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April 4, 2005 - 3:57pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Centers for Disease Control recently announced life expectancy has hit a record high. But health officials project obesity will reverse this process.

Today kicks off National Public Health Week which focuses on improving the lives of Americans.

Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says obesity is a serious problem in our area especially for children.

“Our Dr. Whitacre in our clinic says she’s seeing at least 2 people a day who would be...
April 4, 2005 - 3:46pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
As the world continues to mourn the death of Pope John Paul II, many people are recounting their personal memories and connections to the Holy Father.

Locally, Father Thomas Di Fede of St. Thomas says he remembers a time when Pope John Paul I came to the United States.

“I was in Yankee Stadium with close to a hundred thousand people for him to celebrate mass there. In his homily he pointed out that we Americans are so blessed with so many gifts and so forth but he word...
April 4, 2005 - 12:39pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
I Do: A Worry Free Wedding is now in Phase 2, as the final twelve contestants have been chosen as possible candidates for a dream wedding.

Here are the lucky 12:

1. Stacey Gillette...
April 4, 2005 - 12:30pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The countdown has begun, only two days until 19th Annual Carr Center Cake Auction hits the Colony Square Mall and the bidding begins.

Previews of the 414 cakes up for bid will be previewed on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. People can then vote for Viewer’s Choice before the real auction kicks-off on Thursday.

Sonya Mawhorter is Executive Director of the Carr Center. She says the center relies on the funds of the cake auction.

“The cake auction brings in a...
April 3, 2005 - 8:25pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
One day since the nation learned about the Pope’s death local residents are still mourning and wondering what will happen next.

Father Leo Connolly of St. Nicholas church says things might be a little bit different because technology has improved since the last pope passed, but he also knows that the Catholic Church is one of tradition and he is sure the basic rituals will be followed.

Cardinals through out the world will be called to Rome. After the period of mourning is...
April 3, 2005 - 7:52pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
If beauty and history spark your interest you might want to stop by the Zanesville Arts Center to check out their newest exhibit.

Glass with class is the name of the exhibition which includes a variety of artifacts, many of which were made right here in Muskingum county.

“Glass from Zanesville went all over the country and we have a wonderful collection on view right now that represents Zanesville glass from early 1820’s up through more recent times” says Zanesville Art...
April 3, 2005 - 12:42pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Although the Pope recently became extremely ill his death still managed to stun the public.

Whiz's Erin Packard has the communities reaction at St. Nicholas church in Zanesville.
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April 3, 2005 - 12:49am
6 years 11 weeks ago
A traffic accident on State Route 60 Friday night sent three people to the hospital with injuries.

Accoring to the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol, at 5:30 Friday evening two vehicles were traveling northbound on 60 at Bridge Street.

The driver of the first vehicle was 33-year Lisa Newsom of Old River Road who was traveling with her daughter, 12-year-old Ashleigh Newsom.

The second vehicle was driven by 44-year-old Michael Joseph.

As the...
April 2, 2005 - 11:45pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Investigations are underway into a head-on collision that claimed the life of one individual Friday evening.

According to Frazeysburg Fire Chief Marvin Wheeler, two vehicles collided on State Route 586, just North of Baughman Park Road.

The accident occurred a little after 4 o'clock when the vehicles were rounding a curve.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office issued a press release on the accident, stating the vehicle traveling northbound on 586 driven by 18-...
April 2, 2005 - 3:35pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A Licking County Sheriff's Deputy has been fired following an investigation of alleged physical abuse involving his infant daughter.

Sheriff Randy Thorp says Dustin Burden was on unpaid leave before his dismissal.

The 29-year-old was arrested just last week after admitting to violently shaking his 9-week-old daughter, and throwing her on a changing table.

The baby remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital.

Burden is charged with three...
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