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October 5, 2004 - 3:01pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
There’s a new recommendation for young children regarding the flu shot. They are now included in the list of high-risk people who are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine.

The Ohio Department of Health began shipping doses of the flu shot to local health departments. Gloria Kieffer, Director of Nursing at the Zanesville/Muskingum county Health Department, says adults 65 and older, children 6 to 23 months old and those with chronic illnesses need to get their shots.

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October 5, 2004 - 2:40pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Public safety is a top concern for residents of the Buckeye state. That’s why the Executive Director of Ohio’s Homeland Security took the time to speak to the noon rotary club in Zanesville.

John Overly acts as a liaison between other state agencies while concentrating on making Ohio a safe place to live.

Although you can’t compare the levels of safety in different states, Overly assures us that Ohio is safer today.

He says, “Basically Ohio is very safe. We’ve...
October 5, 2004 - 2:32pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
There’s a new perk to buying a used car. One local dealer is offering you the chance to donate a portion of your purchase to your favorite charity.

Carroll Fink has been in the car business for over forty years, and has never had a gimmick like this.

Fink says, “Our new promotion today is we’re going to give back to the community that has served us for years a % of the sale of each vehicle and give back to their favorite organization.”

Whether it’s the...
October 5, 2004 - 1:49pm
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An early morning accident has seriously injured a Zanesville man.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says it happened around 4:30 this morning.

Investigators say 34-year-old Edwin Wesson was driving west on U-S 40 when he went off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

Wesson was medflighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

The Highway Patrol says Wesson suffered serious leg injuries.

His condition is not yet known.

The...
October 5, 2004 - 6:08am
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Granville Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Cambridge man.

Troopers say last night around 9:00, 62-year-old Franklin Mohler was driving north on State Route 586 and drove off the right side of the road, struck a driveway culvert, then drove off the left side of the road and struck a ditch.

Investigators say the vehicle overturned onto its top.

Mohler was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under...
October 5, 2004 - 12:20am
5 years 46 weeks ago
The month of October doesn't just play host to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or to a well- known holiday, Halloween. It is also a month to promote violence awareness and to take a stand against family violence and abuse.

Tonight was a special night in Zanesville, as the "Light a Candle Against Violence" vigil was held on the courthouse steps with a luminary presentation to honor the victims of violence.

Special programming featured "Elder Abuse" this year, and what signs...
October 5, 2004 - 12:11am
5 years 46 weeks ago
A local man who led police on a high speed chase over the weekend is now behind bars.

According to Sgt. Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 36-year-old Timothy Hanning of Zanesville is charged with one count felony fleeing and one count driving under suspension.

The incident occurred Sunday morning at 12:45 when ZPD officers were dispatched to the area of Wayne and Marietta Streets in regard to a vehicle disturbance in the neighborhood. A car...
October 4, 2004 - 6:08pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
As the temperatures cool down and furnaces heat up, that means one thing-our firefighters are hard at work. The first week of October is designated as fire prevention week.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy alerts the public of the dangers associated with this season.

With the holiday season just around the corner, he warns to take extra caution when using candles.

Lacy says, “A lot of people decide to get their candles out, some of them use them in jack-o-...
October 4, 2004 - 6:04pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The state’s ruling that you can’t have more than 2 water sewer grants at the same time is causing the Muskingum County commissioners to re-evaluate their existing grants.

Bob Hamilton of the Community Development department made a plea to the commissioners for an extension of the 2003 grant in Sonora.

Hamilton says, “It’s a matter of timing and I’m here today to have letters of request to the state endorsed by the county commissioners and they seem to be happy to endorse...
October 3, 2004 - 8:57pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Alcohol is suspected in a deadly accident Saturday night that claimed the life of a local man. The once vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 Saturday night on Church Hill road in Washington Township. That’s according to trooper Troy Hale with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol.

The driver, 47-year-old George Cantley of Zanesville was traveling northbound on Culbertson road when he drove off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then overcorrected, lost control and...
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