Stories tagged with: St. Thomas

June 14, 2012 - 9:11am
3 years 23 weeks ago

June 16, 1912 - A number of unusually strong storms were occurring throughout central and southeastern Ohio that fateful Sunday morning. Reports of funnel clouds were being reported in Muskingum county around 6:30 in the morning. The storm moved right over Zanesville ten minutes later, just as Mass was beginning at St. Thomas Catholic Church on North 5th St. The congregation would later describe the event as a "great wind" that moved through the church. The tornado touched downed...

June 26, 2011 - 5:52pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

A reverend in Zanesville has a reason to be celebrating...

Just last week Father Luke Turon of St. Thomas Church turned 90 years-old. On Sunday, a surprise celebration, months in the making, was held in his honor...And with out a doubt, it was a surprise.

"I can't understand how they kept this hidden all the time, the whole parish," said Father Turon. "I'm going to report them to the Bishops, they're all conspirators in this perish."

The birthday...

May 31, 2011 - 5:13pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

A long time Zanesville tradition kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The St. Thomas Festival is an annual event that has been going on in Zanesville for more than 50 years. While the event usually coincides with Gus Macker, which has ben canceled this year, Festival Committee Member, Kristen Baughman, says she doesn't think it will have too big of an impact.

"I think we will have a good turnout" she said. "Of course we won't be here all day long so that will affect how...

April 21, 2011 - 10:55am
4 years 31 weeks ago

Thursday marks the start of one of the most holy times in the Christian world.

Holy Thursday begins the three day march towards Easter Sunday. It's called the Easter Triduum when salvation is complete, Jesus goes into Jerusalem is brought before Pilate, is crucified and raised from the dead.

"It seems kind of odd that we would celebrate the death of our savior," said Father Jordan Turano a priest at St. Thomas Aquinas. "Without his death we wouldn't have eternal...

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