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February 14, 2005 - 7:36pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Not only did the Stull family lose their children, but they are now left with nothing.

Their mobile home was destroyed and Jim and Cindy Stull did not have homeowners insurance or life insurance for the children.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says, “Without homeowner’s insurance they start from square one. They did have a mortgage on this place and they’ll have to deal with that too. Also not having life insurance, any way to bury the children is...
February 14, 2005 - 7:27pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A new report shows there’s a shortage of nurses nationwide and here in Ohio.

Ann Eppley, Vice President of patient services at genesis says here in Muskingum County they are experiencing similar situations.

“It really has affected us here, but probably our percentage of shortage is about the same as the other hospitals in Ohio,” says Eppley.

Eppley says there is a difficulty recruiting nurses because everyone offers their own packages. Currently Genesis has...
February 14, 2005 - 1:59pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
We first told you this story early this morning and now two children are dead. Three separate fire departments spent their Valentine’s Day sharing their love for others by helping control a structure fire at 10890 Friendship Drive in Muskingum County.

According to dispatchers with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in around 5:40 this morning. New Concord, Adamsville and Conesville Fire Departments quickly responded, but sadly it wasn’t soon enough according to...
February 14, 2005 - 1:52pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Some changes are being made in regards to recycling in Muskingum county. If you’re having trouble finding the specific blue bags they require now for your recyclables, then this new solution will be in your favor.

Currently, the city recycling department will only pick up blue bags containing your eco-friendly goods. Now, Director of the Zanesville Litter Prevention...
February 14, 2005 - 1:21am
5 years 45 weeks ago
Cheers and tears, hugs and kisses for the 660th Transportation Company today as they returned home from Camp Anaconda Iraq.

Staff Sergeant Rob Watts like many had his entire family to welcome him home today including his parents, wife and three kids Austin, Reagen and Adriana
“It feels awesome to be back home, all my family is here, my beautiful wife, my kids, its awesome.”

The soldiers have been gone since December 2003 and Darcie Ransom, the wife of Specialist Tim...
February 12, 2005 - 8:43pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A long tradition of scouting is still going strong in southeastern Ohio.

Pack 137 in Duncan Falls celebrated 75 years of Cub Scouting this afternoon at their Blue and Gold Banquet.

The boys received special patches and awards for their contributions to the community.

Cub Master Scott Boetcher says the tradition of scouting would not have latest this long with out the support of volunteers, parents and the community.
February 12, 2005 - 12:59pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
You’ve seen them on cars, trucks and minivans for months… magnetic ribbons supporting our troops overseas, well now one local boy is using these magnets to raise money for soldiers.

As part of a Zanesville High School project, Eric Parmiter’s Latin class has chosen to use proceeds from the ribbon sales to purchase phone cards for the soldiers. Eric know all too well how important it is to keep in touch with troops in Iraq, considering his brother is a marine who just got back from...
February 12, 2005 - 12:53pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Art lovers in Coshocton couldn’t be anything but thrilled today as a unique art exhibit rolled its way into their town… with an admission price that couldn’t be beat… FREE!

Its called Artrain USA and it’s a traveling art museum making its rounds by way of railroad tracks. The exhibit featured today was entitled: Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture. Tour Manager Courtney Brouwer hopes that it will teach people about Native American culture.

“The artwork exhibited on...
February 11, 2005 - 7:28pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center is hoping for big donations to keep the PURE Center up and running.

Today they held their annual fundraising luncheon to continue to raise money for the center. Co-president Michael Bullock says the goal of the PURE Center is to embrace human equality and inspire young people and adults.

Today’s special guest speaker was Dr. Annette Jefferson of Columbus. She performed in character as a real slave named Sojourner Truth and...
February 11, 2005 - 7:22pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
County Commissioners from 13 rural Ohio counties met this afternoon with state representatives to discuss state and county partnership and the ever-diminishing resources.


State Senator Joy Padget and State Representative Jim Aslaneides answered questions from the county commissioners about a number of topics ranging from school funding to e-commerce and how it affects small businesses in rural Ohio.


Today’s briefing comes after yesterday’s announcement from...
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