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April 30, 2005 - 1:12am
6 years 7 weeks ago
In local courtroom happenings this week, a Hopewell woman entered a guilty plea to charges of drug possession.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 30-year-old Carolyn Sheppard pleaded guilty to one count possession of methanphetamine, one count possession of marijuana and one count or permitting drug abuse.

The charges stem from a January 25th incident this year, where Sheppard and her boyfriend Apolonio Lopez, an illegal alien from Mexico, were...
April 29, 2005 - 5:24pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It's spring time and that means area students are getting ready for graduation.

For most they are 18 years old leaving high school or 21 years old and finishing college.

But this spring a 74 year old New Concord man is putting the finishing touches on his college degree.


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April 29, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Are you searching for the perfect gift for the person that has everything?

Well, the Muskingham County Community Foundation has a great idea that will help you give a gift that will be remembered forever and help a good cause.

The gift is a 24 karat gold plated medallion, or large coin, that feature’s the foundation’s logo of three oak trees accented in forest green enamel. And, it’s just in time for mother’s day.

Kristy Szemetylo, the foundation chairperson,...
April 29, 2005 - 4:59pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
One couple had a big surprise at the Adam’s Lane Care Center this afternoon.

Frank and Betty Brookner celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary at the care center today; a celebration that took them by surprise.

Among those in attendance was the couple’s daughter, Bronwyn Pryor, who was thrilled that the staff took the time to prepare the exciting event. “It was a big surprise, they were not expecting it. Adam’s Lane put it together for them and I just kind of sat back...
April 29, 2005 - 1:06pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
As the month of April is coming to a close, local 4th graders finally get to show off their hard work, since they have spent the last five weeks creating books for pre-schoolers in our area.

75 fourth graders from Dillon Elementary School are working to become authors and illustrators, and so they wrote books for the children at Careytown Childcare Center.

In addition to the teacher helping the students, Jumpstart students from Ohio University-Zanesville also helped out....
April 29, 2005 - 12:59pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney speaks out on the recent reports that are linking him to a controversy over fellow republican Tom DeLay. During his visit to a local hospital today, we found out his opinion on the issue.

According to the Associated Press, GOP leader Tom DeLay is under scrutiny for his connection with a tainted Washington lobbyist who worked for Indian gaming interests.

DeLay came under fire with the house ethics committee after going on a trip they thought was...
April 28, 2005 - 6:33pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you've entertained the idea of having surgery, you might think twice about it after you hear what one local resident went through.

Two years after having gastric bypass surgery, one local resident is still suffering with repercussions.

On March 29th of 2003 Kelly Morrison made the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery, at the time she weighed 425 pounds.

She went into surgery thinking she would come out a healthier person, but instead the unthinkable...
April 28, 2005 - 5:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville resident Cheryl Dumolt suffered a metabolic disorder, which caused chronic weight gain along with high blood pressure and diabetes.

After discussing the surgery with her doctor, Dumolt felt it would be in her best interest to go through with the operation.

"He told me if I continued the way I was going that I probably would not grow up to see my grandchildren live, they would grow up without their grandmother". Says Dumolt.

Fortunately the decision...
April 28, 2005 - 1:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
One downtown landmark will soon be getting a facelift.

The bell tower topping the downtown Zanesville courthouse, will soon be going under the chisel, as the tower will be scraped, then repainted; making it look brand new.

According to Commissioner, Dorothy M. Montgomery, “ We have to remember that the bell tower is over one hundred years old and it takes some work to keep it maintained. If anyone passes the tower they will see that the tower needs to be scraped, and...
April 28, 2005 - 1:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
After it was taken off the market in 1995, one sexual contraceptive is now available for purchase.

The contraceptive received FDA approval this month and can be ordered on the Internet.

The sponge was taken off the market because the industrial plant itself needed to be upgrade and the company who owned it at the time did not want to spend the money.

Now the sponge is produced by a new company who is willing to market the product.

The sponge has...
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