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February 25, 2006 - 5:04pm
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With gas prices on the climb many people are looking to alternative ways to heat their home.

The answer might be at this year’s Hearth and Home Show.

Wood burning outdoor furnaces are one way to beat the heating bills.

If your not looking for something for the inside of your home, this year’s show has plenty for the outside.

Gary Wion says he is pretty lazy when it comes to yard work so a new mower might be what he needs to get him motivated....
February 25, 2006 - 5:03pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Nearly one hundred items were up on the auction block today and they all had a familiar seal.

Coca-Cola lovers from all over the country were ready to place their bids today at the annual coca-cola collector’s show and sale.

The tables were lined with items ranging from $1 to $1,000.

Today he’s the auctioneer, but Warren Kramer collects too, “Coca-Cola reminds me of my days back in high school when we would go down to the soda fountain and buy a cherry coke or...
February 24, 2006 - 5:31pm
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It’s a way to help others and it takes no money and very little time.

Donating blood is a way to help others who may be in need.

Dan Hartman of the Red Cross said five of the eight blood types are low. He said he’s never seen blood levels this low this time of year.

And while you might think your blood doesn’t make a difference, Hartman said he’s seen firsthand how the blood of one person can save another person’s life.

February 24, 2006 - 5:22pm
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Coca-Cola enthusiasts gathered at the Zanesville Holiday Inn today to browse and bid on Coke related items from all over the U.S.

Some items date back to the early 1900s, others have a story behind them.

“We have Leslie Cope, who is a local artist from Zanesville, we have four of his trays. They are hand signed by him,” said Auction Chairman Bill Kuehnhold.

If you’ve got Coke items of your own, Kuehnhold says you can have them appraised or...
February 24, 2006 - 5:18pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
When you think of a fundraiser, dodge ball probably doesn’t come to mind. But that’s exactly how Rosecrans High School students finished off their Pennies for Patients fundraiser.

Students have been donating their change to benefit the Central Ohio Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. And teams paid $20 to participate in the game.

Rosecrans Senior Ian Burkhart says fun activities like dodge ball help get the students more involved in the fundraising effort.
February 24, 2006 - 5:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As the threat of a teacher strike continues for Zanesville City Schools, the Board of Education and the Education Association are speaking out.

The ZEA recently passed out door hangers to the public. The message included allegations that, in the event of a strike, substitute teachers would not be qualified to fill in as teachers.

Zanesville City Schools Director of Safety Kevin Appleman said principals would remain in the schools while substitutes are brought...
February 24, 2006 - 2:54pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Even if your not looking for shingles and mulch, Hearth and Home 2006 may still have something for you.

If dirty gutters have been causing you problems, the Gutter Helmet might be the answer.

The shield protects the gutters so homeowners never have to climb a ladder again.

The product has been around 25 years, but Debbie Smith says today it has extra significance.

“Right now with the West Nile Virus it is very important that you don’t have standing...
February 24, 2006 - 12:57pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum Transportation Improvement District met today to talk about the future.

Members of the board talked about several projects to improve transportation around our area.

With money from the State, the County is able to foresee many future projects.

Tom Poorman, Director of T.I.D. said, “We had two conversations today, the first was about budgeting for the 500,000 appropriation that we received from the State. We talked about immediate needs that we...
February 23, 2006 - 9:23pm
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What would you do to save a family member’s life? During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it can be as easy as taking a test at home.

Cancer counselors say some families have what’s called hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome. So if one member has colorectal cancer, others may be at risk.

Nurse Michele Hankinson says there is a simple test that only takes a few minutes at home.

“It’s basically a little tissue that they can drop in the...
February 23, 2006 - 9:19pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
With a dwindling budget, the Zanesville City School Board held a special meeting Thursday to discuss how to cut $2 million from the budget for 2007.

Superintendent Mike Pockl recommended several areas to make cuts, although he said none were favorable.

The recommended cuts included staff – administrators, teachers and classified positions like aides and secretaries. It’s projected that cutting 6.5 administrative positions, 14 certified and 15 classified...
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