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June 16, 2006 - 8:26am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Cambridge authorities are investigating a shooting that happened last night… and the suspect is still on the loose.

According to Detective Brian Harbin, 27-year-old Dashawn Smith of Cambridge was shot outside of a residence in the 800 block of Beatty Avenue.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and returned to his nearby home. Apparently, the two were arguing prior to the shooting.

The suspect fled the area and is still at-large. Authorities cannot release...
June 15, 2006 - 9:04pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
With the summer days heating up even our four-legged friends need to make sure and stay cool.

The director of the animal shelter in Muskingum County says it’s important to make sure your family pets have what they need to avoid the heat.

“You need to make sure your animal has a place to get out of the sun, preferably under a tree,” Larry Hostetler said.

In addition to plenty of shade and water officials say if you are leaving your pet in the car to make sure...
June 15, 2006 - 12:07pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Supreme Court says a man convicted of assaulting his neighbor must reimburse an insurance company 20,000 dollars for the money is spent to cover the victim’s medical expenses.

Six years ago, Robert Kreischer fought with Terry Wooten in a rural area where they both owned property in Perry County. Wooten suffered a fractured facial bone and decreased vision in h is left eye.

In a six-to-one decision this week, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling...
June 15, 2006 - 10:19am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Yesterday we told you about alarming state statistics in the increase of violent crime around the state.

Muskingum County’s crime is surprisingly different with numbers decreasing from 2004 to 2005, but how does the city of Zanesville compare?

Police Chief Eric Lambes says Zanesville City is seeing much of the same, with a significant reduction in violent crime.

The Y-City has only seen one homicide in the last 2 years.

“This year the city continues...
June 15, 2006 - 10:17am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The county’s money is closely monitored by the county treasurer, and as a part of his job he meets with county commissioners quarterly to update them on their investments.

County Treasurer Phillip Murphy met with commissioners this morning to tell them how their investments are looking at this point in the year.

“It’s basically just to update Commissioners on our investment portfolio and how things are going. So far this year we have earned about 1.2 million in interest...
June 15, 2006 - 9:46am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Y-City is the place to be this weekend, as the Miss Teen SEO Scholarship Program is coming for the very first time.

The competition is another way for young girls to get involved in the biggest scholarship program for women in the world. Organizer Vicki LeVeck says the idea started when the Miss SEO Pageant returned to our region this year, and girls too young to compete wanted to get involved.

“It’s a learning opportunity for these ladies as much as anything,” LeVeck...
June 14, 2006 - 8:50pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Post Office is looking into some changes that will help consolidate the processing of your mail.

As part of a nation-wide effort to make mail sorting for efficient, the Postal Service is looking into the feasibility of a process called Area Mail Processing.

The plan would consolidate all mail sorting from the Zanesville area to a plant in Columbus.

“We process approximately 80,000 to 110,000 letters right now at the Zanesville Post Office,” Postmaster Gary...
June 14, 2006 - 5:10pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The latest FBI report shows that violent crime rates are up for the first time since 2001 and murder rates in Ohio’s largest cities went up between 2004 and 2005.

So is Muskingum County following suit?

Local statistics show that the county’s violent crimes, like rape and homicide, actually decreased between 2004 and 2005 and so did the overall number of crimes.

But with one homicide already this year, more than 100 assaults and 50 car thefts,...
June 14, 2006 - 5:01pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The recently FDA approved vaccine that can help prevent cervical cancer will soon be available here in Muskingum County.

Last Thursday the FDA approved Gardasil, a vaccine for females that blocks human papilloma virus, or HPV, which accounts for about seventy percent of cervical cancer cases.

Doctor Vicki Whitacre, Medical Director of the Muskingum County Health Department said the department will offer the vaccine within the next few months, though an exact...
June 14, 2006 - 10:57am
7 years 11 weeks ago
As summer temperatures heat up, many around our area are feeling the brunt of those upper 80’s with a lack of central air. But one county agency is trying to help some beat the heat.

The Community Action Agency has been giving those in need air-conditioners for six years now. Gary Wilson, Community Service Coordinator, says this year it just got a lot easier to become a recipient.

“We are furnishing air conditioners for individuals with a medical documented condition, it...
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