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November 11, 2005 - 12:59pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
During hard times, it’s always important for friends to come through and help, and that’s just what two friends are doing.

Michelle Patterson and Shandy Williams are organizing a benefit to help out the family of Beth Dwenger, who recently died of cancer. Dwenger left behind two young children.

Williams says they don’t want the family to have to think about medical bills and funeral costs.

“Friends…even if you haven’t talked for years, they’re always there for...
November 11, 2005 - 12:54pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Every day, Christ’s Table of Muskingum County feeds hungry people at no cost with no questions asked. But today they’re asking for your help.

They’re having a canister drive to raise money for the organization, which thrives on donations from churches, local companies and people around the community. And while it’s important to help with the recent tragedies around the world, Christ’s Table Director Gretchen Sayre says we also need to remember our community’s needs.

November 10, 2005 - 5:51pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a student who brought a gun to school.

It happened today at Philo High School. Deputy Mark Ross says the 16-year-old, whose name is not being released, was found with an unloaded gun and some bullets in a backpack.

Deputy Ross says some students saw the student playing with some bullets at the bus stop and told assistant principal Troy Dawson.

Dawson investigated the report, searched the backpack and...
November 10, 2005 - 5:49pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
After the Children’s Services levy failed on Tuesday night, Director of the Muskingum County Children’s Services, Dave Boyer is asking for a pay cut.

Boyer plans to ask for a 10% pay cut to his salary at December’s board meeting.

“We’re going to look at the entire operation and figure out how to protect kids all the while trying to cut programs back to where we can meet budget,” says Boyer.

Voters overwhelmingly voted down the renewal of a $2 million levy...
November 10, 2005 - 5:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Veterans’ Day is tomorrow and to honor veterans, one Roseville woman is making sure everyone remembers Ohio’s heroes.

Sandy Rosser’s lawn is decorated in red, white and blue and other patriotic items.

“Without them and the sacrifices they have made our freedoms would not be free,” says Rosser. “And our freedoms come at a terrible price.”

Growing up in a military family…Sandy has been surrounded by veterans her whole life.

Her husband was...
November 10, 2005 - 11:47am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The driver of an oil tanker loses control this morning, causing the semi to roll over a guardrail, down a hill and flip on its back, spilling some of its contents.

The truck was traveling through Otsego on State Route 93 North shortly after 5 a.m. According to Trooper Woodyard with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the driver 49-year-old Wesley Denman of Nashport, was med-flighted to OSU Medical Center with serious injuries. Woodyard says he was talking and conscious...
November 10, 2005 - 11:44am
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s worth thousands and took years to build and now you have a chance to see it.

The Zanesville Model Train Club is having an open house this weekend. They’ll be showing off over a thousand feet of track that they work on every year.

Member Tom Sharrer says they are always creating new sections.

“We get a group of people and they start a section and they finish it and keep moving on. Then we get tired of it and tear it out and start over again.”

November 10, 2005 - 10:43am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation says an area road is closed due to an accident.

O-dot’s Phil Newman says it happened on State Route 93 near Otsego.

A tanker carrying crude oil overturned.

Newman says 93 from the intersection of State Route 83 will be closed until crews can clean up the accident scene.
November 10, 2005 - 8:07am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Medical crews were called to the scene of a two-car accident in Dresden Wednesday. It was on State Route 208 near Madison Hall Road.

According to dispatchers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision at milepost 5 around 4 p.m.

The two drivers, David Maxwell, of Adamsville, and Mark Brewer were immediately transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with serious injuries. They were both then transported to Grant...
November 9, 2005 - 7:33pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s almost the season of giving, and the Salvation Army in Zanesville is asking the community to give a little to its annual Holiday Campaign.

The Salvation Army will kick off the season November 18 with its annual Christmas Kettle Collection.

Captain Ralph Campbell says they need more volunteers for this important fundraiser.

“It’s our biggest fund raiser for the year, where we try to raise money to run the place, to buy toys for kid and food for people...
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