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January 9, 2006 - 11:43am
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There is a growing trend in this country and local authorities say they are seeing more and more of it around Zanesville. Parent sponsored alcohol parties are becoming more prevalent and Steve Carrel, the director of the Muskingum Behavioral Health Center says it is something that needs to stop.

“There seems to be more and more we’re hearing about parents not only providing a place for parties but also supplying the alcohol.”

Carrel says by choosing to...
January 8, 2006 - 8:40pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A stone wall came crashing down today at Northpointe Shopping Plaza, creating a potentially unsafe situation.

Watch the video to learn more.
January 8, 2006 - 8:37pm
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The Bengals may have clinched the division title, but the Steelers stole the show today when the two met for the third time this season in an NFL Wild Card Game.

Local fans came out to cheer on their favorite team, and both Bengals and Steelers fans agree, this has been an exciting season: especially for the Bengals

“It’s been a very good one. Very clean,” says Bengals fan, Ed Harper. “I thought that they might be 10 and 6 but they came up 11 and 5 and made...
January 8, 2006 - 4:07pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
There are hundreds of animals in the Zanesville area that just need a home.

The pet of the week is Chipper. He is a Shepard husky mix who is never shy to show off his friendly disposition.

Sarah Orwig a volunteer at the Zanesville animal shelter commented, “This dog has an awesome personality. He is great with kids, he is great with people, he wants to be with you all of the time. I think he would make an excellent companion for anyone.”

January 8, 2006 - 3:46pm
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A local professor is displaying some of his work for the community to experience.

For the next few months Professor Gerald Westgerdes is exhibiting an installation of sculptures designed to evoke thought about human mortality.

He hopes the public can look past just the sculptures. “I guess it is just the professor in me or the teacher in me but I guess to reflect on not just to walk by and look at the work, but to read some of the text associated with the...
January 7, 2006 - 6:08pm
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Basketball players at Frazeysburg Intermediate Elementary School received quite a scare this afternoon, when a modular unit next to the school suddenly caught on fire.

Frazeysburg Volunteer Fire Department and Dresden Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly put out the blaze.

“It appears that the heater on the back of the building shorted out, and started the fire out through the roof and extended through the inside of the building,” says Marvin...
January 7, 2006 - 12:10pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Buying or selling a home? Well now is the time to do it. Butler Realty in Zanesville is reporting a noticeable increase in the housing market. Owner Jay Butler says he expects good things in the New Year.

“The housing market right now in Zanesville is doing very well. In the last 24 months it has been a little slow but its really starting to come back.”

Although he says it is still a buyers market he credits the increase to a decrease in interest...
January 7, 2006 - 12:03pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
You are going to have to come up with an extra two cents the next time you mail a letter. Starting Sunday, January 8th, postage rates are raising to 39 cents up from 37 cents.

Zanesville Postmaster Gary Haenisch says rates haven’t been up since 2002. “Postage rates have remained unchanged since 2002, however in 2003 legislation was passed by Congress that mandated the postal service to establish an escrow account.”

For all of those unused stamps, post...
January 7, 2006 - 11:55am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Despite the cold weather people came out this morning to support a good cause. The Muskingum Christian Academy sponsored a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s. Tickets sold for five dollars at the door. Amy McDaniel, the athletic director says with their students so active in the community this is a really great way to spend five dollars. “Our student athletes participate a lot in non-profit organizations, they do a lot of volunteer work for them. They help the community in numerous other ways...
January 6, 2006 - 4:55pm
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Homework isn’t exactly a student’s idea of a fun vacation activity, but students from McIntyre-Munson Elementary took home an entire packet of work over their holiday break.

The reward was an ice cream sundae party today. School principal Halle Randles says the homework packet proved successful.

“We were hoping for at least 50% of the kids to participate…we had 64% [participate],” Randles said.

One third grader says she will definitely do...
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