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October 31, 2004 - 6:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As a way to promote literacy and reading, the Zanesville Country Club is hosting a two-day book festival.

Tomorrow is the 6th annual National Family Literacy Day. Christopher Canyon, an award-winning artist, musician and performer spoke about the importance of reading. "The purpose of the program is for children to create a feeling of empowerment of their own creativity and to enjoy their own stories and share those stories with others," says Canyon.

Canyon's wife Jeanette...
October 30, 2004 - 8:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A one car accident Friday night sent an area man to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to officials with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, the 9-1-1 call came in at 9:17 of an injury accident involving a vehicle driven by Brian L. Bassett.

Apparently Bassett lost control of his car while traveling west on CR 9 close to the intersection SR 751. It slid off the roadway and struck an embankment then went airborne eventually landing on its wheels.

October 30, 2004 - 6:30pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
500 people came to show support for the re-election of President Bush and his right-hand man Dick Cheney.

They came to hear one last appeal to voters in a state that could make or break this election. They chanted and cheered “4 More Years…” and told me the issues they felt were the most important:

B. Rex Conley, a swing voter, says, “The war on terror because we had to go over there and bomb, otherwise we’d have had a whole bunch more. Let’s keep them over there and not...
October 30, 2004 - 6:14pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Less than three days away, the national election closes in on area voters and the candidates are campaigning relentlessly in battleground states, including Ohio.

Today Vice President Dick Cheney made a stop in our own backyard, right here in Muskingum County at the Hallowed Hills Auditiorium.

For the first time ever, the vice president campaigned in Zanesville, but before he took the stage his wife Lynne had this to say, "Being here in beautiful Ohio is part of it, what a...
October 30, 2004 - 1:18pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A special cartoon character made a stop at the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville today.

Scooby-Doo was there to help out the Kiwanis Club as part of their annual Children's Health Fair. Fifteen local agencies took part in passing out information about children's health issues and child safety.

Kiwanis Chair Sonya Mawhorter says education intervention services are the biggest issue for kids in our area.

"Getting learning problems cited early on and mediated when...
October 29, 2004 - 11:38pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A drug bust was conducted earlier today by local authorities.

Officials describe it as another example of a positive shutdown of a local drug house.

The search and seizure occurred shortly before three o'clock today at 861 Lee Street in Zanesville, the residence of Brian K. Norris.

According to Detective Mike LeCocq with Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, deputies assisted by Special Response Team took four individuals into custody after the search of the home....
October 29, 2004 - 11:30pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Another basket party for the Longaberger Company brought community members out to support and of course buy baskets at Bryan Place this evening.

Employees and area residents are pushing to keep Longaberger on top, and promoting basket sales is their focus.

Even the mayor of Zanesville, Jack Fenton turned out to show his support, loyalty and appreciation to a company he believes has brought so much to the Y-City and The county as a whole.

This was Zanesville's...
October 29, 2004 - 5:08pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
On local woman dedicated to helping kids and education is receiving praise for all her hard work.

Anne Hoffer has been a school board member for ten years. She was recently nominated by her fellow board members for the “South East Region Outstanding School Board Member”.
Hoffer says she’s proud of all the

accomplishments she and her board have made and loves to see the students excel.
Hoffer has put in more than 400 volunteer hours in our district....
October 29, 2004 - 1:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Republican Party is gearing up and getting ready for the Vice President to make his appearance here in the Y-city.

1,300 people will be at the Hallowed Hills Auditorium on East Pike to hear Dick Cheney tomorrow afternoon. Cheney will speak around 3 o’clock.

There are still plenty of tickets available at the Bush/Cheney Headquarters, located at 47 North 4th Street downtown Zanesville. They will be passing out free tickets tonight until 9 o’clock.
October 29, 2004 - 1:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A two-day conference at OUZ is celebrating the heritage and accomplishments of Appalachian women.

The program highlights women from 10 states and their achievements.

Homemade quilts from local Appalachian women are being showcased as well as book signings from featured authors.
This is the 6th year for the event.
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