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November 6, 2004 - 7:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was a full house at St. Thomas School this afternoon as parents and community members played in the ultimate Poker Challenge.

Organizers were delighted with the huge turnout. Over 400 people came out to play the game, hoping to raise at least $20,000 dollars for the school.

All the money raised will benefit St. Thomas and its programs.
November 6, 2004 - 12:32pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
More than 100 groups honored veterans at the annual veterans parade in Zanesville.

The parade featured military units, area veterans and a variety of floats made by local high school bands and businesses. People lined the streets of downtown Zanesville as they stood to support and honor those who fought to defend our freedom.

This year’s parade theme is “Support Our Troops.” The parade also honored two area families who lost their sons in battle. Sergeant Lester Kinney...
November 6, 2004 - 12:25pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
December 25th is right around the corner and to make sure kids in our area have a Merry Christmas, one local organization has already started collecting toys.

The local Salvation Army put on its 8th annual bike show today, which kicked off with a parade down Maple Avenue. Today’s event was the kickoff to all the Christmas programs which collect toys for children.

Bikers who participated in today’s event were asked to bring a toy or to give a monetary donation. All money...
November 5, 2004 - 8:16pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A lot of kids in Newark, Ohio are saying NO to drugs and violence and saying YES to Youth Engaged in Service, an afternoon school program for youth ages 11-18.

Youth coordinator Beth Deering says the Y.E.S Club is a safe and fun environment for kids and operates during after school hours, a crucial time to keep kids away from dangerous activities.

The club’s five employees help with tutoring and homework, and talk with kids in the discussion room, a space strictly...
November 5, 2004 - 4:39pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A longtime employee at the Muskingum County courthouse is retiring after spending nearly half a century as the Chief Deputy to the treasurer.

Betty Combs has spent 50 years working at the courthouse as assistant to the county’s treasurer. Combs says the best part of her job was helping people. “The nicest part of my job was helping people with their taxes. They come in and they have a question or a problem to be straightened out, it’s nice to be able to help them,” says Combs.
November 5, 2004 - 4:21pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Senator John Edwards, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The type of cancer is called invasive ductal cancer, the most common type of cancer. Michele Hankinson, RN-BSN Genesis Health Source says, “About 80% of women usually get this breast cancer. It starts in the milk passage or duct of the breast. The cancer cells break through the wall of the duct or spread into the breast tissue.”

Mrs. Edwards found the lump in her breast while on a...
November 5, 2004 - 3:52pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
An early morning fire destroyed the home of two Zanesville families.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the blaze but the homeowners, Pat and Ray Fluharty, lost nearly everything they had. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross responded to the scene at four this morning. Apparently, the fire on Rock Road started in a utility room.

Red Cross Executive Director Dan Hartman says, “The home was a total loss. We had two families in a structure that went up so quickly that there were still a...
November 5, 2004 - 1:02pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s starting to get cold outside, and what better way to get warm than to cuddle with the furry animal in our featured “Pet of the Week.”

This week we are featuring a red lab from the Muskingum County Animal Shelter. Tech Vet Jack Nichols tells us about our puppy up for adoption.

“She’s a female, she’s 3 months old. She was a stray, unfortunately we have a lot of strays at the night drop-off because people don’t want to take the responsibility to care for them.”
November 5, 2004 - 1:01pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Next Thursday is Veterans Day and what better way to honor the heroes of our country than with a parade.

Secrest Auditorium will be hosting the event tomorrow and parade chairman Bud Johnson says this year there are 108 units involved in the celebration. He explains what made this year so different.

“Well, a lot of it is because we’re communicating with people in this town and they love it. This is a great town to be in, they’ll support anything. And our theme this year...
November 5, 2004 - 11:29am
7 years 11 weeks ago
An early morning fire in Zanesville has left two area families homeless.

It happened around 4:00 a.m. at 701 Rock Road.

Zanesville and South Zanesville Fire Fighters were called to the scene of the blaze that apparently started in a utility room.

We’re told everyone got out safely, although some of the family members did report suffering from smoke inhalation.

The home is owned by Pat and Ray Flutharty. They lived there with their son’s family....
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