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February 15, 2006 - 6:38pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Lately a flood of studies have shown that boys are falling behind in education. Now, local educators are trying to do something about it, by changing the old ways of education.

Watch the video to learn more.
February 15, 2006 - 5:35pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As April 15th gets closer, people are gathering up their W-2s and getting out their calculators. But a recent report by the Internal Revenue Service found that Americans cheated the government on their taxes by $345 billion in 2001.

That figure is based on unreported income and improper deductions. But not everyone wants to cheat the government and many people make honest mistakes. Steve Tressler, District Manager of H...
February 15, 2006 - 4:32pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Community Members enjoyed food, friends and the opportunity to take an inside look at a newly renovated facility today at the Metropolitan Technology and Family Resource Center open house at Bonifield Court.

The facility is open to anyone and contains a computer room, and an activity room geared towards kids.

Brenda Beardsley of the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority says kids can do everything from their homework to playing X-Box.

While kids are...
February 15, 2006 - 1:53pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you’re looking for some help paying off credit cards or starting a new business, there is a new way to get some cash.

Prosper dot com is a way for people to lend money to others in need.

The website is designed like E-bay; people post the amount of money they need, up to $25,000, and the interest rate they are willing to pay.

Possible borrowers are also encouraged to join groups.

Although people are individually responsible for their loans, as...
February 15, 2006 - 12:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A school brings the community together for some good food and to help local kids experience a little history.

Muskingum Christian Academy is hosting a spaghetti dinner to help lessen expenses for the students' educational trip to Gettysburg, Hershey, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Students say this trip means a lot to their educational experience.

Jane Marczewski, a ninth grader at Muskingum Christian Academy says, “This trip is really important to the students...
February 14, 2006 - 9:32pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The top spellers in Muskingum Valley faced off tonight at Zanesville’s John McIntire Library for a chance to compete in the State Spelling Bee in March.

This was the 24th spelling bee for the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, and it wasn’t the first for the spellers either.

“They were the finalists at their building bees,” says Daine Jones, Assistant Superintendent of the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center. “Each building in each local...
February 14, 2006 - 7:38pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Residents in the Pine Street Corridor may soon have new neighbors.

Monday night at the Zanesville City Council Meeting, members showed support for the construction of about 45, 3- 4-bedroom homes for moderate to low-income families.

A company called PIRHL and the Zanesville Housing Development Corporation will work together on the development.

However, some council members are worried after what happened with the Greenwood Project.
February 14, 2006 - 5:51pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
National studies show boys are falling behind girls in education. Watch the video to learn why local educators think this is happening.
February 14, 2006 - 4:01pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Cambridge Fire Department is investigating a fire this morning at Long John Silvers restaurant.

Captain Tim Milner says it happened at the East Wheeling Avenue location around 9:30 this morning.

When fire fighters arrived heavy smoke was coming out of the building.

Captain Milner says the fire appears to have started in the food preparation area.

He says an employee had just turned on the fryers when the fire started.

The fire,...
February 14, 2006 - 12:53pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy is speaking out today about a recent fire at an area school…and he’s not happy.

It happened last Thursday at Grover Cleveland Middle School during an experiment.

Lacy says the fire started when an unattended candle ignited materials on teacher Stephanie Hansgen’s desk causing a fire in the 6th grade wing of the school.

Lacy says it was irresponsible and should not have occurred. “It’s disturbing to us in that this was a science...
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