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April 15, 2005 - 4:32pm
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Spring is a busy time of year at the animal shelter in Muskingum County.

Currently the shelter is housing over one hundred and fifty dogs and cats that are ready for adoption.

This week’s puppy of the week is an eight week old beagle mix who is looking for a loving home.

If you are thinking about adopting but are not sure what type of animal would best fit your lifestyle officials at the center are prepared to help you make that decision.

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April 15, 2005 - 12:12pm
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The state of Ohio has the 7th largest population in the country, and is steadily growing. So where does Muskingum County stand? We got the latest on the future of our county from some local officials today.

Tom Poorman is the President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce. He says that the Census Bureau comes up with figures annually on recent and projected growth of every city and county. He says the future is looking bright for the people of Southeast Ohio....
April 15, 2005 - 12:02pm
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Healthy cooking is something all chefs, and people in general, strive to do. And on April 21st, a local chef will be showcasing some healthy and tasty dishes at the Zane State Campus Center for all local residents to enjoy.

Chef Marco Adornetto is the Executive Chef at Zane State and a chef for 28 years. He says the Healthy Home Cooking Show is his chance to let area residents see how they can take ordinary recipes and make them extraordinary.

Adornetto says they will be...
April 14, 2005 - 6:40pm
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The move continues tonight to plan a major celebration this summer to honor world war two veterans.

Members of the World War Two Steering Committee visited the Muskingum County Commissioners today to seek financial assistance for the upcoming event.

There is no question that commissioners feel it is important to honor veterans and that committee members are serious about planning the event.

“They have given a lot of thought you know not only music but the...
April 14, 2005 - 4:47pm
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Seniors age fifty-five and older may be too old to try out for American Idol, but they are just the right age to audition for senior superstar here in Muskingum County.

Local residents showed off their talents today at Genesis extended care and research center.

Contestants played musical instruments, put on comedy acts, and even showed off their vocal abilities.

"I did this on a whim today, I just learned about this yesterday I was over at the Genesis trying out...
April 14, 2005 - 12:46pm
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The effort to teach school kids the dangers of drinking and driving continues. Today, Maysville High School students got the chance to feel what it’s like to drive under the influence… with Sheriff’s deputies standing by.

High School seniors came in groups to hop into golf carts wearing “Fatal Vision Goggles.” They then drove through three different courses hitting many cones along the way. They tested their reaction time and driving ability.

Maysville High Principal...
April 14, 2005 - 12:37pm
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Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are now in danger of being eliminated, as the federal government is planning to stop the funding in the 2006 budget. But Perry County officials are working hard to stop this from happening.

This week is Community Development Week across Ohio. The Perry County Commissioners along with the Community Action Group are celebrating their local development efforts.

Community Development Manager Crystal Ratliff is with the Hocking,...
April 13, 2005 - 5:42pm
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A major problem for Perry County residents is the outbreak of meth. labs. It’s easier to make the illegal drugs in rural areas. But catching the culprits has been a real challenge for law enforcement officers. But hopefully, that’s about to change.
Among the country farms and residential areas, meth labs are easily camouflaged. The labs could be in sheds, garages or in people’s homes. The ingredients aren’t hard to find though, in fact, most can be found under household sinks....
April 13, 2005 - 4:13pm
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900 Perry County high school students received a very powerful lesson today. As prom approaches, the community as a whole wanted to portray for students what happens when you drink and drive.

But today was more than just a mock crash. Students were able to see a play written and directed by Brandon Ransbottom a student at Maysville High School.

He explains his reason for getting involved in this program.

“I had a friend die last year named Katie Jenkins...
April 13, 2005 - 3:58pm
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Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson today announced that one deputy has been fired and another suspended after a recent inmate escape.

You may remember the story about inmate Shaila Johnson, who’s pregnant, and was taken to Genesis for treatment earlier this month.

According to Chief Deputy Bryan Hoover Johnson was being watched by two deputies.

The first, 2 year officer Stephanie Gee, was suspended for one day for removing Johnson’s handcuffs while the...
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