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March 2, 2005 - 5:49pm
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One of our local hospitals is receiving national recognition.

Genesis Heart Services ranked in the top 25 percent of the country among other heart hospitals in a national study.

The study titled “Crusade” was coordinated by Duke University and shows Genesis is performing faster than many heart centers and is providing a higher-level care compared to the best hospitals in the nation.

“This is a very important study, this is a very important achievement.”
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March 2, 2005 - 5:08pm
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Consumers can now log online and check their credit report for free.

Starting yesterday, Ohioans who are curious about their credit can log online to the website www.annualcreditreport.com for a free report.

Bruce Kolopajlo Vice President of Century National Bank says learning about your credit is very important for your future.

“Your credit report tells a lot about you and the important thing about your credit is that it can affect the cost of you purchasing...
March 2, 2005 - 5:01pm
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Heroin use is on the rise as the price of Oxycontin becomes too expensive.

Steve Carrel is the Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health. He explains why heroin is becoming the latest drug of choice.

“It’s definitely on the increase I don’t know if it’s epidemic in Muskingum County area yet, but the prices are down and the availability is up,” says Carrel.

Price plays a major factor in this increase. Reports indicate, on the street, Oxycontin now costs...
March 1, 2005 - 8:48pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
If you are planning on traveling on Interstate 70 this morning you will have some major delays. (updated 6:00 a.m Wednesday)

The Granville Post of the Highway Patrol says that the interstate in Licking County is ice and snow covered.

If you plan on using I-70 expect delays because travel is very slow.

Yesterday, both lanes of the I-70 were closed when blowing and drifting snow caused major semi truck and car accidents and forced the shutdown of the interstate...
March 1, 2005 - 5:19pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
Tonight we continue our special series that focuses on senior citizens and driving.

Yesterday we discussed how difficult it is for seniors to part with their indpendence and give up driving.

In the second segment, I will highlight some tools that are available to help seniors decide when it's time to hand over the keys.

Click on Watch Video to see the story.
March 1, 2005 - 4:34pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
The winter weather has caused the shutdown of Interstate 70 in Licking County.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says at around 3:00 this afternoon the east and westbound lanes were closed due to accidents in both directions.

Detours have been set up.

No word on how long the highway will be closed.
March 1, 2005 - 4:15pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
We have an update to a story we brought you first last night. A portion of Main Street in downtown Zanesville is closed today as crews continue to clean up after bricks fell from the top of the Nader’s Insurance Building.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz says after talking with the Building Inspector, the Naders Insurance building will be condemned.

“After a brief conversation, I learned the building would be condemned and that the business would be relocated,” says...
March 1, 2005 - 4:11pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
For those of you who suffered damages during the recent flooding, FEMA is coming to Muskingum County to help.

Federal and state officials announced they will be coming to the Emergency Management Agency on Adamsville road this Friday and Saturday to answer any questions you may have.

Ray Bowman, a FEMA representative, says “to come and actually talk to someone one on one about the damages they incurred during the recent winter storm flooding.”

Everyone is still...
March 1, 2005 - 4:05pm
5 years 50 weeks ago
A local soldier was injured and his family is left looking for answers tonight.

Christine Nestor’s brother, Sgt First Class Frederick Shumate was injured in a training exercise in Washington State.

“Apparently they were doing night maneuvers in the field in Yakima Washington and they were in a dump truck is all we know,” says Nestor.

8 people were in the truck when it flipped over injuring all occupants.

Nestor was told her brother is in a cast and is...
March 1, 2005 - 1:46am
5 years 50 weeks ago
It's something that most everyone enjoys, music. Whether you like to sing along with your favorite meoldy or dance to a favorite tune, music has been proven to be therapeutic and uplifting to people, especially children.

In this week's segment of Connecting with Kids, Courtney Coleman introduces us to a local program that incorporates education into music therapy.

To learn more, click on video view!


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