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April 27, 2004 - 1:15pm
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Zanesville is receiving national recognition the week for it’s beautiful landscape.

The lovely-y-city has been officially named a “Tree City.” This award demonstrates the community’s proud dedication to taking care of the environment.

It is because of this award that Zanesville will be hosting the event to honor the city as well as surrounding areas.

This is the seventh year Zanesville has received this award.
April 27, 2004 - 1:14pm
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As another school year comes to a close, it’s never too early to start thinking about getting those required immunizations or physicals done for next year.

If you have a child that will be starting school for the first time in the fall or if he or she needs to update a previous shot- beat the rush now.

DR. Vicki Witacer, Medical Director of the Muskingum County Health Department says, “right now our immunization clinics are not busy, right before school starts they get...
April 27, 2004 - 1:14pm
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More and more adults are finding out that they time they spent playing in the sun as a child was more harmful then they thought.

There are certain steps you can take to prevent skin cancer from happening to you.

Dr. Laurie Schaeffer says, “people should look at their moles one a month and if they see something that concerns them they should tell a doctor.”

Now that we’ve reached spring and the summer months are right around the corner- your time spent in the...
April 27, 2004 - 7:44am
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A police spokeswoman says Ohio’s Mister Football is in a Cleveland jail after being questioned in the shooting death of a teammate.

Lieutenant Linda Kaspar says running back Raymond Williams and defensive back Jon Huddleston were arrested today, but neither player has been charged.

Williams led the Benedictine High School Bengals to the Division Three State Title in November.

Kaspar says police believe the 18-year olds were at the scene of Lorenzo Hunter’s death...
April 27, 2004 - 7:36am
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The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating the discovery of a dead body over this past weekend.

A Perry County Sheriff’s dispatcher tells Whiz News that not much is known about the incident.

The body was found near Roseville in the woods.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

An autopsy has been ordered in the case.
April 27, 2004 - 6:11am
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The Lucas County Coroner’s Office in Toledo is using dental records to try to determine if skeletal remains found near Lima over the weekend are those of an Illinois man who vanished two years ago.

Allen County Sheriff Dan Beck says 28-year-old Vasin “Joe” Laiteerapong of Wilmette, Illinois, disappeared in June 2002 near the rural location where the body was found.

The bones were found near Harrod in Eastern Allen County within a quarter mile of where his car was found....
April 27, 2004 - 4:00am
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Three days after a warning from her lawyer that she may kill herself, authorities at the Marysville Reformatory for Women found twenty-one-year-old Candace Vansickle of Johnstown hanging from her cell by a bed sheet.

Doctors at OSU Medical Center say Vansickle is brain dead and they are recommending she be removed from life support.

Vansickle was sentenced to eight years in prison on April 19th after pleading guilty to a series of burglaries last year.

Her...
April 27, 2004 - 3:51am
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A hearing is scheduled for May 12th for The Firefighters Union in Chillicothe after the group obtained a temporary restraining order blocking the layoffs of five firemen.

Ross County Common Pleas Judge William Corzine will hear the case next month.

Until then, the firefighters who were to lose their jobs on Sunday will continue to work their regular shifts.

The Union contends the layoffs would reduce staffing at the fire station to unsafe levels.

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April 26, 2004 - 2:56pm
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It may seem like a small thing to do, but it will have a big effect on many people in the area and Thursday you can help Operation Feed just by eating lunch!

Heavenly Ham and the United Way have teamed up to help raise money for the local organization.
Heavenly Ham owner Mike Alfman says, “for any boxed lunch we sell on Thursday, we will donate $3 of that sale to Operation Feed.”

Make sure you order all deliveries be fore April 27th. To fax you lunch order dial 454-...
April 26, 2004 - 11:07am
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Genesis Hospital has found a way to get the funding for new equipment at a lower interest rate, through the local government.

Muskingum County Commissioner, Ed Kenily, says the County is expected to reach its maximum debt of tem million dollars because of projects in the city including work at the sewer treatment plant, but the Commissioners did approve the Hospital to go to Morgan County to get the funding pass through.

“Well I believe the hospital is making improvements...
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