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November 4, 2005 - 2:13pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The trial is over for an area man accused of vehicular homicide.

It took a jury in New Lexington around two hours today to reach a verdict in the case of Joseph Yonis.

The 19-year-old Crooksville man was found guilty of misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He was charged in connection with the death of 9-year-old Keisha Kinney in July of 2004.

The impact of the accident, which happened on State Route 93, threw Kinney out of her car.

Perry County Court...
November 4, 2005 - 12:43pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Many local soldiers that are on duty may not be able to come home for the holidays, so our town will be bringing the holidays to them.

Like last year, the local Home for the Holidays show will be web cast so that our soldiers stationed throughout the world can get a glimpse of home.

The show will feature a Broadway style production, traditional holiday sounds and patriotic favorites.

Producer Vicki LeVeck says it’s a great feeling to be able to make the soldiers...
November 4, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Today may be a balmy seventy degrees, but winter isn’t far away. And the Ohio Department of Transportation is already taking steps to prepare.

Today they rolled out their equipment to make sure it’s ready for the first snowfall. ODOT’s preparation includes putting down a salt-water mixture before the snow hits and checking pavement sensors that determine road conditions around the county.

ODOT District 5 Spokeswoman Cindy Brown says they try to be prepared even before...
November 3, 2005 - 9:04pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Over 400 people gathered at Zane State this evening for the Holiday Hometown Cooking Show.

Head Culinary Chef at Zane St. Marco Adornetto, demonstrated how to cook a variety of dishes for holiday gatherings.

Those in attendance came to the show to see what they could learn. “I wanted to see the recipes and try the different things that I wouldn’t normally do,” said Frances Adornetto.

While members of the audience were enjoying what Chef Marco was preparing...
November 3, 2005 - 5:28pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A special day for a former Zanesville Mayor, as he received a high honor.

Cam Agin was inducted into the Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame today in Columbus.

“When I was in the war, guys all around me were being killed, and I’m still alive. I don’t see why something great like this is happening to me, and I really appreciate all the people that have let me know they appreciated me,” an emotional Agin said.

Agin served in the army during WW II, was Zanesville Chief...
November 3, 2005 - 5:14pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Since the landfalls of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, people have been worried about increasing energy costs.

Experts have already predicted an increase of over $300 to heat homes this winter.

There are some things that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has been doing to make sure residents are not paying over inflated prices. “We audit the companies every two years, but even this year we are spending more time trying to make sure the companies have been buying the...
November 3, 2005 - 5:13pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
As part of diabetes awareness month, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is holding a free vision screening.

The screening is free to anyone who is uninsured and has diabetes.

Diabetes is the major cause of blindness among working age Americans. “The blindness can be prevented and minimized if it is diagnosed early enough, so it is important with people who have diabetes to have a yearly eye exam,” said Jennifer Hiestand of the Zanesville-Muskingum County...
November 3, 2005 - 12:37pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Yet again, the United Way campaign has made progress. This time they’ve hit over $500,000; more than halfway to the goal.

Century National Bank Vice President Shawn Phelps says last year’s campaign didn’t hit this mark until December and he told us what he think is behind the success.

“A lot of volunteers spending a lot of hours this year on the campaign. We set the plan a few months ago to hit the goal by December and we’re on pace to do that.”

United Way...
November 3, 2005 - 12:32pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Everybody needs a way to get around and that includes the students and enrollees in the Starlight Industries program.

Today, Starlight employees went before the County Commissioners to announce their bids for a new bus. Transportation and maintenance supervisor Jim Tom says their current buses are getting old and it’s time to look for something newer because the buses are essential to many of the students and enrollees.

“They’re very important. A lot of individuals it’s...
November 2, 2005 - 7:34pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft made a special trip to Zanesville Wednesday to promote State Issue One: The “Jobs for Ohio” issue on the November Ballot.

He thanked Muskingum county and the county commissioners for endorsing Issue One, and said it’s important for people to understand the issue before heading to the poles Tuesday.

Taft says the issue “helps local governments with roads and bridges and sanitary and storm sewer projects, and water projects, that are important to the...
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