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May 30, 2004 - 3:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s a tradition one local village has an entire festival dedicated to it.

For 34 years New Straitsville has been celebrating the age-old tradition of brewing Moonshine.

General Chairman for the Moonshine Festival Ken Burdess says, “back during prohibition New Straitsville was the Moonshine capital of the world. They started making it and then shipped it all over the world.”

The whiskey is illegal to brew, but New Straitsville has a federal permit for it and...
May 30, 2004 - 3:25pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Getting you car cleaned and donating to a special cause- that’s what people did in South Zanesville today.

The Zanesville Dollar General Distribution Center has doe the Relay for Life car wash for three years bow and it’s all because management wanted to help raise money for cancer research.

But a car wash isn’t the only fundraiser Dollar General does.

Equipment Operator for Dollar General Buford Holland says, “we have a lot of events. We do sporting events,...
May 29, 2004 - 11:52pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As we begin this holiday weekend, we are reminded to take extra caution especially when driving to avoid accidents on the extra crowded roadways.

Tonight one local man is dead and another seriously injured after an accident on State Route 16 near North Dresden road.

Not a lot of details are being released at this time, but we do know that a 46-year old man from Coshocton was killed in the accident.

Adam McKenzie of the Ohio State Patrol says, “At approximately 5...
May 29, 2004 - 5:46pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Dozens of veterans came out for a celebration in Morgan County today to honor those who served in World War II.

You couldn’t help but feel the pride at today’s event at the American Legion commemorating the individuals who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

LTC Lorenzo Mack says, “60 years ago these guys put their lives on the line so people in the world could enjoy freedom and it’s just super we could do something to recognize them.”

Each veteran was...
May 29, 2004 - 12:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Several local artists got a chance to show off their special talents today at the third annual McConnellsville Art Walk.

This year more than forty artists brought everything from jewelry to hand-made brooms.

Art Walk Organizer Charlene McCord says, “the art around here is spectacular. It’s the best of small- town America. It’s they way it used to be years ago without a lot of commercialism.”

McCord says she does the event every year to raise people’s awareness...
May 29, 2004 - 12:30pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
You know the good weather is finally here when the pools and parks open for the season on Memorial Day weekend and what better way to celebrate then opening day at Lake Isabella.

Lake Isabella Caretaker Barbara Adolph says, “we have putt-putt golf, fishing, we rent boats out; we just have a little bit of everything here for everyone.”

With so many great things to do, opening day is a good way to see if a membership is right for your family.

Family passes are...
May 28, 2004 - 10:48pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is currently investigating a bizarre chase through the city Friday night.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw at about 7:40 p.m. Patrolman Post noticed a 20-year-old Zanesville male loitering on 7th Street near the Coca Cola Plant. The man fled into the warehouse when approached. Upon pursuit through the building, the man jumped into a car and headed south over the 6th Street Bridge at a high rate of speed.

Shaw says the man went left of center on...
May 28, 2004 - 4:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Another school year is coming to a close and what better way to end the year than to have a fun filled day of super games and activities.

Students at Jefferson Elementary in Dresden had a great time sailing down slides, jumping around in inflatables, and playing games of tug of war.

Direct Instructional Support Systems, located in Worthington, Ohio, today provided all the games.
May 28, 2004 - 3:17pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Our local chapter of the American Red Cross is once again looking for blood donors.

There is a huge shortage of blood type O-Negative which raises serious concerns for the upcoming holiday weekend.

Since there are usually more accidents during a holiday weekend, the demand for the universal blood type O-Negative rises to treat trauma patients.

Executive Director Dan Hartman says, “They start all trauma patients with O Negative so no matter what kind of blood...
May 28, 2004 - 3:06pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Where can you take a scenic tour of the Zanesville area from the Muskingum River? ON Zanesville’s own Lorena.

The Lorena kicks off their 28th season next week with public rides around town on one of Zanesville’s oldest treasures.

The Lorena is considered a floating landmark and a real piece of history for tourists.

If you would like to take a cruise around town they offer 1 hour rides at 1 and 2:30 daily and you can also make a reservation for dinner cruises.
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