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February 26, 2005 - 1:57pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The pancakes and the people were in abundance this morning, with a breakfast at Applebee’s designed to benefit the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross.

With the restaurant full most of the morning; the Red Cross had high hopes for the amount of money they would raise. Susan McCollister is chapter chair. She says the money is sure to go to a good cause… disaster aid.

“We’ve been effected by hurricanes, of course we all know the flooding we’ve had, 5 major floods in...
February 26, 2005 - 1:50pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Hunting is a popular sport in Southeastern Ohio, and when a hunter becomes disabled, it can prove to be difficult to pursue their passion. So, a group called White Tails Unlimited decided to do something about it.

The group set up shop at the Colony Square Mall today with all he funds raised going to build ramps and bridges to help disabled hunters. Kent Papageorge, president of the Southeast Ohio chapter, says they put on a handicap hunt because they know there are those less...
February 26, 2005 - 1:43pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The celebration continued today for Coca-Cola collectors, as the 21st Annual Collectors Winterfest Show was held at the Zanesville Holiday Inn.

Besides the rooms full of memorabilia to buy and sell, the event included a live auction today, with pieces from the year 1900 to brand new items from today. One special item was an old pop machine that could bring in over $500.

“It was in the Buffalo feed room until 1963 and if you’ll notice, there’s a 6 cent price per coke, which...
February 26, 2005 - 1:21am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County is one of seven counties charging a Jeffersonville man with numerous counts of breaking and entering.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 47-year-old David K. Smith withdrew his not guilty plea in court Friday and pleaded guilty to one count of breaking and entering, one count of theft and one count possession of criminal tools.

Workman says the charges stem from an incident that occurred on December 4th of 2003 at the BP gas...
February 25, 2005 - 5:25pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
More parents are speaking out tonight with concerns about the future of Catholic Education in Zanesville.

Diane Hoffer has 3 children in Catholic Schools in Zanesville. 2 of her 3 are currently at St. Nicholas school; she says the consolidation was inevitable and will actually work to the children’s advantage.

Hoffer says her main concern is keeping the tuition affordable.

Hoffer adds she has received a letter from the school board saying they are in the...
February 25, 2005 - 5:16pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville Police are still investigating a rollover accident on Luck and West Main Thursday evening where the driver left the scene with a baby still in the car.

Police say 19-year-old Brandi Valentine, the babysitter of the infant yelled at a witness to watch the baby then fled the scene immediately after the accident.

“We still don’t know for sure why she left, but she came back about 25 minutes later.”
Said Captain Mike Baker from the Z.P.D.

February 25, 2005 - 5:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says its releasing information about another major drug operation busted in Zanesville.

Early Thursday morning the Muskingum County Drug Unit along with the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team confiscated 2 ponds of cocaine, an undetermined amount of cash and a firearm at the residence of 915 Prospect Ave.

42-year-old john Norris has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and having a weapon while...
February 25, 2005 - 12:00pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The annual legislative breakfast was held this morning at Eaglestick’s Inn, and not only did eggs make the menu… but so did Ohio’s budget.

220 Chamber of Commerce members attended the event, which is intended to allow the community to get up close and personal with state representatives, making sure that everyone is clear on current issues in our state.

State Senator Joy Padgett says that besides the obvious budget concerns, education also topped the list. “We certainly...
February 25, 2005 - 1:06am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug bust early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says it happened around six o'clock on Prospect Avenue in Zanesville.

Deputies seized drugs, but the Sheriff would not elaborate on how much or the type of drugs confiscated.

Two people are now in custody, however they will not be identified until they are formally charged sometime Friday.
February 24, 2005 - 7:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local artist is making his mark in Zanesville and hoping to inspire people at the same time.
Charlie Touvell’s art exhibit titled “Discorporate” opens tonight at the Campus Library at OUZ.

Touvell says he’s hoping to grab the attention of viewers with his bright colors and bold lines and the use of repetition. He says a recent trip to South Africa has inspired several pieces of his art.

Touvell says his interesting self-made stamps make every piece a one of a...
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