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November 1, 2003 - 3:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today marked the 3rd annual Zanesville Elder Beerman Community Day. Nonprofit organizations participated by selling tickets with all the proceeds going to that organization. Members were able to help the community in other ways as well. At least 17 organizations participated in today’s event, all benefiting the community of Zanesville.
November 1, 2003 - 3:29pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A 21-year old is dead tonight after being ejected from his vehicle in a two-car accident in Muskingum County. The highway patrol says it happened around 9:30 this morning on route 208 just outside of Adamsville. Troopers say 21-year old Nicholas Starcher of Dresden went left of center, but it is unclear as to why. The driver of the other vehicle is 35-year old Rhonda Paisley of Adamsville who had her 12-year old daughters with her at the time of the crash. The three of them were taken to...
October 31, 2003 - 9:59pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A living memorial and keepstone were dedicated Friday at Zane Landing Park in Zanesville. The yellow wood tree was planted in celebration of the 75th anniversary of National Business and Professional Women’s Week. President of Zanesville’s chapter of the women’s club Lisa Browning says the club is for women who are interested in learning about health issues. Browning also says any woman who is interested is encouraged to join the organization.
October 31, 2003 - 9:56pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
As wildfire continue to rage in California, Ohio Forestry Officials are launching a program to help residents here protect themselves and their homes from similar blazes. The Firewise Ohio Program brings together local fire departments and citizens who live in forested areas to develop fire safety plans and teach homeowners about wildfire protection. In Ohio, wildfires usually burn down 4,000 to 6,000 acres a year. Forestry officials say they’ll use the program to provide risk assessment and...
October 31, 2003 - 5:44pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An extra special dog is in need of a loving family and a new home. The Muskingum County Pound has recently found a little dog that only has three legs. She was found ten days ago on state route 666 in Zanesville and so far no one has claimed her. Bryan Catlin, Assistant Dog Warden for the Muskingum County Pound, says they have been calling the pup Chancy, because they want to give her a second chance at finding a home. Catlin says Chancy would fit in with almost any family who is willing to...
October 31, 2003 - 5:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s trick-or-treat night tonight, which means Thanksgiving is less than a month away and time to start thinking of a local tradition. In preparation for the big feast, the owner’s of Longshore Turkey Farm in Zanesville have been raising hundreds of turkeys. Longshore Turkey Farm has been a family owned and operated business for 75-years and those who have tried a Longshore bird just keep coming back for more. Longshore turkeys could also be popular because they are raised on open range, and...
October 31, 2003 - 5:30pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Halloween festivities continued today, especially for the kids. The Help Me Grow center held a harvest party and invited all the kids…in costume of course. Parents were able to participate as well by helping out with arts and crafts. For more information about the Help Me Grow program you can call the center at 450-3275.
October 31, 2003 - 5:24pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The 73rd annual state NAACP convention is being held in Muskingum County. The group is focusing on many issues including: voter empowerment, the criminal justice system and empowering youth. The NAACP is not only concentrating on statewide issues, but is also hoping to accomplish a lot for this community. At least 300-500 people are expected to attend the convention including Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor over the weekend. The event is being held at the Zanesville Holiday Inn.
October 31, 2003 - 5:19pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A nationally recognized speaker was in Zanesville talking to school kids about drugs. Rob Paugh shared his message with students at Roosevelt Middle School as part of their Red Ribbon week celebration. Paugh says the presentation taught students about the “lies” the media is telling youth. Students were shown clips from movies and video games to help get the message across. The true lies presentation is shown nationwide with over 25 speakers across the country.
October 31, 2003 - 3:43pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The State Health Department is starting a new statewide kidney registry intended to match living donors with those who need the organs. Health department spokesman Michelle Loparo says the program will include nine of eleven transplant hospitals in the state. Previously, individual Ohio transplant hospitals managed their own transplant patients without an organized method for exchanges in different areas. Patient and donor information will be input into a central computer registry, which...
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