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May 10, 2004 - 5:40am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Senator John Edwards of North Carolina said in Columbus over the weekend that the humiliating abuse of Iraqi prisoners is not about the Secretary of Defense but about the President of the United States.

HE said the only way to send a message to the rest of the world that Americans emphatically reject the abuse is to elect Democrat John Kerry as President.

Edwards, who dropped out of the Presidential race after the Ohio Primary, spoke at the State’s Democratic Party’s...
May 10, 2004 - 3:55am
7 years 11 weeks ago
With more and more people moving into downtown Columbus, there's bound to be some city dwelling pet lovers coming to town.

However, proposed legislation to establish dog parks citywide has left downtown out of the plans, to the disappointment of some dog owners.

As many as 15-thousand people are expected to move to Columbus' core by 2012. Currently, about three-thousand people live there.

A group of dog lovers calling themselves the Doggie Park Porject Team have...
May 9, 2004 - 3:09pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
You better sit down for this. It’s a creative way for the Licking County Seat, (Newark) to add a little art to it’s downtown. The project is called “Take A Seat” and is looking for artists.

Art lovers Jim and Jackie Wenner decided to tackle the “Take A Seat” chair program, a creative way to spice up and add some art, ‘chair art’, that is to display in downtown Newark.

The idea? Buy a raw, plain wooden chair from Jim and Jackie for 30 dollars, still in the box. Assemble it...
May 9, 2004 - 12:46pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If golfing is your cup of “tee”, then you’ll be glad to know that in Muskingum County w have tow of Ohio’s top ten ranked golf course.

If your wondering which two those are, you can find Eagle Sticks and the Longaberger Golf Club along with many others inside the Muskingum County’s first edition golf guide.

Inside the brochure is plenty of information about all the different course.

If you would like more information on the courses available within Muskingum...
May 9, 2004 - 12:44pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If mom likes chicken and green beans, then the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department was the place to be today.

Families from around the area came to the annual Mother’s Day barbeque.

President of the WTVFD says, “it’s been a tradition for families and it seems to work. A lot of people bring their mothers out here for lunch.”

For the France family, today’s barbeque meant more then just good food and spending time with mom-it was also a time to remember...
May 8, 2004 - 11:18am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio has the fifth largest number of officers killed while on duty.

And here locally in Zanesville, family, friends and the Fraternal Order of Police remembered our own fallen heroes.

Part of that ritual includes the placing a wreath in front of the memorial.

Today’s local ceremony happens annual on the day before Mother’ Day.

Irivn Tate, Henry Ritchason, Michael Lutz and Robert Tanner were all killed in Muskingum County while serving in the line of...
May 8, 2004 - 8:04am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Gun advocates say the process to get County Sheriffs to issue permits to carry concealed weapons should be made easier.

Under the new law, sheriffs have 45 days to issue or deny permits under a new state law and some say they need every day of it.

In Franklin County, applicants have to wait about a month just for an appointment to submit their paperwork.

More than 450 Concealed Carry Licenses have been issued in Central Ohio since the law took effect a month ago.
May 7, 2004 - 9:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
For about 40 minutes Friday night traffic in the southbound lanes was diverted off Maple Avenue, while crews cleaned up a two-vehicle injury accident.

According to Sgt. Rice, 18-year-old Christopher Smith of Zanesville was traveling south on Maple, when he was hit by a second car driven by 23-year-old Joshua Lewis, of Nashport.

Mr. Lewis was attempting to turn left onto Adair, when he failed to yield at the intersection. Both drivers were transported for evaluation....
May 7, 2004 - 4:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Six-area high school seniors were honored at a special ceremony today.

Dean Parmiter, Devon Liles, Andrew Riggs, Danielle Vandergriff, Katelyn Peyton and Jerrica Savage were each awarded a $1,000 college scholarship for their excellence in community service and school achievement.

The winners were awarded the money from Norman, Jones and Enlow Company, who recognize area seniors every year.

Presentations were made to the students and their proud families today...
May 7, 2004 - 3:59pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Those of us who live in Muskingum County know what our area has to offer, and with more tourists coming to our area that means more dollars for our local economy.

Vice President for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashbey says, “the latest statistic we have is from 2000 and over $195 million is spent in Muskingum County by our tourists. It certainly is big business.”

In honor of the tourism industry in our area several local attractions will be...
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