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February 6, 2006 - 6:17pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Sex offenders living in Zanesville may soon face stricter rules that would help ensure the safety of area children.


Zanesville City Council representative David Tarbert is working on an ordinance to restrict sex offenders from living within 1,000- 1,500 feet of a certain city facilities.


“City parks, schools, licensed day cares, pre-schools, public libraries and maybe city recreation centers,” would all be included in the ordinance, says Tarbert.
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February 6, 2006 - 5:55pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A Zanesville landmark caught on fire today. The old Steak-N-Stein on Maple Avenue burst into flames this afternoon, and tonight fire officials are calling the fire suspicious.


More than two years after the old restaurant and bar shut down, one of the former owners drove by and saw her memories ablaze.


“Well it’s tough, you know, we owned it forever, we grew up here, and I couldn’t just drive by without stopping,” says Amy Mesre.


The fire...
February 6, 2006 - 5:27pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Hot water can burn skin in seconds. And each year 600 kids across the country die from burn injuries. That’s why during National Burn Awareness Week local firefighters are offering tops to keep your home safe.


Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the kitchen in the place to use the most caution.


“Use the rear burners on the stove. Keep the handles turned back so that a small child couldn’t come up and pull one of the handles,” he said.


He...
February 6, 2006 - 5:21pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
After a week of foul shooting and games of corn hole, the students from St. Nicholas School raised money for the Carr Center in Zanesville.


Two student representatives presented a $515 check to the Carr Center this morning. One student said all the students wanted to help out a good cause, and the competition got pretty tough.


“All the little kids wanted to show what they could do to the older kids. Then the older kids, they’re just competitive,” said eighth-...
February 6, 2006 - 5:17pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Catholic Schools Week continued today at Bishop Rosecrans High School.


The rosary came to life in the school’s auditorium. The senior class first reenacted it this morning. And the Junior High also conducted a living rosary.


“We’re just acting out the mysteries for the little kids so that it’s easier for them to understand,” said Senior Liz Wolfe.


Each student played an important role in the production. Catholic Schools Week will continue...
February 6, 2006 - 5:04pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
They can be embarrassing to talk about, but the fact is millions of people who have sex have a sexually transmitted disease. And there are millions of new cases each year.


Click "Watch Video" for Jasmine Lo's in-depth report on this issue or read below for more information.


Chlamydia was the top infectious disease in Muskingum County last year, followed by gonorrhea. So if you are infected with and STD, you’re not alone.


“It’s so prevalent....
February 6, 2006 - 3:38pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The old Steak-N-Stein Restaurant on Maple Avenue suffered serious damage after a fire today.

It happened around 2:00 this afternoon.

Most of the damage was done to the second floor of the vacant building.


Zanesville and Falls Township fire fighters were called to the scene.

Initial reports indicated that smoke was coming out of the windows of the old restaurant and bar.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office has been called in to help...
February 6, 2006 - 2:26pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A former Zanesville banker is in jail today after being charged with theft from his own grandmother.

Zanesville Police detective Ric Roush says a 9 month investigation has resulted in the arrest of 49-year-old Richard Cole Junior of Cambridge.

Cole used to work at the old First National Bank in Zanesville.

Roush say Cole is accused of taking over 100,000 dollars from his now deceased grandmother.

Cole was arrested Friday and is being held in the...
February 5, 2006 - 9:08pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
If you have the winter blues or just want to unwind, the ancient art of Reflexology may give you the relief you’re looking for. Watch the video to learn more.
February 5, 2006 - 8:59pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Super Bowl XL may have played out in Detroit, but local fans gathered tonight to bring the Super Bowl spirit to Zanesville.


Pittsburgh Steelers fans took over the Barn tonight, and they were all excited about this year’s season.


“The Steelers came back from being in a deficit. They proved themselves in the season, so here we are at the Super Bowl,” says Steelers fan Don Pagath.


Steelers fans may have dominated the crowd, but a few people...
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