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April 12, 2004 - 1:13pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, then you’ve probably noticed the higher prices for dairy, especially milk. According to analysts, the price of milk is expected to go up another 50 cents per gallon.

Muskingum County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency William Huston says that more and more farmers getting out of the dairy business, production has decreased.

The average price for a gallon of milk is now at 3 dollars although Huston says that he’s seen...
April 12, 2004 - 8:12am
5 years 11 weeks ago
An explosion rocked a maintenance building at The Ohio Central Railroad in Coshocton County over the weekend.

According to The Sheriff's Office the incident occurred Saturday when fifty-one-year-old Carl Parillo was using a cutting torch on an 18-hundred gallon diesel fuel tank.

It exploded and that caused the fuel to flow out an open line and spray onto Parillo and ignite.

Parillo was life-flighted to Akron's Children's Burn Unit. At this time his condition is...
April 11, 2004 - 2:14pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
While traditional meals of ham and lamb are typically served, some enjoyed a more organic Sunday night supper.

Owner of Sweet Meadows Grocery store, Katie Brown says a healthy alternative choice for Easter is organically grown food.

One problem for most people is how to make a healthier Easter basket for your kids even if they love sweets.

Brown also says other things people are putting in their organic baskets are things like raisins and fruits.
April 11, 2004 - 2:14pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It was an important day for Christians all across the world today, but locally dozens of families came together to celebrate Easter Sunday.

Father Jordan McConway of the St. Thomas Church says Easter doesn’t end after today.

For this year’s service they tried to do something more symbolic to represent that Christ has risen.

The Lenten season began February 25th on Ash Wednesday.
April 10, 2004 - 12:25pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
This morning at the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office people continues to come in and register for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. After the application process there is a lengthy waiting period, but what can you do if you need to carry right away?

Ohio’s new Concealed Carry Law took effect on April 8th. And according to the new law there is generally a 45-day waiting period. Sheriff Bob Stephenson says that his office is working on shortening that time to about two weeks....
April 10, 2004 - 12:24pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
As the weather get nicer an age-old American tradition hits every sidewalk and open garage on every street, the treasure hunter’s dream come true, the yard sale.

With the current economic state, the yard sale has become ever more popular and we didn’t have to go far to find this Springtime right of passage.

Right off of Dresden Road, Sharee Wollard opened her garage and was selling everything from baby furniture and clothes to old exercise equipment. She says it’s not...
April 10, 2004 - 12:23pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Sports Cards and Collectables Show at the Colony Square Mall had a lot of sports collectable to offer but anything LeBron James related was red hot.

The newest player for the Cavaliers has not only impacted the basketball court but also the sports card and memorabilia industry.

Sports Marketer Scott Woods believes that James items sell fast because of his image.

“It’s a billion dollar industry and for a kid to come from high school and make an impact the way...
April 10, 2004 - 5:55am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Environmental regulators are proposing to fine a Butler County manufacturer for excessive amount of Zinc Chloride in wastewater discharges from the company’s Monroe plant.

The Butler County Department of Environmental Services is proposing a fine of about 56-thousand dollars for the precision packaging plant in Monroe. Regulators say the excessive Zinc discharge from the plant did not get into the Great Miami River, but could damage the treatment of discharges at a wastewater plant...
April 9, 2004 - 9:16pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
23-year-old Jeremy McGilton of Zanesville made an appearance in Zanesville Municipal Court Friday on several misdemeanor charges, which stem from Wednesday night’s alleged hostage situation at 1340 Lewis Drive.

According to detectives, several individuals reportedly broke into the home and held several people inside the residence against their will. No one was injured in the incident, however McGIlton and two females were taken into custody that night.

Charges were...
April 9, 2004 - 2:33pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It may finally be time to put your heavy winter coats away because spring has finally sprung and what better way to celebrate spring then to buy some new, fresh spring clothes.

This season: it’ all about pink.

Before you run out and buy anything- check your closet because you may have some oldies, but goodies when it comes to fashion.

Maurices clothing store manager, Heidi Wells says, “everything is going back to the eighties.”

Now is the best time to...
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