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March 6, 2006 - 5:32pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville YMCA today announced the winners of this year’s “Woman of Achievement Awards.”

Y-M-C-A Executive Director Craig Miracle says that the winners are: Kathleen Dobbins – The Ethell Granger Schultz Young Adult Award…Monica Jones – The Winifred K. Vogt Education Award…Carol Humphreys – The Mary Townsend Professions Award…Karen Newlon – The Josephine Phillips Health Care Award…Teresa Ruppel – The Mary Vashti Jones Funk Business Award and Marcy White – The Aldine Roach...
March 6, 2006 - 1:45pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Money was on the minds of the County Commissioners today as the Muskingum County Treasure presented the investment plans for Muskingum County.

Phillip Murphy updated the Commissioners on the investment portfolio and offered helpful options on where Muskingum County should be investing their money.

Murphy says over all things are looking up for the county.

“Yes I believe that they are, interest rates are improving and we are earning more money as a result of that...
March 6, 2006 - 1:44pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Owning a home is something most people hope to do in their lifetime, now the City of Zanesville and Midwest Homes are making that a reality for one local family.

The new homeowner Stacie Romine; “I would like to thank Ken Corbin of Midwest Homes and Mayor Zwelling for making my dreams come true. It’s a beautiful home and a very good area and I would love to see more in this area. It is a great place to raise a family.”

The Romine family is now calling 929 Keen Street...
March 6, 2006 - 9:26am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Education Association has set Marc h 24th as a strike date for Zanesville City School teachers.

The School Board has called a special meeting today to address the issue.

The Z-E-A issued the strike notice on Friday and that prompted the School Board to call the special meeting.

The two sides are still scheduled to meet tomorrow at 4:00 to try and resolve the issues in new contract talks.
March 5, 2006 - 8:58pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you snore at night, and wake up extremely tired, you may have a common disorder known as sleep apnea.

Shirley Simms has snored since she was a child, but as she got older, her snoring turned into something more serious.

“I got so bad that in my sleep I would regurgitate food and wake up with horrendous, horrendous, headaches,” says Simms.

At first doctors thought Simms was depressed, but when she went to the genesis Sleep Center she found out she had a...
March 5, 2006 - 6:22pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Fifty acres of land in Perry County could soon be covered in trash; but not if some in the community have their way.

The land off of State Road 208 is currently owned by Oxford Mining Company, and the company now has some big plans to fill their big holes.

One man, Curt Guisinger, found out about the landfill though a rumor, and now wants to get the word out.

“We’ve gathered with the community, we’ve been in contact with the local newspaper, and we’ve had our...
March 5, 2006 - 6:16pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It may still be too cold to take a dip outside, but local swimmers brought their flippers inside today for a good cause.

About 80 people jumped in for the annual Swim For Diabetes fundraiser at Rosecrans High School.

Lisa Girton has been heading up the event here in Zanesville for several years and says she has a personal push behind her.

“To me it is important because I have twin daughters that have had Diabetes Type One since they were a year old,” says...
March 4, 2006 - 7:13pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s been a little more than two months since the new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan took effect on January 1.

For private pay patients, this new plan has greatly reduced the cost of prescriptions; but for some Medicaid patients, it’s making things extremely difficult.

Since the new drug plan took effect, the Walkers have had a hard time paying for their medications.

“I’m on 14 different medicines, and there’s a $1 to $3 co-payment for each medicine,...
March 4, 2006 - 6:59pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
An Ohio University Zanesville communications class brought students outside of the classroom today, to help the community.

One group of students decided to hold a food and clothing drive for the Eastside Ministry.

This is one project that benefits more than just the students who organized it.

“We’re going to take it directly to Eastside Community Ministries, here in Zanesville,” says OUZ student, Mark Cordray. “They are going to wash it and sort it out, and...
March 4, 2006 - 3:42pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Over 400 lions filled the Hallowed Hills Convention Center today, but these lions weren’t covered in fur.

Today was the annual Lions Club 13-K Convention, an opportunity for members from 12 Ohio counties to reflect and look ahead to up-coming projects.

Since 1994 the Lions have raised $150 million for cataract surgeries and eye disease research.

The club has long been known as a community organization, but today this organization spans a lot further.
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