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February 14, 2006 - 12:47pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Today is the day for romance, to show your significant other that you care.

It’s the day for smooching, hugging and loving.

So we went out on the town in Zanesville to see what people actually think about the day dedicated to love.

“It’s just a beautiful day, so many years ago I was engaged on this day.”

“I think it is just a loving day for your wife, a time to share the whole day with each other.”

“I think it is nice. It’s nice for...
February 14, 2006 - 12:46pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
With the completion of the investigation, the Zanesville Fire Chief has new information today on the fire at Grover Cleveland Middle School last week.

It began when an unattended burning candle ignited materials on teacher Stephanie Hansgen’s desk causing a fire in the 6th grade wing of the school; it was part of a science project.

Fire Chief David Lacy says it was irresponsible and should not have occurred. “It’s disturbing to us in that this was a science room in a...
February 13, 2006 - 11:58pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local man withdrew his former plea to enter a plea of guilty to drug charges on Monday.

According to court documents, 27-year-old Ryan Thomas Wilson of Zanesville is charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs, one with a forfeiture specification, two counts possession of drugs, both with forfeiture specifications, two counts aggravated possession of drugs, and one misdemeanor count possession of drugs.

The charges stem from a drug bust that was conducted...
February 13, 2006 - 11:51pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local man released from jail in 2002 only to be arrested again on drug charges less than two years later was sentenced in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom Monday.

30-year-old Allen R. Ward, aka Cream or Ice Cream of Zanesville, was charged with five counts of trafficking in cocaine, four counts of trafficking in crack cocaine and one count of possession of drugs.

According to court documents, the charges stem from a bust conducted by the Muskingum County...
February 13, 2006 - 9:51pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department will have to wait for any changes in wages, after City Council passed an ordinance tonight rejecting the Fact Finders findings.

The city’s budget finance director, Dale Raines, says council members rejected the Fact Finder’s recommendations because the wage increases would have cost too much money.

“Well the Fact Finder’s recommendation on wages was actually 0 percent in 2006, 5 percent in 2007, and 4 percent in 2008,” says...
February 13, 2006 - 4:53pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Our nation’s boys are in trouble in the classroom and beyond.

Recent studies reveal that boys are slipping behind girls when it comes to academics.

Watch the video to learn more.
February 13, 2006 - 2:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local High School is hoping to keep its old auditorium and its history alive.

Thousands of students and community members have used the Philo Auditorium and now citizens in Duncan Falls want to preserve the arts in this area.

Jim Swingle, a supporter for the Auditorium says this restoration will bring more culture into the community and it would provide the community with a lot of different venues.

County Commissioners see the value in the Auditorium, and they...
February 13, 2006 - 2:08pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Honeybees play a vital role in the success of Muskingum County’s agriculture efforts by pollinating fruit and vegetable crops.

That’s why it is important to appoint a bee inspector for our area.

The inspector can assure the health of bee colonies and today he met with County Commissioners.

Dan Longstreth, applicant for inspector, says honeybees are good for one reason and that is for pollination of different fruits.

County Commissioners say it might...
February 13, 2006 - 2:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Tonight there is a meeting to get the word out about economic development in the Northwest part of Muskingum County.

County Commissioners are urging residents to come and voice their opinion on the future of the area.

Commissioner Brian Hill says they are looking to help the area grow and they need feed-back from the community.

The meeting is tonight at 7:00 pm at Dresden Village Council Hall.
February 13, 2006 - 1:54pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Thousands of people die from oral cancer every year, and chewing tobacco is the cause of many of those deaths.

The Health Department and the American Cancer Society are raising awareness this month by offering programs to quit the deadly habit.

One option Health Officials say is the “quit spit tobacco kit,” which offers users information for early detection.

“Spit tobacco” is associated with gingivitis, bad breath, stained teeth and more importantly gum disease...
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