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November 10, 2004 - 12:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Big Brothers/Big Sisters makes quite an impact on the lives of children in our area.

Today they held a special ASK campaign to raise funds. They would also like to create more matches for children and adults.

WHIZ Media Group President Hank Littick knows first-hand the importance of having a positive role-model in a child's life. "I feel it's important because I went through the program as a little brother. I can't explain or describe the impact it had on my life. My...
November 9, 2004 - 2:09pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Flu shots are dwindling in Muskingum County and with the national flu vaccine shortage, the problem may be getting worse.

So far, Rambo Health Center in Zanesville has provided over 9,000 flu shots to those with high risk. Rambo administrator Cindy Harrison says they only have about 400 shots left to give.

Harrison encourages anyone who still needs a shot to come get one. Right now they're only giving them to people considered high-risk by the Centers For Disease Control...
November 9, 2004 - 1:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Election boards across the country are adding up the costs for what was likely the most expensive election in state and federal history.

I talked with our local Muskingum County Board of Elections about how much this year cost them. Director Martha Thomas explains how much extra funds they had to ask for.

“On September 17th, I alerted the County Commissioners that we were going to need more money, gave them a figure of $75,000 and the board did vote on September 28th to...
November 9, 2004 - 1:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
According to Ohio law, not all registered sex offenders have to notify their neighbors.

"Some of them register and some don't have to. The ones that do have to, register once a year for 20 years," says Detective Todd Mahle.

That means you could have a sex offender living right next door and not even know it. So how will you know if your kids are safe?

The Ohio Attorney General has a website where you can type in your address and find out all registered...
November 9, 2004 - 1:05am
6 years 7 weeks ago
In March of 2004, the first crystal meth lab bust was conducted in Muskingum County.

On Monday, the man charged with housing this meth lab appeared in court and was sentenced to five years in prison.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 27-year-old Russell Emrick, Senior of Roseville pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal manufacturing of drugs and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacturing of...
November 8, 2004 - 9:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Area residents including some of the Y city star cast are putting on a holiday production to pay tribute to our troops.

Tonight the over 100-member cast found out what part they will be playing in the live musical concert.

For one cast member, there was a special meaning behind her participation in this production.

“My brother was over in Iraq and my cousin is there right now. My brother whenever he would write me always told me to go for my dreams and always...
November 8, 2004 - 9:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville’s city council approved an updated contract for the police force.

Police Chief Eric Lambes attended tonight’s meeting to find out if council would approve this emergency ordinance.

“Tonight council passed a 3 year contract with the captains union we just completed negotiations with city of Zanesville captain’s union and came to a relative easy agreement,” says Lambes.

He adds there aren’t many changes from the last contract, except captains will now...
November 8, 2004 - 5:39pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
When it comes to flu vaccines, nursing homes in Ohio are in desperate need.

Most of Ohio's 800 nursing homes have not seen any flu vaccine this season, but in Muskingum County, it's a different story. Rambo Health Care has provided 12 nursing homes and the nursing home employees with the flu shot. They also provide shots for all eligible Genesis Health Care workers.

The elderly are particularly at risk during flu season--99% of last year's flu deaths were of those 65 or...
November 8, 2004 - 5:11pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners were busy collecting bids today for the construction of a pump station.

The station was installed several years ago and now needs to be replaced.

Muskingum County Commissioner Don Madden says that is why they needed to open up bids.

“The way the process normally would work we’ll take all the bid packets and give those to the engineer that designed the project,” says Madden.

The lowest bid was received by G and M...
November 8, 2004 - 5:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Dorothy Montgomery is very excited to continue serving the Muskingum County community as your commissioner and says there are a lot of things to be thankful for.

“We’re extremely blessed to have a medical center, a shopping center a lot of things in our favor,” says Montgomery.

When asked about what she wants to change, Montgomery answered “nothing.”

Montgomery’s next term starts on January 3rd.
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