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March 1, 2006 - 1:52pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Nutrition is a struggle for most people, so with March being National Nutrition Month it is the perfect time to remember to take care of yourself.

Mayor Zwelling proclaimed that Zanesville will not only participate in nutrition month but also he challenges the community to take an active role in their health.

Jennifer Hiestand represented the Muskingum County Health Department and says with so many fast food options in Zanesville, it is difficult to keep healthy. “The...
March 1, 2006 - 5:37am
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In the second part of this local series, I will continue to look at the problem with teen drug use in Muskingum County. This part focuses on how the county is helping to turn the statistics around for the future of kids in our region.

Suzanne Wiles is a Prevention Specialist with the Muskingum County Schools. She says she sees kids struggle and make poor choices on a daily basis.

“The biggest reason we see children engage in choices that harm them is because they’re...
February 28, 2006 - 6:00pm
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One historic figure has made his way back to Downtown Zanesville, in the form of a bronze statue.

This life-size statue of Karl Kappes arrived today outside of the Muskingum County Welcome Center; and it’s an important part of Zanesville’s pottery heritage.

“Karl Kappes was a Zanesville native, who, after studying abroad in Germany and Paris, was an artist for the Weller Pottery Company,” says Dana Matz with the Zanesville Downtown Association. “We thought with the...
February 28, 2006 - 4:59pm
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Both sides say they are optimistic, but ultimately the fate of the Zanesville City School District will be decided today.

The Zanesville Education Association, the school board and a federal mediator will meet Wednesday in what both groups are hoping will be the final meeting.

President of the ZEA Carol Corns says after months of talks she is ready for this all to be over.

“We have been working on this for almost a year. The board and I have worked close...
February 28, 2006 - 4:45pm
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After two weeks of raising money, today kids at Westview Elementary got a chance to raise their heart rates.

Today was the 8th annual Jump For Heart.

More than just raising money for the American Heart Association, the kids also got a lesson in keeping their own hearts healthy.

Physical Education Teacher Larry McCoy says, “At the end, the kids get to have a little bit of fun. They get to come to gym class and take part in jump rope or hoops for heart to help...
February 28, 2006 - 3:11pm
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The Zanesville Highway Patrol is investigating a plane crash.

It happened Monday afternoon just after 3:00 at the Zanesville Municipal Airport.

Troopers say 61-year-old Charles Reaves of Wichita Falls, Texas was attempting to take off in a Cessna twin engine private plane when he experienced engine failure.

The pilot tried to land back on the runway…but went off the end onto the grass overrun. The left and right landing gear folded up and the right propeller...
February 28, 2006 - 11:58am
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It’s not only history in the making for Zanesville but also for Black History Month, as a black female is now in a Supervisor position in the Y-City.

Kathy Singer, just named Superintendent of Parks and Cemeteries, has worked for the city since 1980.

Mayor Zwelling says her loyalty and knowledge of the area made her the perfect candidate.

Butch Zwelling, Zanesville Mayor says, “Just last week, she rose to the position of Superintendent of Parks and Cemeteries,...
February 28, 2006 - 9:22am
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Zanesville City School officials say they are likely going to expel a student who brought a gun to school.

Director of student services and safety Kevin Appleman says it happened Monday at Grover Cleveland Middle School.

Appleman says the 8th grade boy had the fake plastic gun in his waistband.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes says he does not anticipate the student being charged, but its up the county prosecutor.

Grover Cleveland Middle...
February 28, 2006 - 6:46am
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It's no secret that drug use is prevalent among Muskingum County teens. But do you know just how easy it's becoming for them to get their hands on drugs? In Part One of this Two Part Series, I will focus on the drug problem in Muskingum County Schools.

Steve Carrel is the Executive Director at Muskingum Behavioral Health. According to him, "When I was growing up in this area, it was alcohol and pot pretty much.. now it's alcohol, coke, pot, crack, meth, any prescription drug you...
February 27, 2006 - 8:46pm
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South Zanesville Village Council held a special meeting tonight to appoint a new police chief, and make a formal announcement.

The village lost its former police chief, Michael Prather, in December after the FBI searched his computer and office, and confiscated disks and other materials.

The case is still under investigation, with no charges filed. However, since that time Mayor Herb Perry has been acting as police chief.

“Not having any experience in law...
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