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July 19, 2005 - 11:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A fire guts the home of a Muskingum County family, after the blaze sparked from flames in the kitchen.

The fire was called in around 9pm Tuesday night at a residence at 1450 Rix Mills Road in New Concord.

Officials on the scene say the structure was smoke filled when they arrived.

Captain Brian Dunlevy of the New Concord Fire Department says no one was injured in the fire, however some of the family pets had to be rescued, one perished.

Officials are...
July 19, 2005 - 9:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
We have an update on the progress of one Y city star finalist who is now getting a taste of success.

Eddy Norris, born and raised in Zanesville, says he plans on making a career out of singing. Norris advanced to the top eight in the competition, but was not the overall winner. He says that doesn’t discourage him.

“I feel like I am a winner even though I didn’t win the crown. I feel like I am a winner because of all the stuff that’s happening now,” says Norris.
July 19, 2005 - 4:44pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
When was the last time you were entertained on your lunch break? Well, one local organization had the opportunity to see some of the most talented performers in our community while they lunched.

Click on “Watch Video” to see the rest of the story.
July 19, 2005 - 4:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Gardening can enrich your life in many ways, but it can also be hard work and take a toll on your back. That doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening, just maybe rethink some of your techniques.

Physical therapist Rhonda Forrestal says the most important thing to remember is to lift with your legs.

“Shoveling comes from your legs those are the most powerful muscles in your body so you really want to bend your knees keep your back straight use your momentum to handle that...
July 19, 2005 - 3:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department continues their investigation into an afternoon stabbing on Monday.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says it occurred inside an apartment at the Pershing Road Apartments.

“When we arrived what we found was that a 33 year old man had been stabbed inside of an apartment during an argument with another individual,” says Roush.

Zanesville Police arrested 28-year-old Jonathan Lanning who is now in the city jail. Lanning was charged with...
July 19, 2005 - 12:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
State Health officials say they are unsure why the number of West Nile cases has dramatically decreased in the past two years and local officials only have some speculations.

In 2002, the virus killed 31 people out of 400 reported cases, and last year, two people died out of juts 12 reported cases.

Director of Environmental Health in Muskingum County, Mike Kirsch, says the numbers have declined greatly in our area as well, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be gone any time soon...
July 19, 2005 - 12:01pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The latest classroom technology is making its way to Zanesville; it’s called the Smart Board and local teachers are putting it to the test.

St. Thomas Elementary is placing eight new chalkboards in classrooms for the upcoming year, but these aren’t just any boards. They are interactive whiteboards designed to keep up with the computer savvy kids of today.

5th grade teacher Bonnie Sulens says she was impressed right away with the Smart Board. “I went to a workshop where...
July 19, 2005 - 9:27am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Teen sex is an issue nationally, as well as locally, and one group is dedicating themselves to curbing the issue.

In Part One of this local series, I take a look at the problem of teen sex in Muskingum County.

Be sure to tune in for Part Two, it will air at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19.

Click View Video for story.
July 18, 2005 - 4:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Motorists traveling on Interstate 70 experienced quite a backup as parts were shut down because of a 10 car pile up this afternoon.

Witnesses say the brief period of rain definitely played a factor in the multiple crashes.

Matt Applegate is from Pittsburgh on his way to Columbus. He describes what happened after the sudden downpour.

“Next thing I know the car in front of me brakes so I start hitting mine, but my wheels immediately lock up and I slid about 100...
July 18, 2005 - 3:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Licking County Crime Stoppers organization is offering a big reward in connection with a triple homicide.

Crime Stoppers is offering $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the Newark murders.

It happened May 16th around 11:30 p.m. at 416 East Main Street.

The suspect or suspects entered the house and shot 21-year-old Misty Butts, 22-year-old James Nelms and 48-year-old John Boyce.

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