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July 20, 2003 - 8:06pm
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Southeastern Ohio hosted the annual Jamboree in the Hills with a lineup including superstars Martina McBride, Neil McCoy, and Brooks and Dunn. From all over the United States, fans flocked into Morristown this weekend for the chance to hear some of the biggest names in country music. The outdoor concert has continued to get bigger and better since its modest beginning back in 1977. The now weeklong event is hosting 23 acts this year. Some fans choose to camp out in tents and trailers, while...
July 20, 2003 - 7:03pm
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Dillon State Park plays host to a traditional Native American ceremony. The fourth annual Pow Wow was held at the park this weekend. Organizers were happy with the pleasant weather, which led to a high visitor turnout. Chairman Joe Temple said there was a wide variety of things to do. “We have drumming and we just heard flute playing. We have a bunch of vendors out here that you can buy crafts off of,” said Temple. Many of the crafts were hand made items, which seemed to be a favorite for...
July 20, 2003 - 6:57pm
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A Morgan County man strikes it rich all by taking a chance on a lottery ticket. James Amos of McConelsville bought the winning Buckeye Five ticket at the Humidor and More in Zanesville. The jackpot was at one hundred thousand dollars when the numbers were drawn last Saturday. Since Amos chose the lump sum, after taxes that breaks down to just over seventy thousand dollars. Amos plans to use his winnings to buy an SUV. The Humidor and More in the Colony Square Mall gets a five hundred...
July 20, 2003 - 5:59pm
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Kroger Company is experimenting with dollar sections in an effort to compete against discounters in urban areas. The Cincinnati-based supermarket chain recently opened two stores in Houston that have large sections that sell items for $1.00. It also is trying out dollar-isles in about a dozen stores in western states. Company Spokesman, Gary Rhodes, says Kroger is testing the idea in markets where is competes against dollar stores. Analysts say dollar stores are often successful in urban...
July 20, 2003 - 12:00am
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A second motorcycle fatality in one week. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened early Saturday afternoon on County Road 7. The driver of the motorcycle, 22-year-old Carl Border, Jr. of Roseville died in the one vehicle crash. Border was driving westbound on CR 7 when he road off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. Upon the collision, Border was ejected off the bike and over the guardrail. It is unclear at this time if speed or...
July 19, 2003 - 11:52pm
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An unusual find for one customer at Weaver's Cycle Shop on Linden Avenue. Police continue to investigate what appears to be an alleged homicide and robbery Saturday evening. Authorites were called to the scene around 5:00 p.m. after a potential customer noticed the store left unattended and the door open ajar. Sgt. Chris Rice with the Zanesville Police Department says the scene was suspicious upon their arrival, and now a detailed process lies ahead. Rice says the body of 59-year-old Donna...
July 19, 2003 - 11:47pm
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NBA free-agent forward Samaki Walker was charged with drunken driving after an accident earlier this month in Newark. Walker, who spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, lost control of his vehicle about 20 miles east of Columbus on July 9th. Highway Patrol Dispatcher Pat Snelling says Walker's vehicle rolled over, partially ejecting him. He was treated at a hospital and later released. Walker told troopers had had two alcoholic drinks. Authorities are waiting for the...
July 19, 2003 - 9:18pm
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Jazz musicians and the American Cancer Society team up for a day long fundraiser.
The second annual Jam at the Landing raised money this afternoon at Zanes Landing.
Organizers said they expect to raise more than last year's ten thousand dollars.
All of the food is donated and a silent auction had bidders excited all day long.
"We have an Ohio State football signed by the coaches and players of the championship team. We have nascar jackets and pictures and lots of things...
July 19, 2003 - 9:11pm
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A weekend reunion brings the descendents of the first African American families to our area.
The Lett reunion countinues today at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.
Families from across the country gathered to celebrate their heritage and meet relatives they never knew.
Robert Williams is a geneologist and came to Zanesville all the way from Chicago, Illinois.
"This is a geneologist's dream to get people together and try to network with them. You know, share information...
July 19, 2003 - 8:22pm
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This weekend's Farmers' Market at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds opened in a unique and memorable way. State Representative Jim Asladides opened the market with the ringing of Muskingum County's Bicentennial bell. His attendance also is a show of support for a new war memorial. Asladides says that through a memorial, local fallen heroes will never be forgotten. Veterans were raising money Saturday to ultimately place a new bronze bell at the market. These bronze bells inturn support the...
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