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September 15, 2015 - 5:56pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Constitution Day is in just two days and before he heads to Athens, a special guest stopped by OUZ Sept. 15 to speak with students.

Marc Kantrowitz focused on 9 cases that were overturned by the Supreme Court in his presentation called 'Supreme Court Cases that have not Withstood the Test of Time.' Cases like 'Plessy v. Ferguson' and others were on the line-up. Kantrowitz said he hopes to enlighten students.

"College students should know about our constitution, should know...

September 15, 2015 - 4:16pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties is kicking off its campaign week.

This year's Campaign Kickoff Week features a variety of events, including Wednesday's "Kickball for a Cause." Executive Director, Meg Deedrick told us she's excited to have an entire week dedicated to strengthening the community through different activities and events.

"Tomorrow is probably the most fun we'll have all week, because that's going to be a kickball game at the...

September 15, 2015 - 4:06pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Every 30 minutes a child is born who will develop a mitochondrial disease by the age of 10.

Mitochondrial disease affects a person's ability to produce energy and causes a variety of symptoms, some of which can be fatal. To promote research and education for a cure, the entire month of September is devoted to raising awareness for this serious, and sometimes deadly disease.

"Usually one in every 4,000 children can be affected with mitochondrial disease, so it's pretty...

September 15, 2015 - 3:56pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross and the Zanesville Fire Department are teaming up to help save lives.

As part of a nationwide campaign, volunteers installed free smoke detectors and delivered fire safety information in neighborhoods across the community with a history of frequent home fires.

"The state fire marshals are putting a real big push on smoke detectors, it's proven that they save lives, so the Red Cross came to us, asked us to be a partner agency with them, they...

September 15, 2015 - 3:35pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Summer is winding down and fall is knocking at our doorstep. This means that flu season is right around the corner.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is preparing for their annual flu-shot drive-through. Immunization Coordinator for the Health Department, Jamie Heinzman told us the event is more than just preparing the community for the flu season.

"The biggest thing is it's for our emergency preparedness." Explained Heinzman, "So it's to test our...

September 15, 2015 - 3:12pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Good news at Genesis Hospital came just in time with the beautiful weather Tuesday.

The rubberized fitness trail is open once again to the public and employees of Genesis Hospital. This comes after a temporary closing of the trail due to construction of the new medical facility. Employee at Genesis, Jessica James expresses her happiness regarding the trails opening.

"It's a wonderful feature to have in our community on days like this when it's beautiful." Said James,...

September 15, 2015 - 1:12pm
3 weeks 2 days ago
A Coshocton babysitter is charged in connection with the death of a 7 month old child. Coshocton County Sheriff Tim Rogers says that 23-year-old Nathan D’Ostroph is facing a murder charge. On September 8th deputies were called to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in connection to Raylie Tannner who was apparently the victim of child abuse. The child was later transported to Akron Children’s Hospital where she died. The incident remains under investigation.
September 14, 2015 - 9:49pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting for the month of September Monday evening.

An ordinance allowing the purchase of three new cruisers for the Zanesville Police Department appeared on the agenda. The Police Department has received three new cars every year for the last three years. Mayor Jeff Tilton told us more about the vehicles.

"These are all wheel drive vehicles and they are more of the SUV type that we can put a lot more equipment into and get hopefully...

September 14, 2015 - 7:53pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office says they have a man in custody after a baby died from injuries sustained in a case of child abuse.

The sheriff's office says deputies were called to Coshocton Memorial Hospital on September 8th in reference to a seven month old child being the victim of apparent child abuse.

The child was later transported to Akron Children’s Hospital by Air Bear Helicopter. In the early hours of September 11th, the young child died at Akron...

September 14, 2015 - 5:31pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Today marks the 15th anniversary of local man Adam Burkhart's successful heart transplant.

We spoke with Burkhart about his journey that started when he was just 17 years old.

"I was 17 playing in an indoor soccer game at the Field House in January and just couldn't run," said Burkhart. "[I was] just absolutely out of breath."

Burkhart's mother knew he was suffering from the same genetic disease that she lost her aunt to in 1968, 'Familial Cardiomyopathy...

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