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November 14, 2004 - 6:45pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Whether it’s Thanksgiving weekend or any cold winter day, it’s important to know some vital things you should do to your car to make it safe for the roads.

With snowy days quickly approaching, people are busy heating their homes and getting out their shovels…but one of the most important things people forget to do is winterize their vehicles.

Here’s what Advance Auto Parts Manager Mike Gentry says to do before you put your tires to the pavement.

“You want to...
November 14, 2004 - 2:42pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Building model train sets can be a passionate hobby for someone at any age.

The Zane Trace National Model Train Railroad Club opened its doors to share their trains and ideas to the public.

Their track is modeled after southeastern Ohio and northwest West Virginian towns and reminds people of rural America when trains were the major source of transportation.

A long string of visitors enjoyed looking at the immaculate details and were impressed...
November 13, 2004 - 6:48pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Winter’s wrath is soon approaching, with the possibility of making our roadways a slippery mess.

The State Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists to carry flares, reflective tape, or triangles to alert other travelers in case you have an accident or brake down.

Lt. Donley from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says the safest thing to do if you’re stranded is; call a wrecker service or AAA and never leave your car and go with a stranger, even if they...
November 13, 2004 - 5:36pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It isn’t a surprise to hear Lt. Donley from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol say the leading causes of fatalities on Ohio roadways are driving while impaired, speeding and not wearing seat belts.

People tend to drink more around the holidays, which could mean more people behind the wheel when they know they’ve had too much to drink.

Lt. Donley says statistics show driving fast is a sure way to get into an accident.
Last year during...
November 13, 2004 - 3:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you were on a drive today and saw some green smoke or heard bombs exploding, don’t worry…it was just the Air National Guard hard at work.

The 220th Engineering Installation Squadron held an intensive training session at their Old Wheeling Road location today. The exercise was created to teach its members how to protect themselves and their resources in dangerous situations.

Lt. Col. Rex Mykrantz says they train all year round on technical proficiency, so this is the...
November 13, 2004 - 3:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
With the holiday season right around the corner, people are always looking for new gift ideas. One local church put on a craft bazaar today filled with many creative crafts for sale.

There were over 60 tables at the Coburn United Methodist Church this morning for their annual bazaar. Coordinator Eva Sieber says they are raising money for a good cause.

“We raise money for missions, both locally and internationally.”

She says they raised about $4,000 last year...
November 13, 2004 - 3:07pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Disaster relief is a very important aspect of the flooding we’ve had in Southeast Ohio…and one local organization is doing their part to help.

The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans group got together today to make 200 disaster relief kits for both Lutheran Social Services and the American Red Cross. Service Team Coordinator Milton Cerny says they are making 200 health kits and 13 flood clean-up kits.

He says this is vital to do because so many people in our area needed...
November 12, 2004 - 3:32pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A happy and healthy dog named Maggy is looking for a good home.

This lovable 2-year-old Black Lab/Boxer mix is ready to be your best friend.
Maggy had a former hip injury, but is now fully recovered and is playful as ever.

There are dozens of cute and cuddly animals at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter completely ready to take home and be wonderful companions.

The shelter is open daily from 10am–5:30pm.
November 12, 2004 - 3:23pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Only 3 weeks to go until the annual Festival of Trees, when downtown Zanesville will turn into a holiday wonderland.

After gazing at the variety of unique trees at the Welcome Center, take a stroll downtown to the courthouse for the annual “Miracle on Main Street” lighting to get into the Holiday spirit.

The festivities kick off Wednesday December 1st, starting at 5 o’clock at the Welcome Center. The lighting ceremony at the courthouse will begin at 6:15pm.
November 12, 2004 - 3:09pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Seven people in Ohio died last year from deer related crashes.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to stay alert this deer season, saying the population in rural Muskingum County will increase this month, with the peak of their breeding season. Muskingum County is ranked third in the state for deer crashes.

Lt. Donley says don’t swerve to avoid striking a deer, as your vehicle could hit another car or a tree and the situation could be...
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