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January 7, 2006 - 12:55pm
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Despite the cold weather people came out this morning to support a good cause. The Muskingum Christian Academy sponsored a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s. Tickets sold for five dollars at the door. Amy McDaniel, the athletic director says with their students so active in the community this is a really great way to spend five dollars. “Our student athletes participate a lot in non-profit organizations, they do a lot of volunteer work for them. They help the community in numerous other ways...
January 6, 2006 - 5:55pm
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Homework isn’t exactly a student’s idea of a fun vacation activity, but students from McIntyre-Munson Elementary took home an entire packet of work over their holiday break.

The reward was an ice cream sundae party today. School principal Halle Randles says the homework packet proved successful.

“We were hoping for at least 50% of the kids to participate…we had 64% [participate],” Randles said.

One third grader says she will definitely do...
January 6, 2006 - 5:51pm
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As the postage rates go up, more and more people are using email. We talked to some local people who say with the ease of the Internet, the rate increase won’t really affect them.

“I don’t really spend a whole lot on stamps. I do a lot of my bills on email,” said Gloria Gross.

“When I send out college resumes it’s getting expensive but other than that it’s no big deal,” said Joshua Smith.

According to an online banking web site, one quarter...
January 6, 2006 - 5:48pm
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After leading police on a chase around Muskingum County a Zanesville man will go before a grand jury next week.

Police say 19-year-old Joseph Butcher of Zanesville and a 16-year-old female passenger took off when police tried to approach their parked car at Putnam Hill Park late last night.

Officials say Butcher lost control during the chase and spun into Jonathan Creek. Crews pulled the car out of the creek this afternoon.

Detective Sgt. Ric...
January 6, 2006 - 1:49pm
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A special visitor is gracing the Y-City. Miss America 2000, Heather French Henry spoke at the Welcome Center today.

As a veterans advocate, French Henry spoke to an audience about her work as Miss America. She is the daughter of a veteran and says she wants to help improve their lives in any way possible.

“Whether we’re working on homelessness housing, health care, legislation, whatever we can do to facilitate a veteran’s needs as an individual or on the...
January 6, 2006 - 1:04pm
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The New Year is bringing in new economic developments to the downtown Zanesville area.

Manager of Zanesville Downtown Association, Dana Matz says some of the new projects include renovation the former Montgomery Ward building for commercial use and a new Rite Aid Pharmacy will be built in the Army Navy lot.

Matz says the Rite Aid Pharmacy will be one of the first to get underway. He says these projects will be an advantage to the city since downtown is a central location...
January 6, 2006 - 6:39am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Two local teenagers are lucky to be alive this morning after a late night high speed chase.

Zanesville Police say it started around 11:45 Thursday night.

A police cruiser spotted a suspicious vehicle on the access road to Putnam Hill Park.

When the officer tried to investigate, the driver fled the scene.

Police say the vehicle traveled south on Cliffwood, then east on Pershing to Moxahala Avenue.

The driver then drove through the State...
January 5, 2006 - 11:06pm
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“My Name is Earl” fans gathered at The Barn on Thursday night to support the show’s new night on WHIZ. And complete with muttonchops, a flannel and a mustache, Earl clones waited to hear the results of the Earl Look Alike contest. And the winner… Kyle Shackelford.

He says he doesn’t look like Earl all the time, but he just might keep the look.

“This might be a new trend for me…. I’m not sure…. No I’ll shave it off,” Shackelford said.

January 5, 2006 - 7:35pm
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After being stabbed three times, a Zanesville man is in the hospital in serious condition.

Detective Sgt. Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department says it happened at about 1:30 Thursday morning at 447 Eppley Avenue, right by the Maysville Pike.

A 31-year-old man was stabbed in the side, shoulder and stomach. He is identified as Jerami Houston of 447 Epppley Avenue.

Crews took him to Grant Medical Center. Roush says as they investigate they’...
January 5, 2006 - 7:34pm
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The Kmart Corporation recently announced the loss of several thousand jobs and that announcement has hit home.

The Kmart on Maple Avenue fired several employees today. Tammy Hittle says she worked for the company for 11 years. And this morning management called her into the office and fired her.

She says the cuts came abruptly. Although she had a feeling something was going to happen she didn’t know she would be let go without any severance pay.

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