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January 19, 2006 - 7:22pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you’ve walked down the aisle with that special someone, consider this: according to a study by an Ohio State University researcher, you will accumulate two times as much personal wealth as a person who is single or divorced.

Ann Gildow from Century National Bank says marriage and home ownership are two common signs of stability in our society.

“People who are married tend to have a financial plan. And there are tax advantages,” she said.

January 19, 2006 - 6:52pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
When you have a cold you probably don’t think twice about taking over-the-counter medicines like Sudafed. But soon you may have to look a bit harder to find some medications.

That’s if Governer Taft signs a bill into law that would put medicines containing pseudoephedrine behind the counter. It’s an effort to reduce production of methamphetamine. But Rod Stickrath of Northside Pharmacy says the law shouldn’t scare people from using the medications.

January 19, 2006 - 6:46pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Representative Bob Ney has been making headlines lately… He’s been connected to the Jack Abramoff’s guilty plea in the lobbying scandal and temporarily gave up a powerful committee chairmanship.

During a visit to Zanesville today, he responded to all of the allegations.

“Actually about 9 months ago I pushed a lobby reform package. Nobody would listen to me. We now have 200 members under question,” Ney said.

Ney says the allegations haven’t...
January 19, 2006 - 1:39pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
An Ohio group is giving high school students the chance to show their potential in the area of marketing.

Today the Colony Square Mall held the competition from 9 am to 1 pm.

The students were separated by interests that ranged from sports management to retail merchandising.

Georgiana Mangeln a teacher at Mid East Technology...
January 19, 2006 - 1:36pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A world-renown flutist will be at Ohio University-Zanesville to both entertain and
educate the Zanesville community.

The flutist Galen has preformed and recorded with some of the worlds greatest recording artists and now he is presenting his work in a tour around Universities across the country.

Instructors and committee members wanted someone who was knowledgeable in both music and Martin Luther King.

Tim Blake the co-chair of the cultural committee at...
January 19, 2006 - 8:36am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The case of a fatal shooting in South Zanesville went before a Muskingum County Grand Jury on Wednesday, clearing the shooter of all charges.

The jury failed to indict 61-year-old Kenneth Brown, of Newton Township, after a confrontation at his home, 8815 Maysville Pike/ SR 22, ended in the fatal shooting of 53-year-old Billy Dodson.

According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office, the fatal shooting happened as a result of an argument over a telephone call.
January 18, 2006 - 7:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you drive by a Zanesville City School and see a crowd of teachers outside before classes start…we’re told it is a sign of solidarity.

The educators have been working without a contract since summer.

Negotiations with the school board are stalled and are now going to a federal mediator.

The main sticking points…changes in insurance for teachers and a reduction in the number of teachers in the district.

Zanesville Education Association President...
January 18, 2006 - 6:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Waste Water Treatment Plant will soon be on the cutting edge of technology thanks to a $1 million grant from the federal government.

The city received the grant a little over a year ago, and starting this spring it will use it to reduce sludge production by two-thirds.

“It’s a procurement grant to purchase a microwave drying unit for the Waste Water Treatment Plant. It’s actually a new technology. There’s only one other in the country and we...
January 18, 2006 - 6:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
This Sunday a former Zanesville priest will be released from jail. Francis Benham was convicted of abusing two teens in Maryland in the 1970s.

That’s why members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) were in Zanesville. They stood in front of St. Nicholas’ Church to hold a sidewalk news conference. Fr. Benham worked at Saint Nicholas Church in the late 70s and 80s.

The group went door-to-door handing out leaflets. They say they want to...
January 18, 2006 - 5:57pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Another political candidate seeking election visited Zanesville today. Democrat Zack Space joined Sherrod Brown at Zak’s Restaurant.

Space is running for U.S. Congress in the 18th Congressional District of Ohio… against Representative Bob Ney.

“If the [lobbyist scandal] allegations are true, Bob Ney needs to step down from Congress altogether. It’s an embarrassment and it’s a shame,” Space said.

Space says he is first and foremost a...
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