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October 17, 2006 - 6:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Flu season is just around the corner and already stories are circulating about a vaccine shortage.

Local health officials say there will be enough vaccines to go around, but aren’t sure when the shot will be available. Could the delay mean a more severe flu season? Click “Watch Video” or read below for Jasmine Lo’s full story.

A shortage is not predicted but you may not be able to get a shot for a while. The problem? Manufacturers are shipping the vaccines...
October 17, 2006 - 6:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
When you’re sick or injured it directly affects your employer.

Representatives of companies like Longaberger and Zandex attended a Worksite Wellness program Tuesday to learn about reducing absenteeism, preparing for flu season and injury prevention.

Health Department officials said workplace wellness programs are especially important in our area.

“Seeing now we are in Appalachian it is a big issue with obesity, lack of physical activity and...
October 17, 2006 - 5:21pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Parents trust their kids will be safe at school.

But one family says their trust in the New Lexington City Schools is now gone after an incident involving their special needs child during the start of school one Thursday morning.

WHIZ’s Atish Baidya has more.

Ryan Dobbins needs constant supervision at home and school.

Supervision Ryan’s parents say he failed to the morning of Oct. 5th.

“Ryan had been in the classroom that morning,” his mom...
October 17, 2006 - 12:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Though it was raindrops falling from the sky today…in the months ahead it will be snow. Already the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the white stuff.

Today, ODOT crews inspected all 24 snowplows and pieces of snow removal equipment to make sure everything was in order.

“We pride ourselves in being very good at snow and ice removal. We want to make sure everything is up and running, so if we get an early snow we’re ready to take it on,” said Transportation...
October 17, 2006 - 12:10pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Slow down and obey the school zone signs. That’s the message from city officials, as speeding through school zones has become a problem.

Officials say in the last few weeks they’ve received numerous calls about cars speeding through school zones and where children are crossing streets. Police will increase patrols in this area using what they learned through their recent operation with the State Patrol and the Sheriff’s Department.

“We’re going to take those tactics and...
October 17, 2006 - 10:57am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help today finding a handgun.

Detective Mike Ryan says last night a burglary occurred in the Potts Lane area.

Two guns were stolen from a home.

Deputies caught the suspects, but only one gun was recovered and now officers think the other one may be lying on the ground somewhere.

If you live in the Potts Lane, Pinkerton Lane or Coopermill Road areas and you find a gun you are being asked to...
October 16, 2006 - 6:04pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
One man’s trash is another’s treasure, and that old saying was proven Monday at the Muskingum County Commissioners office.

The Commissioners heard bids for equipment that the county offices no longer need. Everything from cabinets to cars was up for sale.

The auction was open to the public, bringing in mostly local bidders. Bids ranged from $1 to almost $800. Thirteen cars were on the list of items, and as many as eight people bid on each one.

October 16, 2006 - 5:51pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
An afternoon fire leaves a Zanesville woman without a home.

The fire started at 159 Hamline just before 2:00 Monday afternoon. Firefighters say the homeowner, Jennifer Fell, had left about 45 minutes before the fire started and left a candle burning.

David Stottsberry was working on the home next door and called 911 when a co-worker saw flames.

“I looked left and I could feel the heat. Flames were coming out of that first window…and it looked...
October 16, 2006 - 5:46pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Miss Southeastern Ohio program is back and will once again provide young women with thousands of dollars in scholarship money.

On October 14th there will be an open house at the Welcome Center for anyone interested in the program. Applications are available now, and only the first 20 qualified contestants will be accepted.

Executive Director Vicki LeVeck said the program is more than a beauty contest.

“Lay aside any of the misconceptions [...
October 16, 2006 - 3:46pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol is investigating a one car accident on Interstate 70 near New Concord today.

Troopers say 52-year-old Norman Magaro of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania was driving west on I-70, went off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.

Magaro was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment. He was cited by the patrol for failure to control.

The accident happened just after 11:30 this morning.
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