Local News

October 31, 2003 - 5:44pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
An extra special dog is in need of a loving family and a new home. The Muskingum County Pound has recently found a little dog that only has three legs. She was found ten days ago on state route 666 in Zanesville and so far no one has claimed her. Bryan Catlin, Assistant Dog Warden for the Muskingum County Pound, says they have been calling the pup Chancy, because they want to give her a second chance at finding a home. Catlin says Chancy would fit in with almost any family who is willing to...
October 31, 2003 - 5:35pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
It’s trick-or-treat night tonight, which means Thanksgiving is less than a month away and time to start thinking of a local tradition. In preparation for the big feast, the owner’s of Longshore Turkey Farm in Zanesville have been raising hundreds of turkeys. Longshore Turkey Farm has been a family owned and operated business for 75-years and those who have tried a Longshore bird just keep coming back for more. Longshore turkeys could also be popular because they are raised on open range, and...
October 31, 2003 - 5:30pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Halloween festivities continued today, especially for the kids. The Help Me Grow center held a harvest party and invited all the kids…in costume of course. Parents were able to participate as well by helping out with arts and crafts. For more information about the Help Me Grow program you can call the center at 450-3275.
October 31, 2003 - 5:24pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The 73rd annual state NAACP convention is being held in Muskingum County. The group is focusing on many issues including: voter empowerment, the criminal justice system and empowering youth. The NAACP is not only concentrating on statewide issues, but is also hoping to accomplish a lot for this community. At least 300-500 people are expected to attend the convention including Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor over the weekend. The event is being held at the Zanesville Holiday Inn.
October 31, 2003 - 5:19pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A nationally recognized speaker was in Zanesville talking to school kids about drugs. Rob Paugh shared his message with students at Roosevelt Middle School as part of their Red Ribbon week celebration. Paugh says the presentation taught students about the “lies” the media is telling youth. Students were shown clips from movies and video games to help get the message across. The true lies presentation is shown nationwide with over 25 speakers across the country.
October 31, 2003 - 3:43pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The State Health Department is starting a new statewide kidney registry intended to match living donors with those who need the organs. Health department spokesman Michelle Loparo says the program will include nine of eleven transplant hospitals in the state. Previously, individual Ohio transplant hospitals managed their own transplant patients without an organized method for exchanges in different areas. Patient and donor information will be input into a central computer registry, which...
October 31, 2003 - 3:35pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman is recovering from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Licking County. The Granville Highway Patrol says it happened around 4:30 Thursday afternoon at the intersection of State Route 586 and State Route 79. Troopers say 59-year-old Jo Taylor-Brace failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection. The driver of the other vehicle is 42-year-old Diana Randles of Dresden. Taylor-Brace was Med-Flighted to Ohio State University Medical Center. Randles drove...
October 30, 2003 - 11:49pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The President spoke at a fundraiser Thursday in Columbus, and promised that his administration would not stop working on the economy until everyone who wants a job can get one. President Bush said he wants to create the conditions in which small businesses can grow into big businesses. His speech at central aluminum extrusion supplier to the Midwest, was one of two given Thursday to build up his campaign war chest. He also spoke in San Antonio, Texas, adding to an already record-setting fund...
October 30, 2003 - 11:47pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A Muskingum County man who pointed a loaded gun at an officer is in custody. According to Detective Steve Welker, the incident happened Wednesday night. 52-year-old Michael Wray had called the Sheriff’s Office several times, with complaints of unknown persons on his property. When deputies arrived, Welker says Wray raised a loaded 22-caliber rifle at Deputy Pete Fisher. No one was injured, however Wray is now facing one count of menacing, one count of handling a gun while intoxicated, and...
October 30, 2003 - 11:46pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Thursday night Park National affiliate Century National Bank hosted its annual Education Lecture Series. Guest Speaker Dr. Carl A. Grant addressed the audience about the achievement gap between African American and European American students. Century National Bank President and CEO Thomas Lyall agrees that the issue is an important one. Dr. Grant says the best place to start change is through awareness, which this lecture achieves.
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