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April 14, 2005 - 12:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The effort to teach school kids the dangers of drinking and driving continues. Today, Maysville High School students got the chance to feel what it’s like to drive under the influence… with Sheriff’s deputies standing by.

High School seniors came in groups to hop into golf carts wearing “Fatal Vision Goggles.” They then drove through three different courses hitting many cones along the way. They tested their reaction time and driving ability.

Maysville High Principal...
April 14, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are now in danger of being eliminated, as the federal government is planning to stop the funding in the 2006 budget. But Perry County officials are working hard to stop this from happening.

This week is Community Development Week across Ohio. The Perry County Commissioners along with the Community Action Group are celebrating their local development efforts.

Community Development Manager Crystal Ratliff is with the Hocking,...
April 13, 2005 - 5:42pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A major problem for Perry County residents is the outbreak of meth. labs. It’s easier to make the illegal drugs in rural areas. But catching the culprits has been a real challenge for law enforcement officers. But hopefully, that’s about to change.
Among the country farms and residential areas, meth labs are easily camouflaged. The labs could be in sheds, garages or in people’s homes. The ingredients aren’t hard to find though, in fact, most can be found under household sinks....
April 13, 2005 - 4:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
900 Perry County high school students received a very powerful lesson today. As prom approaches, the community as a whole wanted to portray for students what happens when you drink and drive.

But today was more than just a mock crash. Students were able to see a play written and directed by Brandon Ransbottom a student at Maysville High School.

He explains his reason for getting involved in this program.

“I had a friend die last year named Katie Jenkins...
April 13, 2005 - 3:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson today announced that one deputy has been fired and another suspended after a recent inmate escape.

You may remember the story about inmate Shaila Johnson, who’s pregnant, and was taken to Genesis for treatment earlier this month.

According to Chief Deputy Bryan Hoover Johnson was being watched by two deputies.

The first, 2 year officer Stephanie Gee, was suspended for one day for removing Johnson’s handcuffs while the...
April 13, 2005 - 3:51pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Do you know how many Ohioans die everyday from tobacco related illnesses? Dozens of Zanesville high school students took a “Stand” today to address the problem of smoking in our community.

The students in the STAND organization duct-taped their mouths shut to make a statement. They also wore shirts with the number 52 on them.

STAND President Beau Bradley explains.

“The 52 represents the 52 people that die everyday from tobacco or secondhand smoke and the duct-...
April 13, 2005 - 11:00am
6 years 7 weeks ago
People from all across Ohio came out to Zane State College to become educated on a serious issue plaguing America, chemical dependency.

The seminar today focused on everything from the ethics of being a social worker dealing with those effected by drugs or alcohol to spirituality and addiction.

Peg Earhart is an assistant professor in the Human Services Program at Zane State College. She says he has high hopes for the newly revamped program, which now included classes on...
April 12, 2005 - 11:56pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
We have an update on the progress of a petition recently formed by a local grandmother who is taking a stand against the early release of a registered sex offender.

We brought you the story a couple of weeks ago about the start of a petition prompted by resident Nancy Newell. Her efforts along with hundreds of other local citizens are now gaining the attention of out of towners who are driving to Muskingum County to place their signatures on this petition.

Traffic was...
April 12, 2005 - 6:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Construction continues to close a major road in Zanesville, affecting many motorists. The slow progress is negatively impacting local businesses.

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April 12, 2005 - 3:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The convenience of paying only one bill for your phone, cable and internet access is now available for area residents.

It’s called bundling and a lot of companies are quickly catching on to the trend.

Vice President of SBC Michael Kehoe says it’s a lot easier for the customers.

“We have found that many customers prefer to get a number of different services together so they can pay one check once a month,” says Kehoe.

He adds there are also a lot of...
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