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February 21, 2002 - 9:34pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Genesis Healthcare System is in the process of opening an entire unit dedicated to the treatment of cancer patients. Previously, patients have been treated in a variety of inpatient areas throughout the hospitals. According to Dr Carl G. Schowengerdt, medical director of Genesis Inpatient Cancer Services, the unit will allow them to focus their efforts on treating cancer patients with the highest quality of care. The health care system also announced their partnership with the Arthur G....
February 21, 2002 - 3:46pm
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The Zanesville City Water Department has found the massive leak that has left the entire Zanesville area under a boil advisory and many residents without water at all. Officials pinpointed the leak on Lear Corporation property off Linden Avenue on their fire loop. Crews are on the scene with outside contractors trying to fix the problem as quickly as possible. Bob Pletcher, Superintendent of the Zanesville City Water Department says although things are improving, we aren’t out of the woods...
February 21, 2002 - 3:44pm
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Some questions are starting to pop up about this year’s tax return and last years tax rebate checks that most people received from the Federal Government. A local certified public accountant says he’s getting a lot of questions about the rebate amount showing up on tax returns line forty-seven. If you did not get the full amount on line 47 of the tax return you can then claim an additional credit.
Brad Lynch, President of Lynch and Lynch CPA’s says that misconception is the way in which it...
February 21, 2002 - 3:42pm
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Area residents will have the opportunity this weekend to check out what businesses in the community have to offer and get some advice about home care. Sponsored by WHIZ-TV, Pick-N-Save and Colony Square Mall, The Hearth and Home Show will have something for everyone in the family to enjoy. From perks, chances to enter drawings and registers to win prizes are just a few things available this year. The Hearth and Home Show will be held Thursday from 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to...
February 21, 2002 - 3:41pm
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The county recycling and litter program is working on making it easier for area residents to keep the community clean. They are currently working on a grant that they updated the Muskingum County Commissioners on earlier today.
The grant is to help finance new equipment and, a larger bailer is going to be purchased as well as new trailers for drop-off sites in the area. Two new drop-off trailers are in the works because of the large amount of recyclables being brought in. The Dresden area...
February 20, 2002 - 6:05pm
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A Zanesville man is charged with stabbing his girlfriend after a domestic dispute turned violent. It happened Tuesday night at 810 West Muskingum Avenue just after 6pm. Police say that 50-year-old Richard Valentine has been charged with one count of felonious assault. The incident was reported by a neighbor who called 9-1-1. Police say Valentine was arrested at the scene. The victim, 44-year-old Mary Draungh suffered a deep six inch wound along her jawline. She was listed in fair condition...
February 20, 2002 - 2:20pm
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The Muskingum College student charged in the death of her newborn son was arraigned today in a Muskingum County courtroom. 21-year old Jennifer Bryant appeared before Common Pleas Judge Butch Zwelling and made a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and abuse of a corpse. Bryant has been psychologically evaluated and the assistant prosecutor has requested another evaluation be performed on behalf of the state. The bond of 50-thousand dollars...
February 19, 2002 - 4:39pm
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Each year the Future Farmers Of America have a week dedicated to the organization for their service and commitment. Tuesday they were at the Muskingum County Commissioners Office receiving an official document recognizing their special week. Eighty-three students are involved in the program. FFA week ends this Saturday.
February 19, 2002 - 4:33pm
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Convicted murderer John W. Byrd Jr. died this morning at a Lucasville Ohio prison by lethal injection. The 38 year old Byrd was sentenced to die for the murder of Monte Tewksbury at a suburban Cincinnati convenience store in 1983. Tewksbury was a Procter and Gamble employee who was moonlighting at the store to save money for his daughter’s education. Witnesses to the execution say Byrd was calm as he was strapped to the table were a lethal combination of drugs was pumped into his body. Byrd...
February 19, 2002 - 4:26pm
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World War Two expert Paul Stillwell spoke Tuesday about Pearl Harbor and WW-II at the Zanesville Noon Rotary. Stillwell is a writer and editor for the United States Naval Institute Press, as well as Director of the Institute’s Oral History Project. He brought his views and commentary to the Noon Rotary about September 11th and how it relates to Pearl Harbor. Stillwell has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, and the Discovery Channel.
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