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March 16, 2005 - 5:34pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The most famous pageant in the country is getting a little closer to home.

Zanesville is serving as host for a local Miss America event this weekend.
The Miss America Organization will pick two women this Sunday out of 21 contestants.

Those two ladies will advance to the Miss Ohio Competition in June and the winner then advances to the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.

Vicki LeVeck of the Muskingum County Welcome Center says Zanesville was chosen...
March 16, 2005 - 5:24pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The new executive director at the animal shelter says he is eager to serve Muskingum County.

Larry Hostetler was named executive director at the shelter after being interim director for 8 weeks. He says he’s excited for the great opportunity.
“I’m thrilled, it’s a great job. I’m looking forward to be working in Muskingum County and with my staff at the shelter.”

Hostetler adds we are fortunate here in Muskingum County to have a low cost spay/neuter program to help...
March 16, 2005 - 5:14pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The first official day of spring is approaching this weekend, which means the threat of tornados and other severe weather.

This week marks Severe Weather Awareness Week, with statewide siren testing.

The Emergency Management Agency tested 29 outdoor sirens around Muskingum County this morning at 9:50.

EMA Director Gene Hanning says two failed the test and he assures us those will be repaired. He says he feels confident with our sirens being up to par.
March 16, 2005 - 12:04pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The New Lexington Police Chief says a shooting that killed two men and wounded a woman appears to be the result of a domestic dispute.

Chief Jeffrey Newlon says officers believe one of the men shot the other two, then himself shortly before 11:00 last night.

He says a pistol was found at the scene. Newlon says 30 year old Jody Vause is in critical condition at Ohio Staste University Medical Center.

New Lexington police identify the shooter and suicide victim...
March 16, 2005 - 7:33am
5 years 45 weeks ago
If you hear a tornado siren today don’t get excited, it’s just a test.

Today Counties across the state and here in southeastern Ohio will conduct a tornado drill.

The event will include the sounding of warning sirens and a test message from the emergency alert system.

The test will happen at 9:50 a.m. Governor Bob Taft has designated March 13th through the 19th as severe weather awareness week.
March 16, 2005 - 6:19am
5 years 45 weeks ago
The New Lexington Police Department is investigating a double fatal shooting overnight.

It happened just before 11:00 Tuesday night.

The New Lexington Police Department says two males are dead and one female is seriously injured.

The female was med-flighted to Ohio State University Medical Center where we’re told her condition is improving.

Initial reports indicate the fatal shooting incident was the result of some type of domestic incident.
March 15, 2005 - 5:49pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Gas prices are on the rise again and many motorists are not dealing very well with the sticker shock.

Drivers are now paying close to $2.15 a gallon to fill up their tanks. Some say it looks like there’s no end in sight.

“It’s going to keep going right on up as long as we’ll pay for it,” says Jack McWilliams.

The way things are right now with the economy and with the war and everything it’s just a really big blow to Americans to have the rates as high as they...
March 15, 2005 - 5:40pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The steroid scandal continues as Congress is investigating whether Major League Baseball players are using the performance enhancing drugs.

Dr. Jim Chlovechok, author of Game Face, is an expert in sports medicine and says it’s alarming how early people are abusing steroids.

“We’re seeing 7.3 % according to the CDC of 9th grade girls have at least tried an anabolic steroid once. This is a male hormone in 9th grade girls,” says Chlovechok.

He says it’s amazing...
March 15, 2005 - 5:33pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The fight to stop prostitution in the downtown Zanesville area is once again causing officials to take action.

Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz says the cameras that were placed around the city are working and there’s talk they could buy more.

“Cameras so far have been efficient. We’ll see how the budget goes for the year, may possibly install a couple more cameras. It prevents the overall crime in the downtown area so it’s good for everyone,” says Matz.

March 15, 2005 - 5:24pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation is hard at work again fixing up our local roadways.

But this time they are preparing for some new projects that will rehabilitate the bridges on I-70 through Zanesville.

Cindy Brown, spokeswoman for ODOT says even though the project is not until 2007, it’s important to start now.

“We’ve had crews out the past couple of days testing the actual pavement to see how bad the pavement is underneath the roadway and from those...
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