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January 31, 2006 - 10:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville City School’s best spellers competed tonight at Roosevelt Middle School for a chance to move on to a national spelling bee.


Eighteen students, ranging from 4th through 8th grade participated in the local spelling bee, which represented area schools.


“To get to this point and time each building in the Zanesville City Schools, along with St. Nicholas, St. Thomas and Muskingum Christian Academy, have all had their individual spelling bees at their...
January 31, 2006 - 7:53pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement has died. Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Junior, passed away this morning at the age of 78.


Mrs. King, like her husband, left her mark on the nation, and the world.


Here in Zanesville, members of the PURE Center met today to reflect on her inspirational legacy.


“She presented herself as a strong woman who took the torch of her husband and continued to fight, and at the same time she...
January 31, 2006 - 3:43pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
By: Jennifer Jarrell

Students at one area school didn’t have to open a textbook today for health class.

K through eighth graders at St. Nicholas Catholic School instead got a hands-on lesson in how to stay healthy.

The kids were given tips on everything from nutrition and exercise to personal hygiene and stress relief.

St. Nicholas school nurse Kay Eicher says with the constant rise in childhood obesity the health fair is a good way to make kids...
January 31, 2006 - 3:16pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department today announced an update on the strip club shooting incident that occurred over the weekend in South Zanesville.

Prosecutors have charged 37-year-old Brook Eric Burcham in the shooting of 44-year-old Thomas George of Mansfield. He faces one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of a dangerous ordinance.

Burcham lives at 700 Cass Street in Dresden and has been held in the Muskingum County jail since Sunday night...
January 31, 2006 - 3:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A 30-year veteran of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is handing in his badge today.

Tim Hartmeyer retired and says there is a lot he will miss about the department.

Hartmeyer is retiring two years early to pursue another life long dream, coaching boxing on the Olympic level.

Hartmeyer was the department's chief evidence technician.
January 31, 2006 - 2:53pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local business is recognized for their work as a rehabilitation organization.

Goodwill Industries received a three-year accreditation for meeting or exceeding all of the standards set out by CARF surveyors.

Tom Dillard, Vic-President of human services says they are proud of the accomplishment.

He also adds that they are accredited to provide services in the area of employment opportunities, community employment and job development.

By following a...
January 30, 2006 - 10:44pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
An elderly couple miraculously survived a three-car accident that sent their car into a water-filled ditch tonight.


The cars involved were heading west on Military Road, towards a two-car, non-injury accident that had happened earlier. Officers say the accident at the bottom of the hill caused the cars to come to a sudden stop, which sent the Swinehart’s car hurdling off the road.


“The car was sitting there and somebody hit me in the back, and I just don’t...
January 30, 2006 - 8:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Y City may soon have a new YMCA. A member of the Columbus based Philanthropy Group met with the Muskingum County Commissioners today to discuss plans for the project.


“We’re at the tail end of the assessment,” says Len Ford with the Philanthropy Group. “I will be meeting with the Muskingum Family Y Board very soon. I believe there’s the potential for private sector fund raising in the community.”


Ford says the proposed $3 million “Y” would benefit the...
January 30, 2006 - 7:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Your children could be playing a deadly game. It’s commonly called the choking, or fainting game, and it’s become a dangerous trend with kids ranging from 9 to 16-years old.


They do it for the “high” or “rush,” but at the same time they put themselves at risk.


“What they do is cut off their airway so the oxygen doesn’t go to their brain, so they get this high or rush.” says Kristi Headley, the Prevention Coordinator at Muskingum Behavioral Health. “It can...
January 30, 2006 - 7:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
State Representative Jim Aslanides, of Coshocton, filed for re-election today at the Muskingum County Board of Elections.


This would be his fifth term in office, and he says the past four terms have been a privilege.


His campaign will focus on several issues; but the most important is bringing jobs to the area.


“We want jobs!” says Aslanides. “We want to try to make sure the environment is right in this part of the state that can attract new...
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