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June 8, 2005 - 2:45pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The official start to summer is fast approaching and that means the threat for some severe weather here in Southeastern Ohio.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says there are a few things you need to be aware of during a storm.

“It’s very dangerous a lot of times this is rapidly moving water, people don’t realize that. They get out in it swept downstream with it,” says Lacy.

Lacy also cautions people about the danger of lightning during a thunderstorm. He...
June 8, 2005 - 1:59pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
When a school levy fails, it has an enormous impact on the district; so one area school is taking it upon themselves to raise enough money to keep operations as normal.

After a $7.6 mil levy failed in May, the Ridgewood School District found themselves in the midst of a crisis. And so, they began “Rally For Ridgewood.”

Haley Evans is a senior at Ridgewood High School. She plays sports, is in the choir and band. She says the rally is their only chance at redemption for...
June 8, 2005 - 1:40pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It’s a way for schools to make a lot of dough, and this year the efforts of local schools really paid off.

Today, Domino’s Pizza and Licking, Perry and Muskingum County School Officials gathered at Eaglesticks to celebrate the raising of over $24,000.

The schools raised the money during weekly “dough raising” nights. A night designated each month for students and their families to order pizza to benefit their schools. According to Anne Hoffer, Domino’s Public Relations...
June 8, 2005 - 1:29pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Today, Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Evelyn Lundberg Stratton came to the Welcome Center to talk about a serious problem, criminal justice and mental health.

Asccording to the United States Department of Justice, 16% of inmates in local jails have a mental illness. Taxpayers are spending millions of dollars each year for costs associated with arresting, processing and retaining these mentally ill offenders.

According to Stratton, taxpayer dollars would be better spent...
June 8, 2005 - 11:26am
6 years 17 weeks ago
At the beginning of the month, Governor Taft proclaimed June as Ohio Homeownership month, highlighting the impact of home ownership on Ohio’s economy and communities.

For first time buyers, the experience of buying a home can be somewhat daunting, but there are resources to make the process a little easier. According to Bob Connell, the director of debt management for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, “Either find a realtor with whom you have a great deal of confidence, or go to one...
June 7, 2005 - 3:44pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Zanesville is loosing two respected members of the community, and residents gathered today to wish them well.

Majors Leslie and Susan Walters of the Salvation Army have lived in Zanesville for twelve years, and there are many things they will miss, “Probably the thing I’ll miss most is the small town atmosphere, but also the generosity of the people. I think in the larger communities you don’t always have that, where in Zanesville if the Salvation Army needed something the others in...
June 7, 2005 - 3:23pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
We’re learning now that Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is coming to the area on Monday with a very specific purpose to his trip.

The Community Development departments in this region were told they might have some severe cuts due to the budget.

Stephen Gierhart is the Director for the Cambridge Community Development department. He says the meeting on Monday is crucial for the future of their programs.

Gierhart says, “What we want to do is give him our testimony as...
June 7, 2005 - 1:17pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
It’s probably the last thing students want to hear, but keeping up with education over the summer is very important.

Kevin Appleman, the coordinator of student services for the Zanesville City Schools says it’s important to keep kids’ minds active over the summer, and it’s easy to make it a family activity. “You can out a world map beside the television, and when they talk you can show you children, hey, this is where they’re talking about, to make sure they stay on target, so they’...
June 7, 2005 - 1:04pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
There’s a new addition to Zanesville’s South side, and its arrival means that local residents won’t have to drive across town to do their shopping.

Goodwill Industries opened their doors on the Southside yesterday, and shoppers came in to check out the merchandise and save on opening day bargains.

Adam Jones, the marketing specialist for Goodwill says that the store is little different from the North location. “It’s a little bit smaller square footage. We decided to...
June 7, 2005 - 12:15pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Every employer wants and needs to hire great employees to succeed in the workplace… and a keynote speaker at OUZ spoke about the issue this morning.

David Hart is CEO of Jump Institute, a company that focuses on smart hiring and teamwork. In his speech titled “Who’s Packing Your Parachute?” Hart compares the act of hiring to the act of skydiving, and how it all involves teamwork.

“We really stressed the importance of packing each other’s parachutes, in our lives, in our...
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