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April 5, 2006 - 12:34pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Genesis Healthcare System eliminates more than 27 jobs in hopes of restructuring their work force.

Genesis Healthcare is making some big changes when it comes to their registered nurses and technical personnel, changes that would bring them in line with national standards nurses/patient ratio.

Ann Eppley, Vic President of Patient Services; “Are percentages are lower than we want them to be so we took this as an opportunity to increase the RN numbers that we had in the...
April 5, 2006 - 12:32pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It’s the third time it has happened in the exact same spot, a man crashes his car into the Rite Aid on Maple Avenue.

The accident happened around 10 this morning when an elderly man crashed his car into the side of the Rite Aid near the cash register area in the front of the store.

Rebecca Palmer explains, “A guy came into get his prescription filled and the car came though the doorway.

The cashier went to the hospital, but she was not seriously injured...
April 4, 2006 - 10:41pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It was only six weeks ago that Christopher Storm took over as chief of police in the village, but tonight he was told to get out.

WHIZ’s Jennifer Jarrell tells us why the village decided to let him go.

The crowd erupted in cheers when council came out of executive session and made the announcement-that after only 34 days as chief of police Christopher Storm had to go.

Zanesville Mayor Herb Perry says, “We went into personnel, and they decided at this time he...
April 4, 2006 - 6:18pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
When you think of a person who fights childhood obesity and does preventative health care, you may not think of a school nurse. But that’s only one part of what they do on a daily basis.


Deborah Newton is a registered nurse who works out of Maysville Elementary.


She said along with tending to the typical cough or stomachache, there are a variety of other topics that she’s responsible for informing students and staff about. They include nutrition, exercise...
April 4, 2006 - 5:35pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The start of spring brings us great weather, green grass and construction work. This year the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is hoping to bring attention to keeping workers safe while speeding up the work.


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


If you drive in Ohio, you probably dread the sight of an orange barrel. But Spokesperson of ODOT District 5, Cindy Brown said they hope to reduce driver headaches and at the same time...
April 4, 2006 - 2:26pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
People in Guernsey County are being warned to keep pets indoors after a woman reported her cat was killed by a coyote.

Melissa Scott of Cambridge told police she opened her back door last night and was “scared to death” to come face-to-face with the predator.

She says the coyote took her cat in its jaws and snapped its neck before fleeing.

Scott says she and others had seen the coyote in the neighborhood earlier but thought it was a fox.
April 4, 2006 - 10:52am
7 years 2 weeks ago
With tax day approaching quickly many people are wondering who can help them sort out their earnings and expenses; some certified accountants say searchers beware.

With so many scams these days it’s no wonder the IRS and accountants have warnings for taxpayers when finding an expert to help them file their income taxes.

Megan McLain Durst, CPA, “Non CPA’s, they train for a short period of time and can do very basic returns. If you have a complex return or you have income...
April 3, 2006 - 10:46pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Law enforcement officials have released the name of the suspect accused of breaking into a Conesville business early Monday morning.


It happened just before three a.m. when the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received a call of a burglary at the Franklin Township Building located at 1000 Muskingum Avenue in Conesville.


When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered a window broken in the back of the building and later caught a man, identified as 21-year-...
April 3, 2006 - 10:26pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Forgery and theft charges put a former local pastor behind bars.


Thirty-one-year-old Philip Watters of Zanesville was charged with two counts of felony theft and eight counts of forgery stemming from incidents that occurred from December to January 2005, when Watters forged and cashed checks totaling three-thousand dollars from two area church's bank accounts.


Investigations were conducted by the Zanesville Police Department.


Watters is a...
April 3, 2006 - 10:06pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A local man will spend over a decade in prison on a long list of drug charges.


According to The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 42-year-old Joe Zander Pressley aka "Smoke" of Zanesville, was charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and possession of crack cocaine and cocaine.


The charges stem from a crack house bust conducted by The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office in September of 2005, where detectives recovered 42-thousand dollars in drugs....
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