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May 23, 2006 - 3:43pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The weather is warming up and Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Firefighters say now is the time to think about grill safety.

Jasmine Lo has some easy tips to keep your grilling safe. Click “Watch Video” or read below for more.

The Zanesville Fire Department’s Chief Dave Lacy said it happens every year. Improper grill care keeps the department busy.

If you’re planning on lighting up the grill, Lacy says the first thing you...
May 23, 2006 - 12:48pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Monday is held in memory for those who have served our Country and one local school decided to celebrate that sacrifice a few days early with a special recognition.

Frazeysburg Intermediate students gathered on their school lawn along with teachers, city officials and area veterans from VFW Post 6193.

The vets say this is a great opportunity for the youth of the community to understand their sacrifice.

VFW Post 6193 member Tom Tucker; “I think they need to...
May 23, 2006 - 12:35pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Millions of American Veterans are facing the possibility of their personal information in the hands of a criminal.

One person has stolen some 26.5 million veteran’s personal information; it’s now the biggest single case of identity theft in US history.

All the veterans we talked to didn’t seem to be fazed by the theft.

VFW Post 6193 Commander Don Hindel; “I don’t see a whole lot of difference between them having the information and the Government having it.”...
May 22, 2006 - 9:21pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Some Zanesville residents are worried about possible housing developments in the area.

Several residents of the Myrtle and Ada Avenues area, off of Maple Avenue, showed up at Monday’s Zanesville City Council meeting.

One man spoke to council about his concerns with the development. He said he’s not against building two homes in the area. But the developer plans to build four single-family homes.

“If I looked out my front porch I would see...
May 22, 2006 - 7:41pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
One in five people still don’t buckle up behind the wheel, now a statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign partners local and state law enforcement agencies together to urge drivers to fasten their safety belts.

Captain Mark Ross says you never know when it could save your life.

“It’s a law for one, and two it saves lives especially in a low impact crash you know if someone was traveling 35, 45 miles per hour and hits another vehicle it could save them from going through...
May 22, 2006 - 7:28pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The Gaysport Bridge is in pretty good shape, that’s what the Muskingum County Engineers determined today on day one of their week of bridge inspections.

The engineers were out on their “Snooper Truck” taking a peek at every inch of the bridge.

The truck has an arm that extends over the side of the bridge and then carries the engineers underneath for a close-up view.

“We do a visual inspection, we have a hammer on the truck, we beat at it, climb on it, and take...
May 22, 2006 - 4:19pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
It’s something that many women, and even men worry about. Aging skin.

But two registered nurses, Nan Brown and Lil Bogdan, are in Zanesville to educate people about ways to help their skin. They’ll be at the Genesis Health Plex on Tuesday to give people everyday tips that they say can really improve the look of your skin.

“We’ll be covering everything from biological aging to mechanical aging to what happens during the aging process. Why does sun damage...
May 22, 2006 - 11:41am
7 years 3 weeks ago
The official start to the pool season is fast approaching and Environmental Health Officials are getting area pool operators ready for pool safety.

This week has been designated as national recreational water illness prevention week.

Sanitarians with the Muskingum County Environmental Health Office focused on the importance of healthy swimming behaviors to prevent water illness.

Mike Kirsch, Director of Environmental Health; “Pool operators have a responsibility...
May 22, 2006 - 9:13am
7 years 3 weeks ago
A recent poll found 80% of workers feel stress on the job, and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress.

Because of this high percentage, Genesis Health Care Systems are now offering a new procedure to hopefully help people find relief.

Sounds, smells, and touch are all forms therapists at Genesis are using in a new program called “Spa Therapy.”

Exfoliations, mud raps, and herbal raps are just some of the services available.

May 22, 2006 - 8:53am
7 years 3 weeks ago
People have them attached to their ears and now talking on cell phones while behind the wheel could cost you serious charges under a bill before the Ohio State Legislature.

There have always been distractions for drivers, now with cell phones growing popularity; they are the number one distraction among people behind the wheel.

Lieutenant David Lee, Highway Patrol; “The National Highway Safety Administration did a survey and they determined that distraction is the cause of...
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