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August 13, 2002 - 9:07pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Tuesday evening members of the communtiy were able to view diagrams showing different options of the new school buildings on Blue Avenue and at the current Grover Cleveland site. Members of the technical team for the Zanesville City School Board spoke to the public about the diagrams and reasoning behind the placements of the structures. Concerns and questions were also answered regarding the building process. Superintenent Mike Pockl commented that the meeting went well, mostly because...
August 13, 2002 - 5:21pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The executive director of the Center For Child And Family Development speaks out tonight about the center being turned inot a halfway house that will house sexual offenders. The Center which is liscensed under the Ohio Deparmtment Of Human Services has been dealing with neglected and abused kids for the past ten years. It was over the past year that they have decided to provide services to children who exhibit inappropriate behaviors due to sexual abuse. Renovations are being done on the...
August 13, 2002 - 11:54am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Beware of insect imposters this fall because the Asian Lady Beetles will return this September. Bug experts say even though the lady bug lookalikes are a nuisance, they're harmless. But, if enough of them get out of control they can wreak havoc on unsuspecting homeowners. To avoid their wrath experts suggest caulking all openings and sealing up homes as tight as possible. The Asian Lady Beetles migrate toward homes in September and October, so provisions should be made by the end of August.
August 13, 2002 - 11:46am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Traveling along the midway at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair, there are elephant ears and french fry stands as far as the eye can see. But, a few food concessionaires stand apart from the rest. A handful of food vendors make appearances, not to pad their pockets but to raise money for some local worthy causes. The Muskingum Eastern Star #485 doles out donuts to raise money for cancer, the Eastern Star Home and various other charities. High school athletes benefit from the numerous stands...
August 13, 2002 - 8:48am
5 years 38 weeks ago
A major power outage hit Zanesville just before 8:30 this morning knocking out service to customers on the north, south and east ends of town. American Electric Power's Carmen Prati says a squirrel got into a north Zanesville sub-station and casued the shortage. That also caused sub-stations in the south and east end of town to also go down. In all, around 24-hundred customers lost service. Power was restored around 10:00 this morning.
August 13, 2002 - 8:39am
5 years 38 weeks ago
A juvenile detention facility that will serve eight area counties opened on Monday after budget problems casued it to be vacant for a year. The Perry-Multi County Juvenile Facility in New Lexington was finished last spring but couldn't open becasue of budget shortfalls at the state department of youth services. The 20-bed facility will serve youths ages 12 to 18 from Muskingum, Perry, Coshocton, Fairfield, Delaware, Licking, Morgan and Knox counties. Perry county juvenile Judge Luann...
August 13, 2002 - 7:04am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Pop-rock ingenue Michelle Branch will pay a tribute of sorts to a former teen pop star when she portrays '60s songstress Lesley Gore in an upcoming episode of NBC's new drama American Dreams.

According to a spokesperson for Branch at the Firm, Inc., the singer will play Gore in a scene in which she performs the latter's 1963 hit "You Don't Own Me." American Dreams is set in 1960s Philadelphia.

American Dreams debuts on NBC on Sept. 29.
August 12, 2002 - 4:53pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Some people may say that Elvis has left the building, but starting this week you will be able to see the King in South Zanesville at Coconis Furniture. To celebrate the 25-th anniversary of Elvis Aaron Presley's death, a well know furniture manufacturer decided to design a line that pays homage to the man that once warned people not to step on his blue suede shoes. Coconis Furniture is also having a drawing for a trip for two to Graceland.
August 12, 2002 - 11:54am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Southeastern Ohio is rich in traditions and so it the 4-H Club. The 4-H Club celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, proving it's a tradition that spans generations. Club member Emily Bollinger says she continues her family tradition by raising steers. Debbie Cannaday says she was involved in 4-H as a little girl and now her daughter participates. All facets of 4-H can be found at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair. Livestock and projects will be judged throughout the week. During the...
August 11, 2002 - 6:29pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Early Sunday evening the 156th Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair officially began. The opening ceremony also served as a special birthday party of 4-H. 100-year-old Ruth Studer, a long-time 4-H member and advisor, cut the cake signifying both the start of the fair and the 100th birthday of the agricultural club. The fair runs through this week at the Fairgrounds. Free admission will be given Monday to all those who bring an I-G-A labeled fruit of pork and beans can between 7:00 a.m and 3:00...
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