Local News

March 25, 2005 - 12:37am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A family of six lost everything Thursday afternoon after their house at 388 Park Avenue in New Lexington caught fire just before 3 o'clock.

New Lexington Fire Captain Ty Danison says when his crews arrived, there was heavy visible smoke coming from the home.

Crews entered the structure to knock down the flames and discovered the fire had orginated in the basement area. The cause, however remains under investigation.

There were no injuries reported and the name...
March 24, 2005 - 7:01pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
There was a full house today at the bid auction for a local renovation project through the Muskingum County Commissioners Office.

Thirteen local and other companies throughout Ohio, came to bid on the renovation of the Muskingum County Job and Family Services Building on Woodlawn Ave. County Commissioner, Dorothy Montgomery says that the building basically needs interior reconstruction and says that the estimated reconstruction bid is 811,100 dollars.

Montgomery says, “we...
March 24, 2005 - 6:54pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Mortgage rates continue to climb, this week, reaching a level that has not been seen since July.

Karen Lowe, Banking Officer at Century National Bank, says that the Federal Reserve has been gradually increasing and that prime rate has gone up seven times in the last several months.

“That is because of the economy changing, the Federal Reserve thinks that the economy is a lot more strong and stable, and with the oil prices going up and the availability of the oil not really...
March 24, 2005 - 2:08pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
A Cleveland judge ruled today that domestic violence charges couldn’t be filed against people who are unmarried because of Ohio’s recent amendment banning gay marriage.

Barbara Davis, executive director of a domestic violence shelter, explains that if you are not married, you cannot file charges against the alleged abuser.

“If they are in a domestic violence dispute the woman or the man cannot file domestic violence charges against each other, it would be a misdemeanor of...
March 24, 2005 - 1:39pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Budget concerns are causing fear in another local office today, as they turn to the Muskingum County Commissioners and local city officials for help.

Bryan Catlin is the Dog Warden for Muskingum County, and says the county and city has supplied many of their wages and operating costs in years past. But with an ever-tightening budget all-around, Catlin doesn’t know how much to expect this time around.

“We’re trying to get them to accommodate some of the funds to try and...
March 24, 2005 - 1:28pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Five families are homeless today after an early morning electrical fire caused severe damage to two structures.

The call came into the Zanesville Fire Department a little after midnight this morning of a fire at 1109 West Main St. When the firefighters arrived, the blaze had also spread to three adjoining apartments and the home next door at 1105 West Main.

Dale Bollinger’s mother is the sole resident of 1105 and has lived there all her life. He says he’s just glad she...
March 24, 2005 - 12:47am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A Muskingum County family that suffered the worst imaginable tragedy, the loss of their two children, is offering a heartfelt thanks tonight to the community for its help.

A little over four weeks ago, the home of Jim and Cindy Stull on Friendship Drive in New Concord was destroyed in a fire.

The Stull's lost their two children, Samantha and Jimmy in that blaze.

Now, through the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, the family is saying thank you to everyone who prayed...
March 24, 2005 - 12:40am
6 years 4 weeks ago
We have an update in a court case that's set to end next month.

A local woman entered a guilty plea in court last week to charges she's facing involving drugs she brought into a local jail.

Twenty-two-year-old Abbey Spragg of Zanesville, has been charged with eight counts of illegal conveyance of drug documents and three counts of illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, the incidents...
March 23, 2005 - 7:16pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Alzheimers disease and other mental disorders affect people in our community every day.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office now has a new tracking device aimed to cut down on the time it takes to search for a wanderer.

Click on Watch Video to learn more.
March 23, 2005 - 6:03pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
After the recent school shooting in Minnesota, local school officials are ensuring Zanesville residents that students’ safety is a priority.

Kevin Appleman director of school safety for Zanesville city schools outlined an action plan if a crisis occurred.

“Depending on the incident that happens we have different levels we have people that are in place if something does happen immediately within 5-10 minutes those people gathered in a room together to discuss what is...
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