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June 16, 2004 - 1:57pm
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It was all about girl power at OUZ today. A new program for young girls is teaching 7th and 8th graders to be self reliant and empowered.

The program is called Stars: Summer Institute for Young Women. Approximately 100 girls registered to learn ways to improve their self-esteem.

“We need girls to feel better about themselves make good choices, be more responsible and learn they are important,” said Jamie Wickham, coordinator.

This is the first year for Stars,...
June 16, 2004 - 1:49pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
One major national organization is celebrating the big 100, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America is celebrating their 100th anniversary.

“It’s very exciting actually Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the world oldest and largest organization. We help over 200,000 children and 500 communities across the country,” said Megan Mortimer, Big Brothers Big Sisters.

A majority of the celebrations will be in New York, but locally our chapter is focused on getting more volunteers...
June 16, 2004 - 1:22pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
It’s looking brighter for one local neighborhood. The Greenwood Ave. Housing Project is on schedule.

The first homes to be built will be ready by the end of September. In all, 23 homes will be built by the end of this year, despite rainy conditions.

Six foundations have already been laid for the new homes, hoping to revitalize a street that desperately needs improvement. Zanesville Metropolitan Housing says the application process will begin in a couple of weeks for...
June 16, 2004 - 11:09am
5 years 49 weeks ago
There is a water boil advisory due to the loss of service for the entire Dresden water system.

Crews are working to restore the service and hope to have it restored by later this afternoon.

When service is restored a 24 hour boil advisory will be in effect.

Please boil water vigorously before drinking or cooking.

Low pressure and water discoloration is expected.
June 16, 2004 - 9:22am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A Judge has ruled that a 17-year old boy will be tried as an adult for his alleged role in the killing of a woman who was burned alive in the trunk of her car.

Franklin County Juvenile Judge Kay Lias made the decision yesterday. Marcus Sellers has been charged with delinquency counts of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in the March death of Andrea Nance. A grand jury will decide what charges he would face at trial.

Prosecutors say Sellers and...
June 16, 2004 - 9:14am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A jury recommended life in prison without parole for a man convicted of murdering a Hamilton couple.

The Butler County Common Pleas Jury deliberated for more than ten hours before reaching a decision about midnight in the case of 22-year old Jason Campbell of Middletown. He was convicted of robbing and killing 44-year old Donald Riley and his wife 55-year old Helen, at their home last February.

Prosecutors have sought the death penalty.

Campbell asked the jury...
June 15, 2004 - 10:05pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
It took four hours, but both westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are open again.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says a two-semi accident Tuesday afternoon occurred in the westbound lanes, about one mile west of New Concord.

Lt. Barry Donely with the Patrol says a semi driven by 29-year-old Shawn Ross of Grove City was slowing down for traffic that had backed up for an accident further down the highway.

However 72-year-old James Wicker of Zanesville...
June 15, 2004 - 2:16pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Early Monday a tornado touched down near the Licking County Community of Brownsville. No major injuries were reported but it could have been a lot worse.

So we decided to talk to our local fire department to get tips on how to protect you and your family in the event a tornado is more than just a touchdown.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says occurrences like this a re very common. He says because of the hilly nature of our landscape tornadoes tend to skip around. In...
June 15, 2004 - 2:08pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
You know it’s been on your to do list for a long time, but it’s more important than ever to put together a first aid kit for you home and car while traveling.

Doctor James Kelley an Emergency Room physician at Genesis-Bethesda says you should keep many essential things.

“Bandages of various types, variety of sizes, special shapes for joints and knuckles and dressing and gauze,” said Kelley.

In addition you should have plenty of cleansing materials like iodine...
June 15, 2004 - 9:54am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A woman is recovering today from injuries she suffered Monday night after being hit by a passing motorist at a busy Zanesville intersection.

According to officers with the Zanesville Police Department, around 9:30pm, a pick-up truck driven by 32-year-old Gregory Bennett of Zanesville, was stopped at the light at Underwood. When he attempted to turn, 55-year-old Diane Burkard of Missouri, ran out into the street and was hit by the vehicle.

She obtained visible injuries and...
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