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December 8, 2003 - 10:15pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Authorities are hoping that cameras erected along Interstate-270 in Columbus will give them a clue into who’s behind the 14 shooting along the highway. Workers put up camera on poles late Monday afternoon.

Authorities are reluctant to release a complete profile of the shooter or shooters, saying there is not enough information. However Franklin County Chief Deputy Steve Martin Monday described a bit about what type of person might be responsible.

Martin says the...
December 8, 2003 - 2:02pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
As we begin to start decorating for the holiday season, it’s important not only to keep in mind the safety of children, but pets too. Gary Graham of the animal shelter here in Zanesville says there are plenty of ways to protect your pets from holiday hazards. Graham says cats especially will bat the glass ornaments off the tree and they will swat them, break them, getting glass in their paws. Some decorations can also be dangerous for pets, so you should make sure to keep certain plants out...
December 8, 2003 - 1:54pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A fire at a downtown law firm could have been a lot worse if not for the help of an office employee.

According to the Zanesville Fire Department a fire broke out early this morning in a closet/kitchenette of the Jones, Funk and Payne law firm located on 4th street in downtown Zanesville.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy praises the woman who was the only person in the building at the time of the fire. Lacy says, “She did the right thing by leaving that door closed and upon...
December 8, 2003 - 1:47pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The flu season has started in full force this year, and has been blamed for the deaths of at least eleven children across the country. It could be the worst flu season in years, especially since now the manufacturers of the vaccine claim they aren’t making any more. So what can we do to protect ourselves? Dr. Vicki Whitacre the medical director of the Health Department says frequent hand washing and avoiding large crowds will help because that is how the flu is being transferred. While...
December 8, 2003 - 10:36am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville fire department says it could have been a lot worse than it was. A fire this morning happened at the Jones, Funk, and Payne law firm at 45 North 4th Street.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says a fire broke out in a storage closet in a kitchen. There were no injuries reported. The whole building suffered some smoke damage.
December 8, 2003 - 1:17am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Art lovers were taking in a first glance of the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, otherwise known as ZAAP.

Monetary prizes were awarded to several of the local artists. Art Director, Phil LaDouceur says he's thrilled to have so much talent at the center.

This year's exhibition focuses on the artists' interpretation of the Muskingum River Parkway.

The ZAAP exhibit will be on display now through January 31. For more information, you can contact the...
December 8, 2003 - 1:11am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A very caring tradition, 55 years and counting...volunteers for "Toys For Tots" are making children extremely happy all over Muskingum County.

Sponsored by the Marine Core Reserves, "Toys For Tots" spreads holiday cheer by providing toys for less fortunate children in our area.

So far, the volunteers have raised $5,300 and say it has been the most successful year to date. If you would like to donate, you can still do so by dropping off toys or checks at the VFW in...
December 8, 2003 - 1:05am
6 years 12 weeks ago
An accident in Dresden Saturday night leaves a little girl in the hospital.

According to Officer Matt Prince with the Dresden Police Department, she was riding on a float in the Dresden Christmas parade. The float was slowing down in front of the family's home for her to get off. She jumped from the ride and an adult attempted to catch her, but she slipped and fell under the left rear wheel of the trailer.

The child, who's not being identified at this time, was taken...
December 6, 2003 - 8:47pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It was a holly day down at the Sunrise Senior Center today. As they teamed up with the Big Brothers- Big Sisters to get local children in the mood for the holidays.

Many of the seniors enjoyed working with the children and found they had something in common by making Christmas cards.

Today marked the first annual event for the senior center and Big Brothers- Big Sisters, and the two groups hope to make it a tradition.
December 6, 2003 - 8:47pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
55 and counting... that's how many years the Zanesville Jaycees and the Salvation Army have been donating canned foods to those less fortunate.

During the annual C-day event local volunteers manned the phones taking down addresses of residents who wanted to donate.

This event makes it so convenient to donate, you don't even have to leave your home to get the good feeling of giving.

The Salvation Army reports that the quality of donations have been much nicer...
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