The John McIntire Library will now be providing v-h-s and d-v-d’s to borrow… provided you have a library card. Up to five movies can be taken out at a time. Movies in the past have been made available based upon customer’s suggestions, but now customer service representatives says that many of the titles found are what you would see in a rental store. The library is offering a reserve system for movies as well. Go on line at www.muskingumlibrary.org to select your favorite pick.
Over 400 workers from across the United States and Japan are in Zanesville this week to lend a helping hand. As part of a mission group, young people will be in town to help build, fix, or remodel homes for the elderly, low income, or the disabled. The project is called Zanesville Hope. Over 70 sites will be refurbished. A group of at least five children and an adult will be working on each project. Co-sponsors of the event are the city of Zanesville and the United Methodist Church.
The Twin City Jaycees had a big day on the water Saturday, but it wasn’t by the way of watercraft. Saturday was the annual Rage on the River Raft Regatta and the Great Duck Race. All kinds of items that could float race downed river from old cars to bicycles. Tickets were sold for little yellow ducks to race down the river as well, with the winner receiving a thousand dollars. Money raised is used for area scholarships.
An annual outreach project was held Saturday at the North Terrace Church of Christ. The congregation and friends of the church held the second annual Free Stuff Giveaway for the public. Over 50,000 items were donated for the event, including clothing, electronics, baby items, housewares, appliances and more. Organizers of the event say that people were waiting in line at 4:30 in the morning in anticipation of the event.
The Zanesville Chamber music society performed a concert at Elson Hall at O-U-Z Saturday. The band is made up of area professionals who have been practicing for two months for the annual show. The band plays many well known string sounds and consists of area musicians as well as some from Middletown, and Caplan University. The group will perform again Sunday at the St. James Episcopal Church on 6th street in Zanesville.
Guernsey county now has a 16-hundred square foot facility to welcome its tourists. A new information and welcome center now is located on national road. On Saturday an open house was held to unveil the recent project. Inside visitors can find features that depict the history, culture, and people of the county and other attractions. The new center is located at 627 Wheeling Avenue.
Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton has accepted mayoral candidate Rick Lavy’s challenge for a debate, but Fenton is seriously concerned about using the city’s government events channel to broadcast the forum. The Mayor recently accepted the proposal in a letter to Lavy stating that the debate needs to be held at and broadcast on neutral ground. Fenton said, “I do think we need an independent third party to do it.” Republican candidate Dave Joseph tells WHIZ that he’s ready to debate, whichever...
Police say a man arrested in an arson that killed five college students in a house near the Ohio State University campus had no previous relationship with anyone in the house. Detective Mike McCann says 20-year-old Robert L. Patterson is not an Ohio State student but lives near the University. Patterson is charged with five counts of aggravated murder, three counts of attempted aggrvated murder, and nine counts of aggravated arson.
It appears former Ohio Congressman James Trafficant will be running for president from federal prison. A group of his supporters announced Friday that the convicted former congressman has given them the “ok” to launch a presidential campaign. The group says they are forming a Presidential Exploratory Committee and already have raised more than $10,000 through their Internet site. Spokesman Marcus Belk says the campaign hopes to raise $100,000 by October 1st. He says that’s when Trafficant...
It’s a feline frenzy at the Secrest Auditorium this weekend. Cat owners can show off their pets’ best assets n the Korat Cat Show. More than 200 cats will be judged according to standards of the individual breed of feline. Dating back to the Egyptian period, cats have remained a staple in households around the world. And now kitties have the chance to strut their fur. Vendors will also be available at the how, selling cat toys, beds, and nutritional advice. The show runs Saturday, August...