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January 24, 2006 - 3:53pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A former Licking County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to four years in prison for violently shaking his baby daughter last year.

Prosecutors said 30-year-old Dustin Burden of Newark shook the 10-week-old infant so hard she may have suffered brain damage.

Last month, the father pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering children.

The Licking County Judge who sentenced him this morning said it was “necessary and appropriate” that Burden be sent to...
January 24, 2006 - 1:13pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A man is left homeless tonight after a devastating fire ripped through his home early this morning….for more on this story click view this video.
January 24, 2006 - 1:10pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local organization wants to help people understand the important work they do every day in our community to help area children.

Muskingum County Children Services plays an important role in their safety.

Two representatives came to speak at the Zanesville Rotary Club today to help Rotarians better understand how vital their work is in the community.

Jackie Bonifiele, public information officer with Muskingum County Children’s Services says they want to educate...
January 24, 2006 - 11:08am
6 years 35 weeks ago
You can stop right now complaining about your natural gas bill.

You’ve probably got nothing on Lewis Miller, who got a bill for just nine days in his Zanesville apartment totaling almost 81-hundred dollars.

Miller says he thought he was just going to die.

And, he had a very anxious weekend, since he received the bill Friday and couldn’t get a hold of his gas company until yesterday.

When Miller finally reached the Energy Cooperative of Newark they...
January 24, 2006 - 8:23am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Muskingum County man is homeless today after an early morning fire.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at 9560 Blue Rock Road.

The mobile home of John Burgett was destroyed in the blaze.

Muskingum Valley Red Cross officials say he escaped the fire with just his jeans and socks on.

The victim is being helped by the Red Cross with food, clothing and a place to stay.

The fire remains under investigation.

Fire teams from Duncan...
January 23, 2006 - 9:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Technology is making things easier for the city of Zanesville as radio read water meters will soon allow officials and customers to monitor water usage.

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance tonight continuing the water meter project that the city plans to finish in the next five years.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says it has many advantages.

“The radio read are very accurate, they’re very reliable,” says Sims. “They can be read...
January 23, 2006 - 9:43pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A sea of blue t-shirts flooded the Zanesville Board of Education meeting tonight, as educators and community members came out to show the board that they’re serious about contract negations.

Zanesville Education Association President, Carol Corns addressed the board on behalf of the ZEA staff.

She requested respect from the administration in contract negotiations, and hopes her speech will help prevent a possible strike. However, she says the teachers will do...
January 23, 2006 - 9:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
If you like to ride bikes or just want to go for a walk outside, you’ll soon have more trails available to you, thanks to the Muskingum Valley Park District.

Director Bonnie Dailey is working hard to extend the Muskingum Recreational Trail by 2.3 Miles.

She spoke with Muskingum County Commissioners, Monday, to ask for their support on submitting a grant application through Crossroads.

“The grant would be to the Helen Brach Foundation and they...
January 23, 2006 - 9:29pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The 112 sex offenders, who make their home in Muskingum County, must follow State regulations. This means they can’t live within 1000 feet of a school.

Officials with the Muskingum County say they conduct regular checks on sexual offenders and predators to keep the community safe.

“We have some offenders that are working in Muskingum County and go to school in Muskingum County that aren’t residents,” says Colonel Bryan Hoover with the Muskingum County Sheriff’...
January 23, 2006 - 1:13pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The emergency service business is increasingly under pressure to provide high levels of service in a short amount of time.

For this reason Community Ambulance Service in Zanesville has chosen to start using mobile data terminals.

This system is designed to dispatch the closest ambulance providing the quickest response possible.

Kris Knicely, marketing coordinator says there are a lot of great things this system can do like quickening response time and...
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