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March 5, 2006 - 5:16pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
It may still be too cold to take a dip outside, but local swimmers brought their flippers inside today for a good cause.

About 80 people jumped in for the annual Swim For Diabetes fundraiser at Rosecrans High School.

Lisa Girton has been heading up the event here in Zanesville for several years and says she has a personal push behind her.

“To me it is important because I have twin daughters that have had Diabetes Type One since they were a year old,” says...
March 4, 2006 - 6:13pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
It’s been a little more than two months since the new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan took effect on January 1.

For private pay patients, this new plan has greatly reduced the cost of prescriptions; but for some Medicaid patients, it’s making things extremely difficult.

Since the new drug plan took effect, the Walkers have had a hard time paying for their medications.

“I’m on 14 different medicines, and there’s a $1 to $3 co-payment for each medicine,...
March 4, 2006 - 5:59pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
An Ohio University Zanesville communications class brought students outside of the classroom today, to help the community.

One group of students decided to hold a food and clothing drive for the Eastside Ministry.

This is one project that benefits more than just the students who organized it.

“We’re going to take it directly to Eastside Community Ministries, here in Zanesville,” says OUZ student, Mark Cordray. “They are going to wash it and sort it out, and...
March 4, 2006 - 2:42pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Over 400 lions filled the Hallowed Hills Convention Center today, but these lions weren’t covered in fur.

Today was the annual Lions Club 13-K Convention, an opportunity for members from 12 Ohio counties to reflect and look ahead to up-coming projects.

Since 1994 the Lions have raised $150 million for cataract surgeries and eye disease research.

The club has long been known as a community organization, but today this organization spans a lot further.
March 4, 2006 - 2:39pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Drug and Alcohol prevention, suicide and peer pressure were all topics of discussion today at this weekend’s Teen Institute Camp.

The high schoolers may have been dancing around this morning, but the camp is more than fun and games.

Coordinators hope the kids learn valuable skills to take back to school.

The 150 students were chosen to participate this weekend based on their day-to-day character and leadership.

Jarrod Kennedy came out last year and...
March 4, 2006 - 2:37pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
With spring just around the corner, many area gardeners were out at Ohio University-Zanesville today looking for some advice.

Today was the 3rd Annual Muskingum Valley Garden Society Home Gardening Symposium.

Local businesses and speakers offered tips, techniques and trends for those with a green thumb.

Brian Mclouglin of Lones Stone says, “The emphasis is on education and increasing the awareness to sort of eliminate some of the mistakes we may or may not...
March 4, 2006 - 2:10pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Tables, desks and playground equipment were all on the auction block today at McIntire Elementary.

Since the school is no longer in use, the Zanesville City School Board decided to auction off all the loose furnishings at a public auction.

Jay Butler of Butler Realty and Auction Services says, despite being the sixth school auction in three weeks, there was still a good turnout.

“We gave out a little over 200 numbers, and everyone seemed to go home with...
March 3, 2006 - 10:34pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Local authorities are on the look-out tonight for individuals involved in an early evening robbery.

Investigations are continuing at this hour into the incident that occurred around eight o'clock in the 400 block of Pine Street in Zanesville.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, a 73-year-old man was robbed by two individuals, a black man and a white man who forced their way into his home.

March 3, 2006 - 4:50pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A local man who was busted for drugs earlier this week was arraigned in Zanesville Municipal Court on Friday.

According to court documents, 54-year-old Jesse Coleman of Zanesville entered a not guilty plea to charges of possession of drug paraphenalia.

On Wednesday, drug detectives with the Zanesville Police Department raided a home on Matthews Street and arrested Coleman.

Coleman is set to appear in court again on March 11th.
March 3, 2006 - 4:46pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A local department store got quite a soaking Friday morning after a sprinkler system failed.

It all started a little after seven in the morning when a call came in that the fire alarm was activated in the Sears Store at the mall.

According to Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief Craig Stemm, when firefighers arrived on scene, water was spraying out of the sprinkler system in the appliances section of the store.

Crews managed to get it turned off...
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