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August 13, 2002 - 7:04am
5 years 37 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 37 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 37 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 37 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...
August 11, 2002 - 4:20pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The 34th annual Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival came to an end today in Cambridge. Over three days vendors from all over the state and the east coast set up shop to sell their goods. Wood carvings, stained glass, floral designs, and other nifty items were on display for sale. The festival is always held the second weekend in august, if you didn't get a chance to go this year.
August 11, 2002 - 4:15pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The small town of West Lafayette got a big boost...a new school. Nearly two years ago a groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new facility, but today a special ceremony was put together for the buildings completion. Mindy Copenhauer a student at the school said she loves the more roomier atmosphere, because she feels like its not so crowded. While, Rachel Miller said she likes the cathedral ceilings and the much needed bigger lockers. The Ridgewood Middle School will be completed by August...
August 10, 2002 - 12:17pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Muskingum County is making it easier for local residents to get rid of their hazardous waste. Today, at Muskingum Tech and OU-Z parking lot, a hazardous waste collection day took place. Anything from paint cans, oil, to anti-freeze were hauled in for recycling. Over 500 cars were expected to drop off their waste products.
August 10, 2002 - 12:12pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
After a week-long schedule of physical activites, local business men and women are ready to hang up their athletic gear. The final day of the Corporate Cup ended and many new relationships have been made. Brian Kaufman, the VP for First Federal Savings Bank said, its a good way to renew friendships that you had in the past with people, but its a great way to meet new people. So far, almost all of the teams are battling it out for the title. We'll have more when the results are in.
August 9, 2002 - 1:52pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament will be making another stop in our area...this time in Coshocton. The event is set to take place October 26th and 27th at the Kids America indoor facility in Coshocton. That's the first time the b-ball event will take place indoors in Ohio. Organizers say they hope to have around 240 teams and expect to draw around three-thousand fans. If you are interested in placing a team in the event you should contact Tom Fay at the Kids America...
August 9, 2002 - 10:48am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Something's brewing on the corner of Brighton and Dryden in Zanesville. Peeking out from a corner lot sits one of Muskingum County's newest entrepreneurial ventures. Cheryl Johnson hung up her white nurse's coat and tied on an apron when she decided to quit the medicine field and opted to start her own business -- Cheryl's Java Jive and Tanning Hive. Cheryl says she enjoys a good cup of joe and a dark roasted tan to match, so she spliced the two together and created a joint venture. City...
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