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May 24, 2004 - 4:04pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
If you were affected by the flooding in Perry County you may be eligible for some help.

The Perry County Department of Job and Family Services has been awarded emergency funds to be distributed to certain elderly and disabled families that meet eligibility requirements.

If you are interested you need to apply for the funds at the Job and Family Services Office in New Lexington.

It’s located at 212 South Main Street and its hours are Monday through Friday from...
May 24, 2004 - 12:47pm
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This morning The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office started accepting bids for health care services provided to the inmates.

Only Premier Healthcare made one bid, totaling 181-thousand dollars.

Terry Newman, Jail Administrator, says that this bid will result in major savings.

Currently, health care is provided privately by a doctor and to nurses. Last year the cost totaled 300-thousand dollars and this year the cost was projected to be 360-thousand.

May 24, 2004 - 12:43pm
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Superintendent of the Starlight Programs John Hill was at the County Commissioners to discuss concerns over new rules the Muskingum County Job and Family Services will be putting into place and the effect for the fiscal and budget planning for the Starlight programs.

Hill projects that the program will have a total of 100-thousand dollars in cuts over the next year.

“Basically that will increase the reliance on the local levy money,” said Hill, “It’s a trickle down effect...
May 24, 2004 - 12:39pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Z-Bus Transit System may be getting some new vehicles, if they can get the funding from the City and County.

Muskingum County Commissioner Don Madden says that every year the Transit Bus System gets access money from the Ohio Department of Transportation to use form capital purchases including new buses.

The Transit System was looking to purchase three smaller buses, a mini van, a personal car and a new computer system.

The total price should be 235-...
May 24, 2004 - 6:43am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The number of jail inmates who kill themselves differs greatly in Ohio’s largest Counties.

So do opinions on whether such deaths can be prevented.

From 1999 through 2003, there were eight suicides at the Franklin County Jail in Columbus and six at the Lucas County Jail in Toledo.

Cincinnati’s Hamilton County Jail had four suicides in that time and Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland had one.

The rate is higher in Lucas County because the jail averages...
May 24, 2004 - 5:39am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Authorities says a 22-year old woman who disappeared Friday while jogging in suburban Cincinnati was visiting a friend in Kentucky.

Investigators and family members say Rachel Honsvick, was scheduled to get married in about two weeks, had a sudden case of the jitters and left without telling anyone. Honsvick, from West Valley City, Utah, was a nanny in Southwest Ohio.

Her father told Salt Lake City Television stations that she was sorry for the trouble that was caused....
May 23, 2004 - 6:21pm
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It’s been two days since the bad weather hit our area and still, local residents are feeling the effects from Friday night’s storm.

John Morrison, a Nash port resident, lives in Crest Mont Properties and says on Friday night it was like a river running through his apartment. The water was so high, it ruined all the carpet, damaged their cabinets and furniture.

According to Morrison, there is no drainage system behind their complex, just a lot of swampland.

May 23, 2004 - 3:42pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
What a beautiful day to look at beautiful cars and do some grocery shopping as well at Riesbeck’s Pick ‘N Save.

Today’s car show featured new and old model cars al benefiting a good cause.

This is the third annual car show.
May 23, 2004 - 3:41pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
They say blood is thicker than water and for one local family that couldn’t be more true.

Proof of that is Darcy Offinger who is a perfect match for her sister in need of a kidney transplant.

“She needs money to pay for the anti-rejection medicine which is $2,000 a month and she has no insurance.” Says Offinger.

Her sister has been having kidney problems since she had her son almost eleven years ago, but now it is extremely important that she takes care of it....
May 23, 2004 - 3:40pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
How ready for this boat season are you?

Boat Safety Awareness Week began this weekend and the Ohio Department of Watercraft is making sure boaters have all the essentials for this year’s boating season.

Watercraft Officer specialist Cathy Janosko says, “we’re are looking life jackets. We want to encourage boaters to wear their life jackets and make sure everyone has one and it’s the correct size for that person.”

Officers also advise boaters to take extra...
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