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April 14, 2015 - 5:50pm
3 days 6 hours ago

Fifteen year old Baylee Thompson has suffered from mitochondrial disease since she was nine months old.

The disease affects a person's ability to produce energy, and Baylee has never walked nor has she talked. However, her mother, Jody, said things are going well for Baylee. She said Baylee's still completely dependent on others but that her seizures have nearly gone away.

"Her seizures have subsided to almost being non existent which is just a godsend," Thompson said...

April 14, 2015 - 3:43pm
2 days 21 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has sent a letter to residents living in Buckeye Lake. It includes new limited rules for building along the 4.1 mile dam.

ODNR Chief of parks and recreation Gary Obermiller, wrote that no additional construction of residences and other structures such as wall systems, patios, swimming pools, sidewalks and utilities will be allowed on the dam without a permit. Likewise no docks, boatlifts or other such equipment will be permitted into the dam...

April 14, 2015 - 2:46pm
3 days 6 hours ago

Maysville High School students learned a lesson in car maintenance Tuesday.

The Maysville School District partnered with AAA to give students the lesson. Ten inspectors helped check around 75 students' vehicles during the event. Director of Safety for the Maysville Local School District, Rick Roush, said the district does this event each year around prom time.

"It's very important," Roush said. "We try and do everything we can to ensure the safety of our student...

April 14, 2015 - 2:35pm
3 days 6 hours ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is still accepting applications for one scholarship and offering help with financial aid.

This is the first year the Nick Tilton Memorial Scholarship is being offered. Administrative Assistant, Katie McCarty, said the scholarship is restricted to West Muskingum students who have participated in extra-curricular activities.

"It was started this year in memoriam of Nick," McCarty said. "Started by an anonymous donor, and they...

April 14, 2015 - 10:28am
3 days 6 hours ago

Many areas make up healthy living, eating right, having a safe home and exercise to name a few. 

At Zane State College the public as well as students took part in a community health expo that exposed visitors to the proper way to perform CPR. Exercise techniques and the dangers of smoking along with many others.

Interim Vice President for Student Services Larisa Harper said, "It's important that we have a variety of folks from the college that teach healthy living and...

April 14, 2015 - 8:23am
3 days 17 hours ago

Drivers across south eastern Ohio will experience lane closures as crack sealing operations begin for this construction season. 

Crews will be paving routes in Coshocton, Guernsey and Knox counties. Work will start with US 36 in Coshocton County from Nellie to Coshocton. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation said in two lane sections traffic will be maintained with flaggers, four lane sections will be maintained with temporary lane closures. 

Drivers are...

April 14, 2015 - 7:13am
3 days 18 hours ago

Top stories for Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

Linden Avenue Closed for Sinkhole Repairs

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The City of Zanesville and the Genesis Wyoming Railroad are working hand in hand to repair the sinkhole on Linden Ave. just past Goodman Steel. The road will be closed Tuesday for an estimated two days so that repairs can be completed.

3 Killed in Overnight Crash

PATASKALA, OHIO (AP) - A car crash in Licking County last night...

April 13, 2015 - 8:52pm
4 days 1 hour ago

Zanesville City Council held their first of two meetings for the month of April on Monday.

An ordinance allowing an application for grant funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund made an appearance on the agenda. The grant would go toward the replacement of the play structures at Kidzville at Riverside Park. Public Service Director Jay Bennett gave us an overview of the state of the play area.

"You know it was built in the mid 90's. The city has taken...

April 13, 2015 - 5:03pm
4 days 8 hours ago
A Columbus man facing multiple food stamp and drug charges is sentenced in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. The Prosecutor’s Office says that 35-year-old Waqar Ashraf was facing 20 counts of illegal use of food stamp benefits and six counts of trafficking in drugs near schools. Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill sentenced Ashraf to 71 months in prison and a fine of 15-thousand dollars. 24 counts were dropped at sentencing. The court also noted that Ashraf is not a citizen of the United...
April 13, 2015 - 4:42pm
4 days 6 hours ago

Maysville High School students got a few minutes away from the classroom Monday to get a lesson of another kind.

That lesson being to avoid distracted driving. Two local volunteer fire departments and area law enforcement agencies set up a head on collision in the school's parking lot.

The lesson is geared toward teaching kids the dangers of distracted driving. Students Against Distracted Driving organized the mock crash, and one of the members discussed the impact she thinks it...

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