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March 26, 2005 - 12:49pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Local residents are working hard and signing petitions to keep a sexually oriented offender off the streets of Zanesville.

Nancy Newell of Madison Avenue says her two granddaughters ages 7 and 9 were playing in her front yard when sexual offender Charles Butcher of South Zanesville tried to lure them into his vehicle in August 2004.

Butcher is currently serving a prison sentence, but is up for parole soon. Fearful a similar incident could happen again, Newell is starting...
March 26, 2005 - 1:36am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Sheriff's Deputy from Licking County is in jail tonight facing felonious assault charges after he allegedly shook his 9-week-old daughter and threw her on a changing table.

According to Newark Police Captain Al Zellnar, 29-year-old Dustin Burden is also facing a charge of child endangering.

The baby is currently in stable condition after she was treated at Children's Hospital.

Burden's bond has been set at 100-thousand dollars. He remains in the Licking County...
March 25, 2005 - 7:28pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The rules have changed for donating blood. If you have a tattoo, are currently taking medication, or have recently traveled to Europe, you will no longer be put on a waiting list to donate blood.

The Red Cross has recently replaced the blood donor record with a new uniform health questionnaire which allows people to donate blood who were once limited on doing so. Red Cross communications specialist Karla Caruthers hopes to see an increase in the amount of blood donated.
March 25, 2005 - 7:25pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
With the Easter Holiday approaching, today one local church is re-enacting the death and resurrection of Christ.

Pastor Steve Harrop of the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church explains, “the importance of Good Friday is that is the day Jesus dies on the cross at Calvary for all of man-kind, and it is a very sacred day to believers and most of the world in fact.”

Pastor Harrop says that his Church is performing “Remember Me” a play about the resurrection of Christ, and that the...
March 25, 2005 - 7:22pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Local authorities have released information of multiple seizures and arrests.

Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says the office arrested three individuals within the past 36 hours.

Deputies arrested 27 year-old Chad Aaron Miller of Zanesville. Miller was charged with one county of trafficking in crack cocaine, and one count of trafficking powder cocaine.

Another man arrested was 28-year-old Jamie Jerrell Covington of California. He was Charged with one...
March 25, 2005 - 12:24pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Tourism is a vital part of economic development, especially here in Southeastern Ohio. A couple of local residents have spearheaded a plan to push local tourism even more.

What will soon be coined the “Blue Rock Region” is home to many things. Including Ohio’s first Earthship, a home made entirely of eco-friendly goods. Annie Warmke and her husband are the creators and builders of the home and also advocated of promoting more local tourism; or as Annie calls it, Micro-tourism....
March 25, 2005 - 12:42am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A local family is hoping for the best after learning their loved one was seriously injured in Iraq.

Eighteen-year-old Chad Luning of Glenford, was shot in the back of the head during a bombing in Iraq.

Luning is a marine. His mom, Susan, says her son's vital signs are good and he is currently listed in stable condition.

Mrs. Luning says her son is on a ventilator and will be med-vaced from Iraq, to Germany and then to Bethesda Maryland for treatment.
March 25, 2005 - 12:37am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A family of six lost everything Thursday afternoon after their house at 388 Park Avenue in New Lexington caught fire just before 3 o'clock.

New Lexington Fire Captain Ty Danison says when his crews arrived, there was heavy visible smoke coming from the home.

Crews entered the structure to knock down the flames and discovered the fire had orginated in the basement area. The cause, however remains under investigation.

There were no injuries reported and the name...
March 24, 2005 - 7:01pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
There was a full house today at the bid auction for a local renovation project through the Muskingum County Commissioners Office.

Thirteen local and other companies throughout Ohio, came to bid on the renovation of the Muskingum County Job and Family Services Building on Woodlawn Ave. County Commissioner, Dorothy Montgomery says that the building basically needs interior reconstruction and says that the estimated reconstruction bid is 811,100 dollars.

Montgomery says, “we...
March 24, 2005 - 6:54pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Mortgage rates continue to climb, this week, reaching a level that has not been seen since July.

Karen Lowe, Banking Officer at Century National Bank, says that the Federal Reserve has been gradually increasing and that prime rate has gone up seven times in the last several months.

“That is because of the economy changing, the Federal Reserve thinks that the economy is a lot more strong and stable, and with the oil prices going up and the availability of the oil not really...
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