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December 3, 2002 - 1:29pm
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Haul out the holly and while you're at it, grab your coat, hat and mittens because it's time for the 2002 Festival of Trees, Miracle on Main Street and Holiday Tour, tomorrow. Zanesville Downtown Association manager Dana Matz says there are many reasons to dine, visit and enjoy entertainment on the south side of I-70, tomorrow. In addition to official lighting of holiday decorations and the Festival of Trees, a holiday tour will take people throughout a guided trail of merchants and restaurants...
December 2, 2002 - 1:17pm
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After fifty years of pleading for water service, residents of Coal Run Road are finally making progress. The buck stopped in the offices of the Muskingum County commissioners, years after pleas were heard by the Adamsville Water Authority, the East Muskingum Water Authority and the city of Zanesville. Equal Justice Foundation and Coal Run representative Rachel Robinson says she believes the situation will move forward now that the county stepped in. Coal Run residents first requested county...
December 2, 2002 - 12:10pm
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The Muskingum county sheriff's office is investigating an armed robbery early this morning. It happened at the Duncan Falls B-P gas station just after midnight. Deputies say the suspect is described as a white male, around 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue sweatpants and a black ski mask. Investigators say he entered the store with a shotgun and demanded money. He then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash...
December 2, 2002 - 12:06pm
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The seven day deer-gun season opened this morning in Ohio and already there have been two shooting accidents. One happened in Perry county and the other in Athens county. The Ohio Division Of Wildlife says a 76-year-old hunter was shot in the lower left leg around 9:30 in Perry county. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville for treatment. His name was not released. The other accident happened in Athens county. A Brookville man was loading his shotgun and shot himself in the...
December 2, 2002 - 12:33am
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Alcohol may have been a factor in an one vehicle accident that cailmed the life of a Malta man. According to the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 22-year old Jamison Apperson was pronounced dead at the scene after hitting a tree early Saturday morning on Ohio 37. Apperson was driving a 1986 red chevy pick-up truck west on Ohio 37 when he drove off the left side of the road. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time. The accident is still under investigation.
November 30, 2002 - 6:54pm
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The Zanesville Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Best Western Hotel on 7th Street in Downtown Zanesville. The robbery occurred somtime late Friday night. According to one officer from the ZPD, this was an unarmed robbery and one suspect is still on the loose. At this time it is unknown what, if anything, was stolen, or if anyone was injured. The robbery remains under investigation.
November 30, 2002 - 6:44pm
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Christmas is coming a little early for the Maysville Local School District as the new middle and high school building is finally complete. Saturday teachers and staff members spent the day unpacking boxes and preparing rooms for the building's opening on Tuesday. The 177,000 square foot building took nearly half a decade to complete. According to Steve German, Principal of Maysville High School, the project started almost four years ago. To show off their new surroundings, the School...
November 30, 2002 - 6:39pm
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Volunteers gathered in the downtown area to deck the halls for the holiday season. The decorations signal the coming of one of Zanesville's most popular holiday events, the "Miracle on Main Street." Holiday festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th. Dana Matz, Manager of the Zanesville Downtown Association, encourages everyone to come downtown, see the lights, and take part in the holiday tour through 50 local businesses.
November 29, 2002 - 2:39pm
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A little bit of turkey and a little bit of mashed potatoes can lead to a lot of added weight on the scale and that is why tons of people flock to area gyms, every year after Thanksgiving. But local physical fitness experts say it's better to take time to tailor fitness regiments instead of jumping in and working out, full force. Excercise physiologist Brooke Simmons says people walking too fast on treadmills, who lift too much weight or overexert themselves could tear or pull muscles. Simmons...
November 28, 2002 - 2:34pm
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A Tuesday night fire could have destroyed more than a home -- it could have destroyed a family. While a Perry County family was away, celebrating an early Thanksgiving, their home caught fire and fire officials think the blaze could be traced back to an electric heater. Firefighters say any type of space heater can be used for long amounts of time -- if used properly. If operating directions are followed, most heating appliances should be safe. But, risking improper use of heaters could be the...
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