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Libraries Dealing with Budget Cutbacks

by Kelly Mills on July 27, 2009 at 2:09 am

With the passage of Ohio’s budget Monday library systems across the state are breathing a small sigh of relief. The Public Library Fund will be cut by $84 million, down significantly from Governor Strickland’s proposed cut of $227 million. Muskingum County Library officials say the public had a huge part in lessening the cuts. “We… Continue Reading

Post 29 Drops Tournament Opener

by JT Raymond on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Marietta/Belpre: 3Zanesville Post 29: 1 -Zanesville falls into losers bracket and will play Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Seniors Beat Juniors 4-2

by Jed DeMuesy on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Down at Gant Municipal Stadium, the Seniors got the better of the Junior Pioneers, the final score 4-2. It would have been 2-0 if not for Senior rightfielder Bryce Bednarzyk. The third batter in the order knocked in the first two runs of the game with a shot to the left centerfield gap in the… Continue Reading

Post 29 Wins in a Battle of the Bats

by Jed DeMuesy on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

St. Clairesville was in town tonight, and, despite scoring five runs in a half inning, posy 159 never held a lead for an entire inning. Post 29 got things started with a three run first inning, fueled by back-to-back home runs from Colton Maxwell and Jordan Sharrer. Post 159 answered with 5 runs in the… Continue Reading

Juniors Pound Vipers

by JT Raymond on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Junior Pioneers (17-6, 11-4): 11Zanesville Vipers: 4 Nathan Van Meter (Jr.) WP, 4IP, 3R, 5K, 3BBTyler Hardcastle (Jr.) 3-4, 2 1B, 2B, RBIAlex Cultice (Jr.) 3-3, 3RBI

Haines Laid to Rest, But Memories Last Forever

by JT Raymond on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Funerals are always tough, especially when they’re for a person who left us to soon. Today was a day of mourning and grief for the Philo Girls Baseketball team, the Franklin Local school district and Dick Haines’ family as a whole. Click on the “watch video” link for more on his life and influence that… Continue Reading

A Community Remembers Coach Haines

by Jed DeMuesy on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Recently, it seems that at every turn, there is another death to report. For the people in Duncan Falls, no death has been more devastating than Girls Basketball Head Coach Dick Haines, who passed away last Thursday after a motorcycle accident claimed his life. Today, a community gathered to mourn together. At Tabor Ridge Church… Continue Reading

Team USA Seals the Deal at IFAF Junior World Championships

by Jed DeMuesy on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

The day after our nation’s birthday, team USA, led by Licking Valley graduate and future Ohio State Buckeye Storm Klein won the final game of the inaugural IFAF Junior World Football Championships, beating Canada 41-3. Quarterback Bryce Petty was a perfect 14 of 14, passing for 190 yds and 3 TD. Klein had an interception… Continue Reading

Deja Vu for the Juniors Against Columbus

by Jed DeMuesy on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

The Junior Pioneers enjoyed beating the Columbus Braves 11-1 Tuesday night so much that tonight, they did it again. People at Gant Stadium might have thought they had traveled back into the recent past, as once again Pioneers cracked the bats with reckless abandon. The 17 hits and 11 runs were more than enough for… Continue Reading

Seniors blank the Juniors

by Jed DeMuesy on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Senior Pioneers 6Junior Pioneers 0 Chase Phillips (Sr.) 9 IP, 6 H, 6 KTyler Kaido (Sr.) 4-4, 2 3B, 2 RBI