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December 30, 2001 - 12:23pm
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An old abandoned schoolhouse that is over 100-years-old has been turned into a bed and breakfast. Opened in 1900, the schoolhouse served as an elementary and high school for the Brownsville community. After being closed in 1948 and serving as a storehouse for over 50-years, a couple visiting from California decided to turn it into a bed and breakfast. The National Trail Schoolhouse Inn features three bedrooms, two common areas and memorobilia from students that once attended the school....
December 29, 2001 - 4:00pm
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In a dedication ceremony today, the New Lexington City School District opened the doors of their new high school to the public. Because the old high school was becoming overcrowded, the school district was in need of a new facility. After passing a levy in 1999 and breaking ground in 2000, the new high school was well in its way. Now, the new facility which is over 105,000 square feet is ready to house approximately 600 students in grades 9 thru 12. Students and staff will occupy the new...
December 29, 2001 - 3:49pm
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For the African-American community, the time between the day after Christmas and New Year's Day, is the time to celebrate Kwanzaa. Founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a non-religious holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Karenga combined aspects of several African harvest celebrations, such as those of the Ashanti and those of the Zulu, to form the basis of Kwanzaa. On each of the seven nights of Kwanzaa, the family gathers and one of the candles are lit on...
December 28, 2001 - 5:40pm
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The city of Zanesville has worked with other communities and groups to make things happen. Mayor Fenton is most proud of the J.E.D agreement or joint economical development – where three communities combined to increase growth. The result is a brand new Pick-N-Save that Springfield Township, South Zanesville, and Zanesville all benefit from. The city also worked with an out-of-town group in the work camps and the state in the million dollar-housing grant that fixed up a total of 150 houses...
December 28, 2001 - 2:06pm
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The weather outside is frightful,and the animals that live outdoors are subjected to all of the harsh elements winter can bring. With the temperatures dropping as low as the teens, pets need extra care if they are out of the home. Pets need a shelter box even for a cat. It needs to be elevated and have dry bedding such as straw. Besides keeping pets warm, pet owners must also be aware of the dangers deicing agents bring when used on pavements and sidewalks. Anitfreeze and salt can severely harm...
December 27, 2001 - 6:06pm
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Christmas Day has come and gone. Don't know what to do with your real tree? Well, the Zanesville State Nursery can surely use them. They take the old christmas trees, grind them up and turn them into a composte. The mixture is then used to help nurture the growth of young trees at the nursery. The nursery has four locations where you can drop-off your Christmas tree. They are Lowes in Zanesville, Village Park in South Zanesville, Bergin Park in Duncan Falls and the Swim Center in Dresden...
December 27, 2001 - 6:01pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Winter is here and the Ohio Department Of Transportation is ready for it. The winter season brings snow and cold winds that can cause big problems for area drivers. Armed with a new procedure, O-DOT is well prepared to help take some of the dangers out of wintery state highways. Salt brine has been used to pre-treat state highways in other counties such as Coshocton and has many benefits over the traditional use of rock salt. Phil Newman, transportation administrator for O-DOT, says that by...
December 27, 2001 - 1:52pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Technology is breaking through in Muskingum County and at the County Commissioners office today requests for proposals from companies around the country were brought forth. The issue is, what company can best supply Muskingum County with data for digital orthophotos or aerial pictures of land in our area. These pictures of streets, intersections, thoroughfares, buildings, bodies of water would be made available in a digital format so that the county can be seen on a computer screen. That...
December 26, 2001 - 6:17pm
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A fire broke out in a home in Muskingum county late Wednesday afternoon. Flames started pouring out in a home at 2245 Richvale Road. Both Muskingum and Falls township fire departments responded. The cost of the damage is around 5 thousand dollars. The exact cause of the fire wasn’t given, but carelessness was a factor.
December 26, 2001 - 5:13pm
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Winter is officially here, and that means icy and snowy conditions on the roadways. One of the most important things you can do is get your car ready for winter, and it starts with getting the right tires. A wide low profile or large tire has to plow a wide path through snow which causes resistance. The narrower the tire the easier you can get through the snow.
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