8:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Area residents help out a local woman who’s battling cancer tonight during a benefit in downtown Zanesville. Robin Strauss was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, which she recovered from. Then almost two years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her sister in-law Tina, Strauss wanted to help, so she organized a benefit tonight at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church. Tina said Robin had been doing well until about five weeks ago, when they were told there was no other treatment for...
November 23, 2003 - 6:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Despite the warm temperatures, Santa Claus made his way to South Zanesville this afternoon. The Zanesville South Business Association’s annual Christmas parade took over Maysville Avenue for a couple of hours today. The parade featured over 1,000 entries, such as Christmas floats, dance teams and marching bands. Besides spreading Christmas cheer, participants were competing for trophies in 17 different categories. People lined the parade route, which went from Family Dollar to Eagle Sticks...
November 22, 2003 - 10:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department responded late Friday night around 11pm when flames destroyed two vacant buildings on Greenwood Avenue. There was minor damage to a third home. After inspecting the damage, fire officials decided today to completly demolish the buildings. This fire has one of several fires near and around Greenwood Avenue, just in the past few years.
November 21, 2003 - 10:45pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio’s two senators expressed frustration Friday that the Federal Energy Bill has been blocked in the Senate. The bill would have doubled the amount of ethanol in gasoline to $5 billion a year, a boon for Ohio corn farmers. It also would make reliability standards for operators of high-voltage power lines mandatory. Senator George Voinovich says that change would help prevent another massive blackout. Senator Mike Dewine says the bill isn’t perfect, but it represents a compromise that...
November 21, 2003 - 10:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With terrorism threats possible at any time, each county in the state is required to access how well prepared they are in case of an emergency. According to Ohio State Extension Agent Mark Mechling, one component of recent concern has been a bio-terrorism attack on our country’s agriculture. Officials have compiled a list of what type of locations might be most vulnerable to an attack. Mechling says grain elevators, livestock marketing facilities, and food and meat processing plants are...
November 21, 2003 - 10:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An Ohio judge collapsed Friday during a court case. Judge Charles Doneghy was expected to hear murder suspect Prentiss Williams plead guilty when the judge collapsed on the stand. Judge Doneghy was wheeled out of the courtroom in a stretcher, alert and conscious. The case in on hold while Judge Doneghy recovers at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He’s in stable condition and expects to be back to work soon.
November 21, 2003 - 1:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Newton Township Fire Department is hosting a benefit for a young White Cottage woman who died of breast cancer. 34-year old Cathy Dreibelbiss is survived by her husband and two small children and all the proceeds from this event will go toward helping the family. Friends and family are now trying to spread the word about early detection. A soup supper will be held in addition to an auction where lots of items have been donated. The benefit will be held at the Newton Township Fire...
November 21, 2003 - 12:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
As Christmas time draws near, Muskingum Christian Academy is working on their 7th annual holiday auction. Students and staff members collected donations from area businesses to put together themed gift baskets. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Christian Academy by helping reduce costs. The auction will be held November 29th at the Good Samaritan gym at 5:00.
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