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April 27, 2006 - 3:50pm
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A gruesome discovery Thursday night, as Perry County Officials, The Ohio State Fire Marshall's Office and BCI...
April 27, 2006 - 10:56am
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It’s one of the biggest events in the Y-City, and it wouldn’t be spring in Zanesville without the Carr Center Cake Auction.

The event got under way today at the Colony Square Mall.

It’s the 20th year and auction goers say this year is better than ever.

Robert Johnson from Zanesville says he’s been coming to the Cake Auction for 16 years.

“I think the cakes are better, there’s more of them and more input is put into them.”

Cake Auction...
April 26, 2006 - 10:40pm
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Supporters for child abuse prevention rallied this afternoon at the Muskingum County Children’s Services building.

Nine hundred and one pinwheels blew in the wind outside the Children’s Services Building.

Each represents one case of child abuse or neglect in the county.

There was also face painting, pop corn and balloons for the kids, all to raise awareness of child abuse and in support of the two-point-eight million dollar levy on next week’s ballot.
April 26, 2006 - 10:35pm
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More difficult cuts at Zanesville City Schools but there are some good news for the district.

The school board voted to approve a two-year contract with the teachers union.

The new contract will be in effect from July 1st of this year until July 1st 2007.

Negotiations lasted almost a year and school board president Tom Vandegriff says it feels good to finally have a contract.

"It was a terribly long process that started last fall, Vandegriff said. "...
April 26, 2006 - 3:13pm
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Some local women got a chance to enjoy lunch out of the office today at the 19th Annual Career Women’s Luncheon.

The crowd included women from many local organizations like Community Ambulance and Zanesville City Schools.

Vice President of the State Board of Education Jennifer Stewart was the event’s guest speaker. She addressed the significance of career programs.

“[I am] recognizing the importance of the career pathways that have been taken...
April 26, 2006 - 3:08pm
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Past and present students of Philo High School looking to study education or nursing have a new scholarship opportunity to help pay for their education.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation announced the Beckwith Farm Scholarship Fund Wednesday.

The fund was created with a donation from the estate of Fontella Imlay.

“She held teachers in high regard,” said Steve Baldwin, attorney for the Fontella Imlay Estate. “She said if she had her life to live all over...
April 26, 2006 - 3:07pm
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A Duncan Falls second grader made history today when he became the first child to win the Unsung Heroes Award from the Zanesville Kiwanis Club.

Nate Swinconos decided he wanted to help others out and he did it in a big way.

Nate convinced his principal to let him start a school-wide campaign to collect funds for the March of Dimes. Three weeks later the school had raised over $2300.

“We got cans and put them in the different classrooms and...
April 26, 2006 - 12:34pm
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With a big new business calling Muskingum County home, the Port Authority is making decisions to get the process moving.

The Muskingum County Port Authority have approved the Belgium based company EMCO a 6 million dollar tax exempt bond package, allowing the company low interest financing for their equipment and real estate to encourage further economic development.

Jerry Nolder Director of Port Authority; “It’s tax exempt so they don’t have to pay taxes on it, the...
April 26, 2006 - 11:01am
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With the recent outbreak of mumps around the nation, and whooping cough on the rise, Muskingum County Health Officials are taking this week to remind parent how important it is to vaccinate their kids.

It’s National Infant Immunization Week, and statistics show that every day, 11,000 babies are born in the U.S. who will need to be immunized against 13 diseases before age 2. For that reason, the health department is focusing their efforts on protecting kids against infectious...
April 26, 2006 - 5:44am
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A severe crash last night turned fatal, and shut down part of a major roadway.

According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Steven Harrison of Zanesville was driving his Ford F-150 on State Route 60 when he slid off the right side of the road, striking an embankment near Carnation Road.

The truck went airborne and hit a utility pole, it flipped and rested back on its wheels.

Harrison was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where...
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