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September 2, 2003 - 3:10pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Before today, you had to drive to Columbus or farther if you wanted acupuncture therapy. Now a doctor has made it available in Zanesville. Dr. Charles Feicht took a 300-hour training program before being certified to perform it. Although not covered by most insurance carriers, anyone can receive treatment at the Physician’s Pavilion at the Genesis-Bethesda hospital. It helps relieve many ailments from arthritis to neck pain. The first patient today was trying it for weight loss. The...
September 2, 2003 - 2:21pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office has issued details on this week’s most wanted suspect. He is Troy Kepler of Spruce Street in Zanesville. He is charged with failure to register as a sexual offender. He is described as five-feet 11-inches tall and 155 pounds. He has red hair and hazel eyes. If you know of the whereabouts of Kepler call the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office at 740 452-3637.
September 2, 2003 - 10:11am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Some Muskingum County residents woke up in the dark today. American Electric Power says it happened around 4:00 this morning in the Nashport area. A-E-P says a tree hit a power pole causing the problem. At first over 500 customers lost service, right now it’s around 300. A-E-P says its hopes power is restored by later this afternoon.
September 1, 2003 - 10:52pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
President Bush spoke with Ohioans about the economy and job prospects on Labor Day. He spoke with members of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He highlighted how his tax cut policies have helped to jump-start the economy. He also noted that he wants everyone in the United States to have a job, and said that one of the strengths of the economy is the workforce. Despite President Bush’s words of hope, more than nine million Americans are currently out of work, many of them...
September 1, 2003 - 10:48pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A woman is recovering at Good Samaritan Hospital after police say she was shot in the arm. According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, 40-year-old Donna Felix was shot in the arm some time overnight. Shaw says Felix’s son found her walking along the Greenwood avenue area with the wound. The son told police he took his mom to the hospital. As for how the shooting happened, where it happened, a possible motive and suspect, all that information is unknown. Lt. Shaw says...
September 1, 2003 - 3:23pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Even if the rain washed out your Labor Day plans, the soggy weather may have kept travelers out of accidents. Ohio State patrolmen said the weekend was relatively quiet. There were no major accidents reported in the Zanesville area. Sgt. Michael Forshey chalks it up to high gas prices and the wet weather. He mentioned that Friday and Saturday nights were busy with drunk drivers. He estimated about seven cases on each weekend night.
September 1, 2003 - 3:08pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Could your electricity bill be going up because of the blackout in July? If experts find costly errors in the grid system, you may help pay for it. A glance at your energy bill breaks down what you are paying for each month. If you look closely, only about a quarter of it is for actually energy consumption. The rest of the bill is for maintenance and improvements to energy systems. The area that my be affected is marked “transmission.” Officials said there was plenty of generation and...
September 1, 2003 - 2:27pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Labor Day: the unofficial end to summer. Best known for barbeques, a day off of work and time to relax. But why don’t most people work on this September holiday? The very first Labor Day was September 5, 1882. The Department of Labor’s website doesn’t know exactly who started it, but a labor union wanted to create a workingman’s holiday. Today, working people across the country can sleep in and relax. The holiday does not have any affiliation with a war or battle in American history. The...
September 1, 2003 - 2:26pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Fair, along with other fairs in Ohio had vendors giving away baby iguanas as prizes. A local iguana rescue organization said this wasn’t a good idea. Volunteers at Wild Green Yonder (WIGY) said iguanas are not good starter pets; they are rather finicky. Iguanas need special lighting, temperature regulation, a highly specified diet and constant care. This adds up to lots of time and money. The iguanas given away may have been tiny and cut, but they can grow to six feet...
September 1, 2003 - 11:11am
4 years 44 weeks ago
It started many years ago as a small gathering of only five people, but this holiday weekend stone tool crafters from across the country and even overseas traveled to Flint Ridge, Ohio. Some came from as far as the Netherlands and Japan to take part in the Flint knap-in. Visitors watched as arrowheads, flint knives, and other tools were crafted. Flint Ridge is a big attraction because it's known to have some of the world's prettiest rainbow flint. Co-host of the event, Ed Moreland, says...
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