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June 7, 2004 - 1:14pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Muskingum County native comes back home and stops by the County Commissioners to talk about his new book.

The new book titled, No Better Bull: A Chronicle of Family and my Life with the Angus Breed.

Author Les Leachman says he’s been coming back to Ohio since 1946. He left to continue with the family business of raising Angus beef cattle in Montana

“We have never missed a year coming back to Ohio, even if it was just stopping for a few minutes or a few hours...
June 7, 2004 - 1:07pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Gus Macker Tournament may be over but the numbers are still coming in and according to Downtown Manager Dana Matz, those numbers add up to success.

Matz says this year’s tournament’s emphasis was on sportsmanship and conduct on the court. Two players were arrested for misconduct on Saturday. He says compared to last year the numbers were slightly down. Approximately 22-thousand as opposed to last year’s 25-thousand, but despite that Matz says Gus Macker was a success.
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June 7, 2004 - 8:06am
6 years 35 weeks ago
If Councilwoman Patsy Thomas gets her way defibrillators will be easy to find in Columbus as fire extinguishers.

Doctors say people have a better chance of surviving a heart attack if they can get treatment within four minutes.

Cities like Las Vegas and Seattle keep the machines, which give victims a lifesaving shock nearby and ready for use by the public.

Thomas teamed up with area hospitals last year to raise nearly 25-thousand dollars to put the machines in...
June 6, 2004 - 1:57pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The annual Gus Macker Tournament came to a close today, and we wanted to find out just how far people had to drive home when the games ended.

At this year’s Gus Macker people come from twelve different states just to show who’s got game.

The Zanesville tournament kicked off the tournaments across the summer.

This year there will be 49 Gus Macker tournaments across the country including nine of those right here in the buckeye state.
June 6, 2004 - 1:56pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
We all know our area is known for producing the finest pottery around and at the Zanesville Art Center some of that fine pottery can be seen for most of the summer.

Plenty of rare and unusual pieces can be seen at the Weller Pottery Exhibit.

The pottery came from all different collectors al over the United States. The exhibit features over 200 pieces.

The Weller Pottery Exhibit began today and will run through August 25th.
June 5, 2004 - 6:45pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Our hometown heroes took advantage of large crowds downtown today from the Gus Macker and opened doors at the Fire Department.

Firemen gave tours of the station and handed out helmets and candy. A couple hundred people came through the open- house today, wanting to meet the people who keep our community safe.

The Zanesville Fire Department has 46 firemen, plus the Chief, who risk their lives everyday.
June 5, 2004 - 6:38pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The close knit community of Frazeysburg is trying to help a 6 year old boy fight for his life.

Brandon Miller has been battling leukemia since January of last year. Just released from the hospital last night, Brandon got a chance to get out today and just be a kid. The community organized a fundraiser for Brandon to alleviate some of the medical costs for the family.

Brandon just finished kindergarten and has spent much of the year indoors. But today he got a chance to...
June 5, 2004 - 10:29am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Plenty of action going on downtown- the Gus Macker three-on-three tournaments were in full force all day today, but basketball isn’t the only thing for people to enjoy. There is plenty on site for people to cash in on like anything from clothing to cell phones.

Retail Manager or Gus Macker’s Headquarters says, “this (Zanesville) is probably one of the best sellers we do.”

It is because of the large crowd that local business se an increase of sales.

The largest...
June 4, 2004 - 8:53pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Friday police arrest a Zanesville man for his possible connection to a Memorial Day weekend shooting in Cambridge.

According to Cambridge Police Captain Randy LePage, Sunday evening shots were fired inside the residence of 448 N. 6th Street (Not the home pictured to the left.) 19-year-old Bruce Mosely was struck once.

After Cambridge Police interviewed witnessed, Thursday probable cause was developed and a charge of attempted murder with a firearm specification was filed...
June 4, 2004 - 2:55pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Did you know its cat month at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter?

Right now at the shelter they have dozens of adorable cats, kittens and dogs all ready to go with all their shots, and eager to find good homes.

If you are not ready to adopt, the shelter always welcomes animal lovers who want to volunteer a little of their time to help out with the animals. You can meet your new best friend at the animal shelter M-F 10-5:30p, Sat. 10-4p.
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