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November 8, 2004 - 8:58pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Area residents including some of the Y city star cast are putting on a holiday production to pay tribute to our troops.

Tonight the over 100-member cast found out what part they will be playing in the live musical concert.

For one cast member, there was a special meaning behind her participation in this production.

“My brother was over in Iraq and my cousin is there right now. My brother whenever he would write me always told me to go for my dreams and always...
November 8, 2004 - 8:52pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Zanesville’s city council approved an updated contract for the police force.

Police Chief Eric Lambes attended tonight’s meeting to find out if council would approve this emergency ordinance.

“Tonight council passed a 3 year contract with the captains union we just completed negotiations with city of Zanesville captain’s union and came to a relative easy agreement,” says Lambes.

He adds there aren’t many changes from the last contract, except captains will now...
November 8, 2004 - 4:39pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
When it comes to flu vaccines, nursing homes in Ohio are in desperate need.

Most of Ohio's 800 nursing homes have not seen any flu vaccine this season, but in Muskingum County, it's a different story. Rambo Health Care has provided 12 nursing homes and the nursing home employees with the flu shot. They also provide shots for all eligible Genesis Health Care workers.

The elderly are particularly at risk during flu season--99% of last year's flu deaths were of those 65 or...
November 8, 2004 - 4:11pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners were busy collecting bids today for the construction of a pump station.

The station was installed several years ago and now needs to be replaced.

Muskingum County Commissioner Don Madden says that is why they needed to open up bids.

“The way the process normally would work we’ll take all the bid packets and give those to the engineer that designed the project,” says Madden.

The lowest bid was received by G and M...
November 8, 2004 - 4:07pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Dorothy Montgomery is very excited to continue serving the Muskingum County community as your commissioner and says there are a lot of things to be thankful for.

“We’re extremely blessed to have a medical center, a shopping center a lot of things in our favor,” says Montgomery.

When asked about what she wants to change, Montgomery answered “nothing.”

Montgomery’s next term starts on January 3rd.
November 8, 2004 - 3:51pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Would you want to know if your next door neighbor was a sex offender?

One thing many people may not know is that there are three classifications of sex offenders, but not all offenders have to notify their neighbors.

In Muskingum County, 93 registered sex offenders live in the area. Detective Todd Mahle says the problem is gettting worse.
"I do think it's growing but I'm not sure about the numbers," says Mahle.

One thing the numbers do show is that 99% of...
November 8, 2004 - 11:24am
5 years 37 weeks ago
The cast of Home for the Holidays has been selected!

Invited to be part of the production are:

1. The Y-City Star Semi-Finalists – 16 of the 20 will participate. They include: Aaron Comstock, Adam Calvert, Alainna Amicone, Dylan Daniels, Heather Krouskoupf, Jenna Wilson, Jenny Radigan, Jessica Billman, Kenny Wayne, Lynsey Stocker, Mindy Camp, Samantha Maxwell, Sasha Eby, Stine McKendry, Shelly Mosher, and the Y-City Star, Justy Christian.

2. The...
November 8, 2004 - 10:53am
5 years 37 weeks ago
With less than two weeks until the big Ohio State/Michigan game, one local organization is getting ready to support the Buckeyes in a different way.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville is holding their annual Buckeye Pep Rally…and having an auction to go along with it.

Executive Director Mollie Crooks says it has been a big success in the past and hopes that success will continue. “The money raised will help us put more mentors in the lives of children in Muskingum...
November 7, 2004 - 4:35pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Make A Wish Foundation made a stop in Coshocton Saturday night to raise money for children with life threatening medical conditions.

Organizers titled the event “The Great American Hotdog Challenge” and are hoping to raise money to help with their current 60 pending wishes.

If you would like to learn more about the Make A Wish Foundation log on to www.makeawishohio.org
November 7, 2004 - 2:01pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Animal lovers got the chance to take a photo op with their four-legged friends.

The PAWS group, together with Pictures Plus, offered their annual pet photos where proud owners got the chance to take pictures with their furry friends. Owners could change the backgrounds and make Christmas cards with thier beloved pooch.

The PAWS group's primary goal is to sponsor projects that create funds for spaying and neutering.
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