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June 12, 2003 - 6:03pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A guilty plea, a pre-sentence investigation and possible criminal charges for other employees at the Muskingum County Home. Wednesday morning, former Home employee Marsha Shumate was in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. The Sheriff’s Department has investigated Shumate for allegedly stealing large amount of money from the Home between September 28th, 2001 and June 7th of last year. After an initial investigation, Shumate Wednesday plead guilty to one count of theft, a felony of the fifth...
June 12, 2003 - 6:01pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Rainy spring weather has caused concerns of the West Nile Virus to once again rise to the top of our minds. The potentially deadly virus mostly infects mosquitoes and birds. Concerned residents have been calling the Health Department demanding their area be sprayed to kill the infected mosquitoes. According to Mike Kirsch, the Environment Director with the Health Department, crews have been spraying for West Nile since early April of this year. The virus is weather related. Rain will...
June 12, 2003 - 6:01pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Besides their parents, a young person’s teachers are the most important and influential role models during their adolescent lives. Sometimes teachers are overlooked or under appreciated for their hard work and dedication to their students...for the next three weeks, educating the educators is the focus at Muskingum College. The teachers are taking part in the “Educating Children Institute” seminar. They will take part in three weeks of intensive classes and discussions that count as hours...
June 12, 2003 - 5:58pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
One thing’s for sure: nice weather is headed our way and with school out and summer vacations planned…that means lots and lots of exposed skin. As always, it’s important to protect skin from UV-A and UV-B rays. According to Dr. John Hibler, a local dermatologist, sun block, hats and sunglasses remain the best defense against the sun’s harmful rays. As far as sun blocks are concerned, Dr. Hiber says for them to work affectively, wear SPF of 15 or higher and reapply the sun block every few...
June 12, 2003 - 4:27pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A Franklin county grand jury has returned an involuntary manslaughter indictment and other charges against a Zanesville man accused of injecting a teen with a lethal dose of morphine at a party. The charges against 26-year-old Edward Williams the second follow an eight-month investigation by Reynoldsburg police into the death of 17-year-old Chris Miller of Pataskala. Williams also was indicted on charges of corrupting another with drugs, aggravated trafficking, tampering with evidence and...
June 12, 2003 - 4:21pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Ohio and North Carolina are arguing again about the Wright Brothers. This time, congressional lawmakers are sparring over which state can claim that it was the ‘birthplace of aviation.’ Ohio congressman Mike Turner sponsored a resolution in congress that honors his hometown of Dayton because that’s where the Wright Brothers grew up, worked, and built their airplane. But three North Carolina lawmakers are opposing the resolution. They say the first flight occurred near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina...
June 11, 2003 - 6:34pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Despite a positive economic forecast for Muskingum County, many people are still without jobs. The One Stop Career Center wants to remind people that there is somewhere they can turn to for help. Located in downtown Zanesville, the center strives to help people obtain jobs. They offer training services that allow you to expand on your current skills. If you would like more information, you can contact the One Stop Career Center at 740-454-6211.
June 11, 2003 - 6:21pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Maysville schools closed for the summer in an unusual way. After an hour of lock down at both schools, students were released for vacation. It was a safety procedure that officials felt was necessary after a gun was discharged in a neighboring area about a half a mile from the schools. The sheriff’s department was called to the scene. No one was injured. According to the sheriff’s department suspect Justin Riley, a 17-year old runaway from the Avondale Youth Center, fled the scene. While...
June 11, 2003 - 12:45pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The Southern Perry County Water District has issued a boil advisory Wednesday. The alert applies to Hemlock and all surrounding counties. The water district cites the alert as a result of changes in a water meter. Once the alert is lifted, customers must boil their water until further notice.
June 11, 2003 - 12:44pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
41 Congressional lawmakers are asking Ohio Congressman Dave Hobson to help them preserve funding for a program that helps poor people in Appalachia. President Bush has proposed cutting funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission in half. His budget would provide 33 million dollars for ARC instead of the 88 million dollars the joint federal-state agency received last year. Lawmakers from the 13 states in the Appalachian region, including five from Ohio, are fighting these cuts. They are...
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