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May 14, 2004 - 1:34pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Village of Frazeysburg has some bad news for its residents.

The boil advisory, which was supposed to be lifted today, has not been extended.

Village officials say one of the water samples did not come back clear and that means the advisory will go into next week.

The problem started as a water mian break earlier this week.
May 14, 2004 - 1:29pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A Zanesville man, who is classified as a sexually oriented offender, is sitting in jail tonight after being accused of following a school bus.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office says 37-year-old Charles Eugene Butcher, who is on parole for abduction, was picked up after a report of a suspicious vehicle following a West Muskingum School District bus for two days.

Chief Deputy Wes Elson says deputies located Butcher who owns a car that matches the description of the...
May 14, 2004 - 1:08pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s taken almost six months to complete, and today the Licking County Vocational School got to show just how hard they worked on building a house for a local charity.

Twenty three students helped build this one-story home that was delivered in separate pieces to it’s new property.

To build a house like this one including the property it sits on would cost anywhere from $75,000-$80,000 and the family has no one other to thank then the hard-working students that built this...
May 14, 2004 - 10:55am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft was in town this morning at the Schultz Mansion to talk to local business leaders about major concerns in Muskingum County.

Some of the major issues discussed were concerns over foreign competition and funding for Ohio schools.

Taft say there’s no way a State can prevent companies form sending their work overseas, that’s a federal issue, but his office is pushing the Bush Administration and Congress to focus on fair trade practices.

Taft also...
May 14, 2004 - 6:16am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Akron City Hospital begins public fund-raising efforts today as they try to raise 35 million dollars for a new critical care center.

The hospital already has raised more than 10 million. The money will go toward a freestanding center that will add 28 beds for critically ill patients.

Susan Pavloff, Director of Advancement for Summa Health System, says the shortage of beds leads to backups in the emergency room and forces the hospital to divert patients to other facilities...
May 14, 2004 - 5:16am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Investigators used DNA evidence to make a case against a man in a 1992 killing.

Twenty-six year old Charlene Puffenbarger was beaten and suffocated on the couch in her Twinsburg Township Apartment on January 20th, 1992. Her sons, Derek and Dustin, were then 2 and 3. They were with her and had tried to wake her up, believing she was asleep. There was no forced entry, no weapon or other physical evidence.

Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested 41-year old Willard McCarley, of...
May 13, 2004 - 3:32pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A local man is sentenced in connection with drug charges and money laundering.

According to Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Ross Brown, Shante Hollins of Zanesville will be spending the next 18 years in prison, and he must pay the IRS nearly $200,000 in restitution.

Brown says Hollins was sentenced Thursday on a drug charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 5 kilos of cocaine; filing a false income tax return; and conspiracy to commit money...
May 13, 2004 - 2:20pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
To continue our special series on tests that can save your life..tonight we’ll feature one that affects mostly women but can change any persons life forever.

One in 8 American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But you can improve your odds greatly by simply having a mammogram.

Sandra Miracle, a registered mammographer at Genesis says, “ You can actually see cancers long before you can ever feel them as a lump. Most of the cancers we find are sometimes...
May 13, 2004 - 2:05pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Police are saying that the incident at Duke and Duchess Early Wednesday morning did not happen.

Detective Ric Roush with the Z.P.D says the store clerk, 18 year old Brandon Shoemaker originally told police that he was robbed at gun point while washing windows. But as detectives investigated, they say the clerk lied and a robbery never took place.

Roush says the cashier lied to cover up a real encounter Shoemaker had involving giving money to another man. Details are...
May 13, 2004 - 1:51pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Millions of working Americans will soon see some major changes in over-time pay.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, up to 9.5 million workers will be affected by the new revisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The U.S. Department of Labor is revising the rules on overtime compensation and changing the criteria for exempt and non-exempt employees.

Luckily for Muskingum County, the Chamber of Commerce is offering their second HR series to help employers...
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