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November 15, 2004 - 4:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Good news for Muskingum County as their recycling department just received a substantial grant.

Program Administrator Joyce Gibbs says the money will help with education programs that help get the word out about recycling.

“It helps me since I go out and do education in the schools and for adult groups. I give talks about recycling and litter prevention so it definitely will help in that area,” says Gibbs.

Even though this division receives this grant every year...
November 15, 2004 - 1:51pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It was a close call for a Zanesville man this morning after his home caught on fire.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. this morning on Schaum Avenue. The fire forced one man to jump to safety. Some quick-thinking neighbors probably helped 31-year-old Robert Scott Bogard from suffering serious injuries.

I talked with one of the neighbors responsible for getting him out of the house alive.

“We all came running down the street, and they said there’s somebody in the...
November 15, 2004 - 1:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A nearly one-year investigation finally resulted in an indictment on Wednesday.

35-year-old Richard King of Zanesville was indicted by the Muskingum County Grand Jury on 62 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Sergeant Detective Ric Rousch has details.

“This stems from some incidents over the internet involving child pornography. He was indicted on 62 counts, he was arrested at his residence Friday evening on the indictment.”

King is currently...
November 14, 2004 - 6:45pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Whether it’s Thanksgiving weekend or any cold winter day, it’s important to know some vital things you should do to your car to make it safe for the roads.

With snowy days quickly approaching, people are busy heating their homes and getting out their shovels…but one of the most important things people forget to do is winterize their vehicles.

Here’s what Advance Auto Parts Manager Mike Gentry says to do before you put your tires to the pavement.

“You want to...
November 14, 2004 - 2:42pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Building model train sets can be a passionate hobby for someone at any age.

The Zane Trace National Model Train Railroad Club opened its doors to share their trains and ideas to the public.

Their track is modeled after southeastern Ohio and northwest West Virginian towns and reminds people of rural America when trains were the major source of transportation.

A long string of visitors enjoyed looking at the immaculate details and were impressed...
November 13, 2004 - 6:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Winter’s wrath is soon approaching, with the possibility of making our roadways a slippery mess.

The State Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists to carry flares, reflective tape, or triangles to alert other travelers in case you have an accident or brake down.

Lt. Donley from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says the safest thing to do if you’re stranded is; call a wrecker service or AAA and never leave your car and go with a stranger, even if they...
November 13, 2004 - 5:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It isn’t a surprise to hear Lt. Donley from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol say the leading causes of fatalities on Ohio roadways are driving while impaired, speeding and not wearing seat belts.

People tend to drink more around the holidays, which could mean more people behind the wheel when they know they’ve had too much to drink.

Lt. Donley says statistics show driving fast is a sure way to get into an accident.
Last year during...
November 13, 2004 - 3:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you were on a drive today and saw some green smoke or heard bombs exploding, don’t worry…it was just the Air National Guard hard at work.

The 220th Engineering Installation Squadron held an intensive training session at their Old Wheeling Road location today. The exercise was created to teach its members how to protect themselves and their resources in dangerous situations.

Lt. Col. Rex Mykrantz says they train all year round on technical proficiency, so this is the...
November 13, 2004 - 3:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With the holiday season right around the corner, people are always looking for new gift ideas. One local church put on a craft bazaar today filled with many creative crafts for sale.

There were over 60 tables at the Coburn United Methodist Church this morning for their annual bazaar. Coordinator Eva Sieber says they are raising money for a good cause.

“We raise money for missions, both locally and internationally.”

She says they raised about $4,000 last year...
November 13, 2004 - 3:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Disaster relief is a very important aspect of the flooding we’ve had in Southeast Ohio…and one local organization is doing their part to help.

The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans group got together today to make 200 disaster relief kits for both Lutheran Social Services and the American Red Cross. Service Team Coordinator Milton Cerny says they are making 200 health kits and 13 flood clean-up kits.

He says this is vital to do because so many people in our area needed...
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