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January 19, 2004 - 3:26pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Several local students who are currently living Martin Luther King’s dream were honored this morning by receiving scholarships at the 10th annual prayer breakfast.

Michael Payton, the keynote speaker for the event emphasized the importance of today’s holiday and remembrance of what Dr. King accomplished for our country.

The main message Payton conveyed in his speech was that Martin Luther King stood for the idea of serving others before yourself in the community....
January 19, 2004 - 5:03am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has released details on this week’s most wanted suspect.

Deputies are looking for Michael Charles Matts.

He’s charged with two counts of failing to register as a sexual offender.

His last known address is Shannon road in Frazeysburg.

Officers describe Matts as 5-feet-7-inches tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information on Matts’
whereabouts call the Muskingum...
January 18, 2004 - 7:02pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Singspiration Choir sang their hearts out tonight, in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is the 13th year for the singers who sing to keep the legacy of MLK alive.

Coordinator of the Choir, Carlotta Workman says singing is part of the Negro spirit and keeps the tradition by sending messages of comfort and inspiration.

The celebrations continue for MLK Jr., at the annual Prayer Breakfast held on Monday morning on Hallowed Hills Road.
January 18, 2004 - 5:09pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Dresden community came together today to celebrate the life of 21-year-old Randy Wills.

Last month Randy Wills lost his battle with Lymphoma.

The Dresden Volunteer Fire Department along with family and friends hosted an auction and steak dinner to help fund the Randy Wills Memorial.

After Wills graduated from River View High School in 2000 he worked at Hathoway Incorporated and volunteered as a wrestling coach for Tri-Valley and River View.

If you...
January 18, 2004 - 5:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A fire ripped through two downtown buildings in Newark early this morning.

The call came in around 6:30 AM however fire fighters worked for several hours to calm the blaze.

The two- story buildings on West Main St. had apartments on the second floor and nightclubs below.

They believe the fire began in the ceiling between the two floors.

Not only was the Newark Fire Department on the scene, but back-up crews from surrounding cities were also called in...
January 18, 2004 - 3:30pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Search and recovery efforts continue today after Canadian authorities confirmed that a tenth person was aboard a single-engine plane that crashed into Lake Erie shortly after taking off from an island. All are believed to be dead.

Authorities initially reported at least nine men from Ontario, Canada were on the plane last night. Police were trying to track the whereabouts of a woman who might have been on board, and now have confirmed she was.

Ontario police say the...
January 18, 2004 - 12:04am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Blame it on celebrities, movies, or TV shows, whatever the case may be,
every year there is a hot trend of certain names, that become extremely popular for expectant parents.
The Vankirk’s of Zanesville are as happy as can be. They just had their first baby girl. Before she was born, they, like most couples, went through the arduous process of picking out the perfect name for their perfect bundle of joy.
Josie Elizabeth Vankirk was born on Wednesday January 14, 2004. They...
January 17, 2004 - 11:43pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Winter Weather is here, and is definitely making our roads and highways an icy and slushy mess.

Luckily, the Ohio Department of Transportation has been ready to make our highways safe, laying down a mixture of salt and brine, even before the storm hit.

ODOT County Manager Phil Newman says he sent out 20 trucks in every direction.

Just this winter alone, ODOT estimated they’ve laid 3,000 tons of salt on the roads.
January 17, 2004 - 1:55pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
With cold arctic air in place Saturday morning, and warm, moist air moving in aloft, we've seen a mixed bag of precipitation all ready today.

The Genesis Of Freezing Rain:
Temperatures on the ground were only in the mid 20s through the noon hour. However, about a mile above the surface, temperatures were as high as 38 degrees. That means the precipitation began as rain aloft, and as it fell, began to freeze upon impact with the colder ground, roadways, vehicles, etc. --The...
January 17, 2004 - 12:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some say it’s a race too close to call. And Maybe on Monday the Iowa caucus will provide some insight as to who will run for election.

Darrell Lear, the Democratic Chair for Muskingum County says Iowa is not the only state that can make a difference- Ohio could play a key role also.

With it being anyone’s race there is a lot that can be said about the accuracy of the polls.

“Well I think it’s between four or five points even with all those people in the race...
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