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December 15, 2001 - 4:25pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Volunteers for the Salvation Army's annual Angel Tree Project have a lot to smile about this Christmas holiday. After a very slow start, the community responded with an overwhelming display of human kindness. In just one week, the organization collected over 2,000 toys for the area's children. Although Saturday, December 15th was the last day for the Angel Tree at the mall, you can drop off toys at the Salvation Army located at 515 Putnam Avenue through this coming Thursday. The project has...
December 15, 2001 - 4:20pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The work of a local artist will be showcased in her very first open house at Buckeye Stoneware this Sunday. From noon to 5PM, people will have the opportunity to view and purchase original watercolor paintings done by Mary Ann Bucci. Referring to herself as a neophyte at painting, the modest artist's works are inspired by the simpler things of life. Bucci says that the collection of about 25 watercolors that have never been reproduced will be available at reasonable prices.
December 14, 2001 - 7:31pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
It's bad news today from the AAA auto club. It is closing five offices around the state, and one of them is in New Lexington. The agency blames declining revenues for its travel planning services. The other offices that are closing are in downtown Columbus, Circleville, Fostoria, and Concord. AAA will still have 34 offices in the state.
December 14, 2001 - 7:25pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Ohio AFL-CIO is trying to get legislators to pass a bill that will benefit Ohioans that do not have health coverage or are simply underinsured. The "Ohio Prescription Drug Fair Pricing Act" was formulated by the organization after seeing a similar bill passed in the state of Maine. The bill, which is now a pending legislation in the Ohio General Assembly", could save Ohioans a considerable amount of money on prescription drugs. Since the bill is still pending in both houses of the...
December 14, 2001 - 7:18pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A pharmacy that has been in the Zanesville community for over 20 years will be closing its doors. After this coming Wednesday, Shirley's Pharmacy located on Maple Avenue will no longer be serving the community. Tom Fulkerson, who also serves as the store's pharmacists, has owned the store since 1979. He says that he decided to sell the pharmacy in order to take things a little slower. Although Fulkerson has no regrets in his decision to close the pharmacy, he has become very found of the...
December 14, 2001 - 7:34am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The West Muskingum School Board has named an interim superintendent. Terry Ohlinger, who has 30 years of educational experience will take over Janurary first. He is a former assistant superintendent of the Zanesville City Schools and a Maysville Junior High School assistant principal. He is replacing Dr. Richard Murray who left to head up the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center In Zanesville.
December 13, 2001 - 12:46pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Business is proceeding to grow in Zanesville. Discussing are continuing regarding the addition of another new restaurant in the area. A site has already been chosen for the restaurant and tonight a meeting will take place to finalize plans. The idea is to bring more employment opportunities to the community and other options for wining and dining. Zoning for businesses is an important part of economic development for the area, as well as assuring controlled growth for the community. Ruby...
December 12, 2001 - 6:09pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
An innovative project hopes to provide a clean, safe, and educational daycare center that will benefit both the child and parent. In a meeting of organizers today, the final preparations were made for the Grand Opening of Carrytown. This unique daycare center is the brainchild of both the Zanesville Metro Housing authority and the non-profit day care center – Carreystreet. The designers of the facility wanted to surround the children in a make-believe town layout. Carreytown will be open to...
December 12, 2001 - 6:08pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Grocery store shoppers weren’t alarmed when a 3-ton mobile hot dog pulled into Zanesville today. The Oscar Myer Weinermobile was parked in front of Pick-in-Save. This 27 footlong hot dog is a pop culture icon that’s been around for awhile. The hotdoggers were handing out the Weinermobilia to all the people who stopped by to visit. They are also signing people up to win tickets to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament in Columbus. If you missed the “bunderful” good time today. You can come...
December 12, 2001 - 1:02pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Providing Christmas toys for all the needy children in the county is a big task, and it cannot be done alone. So from one community to another a very special gift was given to make the holiday season as well as the remainder of the year, one to remember. A donation of $5,000 came from St. Nicholas Church here in Zanesville, and the money came from the wallets of the members of the church. Because of all the services Eastside has provided to those in need, the perish at St. Nicholas felt the...
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