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June 1, 2005 - 12:44am
6 years 25 weeks ago
An area man who traveled off the roadway Tuesday evening and into a creekbed, is recovering from only minor injuries at a local hospital.

According to Sergeant Pat Keck with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to the scene a little after six to find 79-year-old Eugene Mumaw of Frazeysburg trapped inside his vehicle after it landed in a large culvert on Canal Road.

Fire officials say it appeared that Mumaw was traveling on the roadway and went over an...
June 1, 2005 - 12:35am
6 years 25 weeks ago
It was a close call for an area woman and a small child Tuesday afternoon as the two narrowly escaped the flames of a burning structure.

Zanesville Fire Crews responded to what initially came in as a "car fire" call around noon, in Washington Township. However upon arrival, officials discovered the blaze had quickly spread to a nearby residence located at 2435 South Pleasant Grove Road.

Chief Dave Lacy of the ZFD says the house it a total loss, and that investigations are...
May 31, 2005 - 2:46pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville says a heavily traveled road remains closed until Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Public Service Director Mike Simms says State Street from West Main to Beach Street was originally going to be closed until 4:00 Wednesday afternoon, however the closing has been extended.

Simms says since it is part of a big storm sewer repair project in the area, it is taking a while longer.

If you travel east on West Main to the Y-bridge you should expect delays...
May 31, 2005 - 2:34pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The official start to summer is still a few weeks away, but the weather is starting to shape up and that means more mosquitoes.

But with the increase in mosquitoes, comes the danger of your pet contracting heartworm disease.
“It’s transmitted by mosquito bites. They bite a dog that has heartworm disease and then they spread it to another dog then it spreads in that dog through a process then the heartworm develops big long worms,” says A.G. Kempf.

If you haven’t had...
May 31, 2005 - 2:25pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
As we head into vacation season, don’t forget to give the gift of life. The Red Cross is one agency that is in desperate need of blood right now.

A blood drive was held earlier today at the Good Samaritan gym in an effort to stock their dwindling supply.

“The summer months there’s more people that are going on vacation so we don’t get the regular donors in that we need to donate at that time. There’s more accidents because there are more people on the road and so we’re in...
May 31, 2005 - 2:19pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
We first told you about Project Lifesaver a few months ago, when the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office announced they had a new tool to help search and rescue efforts for missing persons.

Recently Deputy Tad Lantz attended a conference in Boston to learn more about Project Lifesaver and the latest technology to find those who may wander off.

“It’s real effective if you have a loved one you really care about to get them back home safely,” says Lantz.

At the...
May 31, 2005 - 10:07am
6 years 25 weeks ago
If you’re in the market for a new home, you may want to check out 929 Keen Street, as a local housing group unveiled a new addition to Zanesville this morning.

Midwest Homes began building the 3 bedroom, 2 bath house several months ago, after the city donated the property. Ken Corbin is the President of Midwest Homes. He says the project is a collaboration between the city of Zanesville, the Port Authority and themselves.

Corbin says the house is available to low-...
May 30, 2005 - 2:31pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Two major breast implant manufacturers are trying to win F.D.A approval to resume widespread sales of silicone breast implants for the first time since 1992.

Dr. Dexter Blome is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Zanesville; he believes silicone implants are extremely safe. “They almost got approved last year and they put a hold on it again, but they’ll be approved because all the research mow shows there’s nothing wrong with them.”

Mentor and Inamed are the two...
May 30, 2005 - 2:10pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Memories continued for those who died in the Navy, as a special ceremony was held today at the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

As part of the memorial service, members of the local V.F.W threw wreaths and flowers into the Muskingum River. According to Jeffory Dittmar, a retired veteran, “It’s a symbolization to our fallen brethren who were in the Navy who have fallen at sea.”

Roy Peterman, a retired U.S Navy Commander, believes that this ceremony doesn’t just touch members of...
May 30, 2005 - 2:02pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Today’s holiday means so much to those who have lost someone in war. Cindy Coburn never knew her grandfather, Sergeant Ted Belcher; he died in Vietnam at the age of 40 when he fell on top of a grenade in an effort to save the lives of his comrades.

His family was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery, but Coburn wishes she had gotten the opportunity to get to know him. “He’s done and he’s fought and I am happy to be here to remember him and everyone else here.”

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