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May 3, 2004 - 3:33pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
For some area residents, Wednesday will bring tears of joy. That’s the day the 1485th transportation unit is set to arrive back in our area from the war in Iraq.

Angie Giesey and her family from Guerney County are anxiously awaiting the troops return.

Her brother, Brian a staff sergeant for the National Guard has been stationed in Iraq since last February.

She says it’s been a tough year without him and can’t wait to welcome him home.

Giesey says...
May 3, 2004 - 1:18pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Germs live everywhere in our environment. Some germs are air-borne and travel on tiny particles in the air, which enter the body when we breathe. Sometimes germs are passed through contaminated water or food. But most germs are spread by contact between people, often by unwashed hands.

Case Management-Social Services Director for Genesis, Kim Brownfield, says it’s best to wash your hands for 20 seconds, using warm water and soap.

Pam Montgomery, Family and Consumer...
May 3, 2004 - 12:01pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Here’s an egg-cellent gift idea for Mother’s Day- this week- how about a Faberge Egg.

The tradition of these porcelain eggs comes from Russia. They were originally worn to celebrate the rebirth of life each spring.

President of Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers Dan Pugh says, “they’re made in Russia by a Russian immigrant and then they are brought here to this country and then Russian immigrants here set them and finish them out.”

The eggs don’t have to be eggs at all....
May 3, 2004 - 12:00pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Muskingum County has more bridges then any other county in Ohio and with that comes the maintenance of all those bridges. One in particular is the bridge replacement project that will begin soon on Darlington Drive.

Muskingum County Engineer Loren Camp says, “it’s deteriorated to the point where we have to do some major rehabilitation on it and that’s what we’re doing is bring it back up to standard.”

The bridge was built in 1980 and has been closed before for repairs....
May 3, 2004 - 10:57am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Hydrant flushing may be over for the year, but the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind the public about how important this necessary headache is.

The last few years have made it difficult for the Fire Department to get out and flush the hydrants because of the upgrading of the Water Treatment Plant. But Assistant Fire Chief Craig Stemm says that they started early to make sure they get all 980 of the city’s hydrants.

Stemm says that flushing allows them to know how...
May 3, 2004 - 10:50am
5 years 49 weeks ago
Many cash-strapped Ohio cities are starting to charge people for responding to traffic accidents, and Zanesville may end up being one of those cities.

Cleveland is joining other cities in a plan to charge accident victims of their insurance companies in the event of an accident, Zanesville Fire Chief David Lacy says that the tight city budgets have made this option all to inviting for many cities.

“Everybody’s looking for alternate sources of funding right now. I don’t...
May 3, 2004 - 7:46am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A murder trial is set to get underway today in Belmont County.

Jury selection begins this morning for 36-year-old Marvin Johnson.

He faces five felony charges including two aggravated murder charges in the death of 13-year-0ld Daniel Bailey on August 15th of last year.

The other three charges include kidnapping, rape and aggravated robbery.

The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, was moved from Cambridge to St. Clairsville due to pre-...
May 3, 2004 - 6:44am
5 years 49 weeks ago
The wife of an Ohio Marine killed two weeks ago in Iraq says she heard her husband the day before he died.

Alicia Smith had previously avoided speaking publicly about the death of her husband, 21-year old Corporal Michael Smith Junior of Winterville in Eastern Ohio.

But she now tells WTOV in Steubenville that she received a satellite phone call from her husband on April 17th, the day before he was killed by enemy fire. Her husband told her he loved her with all his heart...
May 2, 2004 - 4:28pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Mother's Day is May 9th, which means you only have one week to buy something for Mom, that shows you really appreciate her.

One idea, tell your Mom she is a perfect as a rose and shower her with a beautiful bouquet.
“Obviously roses are a big seller this time of the year, we have thousands of roses coming in.” Says Jay Barnhart, owner of Flowerama on Maple Ave.

If you would like to buy something that Mom can enjoy for more than a week, pick up something that will...
May 2, 2004 - 3:39pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
It’s like taking trip backing time and people in Cambridge today did just that at the Guernsey Valley Model Railroad Club where they opened their doors today to the public to enjoy an old pastime.

For the 20 members who belong to the club it is a way to show the public a little bit about their favorite hobby.

Today is just one of the few times a year the club opens its door to the public.
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