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January 30, 2006 - 7:31pm
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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
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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...
January 30, 2006 - 3:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
By: Jennifer Jarrell

After twenty-four years in front of the classroom one local teacher is finally getting the recognition she deserves.

Starlight School teacher Brenda Miller is this month’s winner of the Teacher of the Month contest sponsored by area businesses.

Miller says she has always wanted to help special needs children since growing up next door to a Down syndrome boy.

Brenda was nominated for the award by her husband after he saw how...
January 30, 2006 - 2:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
There are new developments in the shooting Sunday night in South Zanesville. The name of the victim is now being released by investigators.

According to Deputy Bryan Hoover, with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Thomas George of Mansfield, a co-owner of the Foxhole dance club, was shot in the head and chest around 6:00 last night.

Deputy Hoover says George went into the club as usual on Sunday to do the books when he was shot.

January 30, 2006 - 12:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Health care just got easier in Muskingum County with a new addition to Genesis Health Care.

Genesis First Care opened today at 11:00.

The organization is hoping community members will take advantage of the new service.

Carlene Cox-Perone the manager of First Care says they are all very excited about the HealthPlex and they hope the community can appreciate the beautiful location. It's in the old Big Bear building off Maple Avenue.

First Care will...
January 29, 2006 - 9:28pm
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One man is seriously injured from a shooting that happened at the Foxhole, an exotic dance club on Maysville Pike.

Authorities evacuated the area surrounding the bar and blocked off the roadways. This caused frustration for many, as State Route 22 was shut down, and cars backed up down the road.

Deputies eventually opened 22 and took the suspected shooter into custody. Today the victim was identified as 44-year-old Thomas George of Mansfield, Ohio. He was...
January 29, 2006 - 8:56pm
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Since this is the year of the dog, it’s the perfect time to adopt one. The Muskingum County Animal Shelter has just the dog for you.

This week’s pet of the week is a 4-year old chow-mix named Mama. She’s been at the shelter for quite some time, and there’s a special story behind her name.

“We call her Mama because she came in with 9 to 10 puppies with her, and after we weaned the puppies they all got adopted except for Mama.”

She’s a friendly...
January 29, 2006 - 7:30pm
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The Chinese New Year is in full swing, and you don’t have to be in China to celebrate. The Oriental Super Buffet in Zanesville is holding its own celebration.

Owner Tommy Tang came from China about a year ago, and is pleased to bring the New Year’s traditions to his staff and customers.

The restaurant held a special dinner for their staff, where they served a fish with a whole head and tail, roast-chicken, roast-duck, and long noodles.

January 29, 2006 - 4:03pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Today was the perfect day to get out of the house and look for a great deal.

Zanesville District Golf Association held its annual Golfarama today and had hundreds of people out at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Men, women, and children took the opportunity to come and support a local golf league.

John Cooper, event coordinator said all the money from today will generate funds for the senior golf program.

The money from the fundraiser will also go...
January 29, 2006 - 4:01pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Today is the kick off to a week of open houses, school events and school pride for area Catholic Schools.

The week of January 29th through February 4th, Catholic schools will be displaying their benefits and what they take pride in as a school.

Principal at Bishop Rosecrans High School Rickard Smith says Catholic education is a great environment where education is a real priority, with lots of character and Catholic influence.

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