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September 1, 2004 - 2:39pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
If you like planes and pancakes you should head out to the Riverside airport on Saturday for another fly-in pancake party.

The event will be from 8 am until 2pm and an all you can eat breakfast and lunch will be served for five dollars.

This is the last fly-in pancake event this year and they hope to attract more people than usual.

If you don’t want to eat you are still encouraged to come down to the airport and watch the planes fly in.
September 1, 2004 - 2:34pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office reports another lion sighting. This one right in the Sheriff’s own backyard.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says a neighbor of his saw the lion last night and early this morning deputies set up a trap to try and catch the animal to stop the fear among local residents.

The trap should in now way injure the lion or animal. Although no person was injured in this sighting the Sheriff is advising the public to keep an eye out and stay safe.
September 1, 2004 - 12:14pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
The fight for the buckeye state continues, as John Kerry plans to make a campaign stop in Licking county on Friday.

Kerry will speak on Courthouse Square in Newark, early Friday afternoon. Tickets are available today and tomorrow from 9am to 9pm at the Democratic Headquarters located at 25 Arcade Place, downtown Newark.

Gates open Friday morning at 10:30.
Call 740-349-8273 for more information.
August 31, 2004 - 10:10pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Newark officials say they have found the body of a Newark teenager, missing since Sunday night after he reportedly fell into the Licking River.

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the Newark City Council chambers, police and fire officials announced their sad discovery of 19-year-old Jeremiah Michalczak.

Newark Police Detective Scott Snow says Michalczak’s body at 1:42 p.m. about 4.43 miles downstream from the original point of entry into the water.

August 31, 2004 - 3:20pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
If you’re looking for some fun this weekend you should check out downtown Zanesville for the first-ever Solid Gold Ribfest.

The event will be held at the corner of 4th and Shinnick streets right in front of Secrest Auditorium.

The ribfest kicks off on Friday at 3 p.m. and the cost is free.

Entertainment will include Jimi Vincent and the Stallions and LeVeck Entertainment’s Solid Gold review as well as many other local favorites.
August 31, 2004 - 3:10pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Congratulations is in order for a local official who retires today after close to 27 years as an investigator for the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office.

Larry Brocklehurst has put in just under 27 years of dedication to the detective department where he worked on solving many local crimes but say two stick out the most. “Two of the main ones gross murder trial I worked and assisted in that and the Tanner murder with Henry Hager. I was deeply involved with that and they were two of...
August 31, 2004 - 6:01am
6 years 46 weeks ago
Attention early morning commuters traveling through Muskingum County today.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently on the scene of two separate accidents this morning. In Hopewell troopers are investigating a two vehicle accident involving an S-U-V and a semi tractor-trailer. The injury crash occurred in front of the B...
August 31, 2004 - 5:03am
6 years 46 weeks ago
Hours after George Bush accepts the republican party’s nomination for re-election in New York on Thursday night, democrat John Kerry plans to respond at ground zero of the presidential campaign – Ohio…and it's official, Kerry will visit Newark Friday.

Kerry is kicking off the general election in the battleground state that George Bush won in the last race, as has every other republican who’s ever been elected President.

Kerry plans a rally in Ohio just before midnight...
August 30, 2004 - 10:13pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
“Nature is still working against us with the speed of the water…tomorrow should be a better day,” Newark Fire Captain Tom O’Brien told WHIZ news Monday night.

The Newark FD had been searching the Licking River near Waterworks Road since Sunday night for 19-year-old Jeremiah Michaelczar, a missing Newark man who reportedly fell into the river while walking across a damn with friends.

O’Brien says his department has several areas along the river benchmarked when they resume...
August 30, 2004 - 5:05pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Here’s an alarming statistic…the number of people in Muskingum County waiting for housing is about 400 families.

Representatives from the Ohio Regional Development Corporation visited the commissioners today to go over details of a housing strategy designed to help maintain homeownership for individuals with low to moderate incomes.

Of the 400 families waiting to be served, there is almost the same number in the city in the same position where they are left just waiting...
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