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December 8, 2003 - 9:36am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Zanesville fire department says it could have been a lot worse than it was. A fire this morning happened at the Jones, Funk, and Payne law firm at 45 North 4th Street.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says a fire broke out in a storage closet in a kitchen. There were no injuries reported. The whole building suffered some smoke damage.
December 8, 2003 - 12:17am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Art lovers were taking in a first glance of the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, otherwise known as ZAAP.

Monetary prizes were awarded to several of the local artists. Art Director, Phil LaDouceur says he's thrilled to have so much talent at the center.

This year's exhibition focuses on the artists' interpretation of the Muskingum River Parkway.

The ZAAP exhibit will be on display now through January 31. For more information, you can contact the...
December 8, 2003 - 12:11am
6 years 25 weeks ago
A very caring tradition, 55 years and counting...volunteers for "Toys For Tots" are making children extremely happy all over Muskingum County.

Sponsored by the Marine Core Reserves, "Toys For Tots" spreads holiday cheer by providing toys for less fortunate children in our area.

So far, the volunteers have raised $5,300 and say it has been the most successful year to date. If you would like to donate, you can still do so by dropping off toys or checks at the VFW in...
December 8, 2003 - 12:05am
6 years 25 weeks ago
An accident in Dresden Saturday night leaves a little girl in the hospital.

According to Officer Matt Prince with the Dresden Police Department, she was riding on a float in the Dresden Christmas parade. The float was slowing down in front of the family's home for her to get off. She jumped from the ride and an adult attempted to catch her, but she slipped and fell under the left rear wheel of the trailer.

The child, who's not being identified at this time, was taken...
December 6, 2003 - 7:47pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
It was a holly day down at the Sunrise Senior Center today. As they teamed up with the Big Brothers- Big Sisters to get local children in the mood for the holidays.

Many of the seniors enjoyed working with the children and found they had something in common by making Christmas cards.

Today marked the first annual event for the senior center and Big Brothers- Big Sisters, and the two groups hope to make it a tradition.
December 6, 2003 - 7:47pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
55 and counting... that's how many years the Zanesville Jaycees and the Salvation Army have been donating canned foods to those less fortunate.

During the annual C-day event local volunteers manned the phones taking down addresses of residents who wanted to donate.

This event makes it so convenient to donate, you don't even have to leave your home to get the good feeling of giving.

The Salvation Army reports that the quality of donations have been much nicer...
December 6, 2003 - 7:46pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
New ballistics information has linked yet another shooting to the Columbus highway shoot spree. Investigators say bullets recovered from two recent shootings matched the gun used in the shooting that killed a woman late last night. Up until last weekend, all the shootings were occurring along a stretch of highway 270 in Columbus. But this weekend police say a shooting at a home in the nearby town of Obetz, has been positively linked to the highway shootings.
December 5, 2003 - 12:19pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville was packed today as local residents tried to get some great holiday gifts. The annual festival of trees auction was held today where plenty of trees and holiday wreaths filled the room with tons of prizes for the public to bid on. This year in particular the trees were quite creative. Sherry Colling one of the Chairpersons of the auction says this year’s goal is simply to be as successful as they were last year. Many local residents love this event...
December 5, 2003 - 5:43am
6 years 25 weeks ago
A high speed police chase on Tuesday led to a crash that killed one, and hospitalized four others. Now, Federal Prosecutors have identified the bank robbery suspect who was killed in that crash as a student at Ohio State University. 20-year-old Daryl Williams of South Euclid was the driver of the vehicle. Ohio State officials say Williams began classes this fall as a sophomore after transferring from Cleveland State University. Three companions, 23-year-old JeBrown Parks of Columbus, 21-year-...
December 5, 2003 - 5:38am
6 years 25 weeks ago
No one was hurt in a dangerous incident Thursday when a nine-year-old boy sneaked a gun onto a school bus and it accidentally went off. The boy brought the 25-caliber handgun onto a Columbus school bus and when it discharged the bullet hit a seat. Police say the boy was showing the weapon to a ten-year-old friend while the bus was en route to an elementary school. As a result of the incident, the boy will face a disciplinary hearing and a mandatory year-long expulsion under the school district'...
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