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August 24, 2005 - 5:42pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department along with three other local agencies have made another local drug bust in Muskingum County; this time the drugs recovered are steroids.

Deputies arrested 29-year-old Richard Reed of New Concord for possession of anabolic steroids.

The arrest took place on Monday just after a few days of surveillance by the Muskingum County Drug Unit, the United States Postal Services, and the Ohio Crime Investigations Commissions.

August 24, 2005 - 5:39pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
It looks like Congressman Bob Ney will face competition in the next election.

The mayor of Chillicothe, Joe Sulzer, has announced that he will run for congress in the 18th congressional district.

Mayor Sulzer is currently serving his eleventh term as Mayor of Chillicothe.

He has also served six years as a state legislature.

Sulzer says he is concerned about the direction our country is headed, the type of country we will leave our children and the war...
August 24, 2005 - 5:22pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A fire in downtown Zanesville this afternoon caused major damage to the upstairs of an apartment complex, located at 157 South 6th street.

The building which was condemned on August 5th, has now left some area residents homeless. The Red Cross says it helping Tammie Conkle and Rodney Harris with housing.

No cause was given for the fire, but according to Fire Chief Dave Lacy, it appears an electrical panel caught fire.

The Red Cross is also assisting the...
August 24, 2005 - 5:12pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
$1,000,000-that’s the United Way’s new goal for this year’s campaign.

Eager to get started, Campaign Chair Shawn Phelps says he’s optimistic that the goal will be reached.

“It’s going to take more dollars this year to do what we want to do this year and so a million dollars is what we’re going to raise,” says Phelps.

Jack McClelland is the new executive director of the United Way. He says he’s excited about the future of this organization.

“We’ve got...
August 24, 2005 - 5:05pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
It’s been 12 years since 5 year old Sarah West was brutally murdered in Zanesville, but her legacy will live on forever.

Sarah’s killer, Billie Joe Shafer was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. But he is eligible for parole. Sarah’s family is actively working to make sure that her killer stays behind bars.

“They shouldn’t let anybody out that’s done the things he’s done to our family and I just don’t think they should ever let him out. I think he should be kept in...
August 24, 2005 - 10:36am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is still suffering from a blood shortage, and now they’re offering an attractive incentive for every donor.

Each blood donor will be entered into a drawing for a $30 gas card given by the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and entered into a larger drawing for two $500 gas cards.

Executive Director Dan Hartman explains why the chapter decided on this incentive. “You know with the price of gas, it’s probably not a bad idea to do...
August 23, 2005 - 7:27pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Local residents bid farewell to an historic buiding on the Good Samaritan campus tonight that will soon be torn down.

Sister Pat Sevcik says the Laurel building used to house nursing students who attended the 3 year nursing school. She describes what the building represents.

“There are a lot of memories here, especially a strong education and a real sense of how to care for people in a Christian fashion. I think the nurses got a lot about ethics and right morals and...
August 23, 2005 - 2:32pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A series of hand grenades have been found in the city of Zanesville, causing concern for area residents and law enforcement officials.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says in the last 6-8 weeks there have been at least 3 incidents involving grenades in the area.

Lacy stresses that most of the time the grenades are of no real harm, but if there’s someone out there that doesn’t know that, there are some things to keep in mind.

“We’d like to emphasize that they leave it in...
August 23, 2005 - 1:26pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Area teachers are getting ready to head back to school tomorrow, and thanks to the efforts of a local church, they won’t have to do it on an empty stomach.

The Faith United Methodist Church of Zanesville hosted their annual back-to-school lunch today, allowing teachers to catch up with their co-workers and map out the plans for the year.

According to the church’s pastor, Rob Turner, the teachers look forward to the hearty meal all year long. “I’ll tell you, I hear a lot...
August 23, 2005 - 1:14pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
If you build it, they will come. That is the motto of residents of Frazeysburg as they are undertaking a new field of dreams.

The town recently announced plans to build a new elementary school on top of the existing baseball fields, leaving area residents scrambling to find a new home for their future all-stars.

According to the chair of the field committee, Eric Lawler, the new field will offer quite a bit more than just baseball. “The new field will offer four softball...
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