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April 12, 2005 - 3:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s that season again. Allergy season. The time that sniffly, runny noses and nasal congestion can make everyday activities more difficult. But relief may be easier than you think. Allergist, Dr. William Grant says that breathing easier may be as simple as doing some simple housework.
“You can do environmental precautions. What I mean by that is that the number one allergy in the United States is the dust mite. The dust mite lives on dead skin. I always tell my patients to stand in a...
April 12, 2005 - 12:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Paying tribute to those men and women on the battlefront of World War II is now the goal of community members in Muskingum County. They are now planning a week-long celebration to honor veterans called “World War II: The Heartland Remembers.”

The 60th anniversary of the end of World War II is a significant milestone in history and a steering committee made up of members of the community now plan to initiate a series of events between the dates of July 31st and August 6th.
April 12, 2005 - 12:26pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Attention all procrastinators… if your home was affected by the winter floods or storms, the deadline to apply for aid is approaching.

April 18th is the last day to apply for state or federal aid to replace losses from severe winter weather.

Jennifer Heistand is the Public Information Officer with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency. She says there are many people still eligible.

“We had about 225, 250 homes affected by the winter floods, we’ve had...
April 12, 2005 - 12:11am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Columbus man who took part in a scheme of passing counterfeit travelers checks, pleaded guilty to the charges he was facing.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 32-year-old Shahiydullah BinRaymond aka Raymond Walker was charged with one count of theft by deception. The other ten counts he had been facing were dismissed.

The charges stem from an inicident that occurred on December 21st of 2004 when BinRaymond and two other co-defendants...
April 11, 2005 - 8:36pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A new upgrade on 9-1-1 equipment will now allow dispatchers at the Zanesville police department and the Sheriff’s office to track down a call from any location, that includes if you use a cell phone.

An ordinance passed tonight by Zanesville City Council provides the police department with new equipment and services by SBC.

Police Chief Eric Lambes says, “In the future we will be able to get a location for cell phone calls. We were pretty fortunate that there were a couple...
April 11, 2005 - 6:29pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
With efficiency and productivity at all time highs for the Longaberger Company, a major layoff was announced today.

360 employees from manufacturing and distribution operations were laid off today.

Director of Corporate Communications, Bonny Fowler says even though their sales are near projections, their efficiency and productivity levels are too high.

“We need to match up our capabilities on the inside with our inventory levels in the end,” says Fowler.
April 11, 2005 - 4:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer many local residents are taking advantage of outdoor activities.

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April 11, 2005 - 2:05pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Budget issues have plagued Muskingum County, and in an effort to lower unnecessary expenditures, the Muskingum County Commissioners are looking at the option of minimizing the use of county vehicles.

Muskingum County currently has over 250 county vehicles in commission, though many of those are vital, such as sheriff’s cruisers.

Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill says they are mainly concerned with the 2006 budget and the use of taxpayer dollars.

“I’m sure...
April 11, 2005 - 1:58pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department says it’s doing its annual hydrant flushing and that means your whites may not be quite as bright.
Fire chief, Dave Lacy, says they have completed the south side already, and today they worked in the downtown area of Zanesville. But there are a few warnings residents need to know about.
“Once we start opening the hydrants, anything that’s in, the mineral deposits and things like that will move along the pipelines and actually come into people’s houses...
April 11, 2005 - 12:58pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is currently investigating skeletal remains found in an area park… and they may be those of a man missing since 2001.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush, around 9:30 am yesterday morning, a call came in from a local resident in the area of Calvert Street.

Roush says the resident spotted the remains while walking. He describes what they found at Calvert Park.

“When we arrived, we did find, off to the side of the road,...
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