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March 24, 2005 - 1:39pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Budget concerns are causing fear in another local office today, as they turn to the Muskingum County Commissioners and local city officials for help.

Bryan Catlin is the Dog Warden for Muskingum County, and says the county and city has supplied many of their wages and operating costs in years past. But with an ever-tightening budget all-around, Catlin doesn’t know how much to expect this time around.

“We’re trying to get them to accommodate some of the funds to try and...
March 24, 2005 - 1:28pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Five families are homeless today after an early morning electrical fire caused severe damage to two structures.

The call came into the Zanesville Fire Department a little after midnight this morning of a fire at 1109 West Main St. When the firefighters arrived, the blaze had also spread to three adjoining apartments and the home next door at 1105 West Main.

Dale Bollinger’s mother is the sole resident of 1105 and has lived there all her life. He says he’s just glad she...
March 24, 2005 - 12:47am
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Muskingum County family that suffered the worst imaginable tragedy, the loss of their two children, is offering a heartfelt thanks tonight to the community for its help.

A little over four weeks ago, the home of Jim and Cindy Stull on Friendship Drive in New Concord was destroyed in a fire.

The Stull's lost their two children, Samantha and Jimmy in that blaze.

Now, through the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, the family is saying thank you to everyone who prayed...
March 24, 2005 - 12:40am
5 years 47 weeks ago
We have an update in a court case that's set to end next month.

A local woman entered a guilty plea in court last week to charges she's facing involving drugs she brought into a local jail.

Twenty-two-year-old Abbey Spragg of Zanesville, has been charged with eight counts of illegal conveyance of drug documents and three counts of illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, the incidents...
March 23, 2005 - 7:16pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Alzheimers disease and other mental disorders affect people in our community every day.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office now has a new tracking device aimed to cut down on the time it takes to search for a wanderer.

Click on Watch Video to learn more.
March 23, 2005 - 6:03pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
After the recent school shooting in Minnesota, local school officials are ensuring Zanesville residents that students’ safety is a priority.

Kevin Appleman director of school safety for Zanesville city schools outlined an action plan if a crisis occurred.

“Depending on the incident that happens we have different levels we have people that are in place if something does happen immediately within 5-10 minutes those people gathered in a room together to discuss what is...
March 23, 2005 - 5:52pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
With the Easter Holiday approaching, many of you may be thinking about Easter Sunday Church services; well the Faith United Methodist Church is doing things differently this year.

Today Faith United Methodist Church Pastor Gay Blau says, they came up with the idea from past outdoor sunrise services and just wanted to do something different this Easter.

“We decided that we wanted to do an outdoor service this year for something different because we felt that there were...
March 23, 2005 - 2:31pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville Community Development is holding a “Keys to Home Ownership” workshop at the Zanesville/ Muskingum County Welcome Center, Saturday April 9th for anyone who is looking to buy a house. Housing Planner Cheryl Sebring says there will be speakers there to educate perspective buyers who want to own their own home.

“What we are targeting are those people who have never bought a house before, or people who may have had a bad experience the first time buying a home, and...
March 23, 2005 - 12:37pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The controversial issue of Terri Schiavo has people across all fifty states pulling in different directions, including those here in Muskingum County.

So we asked the public whether they’re siding with the parents or with her husband. Resident Dale Hansgen feel Terri is just as alive as she was ten years ago.

“I don’t think they should take the feeding tube out because all she can really not do is talk, they said she still has her emotions and stuff and I really don’t...
March 22, 2005 - 6:29pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
There have been stepped up efforts by local law enforcement officials and the county court system as they are making it their top priority to prosecute sex offenders, child predators and those who violate the rights of children.

A recent case brings to light the increase in child victim oriented cases in our region. A local man was recently found guilty of numerous charges involving minors.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Eric Martin, 50-year-old Randy L...
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