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April 25, 2005 - 3:54pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Prescription medications are the new drug of choice among teenagers.

Kids tend to believe that medications like Oxyconton, Ritalin, Valium and Tylox are relatively safe, since that are legal, doctor prescribed, and FDA-approved.

In reality, abusing prescription medications, even once, can be just as dangerous as abusing any illegal drug.

Vikki Spencer, the director of Prevention Services at the Muskingham Behavior Health Center said, “We can’t predict how our...
April 25, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
If adopting a pet is on your to-do list, this week would be a good time, as the Muskingum County Animal Shelter won’t have much to pick from after this weekend.

Larry Hostetler is the Executive Director of the Animal Shelter in Zanesville. He says he will be attending an event at the Detroit Zoo this weekend called “Meet Your Friend at the Zoo.” He says this gives him the chance to clear out the local shelter in order to house more animals from around our area.

April 25, 2005 - 12:27pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The US Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department are joining forces this week in an effort to urge parents to vaccinate their young children.

This week is National Infant Immunization Week. It recognizes that vaccines are among the 20th century’s most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease and death.

Doctor Vicki Whitacre is the Medical...
April 24, 2005 - 5:25pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Music was in the air this afternoon at Coshocton High School.

More than one hundred singers from Coshocton Community Choir came out to the McKinley Auditorium to perform there Spring program.

Among the songs performed today were those of Garry Cornell, who also directed the choir. He said, “It’s always a pleasure. History is filled with accounts of composers who go their entire life and never heard their music performed. And not only to hear it performed but to direct it...
April 23, 2005 - 10:37pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A fiery situation in Brownsville, where multiple fire crews were called to the address of 5000 Brownsville Road a little after 8 o'clock Saturday evening.

According to fire officials on the scene, the blaze began in the center of the home, possibly near a wood-burning stove.

When engines arrived they immediately saw smoke coming from the residence.

Assistant Madison Township Volunteer Fire Chief Darrin Decker, says no occupants were inside when the blaze began,...
April 23, 2005 - 2:22pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Boy Scout motto is, “Be prepared”, and the 800 area scouts who took part in this weekends activities learned how valuable this lesson can be; especially when it comes to preparing for the weather.

This weekend marks the 95th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts and the 75th Anniversary of the Cub Scouts. Scouts from all over the area met at Muskingham Valley Scout Reservation last night, expecting the weather to cooperate; but they were wrong.

According to John Harding, the...
April 23, 2005 - 2:06pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center was a center of creativity this afternoon as people stopped out to experience Raku pottery.

Raku pottery is a unique type of pottery that has a long history behind it. It’s a type of pottery you just don’t see very often in Ohio.

According to Mary Ellen Weingartner, the coordinator of the National Ceramic Museum, “Raku pottery started in Japan in the 16th century. In the Western culture here, however, it is not utilitarian...
April 23, 2005 - 12:18pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
In Muskingum County Court this week an area man was sentenced to ten years in prison for his involvement in a recent rape case, and he was labeled a sexual predator.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Eric Martin, 42-year-old Ronald Trussell of Fultonham previously pleaded guilty to charges of gross sexual imposition, rape and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.

Martin says the charges stem from incidents that occurred between August and September...
April 22, 2005 - 5:17pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
If you were thinking bout filing for bankruptcy to clear your debts…you may want to think twice. Or act twice as quickly.

The bankruptcy bill has passed through the house and is going on to the President. If he signs it, it will make filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy a lot harder.

In chapter 7 bankruptcy the majority of your assets are cancelled, giving you what’s known as a, “fresh start.”

According to attorney Susan McDonald, “Last year there were 1.1...
April 22, 2005 - 1:43pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Muskingum County is launching a new program today, a countywide effort to catch parents not paying their child-support, those who are flying under the radar and cannot be found.

Officials with the local Job...
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