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October 22, 2002 - 5:37pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Many consider MRI's to be scary medical procedures, but improved technology has "opened" up many options. Cambridge is now home to an "Open-MRI" a test that allows patients more freedom for mobility and more time to feel comfortable about the test. Technician Wendi Bradley says that claustrophobic people like the feeling of openess. A closed MRI feels like a tunnel, and can scare patients. Bradley says the uneasy or embarrassed feelings are normal; many have reservations about the procedure...
October 22, 2002 - 5:18pm
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A southeast Ohio farmer is leaving tomorrow for Iraq, hoping to prevent a war. Peggy Gish is part of a peace team comprised of Americans and Canadians that is opposed to a United States attack on Iraq. Gish says the group opposes conflict because it will bring more suffering for the Iraqi people. Gish, who lives in Athens County, says members of the group plan to live among the Iraqis and won't leave the country even if a war breaks out. Gish says she hopes the group's message of peace...
October 22, 2002 - 5:08pm
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Todd Boyes, son of 78-year old Robert Boyes who is accused of murder, faces two-and-a-half years in prison, after being convicted of seven felony counts, including arson, grand theft and insurance fraud. The 29-year old Boyes from Heath pleaded not guilty and was sentenced Monday in Licking County Common Pleas Court. He is currently serving a one year sentence on an unrelated conviction. Last year, Boyes stole a truck that belonged to former Heath police officer David Kendall. Investigators...
October 21, 2002 - 6:21pm
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Over the weekend we told you about the untimely death of a five month old Zanesville girl. Police were investigating how she died and tonight the results are out. According to an autopsy by the Muskingum County Coronor the 5-month old baby dies of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, better known as SIDS. Health care workers say there are several risks factors associated with SIDS, one is placing babies on thier backs while they are sleeping, another is keeping fluffy pillows out of a baby's crib.
October 21, 2002 - 12:25pm
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Now that temperatures are cooling down, there's more of a need to warm up little bodies. The Salvation Army says they're in desperate need of coats for children. But they welcome coats for all ages and sizes. Major Susan Walter says they have less than 200 coats. Last year, 400 were distributed on the first day and 700 were distributed throughout the duration of the winter. Salvation Army staff members say any and all coats will be welcome at the Salvation Army on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p...
October 20, 2002 - 7:18pm
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A 15-year old driver flips a mini-van sending her and three passengers to the hosptial. The one-vehicle accident happened last night on State Route 60 just outside of the Tunnel Hill area of Coshocton County. Sheriff deputies say 15-year old Lindsey Lawerence from the Zanesville area was driving northbound on SR-60 when she lost control of the vehicle, went off the left side of the road, struck an embankment, and rolled sveral times into a field. 40-year old Lori Lawerence, a passenger in...
October 20, 2002 - 7:12pm
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Adventure enthusiasts pushed themselves to the limit and braved the great outdoors today at The Wilds. Hundreds of dare devils took part in The Ohio Adventure Race Series Championships. Their day kicked off with a rigorous five mile trail run, then it was off to a ten mile bike ride, a one mile kayak trip and other challenging obstacle course activites. Shannon Kurek of H.M.P. Racing says some participants were up to their waists in mud if they made the wrong decision when trying to co-steer...
October 20, 2002 - 7:07pm
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Thousands of people flocked to Roscoe Village for its popular Apple Butter Stirinn Festival. Tastebuds were tempted for that sweet spread of apple butter as the 33rd festival was underway. Nearly one hundred vendors lined the historic district and shoppers had everything from anything apple to crafts and fun for the kids. The auction was also a huge success. Event organizer, Mary Ellen Given says pies sold for as much as $50.00 each.
October 19, 2002 - 7:03pm
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This morning's rain didn't keep some dedicated walkers away. Walkers started at the Pepsi Cola Plant in Zansville and headed on to their dedication of Zane's Landing. Today's walk was to promote the upcoming Red Ribbon Week which highlights drug-free communities. Ari Sherwin, an Olympic weightlifting athlete offered some motivating words of wisdom about being drug-free. For more information about Red Ribbon Week or to contact Muskingum Behavioral Health you can call 74-454-1266.
October 19, 2002 - 6:58pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Quite a ceremony took place today as the new Zanesville Ohio Air National Guard Commander took over the reigns. Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Lewis assumed command. The 220th Engineering and Installation Squadron conducted the traditional change of command ceremony. Lewis has been a part of the unit for 25 years. He takes the place of Lieutenant Colonel Will Allen who had been the unit's commander since 1997.
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