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September 21, 2002 - 12:43pm
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The National Association for the Advacement of Colored People-Muskingum Chapter held thier "Lift Every Voice and Vote" campaign today at the Unizan Bank parking lot. Kenneth Burke, the president of the local chapter says there has never been a big push to get African-American people registered to vote. He say's the national goal of the NAACP this year in to enlist 70-thousand more black voters in Ohio and 700-thousand nationwide.
September 21, 2002 - 9:04am
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A Zanesville man is behind bars after an early morning run-in with two police agencies. Sergeant Tony Curry with the Zanesville Police Department says Muskingum County Sheriff Deputies responded to a possible kidnapping just after five a.m. They followed the car to the Sharon Avenue home of Jim McCormick and placed him under arrest charging him with unlawful restraint. Sergeant Curry says Mcormick picked up a woman hitch-hiking who wanted a ride towards Maysville. When McCormick took a...
September 20, 2002 - 5:40pm
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More than two hundred ladies turned out for the tenth annual luncheon and style show put on by the Development Council of the Helen Purcell Home. The event took place at the Zanesville Country Club this afternoon. Organizers say they will make around eight thousand dollars from the event which will go to refinishing the flooring of the retirement home for women.
September 20, 2002 - 5:33pm
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Ever since anthrax scares, bioterrorism concerns have surfaced even in smaller communities throughout Southeastern Ohio. the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department announced today it received a bioterrorism grant for more than two-hundred thousand dollars. The grant will cover eleven counties in Ohio. Robert Titko, the Muskiingum County Health Commissioner says with the grant an Epidemiologist will be hired as well as people to coordinate plans of what to do of someone poisons the...
September 20, 2002 - 5:27pm
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While there is daycare for children, the Alfred Carr Center in Zanesville offers adult care for people with special needs. Dancing, music therapy, even pet therapy are some of the activities particiapnts can experience on a given day. The center allows caregivers of a special needs person time to get away from sometimes stressful situations, while stimulating the special needs person with a variety of activities.
September 20, 2002 - 5:23pm
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Building relationships and being pro-active takes a bit of initiative. Leadership Muskingum is equipping around fifty people with those life-long skills. The program kicked off it's year long program this afternoon at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center.
September 20, 2002 - 1:15pm
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Artistic talent is percolating in the Greater Zanesville area, and the Zanesville Appalachain Arts Project teamed up the Java House to promote local artists. A coffee theme permeated the interior of the Java House off Maple Avenue. Every medium was showcased and will be featured during a special showing from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday night. ZAAP members say it's essential to have venues like the Java House, to peddle and showcase their work. The coffee artwork will hang in the Java House for...
September 19, 2002 - 4:52pm
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Officials are giving a word of caution today from animal experts concerning dogs and the West Nile Virus. Authorities say older dogs, puppies and dogs with weak immune systems could be at risk for contracting the potentially deadly disease. The warning comes after an 8-year old dog in Illinois dies from the virus. It's the first reported case in the United States of West Nile Virus in dogs. Gary Graham, the Executive Director at the Zanesville Animal Shelter says it would be a good idea to...
September 19, 2002 - 4:46pm
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Dry weather conditions are keeping firefighters busy this summer battling wildfires throughout the United States, even here in Southeastern Ohio. Cambridge firefighters are urging people to keep their daytime burning to a minumum. Firefighter Tom Kafury says just using some good ol' common sense could keep a lighted cigarette from ignating a major blaze off Interstate 70. The state-wide burning ban goes into effect in October and November, though firefighters say even the rest of this month...
September 19, 2002 - 4:32pm
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The Zanesville area has lost a man of many talents. Joe E. Grimm served many titles in Zanesville, most notably as County Commissioner from 1970 to 1977, and as WHIZ News Director beginning in 1963. Mr. Grimm spent more than 20 years in the broadcasting industry, where he worked for stations in Canton, Dover, Youngstown, Phoenix, Arizona, and for WHIZ Television and Radio. He is survived by his second wife, Ruth Ann Kirkbride Grimm, four sons, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren...
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