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April 25, 2006 - 10:00pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Sharing moments, changing lives, it’s more than a motto, for the 800 volunteers at Genesis it is what they do.

This week is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate, Genesis Healthcare Systems held an appreciation dinner where they gave thanks to all those that helped throughout the year.

Director of Development and Volunteer Services Stephanie Neff says, “ A lot of them are volunteers that help us with our fundraising efforts, which last year helped us to generate $402,...
April 25, 2006 - 9:59pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
1.3 million Ohioans are currently living without health insurance; now some in the buckeye state are trying to change that.

Tonight a handful of people gathered at the Muskingum County Y to talk about the Single Payer Action Network.

A proposal for the Ohio ballot that if passed would give everyone in the state health insurance, it may seem too good to be true, but Marcia Hartman says there’s a way.

“The fund would be created by tax on high income individuals...
April 25, 2006 - 6:32pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Some Zanesville firefighters had a busy day today...

But instead of fighting flames they were waiting tables at the Applebee's on Maple Avenue.

The firefighters were celebrity servers trying to make some tips that they will later donate to a local charity.

"I think anything that we raise will be of benefit. We haven't put a goal or a total on it," said firefighter Jeff Bell.

Bell said waiting tables is definitely different...
April 25, 2006 - 6:25pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
As elections approach, candidates are busy making a push for their campaigns.

Thomas Marcelain has been busy traveling the state. He made a stop at the Zanesville Country Club on Tuesday to raise money and support for the Marcelain For Court of Appeals campaign.

"We've had a great reception everywhere a great reception here in Zanesville, Muskingum County. People are friendly, they're supportive, they're excited about having a judge closer to them than 100...
April 25, 2006 - 5:32pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Today firefighters commented on the tentative agreement Mayor Howard Zwelling announced last night.

The agreement would give the union a one percent pay raise this year and four percent in 2007 and 2008.

The union president says the offer is better than nothing.

“The tentative agreement, we’ll take it. We majority voted on it and hopefully they’ll approve by council,” said John Fisk of the Zanesville Professional Firefighters.

April 25, 2006 - 11:08am
6 years 47 weeks ago
901 children neglected or abused in Muskingum County is a staggering statistic, and a local organization is holding a rally to showcase the issue.

April is child abuse awareness month and Muskingum County Youth Services wants to not only bring the problem to the forefront but also to explain the importance of their two mill levy on the May ballot.

Jackie Bonifield says, “This money that we are trying to the local revenue we are trying to get back with the levy will help...
April 24, 2006 - 10:11pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The deadline to sign up for a Medicare Prescription Drug plan is fast approaching as May 15th is only days away.

Senator George Voinovich is making a push for seniors to sign up. He visited the Area Agency on Aging in Byesville on Monday and spoke to local community members and seniors about the importance of signing up.

He said the program can be complicated, but seniors need to take advantage of local resources, like the Area Agency on Aging.

April 24, 2006 - 9:59pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
You probably wouldn’t think that rules about tree trimming would be a source of much disagreement.

But at Monday night’s Zanesville City Council meeting, several members had differing opinions on an ordinance that would transfer the regulations of tree planting, pruning and removal from the Design Review Board to the Tree Commission.

Council Member Ted Zakany said overall, he agrees with the legislation but doesn’t think homeowners should have to go through a...
April 24, 2006 - 9:47pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Some local elementary students are trying to ease the devastation of a house fire.

In a project called “Bucks for Blankets” students at West Muskingum’s Dillon Elementary raised money for material to make blankets.

Mrs. Scott’s fourth grade class made the blankets. Now they’ll donate them to the Muskingum Valley Red Cross so they can be passed on to families whose houses have burned down.

“We made different styles for the different people...
April 24, 2006 - 6:19pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
With only a little over a week until the polls officially open for the May primaries, some voters are still feeling apprehensive about the new touch screen voting machines, but poll workers at the Muskingum County Board of Elections says they’re ready.

This is the 2nd election the poll workers have used the new machines , but just to make sure they didn’t forget anything they all had to be re-trained.

BOE Director Martha Thomas says, “We trained the pollworkers on all...
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