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April 9, 2002 - 4:11pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
America is getting fatter, that’s what studies are showing. It’s a serious health issue that concerns both children and adults. Locally, the medical profession is fighting back against the bulge. Medical professions got together at MATC/OUZ to discuss the problem here in Muskingum County. Dr. Vicki Whitacre said there are ways to keep your weight under control. Like limit the time you watch TV and use the computer, she recommends getting outside and doing physical activity. Whitacre says...
April 9, 2002 - 5:23am
5 years 6 weeks ago
More bad news for Morgan county. Gould Electronics has layed off some of its employees. Company spokesman Al Hall says that 30 workers have been layed off. Gould manufactures foil used for computers and other electronic items. Morgan county lead the state in unemployment, but recently announced the opening of an industrial park to help bring new jobs to the area.
April 9, 2002 - 5:17am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A man with only one leg managed to save himself and his two sons from a house fire early Monday morning. The Crooksville fire department says the fire happened at 13013 Possum Hollow road around 1:30 in the morning. It took four fire crews to put out the fire. The owner of the home, James Wilson was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, his two sons were not hurt. Fire crews are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire, but Chief Denny Dew says the cause...
April 8, 2002 - 4:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Feeling a little green? With the dream of cold hard cash, many Ohioans are getting lotto fever. It’s only Monday but the sickness has already started. Wednesday’s 56 million dollar super lotto jackpot is the biggest ever. Retailers are expecting long lines. The cash payout is around 24 million dollars. Everyone has their dreams of what they are going to do with all that money.
April 8, 2002 - 4:24pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A sign that the local economy is picking up, sales at Colony Square Mall in Zanesville have increased 20 percent. Those figures, from February, are a total of all mall shop sales. Some of the increase is attributed to the addition of Dunham’s and Old Navy. Several veteran retailers had impressive increases: Zanesville Chiropractic, Shoe Sensation and Vitamin World are among those stores. Not only have sales increased, but the number of shoppers have gone up. The food court is getting a new...
April 8, 2002 - 1:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
County employees could see some added benefits to their health care plans in the next couple of months. Monday the Muskingum County Commissioners reviewed the health care plans for over 8-hundred of their employees. The health care plans should be finalized by June.
April 8, 2002 - 1:35pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Rufus Putnam Elementary School children learned a lesson in pottery Monday from the oldest acting pottery maker in the world. Fred Beane from North Carolina has been in the pottery business since he was ten, now sixty-nine years later he is still going strong. Students were able to watch Beane make different sculptures, as well as ask questions.
April 8, 2002 - 5:14am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A record-high Super Lotto jackpot of 56-million dollars will be up for grabs Wednesday after no tickets matched the winning combination Saturday night. The previous record jackpot was 54-million dolars last July 11th. There was one big winner in the Kicker game Saturday night, with a ticket sold in Mansfield worth 100-thouand dollars.
April 7, 2002 - 4:18pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was a sweet 16 celebration for the board members and staff of the Alfred S. Carr Center as they hosted their own open house was used to kick-off the center's annual cake auction fundraiser. Visitors also had a chance to view the recent renovations completed on the audlt day care area. The expanded adult daycare program area was dedicated to the Littick family for their years of loyalty to the center and its mission to help the disabled. A gesture that the Littick family says is humbly...
April 7, 2002 - 4:14pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Maysville City School District dedicated their newest addition to their educational system. In a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this afternoon, the Maysville Board Of Education, administration and staff invited the public to an official dedication of the newly built elementary school. Grades preschool through 5 are house in the new elementary school and it has been operational since the beginning of this year. And according to administrators, students, and parents, it seems that...
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