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June 10, 2015 - 1:24pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Local pool operators met with the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department to discuss keeping pools clean this summer.

Proper pool equipment use and chemicals were topics in the seminar. Making sure public pools are safe and clean is a priority for the Health Department. They check each one monthly to insure that pools maintain standards in place. Registered Sanitarian Adam Dickerson says swimmers can be at risk for infection without the proper standards of cleanliness.

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June 10, 2015 - 1:10pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

On the final day of the school year, pre-school students at Mid-East are celebrating summer. At the same time, the staff is celebrating high honors from the state. 

Learning and development programs in Ohio could apply for the new 'Step up to Quality' rating system this year. Early childhood education instructor, Katie Lucas, said they knew they had to apply for the highest rating. She said the staff is relieved now that they've gotten the five star rating. 

"As we...

June 10, 2015 - 12:14pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The fifth annual YMCA S.T.E.A.M. Camp was held at Zane State College's Science Building this week.

S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. It is a free four day camp for children in grades three through eight. Assistant Professor at Zane State, Katie Hooper-Boyd gave us an overview of how the camp is structured.

"It covers science as well...

June 10, 2015 - 8:42am
3 weeks 2 days ago

The State Highway Patrol said speed is believed to be a factor in an early Wednesday morning crash that killed one person.

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol said around 1:30 Wednesday morning, 22-year-old Robert R. Canter of Lancaster was traveling south on County road 33A, when he failed to maintain control of his vehicle.

He drove off the right side of the roadway, crossed over County Road 37, striking a ditch and fence.

Troopers said he wasn't wearing a...

June 9, 2015 - 6:10pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Muskingum Behavioral Health and OUZ collaborated to offer young girls grades six through eight a special opportunity.

The annual S.T.A.R.S. Camp focuses on building positive self image and the skills to have a future of success. Camp Coordinator and Prevention Specialist, Ronell Barnett explained the history behind getting things started.

"This camp actually started 12 years ago now. Initially a teacher, locally from Roseville, started it in her classroom and she just kind...

June 9, 2015 - 5:52pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The City of Zanesville is hosting a fundraiser for our four legged members of the Zanesville Police Department.

The first ever golf outing will be taking place at Green Valley Golf Course on Dresden Road, Saturday, June 27. Shotgun start is at 9AM. The cost is $40 a person and $160 a team. You can also sponsor holes on the course. Safety Director of Zanesville, Fred Buck told us more.

"We're hoping to have this outing complete in three hours where we actually come out. We'll...

June 9, 2015 - 5:36pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Though we had a cooler start to the week, temperatures will be climbing close to 90 degrees in the next couple of days.

With the summer heat comes the higher risk of being a victim of heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. Health and Special Populations Coordinator, Brooke Smith told us about some of the signs and symptoms to watch out for.

"Typically with heat cramps you just feel a sudden onset of cramping in your hands and in your feet and your muscles might...

June 9, 2015 - 5:31pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Ticks are on the rise this season, so be cautious before spending time outdoors.

It is always important to take preventative measures against ticks, as they can carry serious and possibly fatal diseases. Matt Hemmer of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department talked to us about ways to keep you safe this season.

"Ticks are most prevalent in wooded areas and brushy areas with tall grass, so things you can do to protect yourself are to avoid those areas, if possible,...

June 9, 2015 - 5:30pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

One local band is gearing up to entertain crowds with its unique blues style at Veteran's Appreciation Weekend.

Markham will be performing Saturday night at Terry's Tavern as part of the weekend long event. Band member, Hunter Lepi, said the band is honored to perform at such a meaningful event.

"My grandpa was in the Navy, you know I have other family members who have been in the Army and Navy," he said. "It's a great cause and we're just happy to be a part of it...

June 9, 2015 - 2:35pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Upper Arlington has banned the sale of tobacco products to those under the age of 21.

The city is the first in Ohio to pass the bill. The new law is set to include e-cigarettes as well. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel said the changes could decrease the number of under eighteen smokers as well.

"There was a study done showing 90 percent of 18-21 year olds who are buying tobacco are supplying kids who are under the age of 18," said Carrel. "I found...

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