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March 15, 2004 - 2:27pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Obesity has become a huge problem in the United States, particularly among children. Statistics show that 1 in 4 children is obese. But a new program here in Muskingum County may help that problem.

The American Cancer Society and the Healthy Hearts of Morgan, Muskingum and Perry Counties will be presenting a one-day conference that will be focused on providing educators tools and information about improving the health and academic environment of their schools.

The...
March 15, 2004 - 9:35am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Funeral services are today for a 7-year-old girl who died last week after being beaten and left to drown in a Noble County well.

Brittany Hendrickson will be remembered at a service in Marietta, about 15 miles south of her hometown of Lebanon.

It’s likely to be a packed house. Visita6tion at the funeral home lasted nine hours last night. Hundreds of people have sent flowers, cards and stuffed animals.

Brittany’s body was found Wednesday, the day after her...
March 15, 2004 - 7:20am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a nasty end to a vacation as three people were returning home from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and crashed their vehicle off the highway.

According to Trooper Appleman with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little before 12 last night on Interstate 77- Northbound just north of the Buffalo exit.

It happened as one of the rear passengers interfered with the driver, causing the operator to lose control, vear off the roadway, over...
March 15, 2004 - 7:16am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a nasty end to a vacation as three people were returning home from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and crashed their vehicle off the highway.

According to Trooper Appleman with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little before 12 last night on Interstate 77- Northbound just north of the Buffalo exit.

It happened as one of the rear passengers interfered with the driver, causing the operator to lose control, vear off the roadway, over...
March 14, 2004 - 9:29pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Coshocton County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Scott Mast says DJ Jones, the man who was running through a neighborhood and pointed a gun at two juveniles and took shots at least two officers is in critical condition tonight after being shot last night in the chest by Captain Jon Mosier during the chase. Jones is in critical condition at the OSU Medical Center.

He has been charged with aggravated murder.
Eighteen-year-old Shane Layland, Jones uncle, was pronounced dead earlier today at...
March 14, 2004 - 5:43pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a few days early, but it felt like St. Patrick’s today at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

The Singers of the Irish Brigade sang to a crowd of green and white gathered to help raise money for Rosecrans Athletic Boosters.

Irish entertainment from all over came to help get people in the St. Patty’s Day spirit and hopefully donate some money too.

This is the fourth annual Irish Brigade event. Today they hoped to raise $3,000 for the school.
March 14, 2004 - 5:42pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It was a sight for sweet lovers everywhere to enjoy.

And almost thirty cakes from trains to tractors to “Sponge Bob Square Pants” were up for auction.

The auction is one of the Cub Scout’s primary fundraisers for the year.

There are some rules the Scouts have to follow when baking there cake.

Any money raised by today’s auction will help pay for the Cub Scout’s Day Camp this summer.
March 14, 2004 - 5:41pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s a homecoming his family has been waiting to have for a year.

And today Michael Ross, a soldier home from Iraq, got a chance to celebrate with a room filled with family and friends.

Ross says no only was it good to see his family for the first time last Friday, but it was just as good of a feeling to stand on American soil.

Once Ross leaves he plans to get his commission packet to be an officer and then it’s off to ranger school in Fort Campbell. Right now...
March 13, 2004 - 11:54pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Donald Eugene Jones, otherwise known as DJ Jones has given Coshocton authorities trouble for years.

Jones did the unthinkable today, and shot his grandmother Roberta Cruxton and his uncle Shane Layland at their home at 803 Kenilworth Ave. Jones then fled, armed, and led police on a high-speed chase. Police caught Jones in a nearby neighborhood, he opened fire and shot at officers, and officers returned fire and shot him on the right side of his chest.

Both victims and...
March 13, 2004 - 11:27am
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Southeastern Ohio Lions Club held their annual business convention today.

Each year in conventions like this one lions members meet to discuss what all of their 30 committees have done as far as raising money for Lion Charities.

One of the biggest charities the Lions take part in is research to prevent blindness and other eye diseases.

This year the Marietta Lions Club gave the biggest donation to eye research.
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