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October 25, 2004 - 5:20pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
If you've been confused about provisional ballots, this should clear things up.

The ruling is final---in order to vote in Ohio, you must go to your correct precinct where you are registered. This is something that Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has been saying all along.

Finally the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a previous ruling. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Martha Thomas says the rules are the same as before.

"The voters need to...
October 25, 2004 - 5:16pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Another arrest has been made--this time a recent armed robbery in Zanesville.

The ZPD arrested a man in connection with the October 20th robbery at the Duke and Duchess Station on the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Blvd.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says the ZPD has arrested 35 year-old Henry Newkirk of Zanesville.

Newkirk was taken into custody less than an hour after the robbery. He is currently on parole for a February 2002 robbery which occured at the...
October 25, 2004 - 5:11pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a recent scam involving the Toys For Tots campaign.

David Forni was taken into custody Friday afternoon at a local motel room. Forni appeared in court this morning in front of Judge William Joseph at Zanesville Municipal Court.

Forni plead not guilty to all charges. Sergeant Detective Ric Roush says the charges stem from Forni soliciting donations from individuals and businesses throughout Muskingum...
October 25, 2004 - 10:47am
6 years 51 weeks ago
It’s time to get ready for the holidays…and one local organization is starting on Election Day.

The Eastside Community Ministry will begin accepting applications on November 2nd for Thanksgiving meal baskets.

Executive Director of the ministry, Jack McClelland, says the baskets will include all the groceries necessary to prepare a hearty meal on November 25th.

“Folks get perishable items, such as bread, butter and milk, and we give them a gift certificate for...
October 24, 2004 - 10:11pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
An accident on SR 93 sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol says assured clear distance was the cause of this accident involving a pickup truck and a Jeep Cherokee.

Trooper Fowler adds alcohol was not a factor in the crash and it appeared that all people were wearing their seatbelts.
October 24, 2004 - 5:20pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
A new art exhibit at the Zanesville Art Center may have you seeing things in a different light.

Photographer Bill Grant says his black and white photographs are of ordinary, everyday things that seem fascinating to him.

Grant has been an artist for over 50 years. He started out as a painter then switched to taking pictures when he discovered it was cheaper to be a self-photographer when his first child was born.

You can visit Bill Grants...
October 24, 2004 - 2:35pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Lots of people came out to the 8th annual Souper Bowl benefit luncheon.

Over 14 area churches participated in the luncheon. Co-chair Yvonne Factor says, "The primary reason we wanted to bring all the churches together is because we have all different religions here."

All proceeds from today's event will go to the United Way.

Organizers say they've raised over $56,000 over the last seven years.
October 24, 2004 - 2:29pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
The PAWS organization hosted their first-ever
pet fair at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus.

Dog lovers could pick up goodies for their four-legged friends or teach them a thing or two.
"Right now we've got demonstrations in hurdling, obedience, puppy training and rally obedience," says event organizer Lisa Werkhaven.

All proceeds from today's event will go to the PAWS organization.
October 23, 2004 - 5:18pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
It was a disappointing day for the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, as few people chose to make a difference and donate blood.

Only a little over a dozen showed up to donate at the Blood Mobile at the north end Wal-Mart this afternoon. Donor rep Abby Corder says their blood levels have been at critical lows the past several months and now with even colder weather approaching, it is an important time to give.

Visit the next Blood Mobile Sat. the 30th at the south end...
October 23, 2004 - 11:14am
6 years 51 weeks ago
More than 50 families came out to the Zanesville Salvation Army for their annual Coats For Kids Give-away.

Case Manager Nancy Landerman says kids from age one to high school were able to take home a new coat. Landerman says this type of generosity is what makes our community such a great place to live.

The Salvation Army collected more than 500 coats in the last month and a half.
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