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February 10, 2006 - 4:03pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The man who crashed into a utility pole forcing the closing of a local roadway earlier this week was arraigned in municipal court Friday.

54-year-old Paul Kulisek is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control.

The accident occurred Monday afternoon, when he was driving down Pine Street and suddenly crashed into a utility pole, knocking it to the ground.

Zanesville Police officers were forced to close the road...
February 10, 2006 - 3:48pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The two Coshocton teenagers who are charged with making death threats in school appeared in court today.

12-year-old Jessica Harter and 13-year-old Dana Johnson are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Today in Coshocton County Juvenile Court the two entered not guilty pleas.

Court officials say the teenagers were sent back to the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center after their court appearance.

The two are expected to undergo some...
February 10, 2006 - 12:08pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A sea of red this morning as area women gathered to show their support for the thousands of women who suffer from heart disease each year.

Genesis Heart Services held it’s third annual Red Dress Breakfast this morning at the OUZ campus.

The speakers stressed heart disease as the number one killer of women in this country.

Event coordinator Karen Newlon says that’s why it’s important for women to know their health numbers.

Newlon says she just wants...
February 10, 2006 - 11:57am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A long-awaited road project in Muskingum County is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District met today to talk about important steps in the construction of the State Route 93/22 connector.

A project Joy Padgett says has been a long time coming.

Padgett said, “They made a huge move forward today, by deciding to go ahead and contract for the engineering. This project has been talked about for 10 years.”...
February 9, 2006 - 7:12pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
There’s a health issue that affects school kids every day and they may not even know it.

The book bag they use to carry their books around may be doing more harm than good.

To hear more about this growing problem, click on view video.
February 9, 2006 - 7:08pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
One of Muskingum County’s largest employers took some time out today to look back and celebrate ten years of success.

The nearly one thousand AutoZone employees gathered at the distribution center where they took a break and kicked up their feet.

General Manager Dave Ronk says AutoZone hasn’t had a lay-off since the start.

The company has continued to grow year after year, which is good news for more than just the employees.

The AutoZone Company has...
February 9, 2006 - 6:58pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
There are 78 community foundations throughout Ohio, but only five are accredited.

Now the Muskingum County Community Foundation is among the best.

The foundation had to meet all the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation has given more than six million dollars since 1989.

The foundation celebrated its Groundhog 21st Anniversary last week; the 58 thousand dollars raised will all be given back to the...
February 9, 2006 - 6:31pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
She’s been a teacher, a state representative and a senator, but Coshocton native Joy Padgett may now be the next lieutenant governor.

Attorney General Jim Petro announced Padgett as his running mate for governor last week.

The Padgett-Petro ticket will go up against Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and running mate Tom Raga in the May Republican Primary.

With all the corruption surrounding the Republican Party already, Padgett is hoping the race doesn’t get...
February 9, 2006 - 5:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating a fire at Grover Cleveland Middle School on Pine Street this morning.

It happened just after 11:00.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says it occurred in a classroom and sprinkler contained the fire until firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The cause of the fire was a candle on a teacher’s desk and it ignited material on a desk, according to Lacy.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to bring everything under...
February 9, 2006 - 1:03pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
President Bush wants to reduce funding for a popular community development block grant program.

The proposal would raise spending on the Military and fighting terrorism and would seriously hurt local communities like Zanesville.

The program that would lose funding helps pay for low-income housing, water lines and blight removal.

Community Development Director, Margaret Deedrick says, “We feel this is not a political issue, it is asking the most of the people who...
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