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August 9, 2004 - 4:42pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
With the opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympics just 4 days away…some local gymnasts are gearing up and getting ready to root for their favorites.

Monty Mitchell, owner of Zanesville Gymnastics, says training for the Olympics is pretty much a full-time job.

The gymnasts that train here locally are very excited for the Olympics to start because gymnastics is their passion and they hope to make it to that level someday.

And you can catch all the Olympics...
August 9, 2004 - 4:39pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you’re looking to purchase property in the downtown Zanesville area, now is the time to buy.

Some of the existing businesses are changing their storefronts which improves the look of the downtown area.

The key thing to note about remodeling your building or if you purchase a new property, is that you need to have all the exterior changes approved by the downtown design and review board.

As part of this revitalization project, local banks are offering...
August 9, 2004 - 2:05pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Newark Police Department is asking for help in solving the discovery of a dead body.

Detective sergeant Scott Snow says 54-year-old Harry Swartz of Poplar Street was found Saturday under a train trestle near the intersection of Racoon Drive and Zelora Street.

The body was spotted by a passerby who was walking along the railroad tracks. Detective Snow says the cause of death has not yet been determined, but there were obvious blunt trauma injuries.

August 8, 2004 - 10:39pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Guernsey County State Highway Patrol reports a fatal accident Sunday afternoon involving a bicyclist.

According to dispatchers, 14-year-old Michael Willey of Guernsey County was riding his bike westbound on Township Road 2535 when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of the road and County Road 35.

A vehicles traveling north on CR 35 struck Willey. Willey was ejected off his bike on the east side of the roadway.

Dispatchers say the boy was...
August 8, 2004 - 10:35pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A large structure fire at the former Peabody Coal Plant has fire officials suspecting arson.

According to Adamsville Fire Chief Dave Wortman, crews responded to the blaze at about 8:30 p.m. on State Route 93. Wortman says the fire originated in the office area of the unoccupied building. He estimates that the building hasn’t been used in six to seven years and that’s what is leading authorities is suspect arson.

No one was injured in the blaze. West Lafayette and New...
August 8, 2004 - 3:25pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you’re into cars, then today was the day to be in Chandlersville for the 10th annual Chandlersville Homecoming.

The money raised at this year’s homecoming will help the local school system.

Festivities went all weekend long.
August 8, 2004 - 3:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Area kids may be a little tired tonight after spending the day at Kids Fest 2004.

Plenty of activities and more then enough families helped raised money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The important thing is that the community came together to help the organization.

They hope to make this an annual event.
August 7, 2004 - 8:57pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Hundreds of local residents showed their support tonight for the Muskingum County Animal Shelter at their 15th annual auction.

This year, all proceeds benefit the shelter’s new veterinary wing, where all dogs and cats will be spayed or neutered to control over population.

The goal is to raise $26,000
August 7, 2004 - 8:53pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a fire that engulfed a former school in Crooksville.

East Crooksville School, now a vacant building caught on fire around 4 o’clock this afternoon. Fire officials say it only took 20 minutes to knock down the blaze and had help from several area fire departments.

No one was injured in the fire.
August 7, 2004 - 8:34pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A portion of Interstate 70 was shut down earlier today due to a 3 car accident in Licking County.

Trooper Riemer with the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says around 2:45 this afternoon 43 year old Richard Harper attempted to make a lane change as he traveled Westbound on I-70 near State Route 79. He then overcorrected and lost control going over the median and into the eastbound lane.

His vehicle was struck twice and all vehicles were towed from the scene....
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