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July 4th Tea Party Protest

by Emily Baird on July 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

The Fourth of July is filled with red, white, and blue. They’re the colors on our flag, symbolizing the 13 original colonies that have now grown into 50 states, governed by democracy. It’s a government that prides itself as being a government “by the people and for the people, ” but some people aren’t happy… Continue Reading

Fireworks Display A Go…For Now

by on July 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

In keeping with the 4th of July and the city of Zanesville tradition, a fireworks display is planned for Zane’s Landing Park for tonight at 9:45pm. Rain is on the way for SE Ohio and that is raising concerns on whether or not the show will go on. Zanesville Jaycees President Dave Mortimer says the… Continue Reading

New Lexington Man Loses Life In ATV Accident

by on July 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

A New Lexington man is dead following an ATV accident in Perry County last night. According to the Lancaster Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol, 46 year old Arthur Thompson of New Lexington was killed when he was riding an ATV northbound on Stone Church Hollow Road in New Straitsville at 10:30 last night when… Continue Reading

Patriotism Today in America

by Emily Baird on July 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

People celebrate the Fourth of July with the many festivities we have mentioned…parades, cookouts, fireworks. However, do we really recognize this holiday for what it stands for, our independence as a nation? President of the Muskingum County Veterans Council, Bud Johnson, says most people don’t. “It’s just a holiday. They recognize fireworks and cookouts, ”… Continue Reading

Zane Landing 4th Festivities Off to Good Start

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

The count is up to nearly 70 bikes for the Old Biker Boys Giveaway at Zane Landing Park today. The group purchased 43 bikes last week and have been receiving donations ever since to raffle off for local children. Organizer Kenny Forsythe says this is the first year for the event. “This was a deal… Continue Reading

Fastpitch Independence Weekend

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

Get your glove out and your throwing arm on, the annual Independence Weekend Blowout Fastpitch Tournament is going on this weekend. Thirty-seven teams came from across the eastern half of the United States for the competition, including a team from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one from Virginia. “We a lot of diversity,” said Tournament Director Rick… Continue Reading

25th Annual Somerset 4th of July Parade

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

The Village of Somerset may only have about 2,000, but it seems everyone came out for the annual 4th of July parade today. James Monty with the Somerset Post of the American Legion says the town gets so involved, there tends to be more people in the parade than those watching. “Next to Memorial Day,… Continue Reading

Bob Evans to Help West M

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

The West Muskingum chool system will receive a bit of help from one local restaurant. Bob Evans on Maple Avenue will host a fundraiser to benefit one particular area of the school district. “With all the budget cuts they’ve been having, the next thing to go could be the sports, drama, music,” said General Manager… Continue Reading

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer Trips

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

A long, summer trip in the car can be a great vacation, but while you’re preparing your family for the trip, you need to do the same for your car. Amanda Parker of Auto Zone says there are a few things you should check before hitting the road. “You should check on your fluids, your… Continue Reading

Jaycees Prepare for 4th Festivities

by Audry Kensicki on July 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

The Zanesville Jaycees are hard at work preparing for the July 4th festivities. Shawn Antritt says it takes a lot of work to get everyone ready for this weekend’s festivities. “We try to meet everyone down here and get them in the right spots, so everyone is happy,” said Antritt. “We try to make everything… Continue Reading