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March 29, 2004 - 6:12pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s almost time to spring forward and move those clocks ahead…but it’s also time to change the batteries in one of the most important household items..smoke detectors.

Zanesville fire chief Dave Lacy says there is a national campaign set up to remind the public to perform this necessary task.

In the unfortunate event of a fire, your chances for survival are two times better when smoke detectors are present than when they are not.

Lacy says you can purchase a...
March 29, 2004 - 1:33pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s that time of the year again, appraisal of all land and building in Muskingum County. Today at the County Commissioners the County Auditor presented her contract for the upcoming appraisals.

Anita Adams, the Muskingum County Auditor, says that the state of Ohio requires that property be appraised for tax purposes every six years. The county is working with a Dayton company, Manitron, to assess all property in the county. That includes residential and commercial.

March 29, 2004 - 1:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you’re interested in helping save a life, then stop by the new Maysville Northside Pharmacy.

Tomorrow from Noon to 6 p.m. the Red Cross will be setting up their mobile unit to collect blood. According to Rod Stickrath, a pharmacist and Director of the Northside Pharmacies, over thirty Northside employees will be participating.

Stickrath also say that the need for donations is great especially for one particular type of blood group.

Only seven percent of the...
March 29, 2004 - 11:04am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Water Department has issued a boil advisory for the north end of the county.

Officials say the boil advisory includes the following areas…all of Olde Falls Road and all side streets…Kearns Drive, from Musselman Drive to Holbein…Harmony Lane, Holbein Drive, Pincrest Drive from Dillion Falls to Jersey Ridge Road, Dillion Falls Road and all of Nob Hill.

The water department says you must bring your water to a boil before consuming it. The advisory...
March 28, 2004 - 8:15pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Thirteen people are homeless tonight and one person is hospitalized after a fire ripped through most of their two-story home.

The call came in around two o’clock this afternoon when the Zanesville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 221 Brighton Boulevard.

Steven Getter was inside at the time of the incident and says, “our refrigerator clicked on and the lights flickered and then all at once smoke started up out of the walls and then next thing I know our...
March 28, 2004 - 8:14pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
History came to life this weekend in Frazeysburg.

Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams and 18th Century Shawnee Indian were just a few of the historical figures talking at today’s living history event at the Longabereger Homestead.

Roger Moore, a Shawnee Indian re-enactor says, “it kind of brings history to life when they can kind of look and talk to a person that looks just like an Indian would have looked like in the 18th Century and talk to that person.”

This is...
March 28, 2004 - 7:51pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s bon voyage for one M.A.T.C. engineering student as he packs his bags and heads overseas.

Jason Landry was one of only 80 students chosen to go to China and learn more about his field of engineering.

Jason was picked because of his extreme dedication to his major. He has been on the National Deans List and continues to obtain a 4.0. G.P.A. Besides the opportunity to travel, Jason says he’s excited to pick the minds of some of the most intelligent engineers in the...
March 27, 2004 - 8:39pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
To raise awareness about poverty and homelessness, Muskingum College students from M.A.P, that’s Muskies against poverty, decided to be homeless and live in their make shift homes, cardboard boxes, for 24 hours.

The students say their main goal is to open peoples’ views about some of the misconceptions involving the homeless.
The students are collecting donations for East Side Ministries, which do numerous services for the less fortunate.

They realize there is no...
March 27, 2004 - 2:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Volunteers spared time at today’s Big Brother Big Sister Bowl for Kids charity.

This year 162 teams came to raise money for kids of Muskingum County.

Co-Chair Big Brother Big Sister, Tedd Murphy says, “last year we raised $44,000 dollars and our goal this year is to get close to $55,000. Every year this just keeps getting bigger and bigger and it’s from the support we get from our great community.”

Bowl for kids is going on all weekend.
March 27, 2004 - 12:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It may have rained like cats and dogs today, but it was just dogs inside the Fieldhouse Fitness Center for the first annual dog show.

Over 250 purebred dogs competed in today’s event.

Dogs are judged on having clean runs. That means they can’t go off course or knock over any bars. If they win they get to keep their title and participate in future shows.

To get your dog involved you can contact the people at Wild Weavers in Columbus. As a prerequisite though...
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