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February 9, 2006 - 7:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
She’s been a teacher, a state representative and a senator, but Coshocton native Joy Padgett may now be the next lieutenant governor.

Attorney General Jim Petro announced Padgett as his running mate for governor last week.

The Padgett-Petro ticket will go up against Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and running mate Tom Raga in the May Republican Primary.

With all the corruption surrounding the Republican Party already, Padgett is hoping the race doesn’t get...
February 9, 2006 - 6:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating a fire at Grover Cleveland Middle School on Pine Street this morning.

It happened just after 11:00.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says it occurred in a classroom and sprinkler contained the fire until firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The cause of the fire was a candle on a teacher’s desk and it ignited material on a desk, according to Lacy.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to bring everything under...
February 9, 2006 - 2:03pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
President Bush wants to reduce funding for a popular community development block grant program.

The proposal would raise spending on the Military and fighting terrorism and would seriously hurt local communities like Zanesville.

The program that would lose funding helps pay for low-income housing, water lines and blight removal.

Community Development Director, Margaret Deedrick says, “We feel this is not a political issue, it is asking the most of the people who...
February 9, 2006 - 9:55am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Muskingum County Grand Jury has indicted the man accused of shooting one of his partners at the Foxhole exotic dance club in South Zanesville.

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office says 37-year-old Brook Eric Burcham is being charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot his partner, 44-year-old Thomas George, in the head and chest on January 29th.

The attempted murder charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

He was also indicted...
February 8, 2006 - 10:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
One in every 3,000 children is diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease, but not many people have heard about it.


That’s why one Crooksville girl’s family is trying to raise awareness and money for this incurable condition.


The Thompson’s daughter, Baylee, was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease when she was just a baby, and it greatly slowed her development.


“Baylee, at 6-years old, is yet to walk or talk, go to the bathroom, she cannot eat by...
February 8, 2006 - 8:18pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Two Coshocton seventh grade girls are spending their days in juvenile detention after
threatening the lives of a substitute teacher and two other students at Coshocton High School.

They are indentified as Jessica Harter and Dana Johnson.

The two girls were never labeled as “trouble makers” in school. So that’s why administrators were so shocked after coming across their notes Friday afternoon.

The two girls were passing notes to each other detailing a...
February 8, 2006 - 7:24pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Eating disorders can be a signal that there are more problems underlying. Click "Watch Video" for Jasmine Lo's coverage on this topic.
February 8, 2006 - 7:17pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
"Anything would set me off."


Kayleigh VanHoughten has suffered from severe depression for years.


For Jasmine Lo's report on depression and Kayleigh's story, click "Watch Video" or read below.

"My mom would make me mad and I'd start yelling at her and then she'd get mad at


But she's not alone. About 25 percent of teens in Muskingum County report that they feel depressed at some point. And many of them don't know where to start...
February 8, 2006 - 7:11pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local man got quite a scare today when his grandson’s dog came close to drowning.


Deputies originally thought the 5-year-old child was the one in danger, but as they were on their way to the house on Kimes Road, they found out it was actually a dog that was in trouble.


The homeowner said the one-year-old Sheltie, Wendy, was playing with her companion when she ran out onto the ice and got stuck there.


“I thought she was going to fall through...
February 8, 2006 - 6:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Officials at Grover Cleveland Middle School had a scare when a student brought a pellet gun into the building.


Officers say the gun was so real looking that it caused panic among the students, and the school went on full lock down.


“It was decorated to look like a real gun, but it was a kind of modified toy gun,” says Captain Michael F. Baker with the Zanesville Police Department. “They had changed the orange markings on it so that it could not be determined...
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