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Tom's Ice Cream Bowl and Goodwill Plan Expansions


Nichole Medaugh


Expansion could be in the future for two area businesses.

Tom's Ice Cream Bowl owner Bill Sullivan said it is his dream to expand his business and his wife's to have a gift shop. Sullivan is now attempting to make those dreams reality. He recently purchased a home next to the Ice Cream Bowl and plans to turn it into a gift shop. The gift shop will sell pottery and other items currently housed at the ice cream shop.

There's also plans for the outside of the proposed store.

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Serving Up Cool Treats During Heat Wave


WHIZ Reporter


Those looking for a break from the heat and humidity had many options available to stay cool.

Tom's Ice Cream Bowl, a staple in the Zanesville community, was filled nearly to capacity Tuesday afternoon with patrons enjoying their favorite cold treats.

Customers old and young took a load off while they enjoyed everything from hot fudge sundaes to sorbets and even classic cones.
Owner Bill Sullivan said the heat definitely brings a big boom to business.

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"Idol" Hopeful Serenades Tom's Ice Cream Bowl


Brittany Shannon


His day job might be scooping ice cream, but a Zanesville man is setting his sights on hearing those four little words.

Levi Funk has worked at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl for nearly eight years, but now, he's heading to New Jersey to follow his dream, and try out for "American Idol" in hopes of hearing "You're going to Hollywood!"

"I've been playing music since I was nine-years-old and practicing two hours a day so this is something I just really really want. Want for my family, want for my friends, want for everybody and I'm ready to go," says "Idol" hopeful, Levi Funk.

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