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May 24, 2006 - 6:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
One family was left homeless Wednesday after a fire rips through their home.

It happened around 2 p.m. in the afternoon at 436 Abington Avenue.

Two adults and two young children were at home at the time of the fire.

No one was injured in the blaze.

According to the family one of the children, three-year-old Heather Sharrer smelled smoke and told her grandmother.

“I said grandma there is a fire,” Sharrer said.

According to the...
May 24, 2006 - 1:22pm
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The Muskingum County Port Authority met today to talk about marketing the area for big business and also explaining why some companies are not making Zanesville Muskingum County their final destination.

A new program by the state of Ohio is making it easier for counties like Muskingum to bring in more companies.

By following their plan the state will help fund some of the costs.

Jerry Nolder, Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority; “What we are trying to do...
May 24, 2006 - 12:33pm
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With 80-degree temperatures in the forecast for this week, it’s important to know how to keep your skin looking its best despite those ultra violet rays. I spoke with some Registered Nurses to find out how to be safe in the sun and how to heal the damage if it's too late.

It’s something everyone knows they should do, but rarely does… putting on sunblock before they go outside.

“You should wear a sunblock on cloudy days, in the winter and anytime during the day,” says Nan...
May 23, 2006 - 10:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Area property owners let their voices be heard about a proposed assessment fee from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Today was the 60th public meeting in the 18 county district since the fee was first proposed.

One Zanesville resident says he doesn’t understand why only property owners have to pay.

“This thing about property owners and they talk about this 12 dollar an acre per parcel, well there are small businesses right here in the area that...
May 23, 2006 - 5:34pm
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It’s over 50 years old, so the Duncan Falls Philo Bridge is in need of some repairs.

The Muskingum County Bridge Inspectors were out on the bridge Tuesday and observed that it’s got some wear and tear.

But regardless of necessary repair work, Bridge Inspector Bob Wilson said the bridge is safe to drive.

“If it wasn’t safe, we would shut the bridge down. We can assure you that everything necessary is being done. It’s safe for everyone to...
May 23, 2006 - 3:43pm
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The weather is warming up and Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Firefighters say now is the time to think about grill safety.

Jasmine Lo has some easy tips to keep your grilling safe. Click “Watch Video” or read below for more.

The Zanesville Fire Department’s Chief Dave Lacy said it happens every year. Improper grill care keeps the department busy.

If you’re planning on lighting up the grill, Lacy says the first thing you...
May 23, 2006 - 12:48pm
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Monday is held in memory for those who have served our Country and one local school decided to celebrate that sacrifice a few days early with a special recognition.

Frazeysburg Intermediate students gathered on their school lawn along with teachers, city officials and area veterans from VFW Post 6193.

The vets say this is a great opportunity for the youth of the community to understand their sacrifice.

VFW Post 6193 member Tom Tucker; “I think they need to...
May 23, 2006 - 12:35pm
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Millions of American Veterans are facing the possibility of their personal information in the hands of a criminal.

One person has stolen some 26.5 million veteran’s personal information; it’s now the biggest single case of identity theft in US history.

All the veterans we talked to didn’t seem to be fazed by the theft.

VFW Post 6193 Commander Don Hindel; “I don’t see a whole lot of difference between them having the information and the Government having it.”...
May 22, 2006 - 9:21pm
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Some Zanesville residents are worried about possible housing developments in the area.

Several residents of the Myrtle and Ada Avenues area, off of Maple Avenue, showed up at Monday’s Zanesville City Council meeting.

One man spoke to council about his concerns with the development. He said he’s not against building two homes in the area. But the developer plans to build four single-family homes.

“If I looked out my front porch I would see...
May 22, 2006 - 7:41pm
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One in five people still don’t buckle up behind the wheel, now a statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign partners local and state law enforcement agencies together to urge drivers to fasten their safety belts.

Captain Mark Ross says you never know when it could save your life.

“It’s a law for one, and two it saves lives especially in a low impact crash you know if someone was traveling 35, 45 miles per hour and hits another vehicle it could save them from going through...
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