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June 1, 2005 - 7:00pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
One local elementary school discussed the deadly risks of smoking today and learned ways that they can urge their loved ones to quit.

Students at Maysville elementary were taught about the health risks of smoking from their peers.

Eighth grade student Mandy Land is part of the anti-tobacco group says that she thinks that the students learned a lot from the presentation.

"A lot of them were talking about how their parents smoke and how they were bothered by it...
June 1, 2005 - 12:35pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
With over 400 bridges in Muskingum County, the process of inspecting them is a serious issue. County officials are hard at work making sure that every one of them is safe for everyday travel.

Crews began inspecting the bridges back in January of this year, and now they are working on the final three. Today, they checked out the Gaysport Bridge, which is one of the largest in Muskingum County.

Bob Wilson is the Muskingum County Inspector. He explains why it’s so...
June 1, 2005 - 12:24pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
It’s almost time to get your “Mack” on… as the 9th annual Gus Macker tournament is set for this weekend in Zanesville.

Over 15,000 people are expected to be in town for the 3-on-3 playground style basketball tourney, with 740 teams registered to play. With this mass amount of people, organizer Dana Matz says volunteers have already started setting up.

“Volunteers unloaded the baskets yesterday, they came in from London, Ontario. Today, we’ll be putting the basket units...
June 1, 2005 - 1:44am
6 years 18 weeks ago
An area man who traveled off the roadway Tuesday evening and into a creekbed, is recovering from only minor injuries at a local hospital.

According to Sergeant Pat Keck with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to the scene a little after six to find 79-year-old Eugene Mumaw of Frazeysburg trapped inside his vehicle after it landed in a large culvert on Canal Road.

Fire officials say it appeared that Mumaw was traveling on the roadway and went over an...
June 1, 2005 - 1:35am
6 years 18 weeks ago
It was a close call for an area woman and a small child Tuesday afternoon as the two narrowly escaped the flames of a burning structure.

Zanesville Fire Crews responded to what initially came in as a "car fire" call around noon, in Washington Township. However upon arrival, officials discovered the blaze had quickly spread to a nearby residence located at 2435 South Pleasant Grove Road.

Chief Dave Lacy of the ZFD says the house it a total loss, and that investigations are...
May 31, 2005 - 3:46pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville says a heavily traveled road remains closed until Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Public Service Director Mike Simms says State Street from West Main to Beach Street was originally going to be closed until 4:00 Wednesday afternoon, however the closing has been extended.

Simms says since it is part of a big storm sewer repair project in the area, it is taking a while longer.

If you travel east on West Main to the Y-bridge you should expect delays...
May 31, 2005 - 3:34pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
The official start to summer is still a few weeks away, but the weather is starting to shape up and that means more mosquitoes.

But with the increase in mosquitoes, comes the danger of your pet contracting heartworm disease.
“It’s transmitted by mosquito bites. They bite a dog that has heartworm disease and then they spread it to another dog then it spreads in that dog through a process then the heartworm develops big long worms,” says A.G. Kempf.

If you haven’t had...
May 31, 2005 - 3:25pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
As we head into vacation season, don’t forget to give the gift of life. The Red Cross is one agency that is in desperate need of blood right now.

A blood drive was held earlier today at the Good Samaritan gym in an effort to stock their dwindling supply.

“The summer months there’s more people that are going on vacation so we don’t get the regular donors in that we need to donate at that time. There’s more accidents because there are more people on the road and so we’re in...
May 31, 2005 - 3:19pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
We first told you about Project Lifesaver a few months ago, when the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office announced they had a new tool to help search and rescue efforts for missing persons.

Recently Deputy Tad Lantz attended a conference in Boston to learn more about Project Lifesaver and the latest technology to find those who may wander off.

“It’s real effective if you have a loved one you really care about to get them back home safely,” says Lantz.

At the...
May 31, 2005 - 11:07am
6 years 18 weeks ago
If you’re in the market for a new home, you may want to check out 929 Keen Street, as a local housing group unveiled a new addition to Zanesville this morning.

Midwest Homes began building the 3 bedroom, 2 bath house several months ago, after the city donated the property. Ken Corbin is the President of Midwest Homes. He says the project is a collaboration between the city of Zanesville, the Port Authority and themselves.

Corbin says the house is available to low-...
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