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April 6, 2005 - 3:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you’re like many Americans who procrastinate and put things off, you may want to start thinking about filing your income taxes.

The April 15th deadline is fast approaching. So that means if you haven’t started the process you need to.

Certified Public Accountant Megan Durst says there are specific requirements for individuals who should file.

“Usually a single individual with total gross income of more than $7,950 should file a return. That’s the IRS’...
April 6, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Gas prices seem to be doing nothing but rising, and it continues to cause aggravation for area motorists.

We went to a local gas station to catch the reaction of some drivers as they filled up their tanks… needless to say, nobody seems to be dealing well with the pain at the pump.

George Arrington works for a trucking company and says he feel bad for those people, who like him, depend on driving to make a living.

“It’s really cutting into their bottom line, and...
April 6, 2005 - 2:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An early morning chase today in Zanesville sent a car slamming into a woman’s home and the driver is still on the loose.

Daphne Bradshaw has lived at 732 Eppeley Avenue since 1954 and this morning she had a rude awakening as a car came crashing into her house.

“I just couldn’t believe it, I just thought, ‘what happened?’ At that time I didn’t know it was car, I just thought something was up.”

Daphne’s son came over as soon as he heard what happened and he...
April 5, 2005 - 11:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There's no end to the continuing increase in gas prices, as motorists are now seeing two dollars 34 cents a gallon for regular unleaded at the pump.

For fuel to be so high, it's taking a big chunk of change for agencies to operate especially when they rely on travel as part of their daily routine.

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office has already experienced the budget ax on this year's funding, and Sheriff Mike McCauley says his agency is being forced to make an effort to...
April 5, 2005 - 4:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A computer glitch is responsible for the early release of a local murder suspect.

24 year old Jeremy McGilton was in custody in the Muskingum County Jail for a parole violation on February 25th of this year.

2 days later he posted bond and was released.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says there was a miscommunication between the Zanesville Police Department and the Sheriff’s office and his officers were not informed McGilton had a detainer.

Stephenson...
April 5, 2005 - 4:50pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Positive economic news for the Zanesville Muskingum County community tonight as two new projects were announced in today’s port authority meeting.

Executive Director Larry Merry says both projects involve the development of medical offices at Northpointe Park.

One is a new imaging center and Dr. John Hibler has decided to purchase some property on the North end of the office park.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz also gave an update on the progress of the...
April 5, 2005 - 3:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Warm temperatures mean the beginning of many things… sun, flowers… and, unfortunately, construction.

This week is National Workzone Safety Week, and state officials are trying to crack down on motorists who aren’t following the rules when it comes to driving through construction zones.

The state is warning drivers of their get-tough approach called “Slow Down or Pay Up.” ODOT District 5 spokeswoman Cindy Brown says the problem is so serious, they’re calling in for some...
April 5, 2005 - 2:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A triple shooting in Newark left one man dead Tuesday and two others injured... and authorities are still searching for a motive and a killer.

At 11:09 p.m. last night, a call came into the Newark Police Department from an area fast food restaurant.

According to Detective Lieutenant Bruce Myers of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, “The Newark PD received a call indicating there was a shooting in the area of Wendy’s on Dayton Road and State Route 16.”

Myers...
April 4, 2005 - 6:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
News now out of Zanesville city schools, as the district continues to face cut backs in their transportation budget.

Governor Taft's proposed state budget in two years would eliminate all funding to help schools buy replacement busses.

Local school officials are uneasy about cuts that will take place.

We've already faced cut backs in transportation in the last three years so this is I guess the final announcing of it" says Assistant Superintendent of Zanesville...
April 4, 2005 - 3:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Centers for Disease Control recently announced life expectancy has hit a record high. But health officials project obesity will reverse this process.

Today kicks off National Public Health Week which focuses on improving the lives of Americans.

Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says obesity is a serious problem in our area especially for children.

“Our Dr. Whitacre in our clinic says she’s seeing at least 2 people a day who would be...
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