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February 22, 2004 - 5:43pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Zanesville became sin city on Saturday night for the annual Genesis Foundation Casino Night, to raise money for women’s services.

This year’s fundraiser was done all Vegas style.
This year’s Casino Night had a new venue, the past 15 years its been held at the Colony Square Mall, but this year, the foundation chose the Zanesville Holiday Inn for the bash.

All the money raised at Casino Night benefits Women’s Services, including the heart and cancer departments.
February 22, 2004 - 3:51pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
With the new trend in bridal fashion this year, your something blue could be your dress. Teri Misener’s job is to help brides select their wedding gown of their dreams, and if you are a spring bride, I hope you dream in color.

“Color in bridal gowns, always taboo, those days are gone, we’re seeing beautiful colors in wedding gowns now.” Says Misener.

Designers are adding a touch of every color in the rainbow from deep reds to light blues to rich gold, all showing up in the...
February 21, 2004 - 7:45pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Five scouting volunteer leaders were recognized today for their outstanding achievements in the Muskingum Valley Council of Boy Scouts.

Harry Petry, Ann Laudeman, Shirely Allen, Therese Lehman, and Steve Courtright were awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest achievable award given by the Boy Scout Council.

Today’s ceremony was also a time to reflect on the past year and highlight membership growth.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of Boy Scouts is excited...
February 21, 2004 - 11:40am
6 years 24 weeks ago
It may not be spring yet, but some people probation have already started spring cleaning the city’s streets.

Every weekend probationers have to spend the afternoon cleaning up trash and other garbage from the sides of the roads.

One of the most popular dumping areas is Granger Road in South Zanesville.

Picking up trash is punishment for people who commit felonies.

At the end of a day the group has collected about three tons of trash to be hauled to...
February 21, 2004 - 11:35am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A lot of people spent this rainy, cold day at the Hearth and Home Show at the Colony Square Mall.

If you are ready for spring and you think your yard is too then Ryan Schmidt, owner of The Big Dawg Landscaping can help you.

There is plenty they can do to your yard whether you are looking for some sprucing up or complete renovation.

There are over eighty displays to enjoy and you only have one day left to do it.
February 20, 2004 - 8:47pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court didn’t have enough evidence to rule in favor of a Parkersburg hospital that wouldn’t hire a male nurse for its Obstetrics Unit.

The court ruled 4-to-1 Thursday to send the case back to the Wood County Circuit Court for further research. Nurse Michael Slivka of Malta says he thinks it’s amazing he can do the same job in Ohio but not across the river in West Virginia. Slivka now works in the Neonatal Unit at Children’s...
February 20, 2004 - 8:46pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A guilty plea Friday in North Carolina from a man charged in the 2002 shooting death of an Ohioan.

24-yar-old Quincy Allen of Columbia, South Carolina, pleaded guilty in the shooting deaths of 29-year-old Robert Shane Roush of Lancaster along with a store clerk. The shootings happened at a gas station off Interstate 77 on August 12th, 2002.

Allen was arrested three days later in Texas driving Roush’s Ford Explorer. Authorities say Allen had been running from Columbia...
February 20, 2004 - 2:50pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s a movie that’s receiving rave reviews, and raising a few eyebrows…

Mel Gibson’s new movie “The Passion of the Christ” opens in theaters on Ash Wednesday, but you can see the movie for free, thanks to a local church who giving away almost 300 free tickets.

You can pick them up at the New Beginnings Book Store at 3375 Maple Avenue
Or call the Dresden Road Baptist Church to reserve tickets at 740-452-1264.

Seating is limited, so get tickets early. The...
February 20, 2004 - 2:15pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some local high school students were in court this morning…but it was not a problem…but rather an educational opportunity.

Students participated as lawyers and witnesses in mock trials. These trials are used as a way to teach students about the legal system.

The trial started at 9 a.m. with the prosecution presenting its evidence. The case was about police harassing witnesses to a riot. The Ohio Bar Association wrote the script for this year.

The student...
February 20, 2004 - 2:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department says a suspect arsonist in the Greenwood area has struck again.

A suspicious fire is being investigated today at a duplex.

At around 11 0’clock last night the Zanesville Fire Department received a call about a house on fire.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says when crews arrived on the scene at 9-76 Greenwood Avenue; one half of the duplex was on fire. Lacy says that this fire may be connected to the previous fires in the area.

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