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April 5, 2004 - 5:56am
6 years 24 weeks ago
It took a prison prayer meeting to get inmate Alvin Brooks thinking about giving a cookie to worst enemy in the Lebanon Correctional Facility.

Kairos Prison Ministry International organized the three-day event to spread the message of Christianity among prisoners.

The weekend was filled with backslapping hugs, fried chicken and Bible verses in the prison gym.

To solidify the theme of forgiveness, each of the prisoners who attended the Christian workshop was...
April 5, 2004 - 4:42am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Columbus police officials say they didn’t realize until the highway shooting case came along just how many gunshot reports they receive.

Police records show that, in the year 2003 alone, dispatchers took nearly 97-hundred of shots being fired in the City, a rate of more than one an hour.

Law enforcement officials say they didn’t pay close attention to the volume of those calls until it became apparent late last year that a serial shooter was firing at vehicles, primarily...
April 4, 2004 - 9:55pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office announces it has two men in custody, pertaining to a drug investigation.

According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, his office has arrested two men for trafficking over 40 pounds of marijuana.

The two men have been formally charged by the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office with trafficking in drugs, a felony of the second degree.

The names of the two men have not yet been released, however Sheriff Stephenson says one of the men...
April 4, 2004 - 4:09pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Several local Christian Churches united this morning on the Courthouse steps for a Palm Sunday Service.

Father Bertrand of St. Tomas Church says this kind of public announcement is important to the Christian faith.

After the service, which included singing, and reading from the Holy Scripture, and blessing of the palm, worshipers then marched in procession, east down Main Street. Father Bertrand says it’s symbolic of the procession of Christ.

Over a dozen...
April 4, 2004 - 2:51pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Happy Meals make happy animals.

All across Ohio today McDonald’s and County Animal Shelters teamed up to help benefit the Humane Society.

Animal shelter volunteer Mary Fellers says, “Whenever you buy a happy meal or a mighty kids meal, a dollar from each one all day today will go towards the animal shelter.”

If you want to help the cause, but Happy Meals aren’t your thing, you can buy a paper doghouse that will be on display at McDonald’s for only a dollar....
April 4, 2004 - 2:49pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Crooksville Fire Department’s quick response may have helped save one family’s home today.

Crooksville, Newton Township and Roseville responded to a two o’clock call with a fire that started in the back of the house on East Brown Street.

Crooksville Fire Chief Dennis Dew says, “when we got to the scene there was a little bit of smoke showing. We laid the line out and knocked the fire out pretty quick.”

Three people live in the home and escaped safely....
April 4, 2004 - 2:48pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It may be a week early, but the Easter Bunny made it’s way to Zanesville today.

Over 250 people line up outside the Amrou Grotto to see good old Peter Cotton Tail.

After the bunny arrives people participate in a number of events.

Families also enjoyed a basketball shootout and bingo.
April 3, 2004 - 11:52pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Going once, twice, sold. It was a huge turnout tonight at Bishop Rosecrans High School for their 14th annual Rosecrans Auction.

The Auction is held every year to keep down the cost of tuition. Alumni Director Gina Pellegrino says she’s very thankful for all the local vendors and volunteers who donated their time and services.

From local artists paintings to vacations, everything you can think of was being auctioned off, with all the proceeds going directly to the school....
April 3, 2004 - 11:42pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Local artists belonging to ZAAP, that’s Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, got another chance to display their artwork all over local city businesses tonight, including the Java House in Buchanan Square.

Art lovers young and old came out to get a glimpse of some of some of the most talented artists in our area.

ZAAP artwork was also displayed tonight at Bryans Interiors and Framing, The Ohio Education Credit Union, and Custom Frames.
April 3, 2004 - 2:07pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
There’s a new face in the Zanesville’s upcoming artist colony, Karen Shaw Honaker. This local artist has returned home to bring a little tourism and culture to downtown.

Honaker is a self-taught artist who was born in Zanesville, grew up in Florida and came to Ohio as teen and was resided in Ghanna.

Honaker describes her passion and her inspiration to be cowboys, horses and anything related to the western life.

Honaker has been painting with oils and water...
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