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July 22, 2005 - 1:29pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The London terror attacks may have occurred halfway around the world, but some local residents are feeling the effects right here in Zanesville.

Floyd Denton remembers World War II like it was yesterday. As a veteran of war himself, he sees the recent attacks as a scare tactic. “What they’re trying to do is prove to all the people that want peace in this world, that they are not going to let it happen. The only reason there are terrorist attacks is to command attention and...
July 22, 2005 - 1:21pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The weather is getting warmer and warmer, and it could be a problem for some people.

Heatstroke occurs when the body is unable to compensate and properly cool itself. Under normal circumstances, the body cools itself by sweating, but under certain conditions, sweating just isn’t enough.

According to Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the health department, you should take precautions when planning outdoor activities, especially in the summer. “Stay out of the sun. Don’t work to...
July 22, 2005 - 10:20am
6 years 35 weeks ago
With the recent attacks on London, officials say an attack can happen anywhere, including here in Southeastern Ohio.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says it’s not out of the question to think something may happen in this area, and he urges local residents to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Lacy adds that no city is immune from an attack, especially one that appeals to traveling terrorists.

“Normally, we wouldn’t think of Zanesville as being a location they...
July 22, 2005 - 10:02am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office today released the name of the man who was found dead in a field on Thursday.

Detective Fred Curry says it was 54-year-old James Stein of Fredrickstown in Knox County.

Curry says Stein was found in a field near Duncan Falls.

No foul play was suspected at the time the body was discovered.

Today the detective say the victim suffered a heart attack.
July 21, 2005 - 4:42pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The oldest tournament in Muskingum County keeps getting bigger as local residents take to the course to raise money for a cure.

Avid golfers and those who just want to have fun and raise money for a good cause spent their day at Jaycees golf course in Zanesville for the 32nd annual Muskingum County Men's golf Championship.

Event Organizers say the tournament plays a major role in raising money for cancer education and research.

"We're very proud of it, it's...
July 21, 2005 - 3:51pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Officials at a local shelter are thanking volunteers and local residents as the organization breaks every record ever held in 46 years of operation.

The highest number of animals to ever be adopted out of Muskingum County Animal Shelter since it opened in 1959 took place this June.

On average 300-320 dogs and cats are adopted out of the shelter each month but last month an overwhelming 533 were placed in homes.

Executive Director of the Animal Shelter, Larry...
July 21, 2005 - 3:40pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
As the price of gas continues to soar people are going to extremes when it comes to purchasing this pricey fuel.

In some parts of the state the number of gas station drive-offs climbs right along with the price of gas.

Zanesville Chief Of Police Eric Lambes says this is a constant problem.

Gas stations are taking extra precautions when it comes to pumping fuel.

"Most stations are use to this and have taken steps to prevent it by putting cameras on the...
July 21, 2005 - 11:01am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is working hard to bring economic development to our region, and with a new game plan, they are hoping to do just that.

The Chamber received a $75,000 grant from the Department of Job...
July 21, 2005 - 10:47am
6 years 35 weeks ago
With the recent unfortunate events that have plagued the city of Zanesville… the stabbing of one local teen and another seriously injured in a jet ski accident, one local pastor is looking to help area teens find a new direction.

The Youth Pastor of the New Hope Full Gospel Church says he hopes to give local teens more focus in life. Adam King is also a Science Teacher at Maysville High School, where the boys went to school.

He says it’s not about religion, but purpose...
July 20, 2005 - 5:53pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Muskingum County pet center is quarantined by the government tonight some area residents are wondering if they are in danger.

State and federal officials quarantined the mid-south distribution center in Norwich this week after it shipped a hamster infected with a virus linked to the deaths of three organ transplants recipients in New England.

"We wanted to assure the public that we are looking out for their best interest of the community and at this time the public...
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