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April 19, 2006 - 4:58pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
It’s hard to imagine stealing anything from a child, but that’s exactly what someone did to the students at Perry Elementary in Zanesville.

After raising more than a thousand dollars, the students purchased a shed to store their outdoor equipment. Before it was even built, the shed was stolen right from the box.

First grader Joseph Young said they worked hard to raise the money.

“Well, we sold candy bars, we raised money for the Fall Festival...
April 19, 2006 - 4:51pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Small cities like Zanesville and Cambridge are constantly trying to develop, and one man has set out to help them.

Author Jack Schultz gave a presentation at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge today. Just like in his book “Boom Town: USA” Schultz outlined seven and a half keys to make small towns successful.

People like Brett Peach of Cambridge’s Main Street program are trying to put Schultz’s tips to use.

“One of the most...
April 19, 2006 - 4:46pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Prices at the pump have been a headache for most drivers lately, with the average here in Zanesville jumping close to $3.00 a gallon.

Now Congressman Bob Ney is calling on Congress to address the continued rise in gas prices.

Ney stopped at the John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord for a tour, and spoke about the letter he wrote to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He asked that they bring oil company executives before Congress.

April 19, 2006 - 10:35am
6 years 47 weeks ago
One person dies every day in Muskingum County because of heart disease, a staggering statistic that people in our area want to improve by raising awareness.

A-M 1240 personality Brenda Larrick wants to get the word out about the Muskingum County heart walk.

She says if people get involved, they may be able to help decrease the death rate in Southeastern Ohio.

“Everyone in some form or another has been affected by heart disease and I mean you never know, we...
April 18, 2006 - 8:00pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
It’s a disease that virtually disappeared from sight after doctors started giving out the MMR vaccine, but now Mumps is back with as many as 800 cases being reported across ten different midwestern states,

No one in Muskingum County has the Mumps yet, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe.

Health Department Director Dr. Vicki Whitacre says it only takes one person to start an outbreak, and although most kids are required to get the vaccine twice, it’s not one- hundred percent...
April 18, 2006 - 5:21pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A new state report concludes that service to American Electric Power customers has been getting worse.

For Jasmine Lo’s full report on the findings, click “Watch Video” or read below.

American Electric Power has been spending money to make improvements, but Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Commissioner Don Mason said they have not fixed the problems.

“Clearly the demise in the system’s reliability took place over a certain amount of years....
April 18, 2006 - 5:15pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Several community agencies are getting some financial help today. The Muskingum County Community Foundation awarded ten local organizations a total of $25,000.

Franklin Local Schools and the Muskingum Family Y got $4,000 each. Eastside Community Ministry received $5,000. The money comes from an annual auction put on by the foundation.

Forty-seven agencies applied for the grant money. The selection process is a competitive process.

“We have...
April 18, 2006 - 2:18pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling today announced that City Hall will be closed for a few hours on Thursday.

Zwelling says between 10:30 and 2:00 o’clock City Hall will be closed so employees can attend the funeral of former Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton.

The rest of the departments in the city will be open for business as usual.

Zwelling also announced that flags will be flying at half-staff from Thursday until Monday in honor of Fenton.

The funeral...
April 18, 2006 - 11:12am
6 years 47 weeks ago
It’s a third world county, and yet they have a successful radio station, but they need your help in expanding their listening area.

Manuela Lue from a mission in Belize works for a Catholic radio station reaching 200,000 people and wants the people of Muskingum County to see the importance of supporting their endeavor.

“I am here to promote the Mission in Belize to promote the Catholic Church in Belize and also to raise funds to expand our Catholic radio station throughout...
April 18, 2006 - 10:54am
6 years 47 weeks ago
Residents in six Southeastern Ohio counties will soon be paying new fees to help prevent flood damage on their property.

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, or MWCD, has prevented more than $6 billion in damage since 1930, and now officials need money to maintain and improve the dams and reservoirs.

They’ve set out a 20-year plan, but it will require funds from residents in Muskingum, Coshocton, Guernsey, Noble, Licking and Morgan counties.

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