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January 3, 2006 - 6:00pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
It’s a traumatic start to the New Year for one area woman.

Kim New of South Zanesville lost nearly everything when her purse was stolen Sunday night from her South Zanesville home.

New says her credit cards, birth certificate, car keys, medications and over $1,200 were in the purse; and she thinks she knows who took it.

“My boyfriend had just got out of rehab Thursday and he swore up and down he was off drugs.

He was doing really good, and the...
January 3, 2006 - 3:11pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett has appeared in a Columbus courtroom after spending the night in jail on robbery charges.

Claret was in handcuffs and wore a jail-issue tan short-sleeve shirt, dark pants and sandals.

He didn’t say anything as he stood before a judge, who set his bond at 50,000.

The only comment from defense attorney William Settina was that lawyers look forward to investigating the allegations.

He also asked...
January 3, 2006 - 2:52pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney’s name has come up again in the case surrounding a high-powered Washington lobbyist.

Federal prosecutors have filed conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion charges against embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

The filing outlines lavish gifts and contributions he allegedly gave an unnamed house member, who’s identified elsewhere as Ney.

A lawyer for the republican Congressman from Heath says the charges against Abramoff are “nothing new” and...
January 3, 2006 - 12:57pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
By: Jackie Preston

A new winner will be crowned this year at the Miss South Eastern Ohio Scholarship Program and preparations are already underway.


Lighting, sound, and getting the risers ready were just some of the tasks being prepared today for the big night on Saturday.


John Kunkel the technical director of the pageant says “Today we’re setting up the set if you look behind me the Goss Party Rental’s bringing in the set and the producer Andy...
January 3, 2006 - 12:54pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
If you were in this area one year ago, you probably remember all the flooding.

The water levels at Dillon Dam were up to about 788 feet…that’s only two feet from the maximum level.

We haven’t had as much rain as last year but officials at the Dillon Dam and other dams in the area are constantly monitoring to make sure they are prepared for the potential.

Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick explains how the dam is functioning as of right now.

“We...
January 2, 2006 - 6:21pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
By now it’s no secret that smoking poses serious health risks, which is why communities across the state have already banned smoking in public places.



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January 2, 2006 - 5:15pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
By: Jackie Preston

Fans were out early this afternoon to get a good seat for the fiesta bowl. This year the Ohio State University will battle the Fighting Irish.

BW3’s had fans of all kinds placing their bets on who will win the tough game.

“Ohio State 31-17, yeah that’s my prediction,” says Tim Fouty, a big OSU fan.

Even a Notre Dame fan risked it among so many of the buck fanatics.

Adam Hardwick, a Notre Dame fan says “Well I am out...
January 2, 2006 - 2:14pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
By: Jackie Preston

If you are like millions of other Americans your number one New Years resolution is probably to commit to a fitness plan. The Fieldhouse is packed today with people trying to get back into a workout routine. But Jim Franfelter, the director of the Fieldhouse says not everyone sticks with their resolutions all year.


“I’ve been here for 15 years and you see the New Year’s resolutioners that a lot of the folks have something to do for the next...
January 2, 2006 - 1:34pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
More than 400 people each day depend on Christ’s Table for food. In 2005 the kitchen served about 93,000 meals.


However, Executive Director Gretchen Sayre says the devastating hurricane season took a heavy tool on their food supply.


“Our business was down about 20% on giving and that kind of hurts us,” Sayre says. “Our outside fund raisers were down a little bit; so we’re just going to have to readjust our budget for next year.”


According...
January 1, 2006 - 6:54pm
6 years 46 weeks ago
One of America’s favorite pain relievers may not be as safe as you think.


Accidental poisonings from acetaminophens, or Tylenol, are on the rise.


These typically safe and effective pain relievers pose serious health risks when taken in amounts greater than the specified dose.


“Especially amounts greater than 4 grams per day, which is 8 extra strength tablets, or 12 regular strength tablets, they increase their risk of liver damage,” says...
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