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May 18, 2006 - 1:26pm
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A lunch in celebration of the giving people in Muskingum County.

The Salvation Army held the Civic and Volunteer Luncheon to thank all of the volunteers throughout the past year.

Close to 100 people came out to the lunch to celebrate their dedication to an organization that does so much for so many people in this community.

Captain Ralph Campbell, Commanding officer; “We are here to celebrate the army behind us. We couldn’t do it without them. They are just...
May 17, 2006 - 10:19pm
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Emergency first responders were recognized for their hard work tonight at the Muskingum Valley Welcome Center.

The annual dinner was put together by Genesis Health Care and is held during National EMS Day.

“This is the one week everybody stops and thanks them,” organizer Dave Nutter said. “This is all we are trying to do.”

In addition to dinner and some training one EMS crew is recognized for their extraordinary efforts.

This year the award went to...
May 17, 2006 - 10:16pm
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Proposed sites for new schools and good budget news were among the topics at tonight’s school board meeting.

The school board has been forced to make severe cuts over the past couple of years as it tries to balance its budget.

The district has been placed in financial caution by the state and cut around $6.5 million in expenses.

But things are finally looking up for the district.

Superintendent Mike Pockl says by 2008 the district will have a balanced...
May 17, 2006 - 5:21pm
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We hear it all the time… know your credit score… but where should you go to check it, and once you have it, how can you raise it?

For Jasmine Lo’s full report, click “Watch Video” or read below.

Bruce Kolopajlo from Century National Bank said there are things almost anyone can do to improve their financial standing, like checking your credit report – checking on your own score won’t hurt it. He recommends annualcreditreport.com for free access to your reports...
May 17, 2006 - 12:41pm
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The message to “Buckle Up” apparently isn’t being heard by some drivers. A new study says young men ages 18-39 that drive pick-up trucks are more likely not to wear their seat belts.

Lt. David Lee says, “If you’re in a pickup truck, you’re 10-15% more likely not to wear a seatbelt.”

And in the end, that means more men are likely to die in a car crash. In fact, the National Highway Safety Administration says 65% of those killed in accidents are male.

May 17, 2006 - 10:08am
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Perry County Auditor Larry Householder is being accused of using public employees to remodel the Steak ‘N Stein on Maple Avenue into a bar and gaming room.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer – in today’s edition – reports that since the middle of April five employees of Perry County Engineer Kent Cannon have been renovating the restaurant and bar in Zanesville.

The Plain Dealer reports that Cannon, Householder, Perry County Commissioner Thad Cooperrider and Cannon’s assistant,...
May 16, 2006 - 10:09pm
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The movie is opening this Friday and “The Da Vinci Code” novel is still flying off the shelves.

Click “Watch Video” or read below for Jasmine Lo’s interview with local clergy to hear their reaction to this controversial story.

Father Leo Connolly says he will address his congregation about the story Dan Brown tells in “The Da Vinci Code,” that some famous artists incorporated cryptic messages into their works.

“The author presented it as fact,...
May 16, 2006 - 6:00pm
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There are over one thousand high school seniors here in Muskingum County, but seven of them stand out above the rest.

Today those seven seniors, each one from a different Muskingum County School was presented with a Phoenix Award from the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club.

Guidance Counselors nominate students who have had to overcome obstacles to achieve success. Charli Berridge says she wasn’t expecting the award.

“I was really surprised because to me it doesn’t...
May 16, 2006 - 5:46pm
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It’s way to help re-build the city of Slidell without ever picking up a hammer instead they’ll be using microphones.

“Let The Good Times Roll” is more than just the name of the production, it is what John Kunkel and his nearly 60 person production hope to do next weekend, when they take a full musical performance down to Slidell.

Mayor Butch Zwelling says he thinks a little music and dancing is just what the people of Slidell need.

“In the conversations I’ve...
May 16, 2006 - 4:48pm
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High winds blew debris and construction barrels and rattled the doors on the Colony Square Mall, but it was all from a helicopter that touched down as part of the new cinema construction project.

The chopper lifted 18 heating and ventilation units to the top of the cinema. Each weighs about 2,500 pounds.

Now that the units are in place, construction can move forward. Mall officials expect the cinema to be open in late summer or early fall.
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