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December 17, 2003 - 10:16pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Ohio investigators have linked a shot fired on Monday to a series of shootings along a Columbus area highway.

Monday’s incident involved a shot fired at a home about two miles north of Interstate 270. Two bullet holes were found in the front of the house; no one was injured.

This is the 16th case in a string of area shootings that began in May. A school, cars, trucks and vans have been hit at varying times of the day and night.

One woman was killed when...
December 17, 2003 - 10:14pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Whether doing research, reading or doing homework libraries are popular places. But because of mandated state funding, cuts at the local level may reduce the amount of resources available.

That’s why local library system would love a letter or an email about the importance of the system sent to your state representative. Otherwise these drastic cuts continue.

Blair Tom, from the Muskingum County Library System adds that monetary gifts are greatly appreciated to keep...
December 17, 2003 - 6:44pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A groundbreaking was held today, for a $2.5 million renovation project at the Zandex Willow Haven Care Center.

The Center’s administrator Mark Richards says residents will enjoy their privacy with the addition of ten rooms with windows, and a new therapy room.

Ten years in the making, Richards says the project will benefit their residents in several ways including a new activity room closer to the nurses’ station, and increased parking for visitors.
December 17, 2003 - 6:33pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Residents and health officials in Perry County are concerned about a landfill not following Ohio regulations.

The Tunnel Hill Reclamation in New Lexington has been under investigation the past year and now may lose its license to operate.
The landfill has been directly depositing items into the site, not regulated by Ohio law.

Perry County health administrator, Robert Titko says they have found things such as phonebooks, sofas, tires, children’s toys, not permitted...
December 17, 2003 - 2:09pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Muskingum County Engineer Loren Camp is running for re-election.

Camp filed his petitions today with the Muskingum County Board Of Elections.

The eight term republican says he has worked hard during his tenure as County Engineer to improve the roads and bridges of Muskingum County and is looking forward to continuing to serve the people of the county.

Board of Elections Executive Director Martha Thomas says so far no other candidate has filed for the office...
December 17, 2003 - 10:45am
5 years 37 weeks ago
The flu is affecting more and more people as the days go by.

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross is one organization in particular that is taking a hit. Dan Hartman, director of the local chapter says there is currently a decline in donations. Hartman says, “Right now the flu is devastating on Red Cross blood collections. So many people have symptoms they’ve had the flu or are getting the flu and don’t feel up to giving blood which has decreased our collections by about...
December 17, 2003 - 5:07am
5 years 37 weeks ago
A Licking County sheriff’s deputy wants to be the county’s next sheriff.
Colonel Randy Thorp announced his intentions to run for sheriff in 2004.
Thorp, a republican, who is chief deputy, filed his petitions this week to succeed sheriff Gerry Billy who is retiring.
Thorp has been a deputy sheriff for 20 years. He says he believes his extensive background in law enforcement together with his knowledge of the sheriff’s office will allow him to upgrade the office in an efficient...
December 16, 2003 - 11:36pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
If you have a hard to buy for relative or friend who just happens to be a Christmas music lover, you’re in luck.

As Mick Amicone and his daughter Alaina have just come out with their brand new Christmas CD, Mick wanted to do something special this year for the community.

That’s why all of the proceeds from the CD sales go to this year’s United Way Campaign. The CD’s are available at most of the radio stations here in town. They’re also at General Graphics, the...
December 16, 2003 - 11:35pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Rooms are overflowing with toys at the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church as they prepare to distribute over 4,000 gifts to families in need this holiday, and it all started with one simple phone call.

Founder of the program Anna Scheid says 22 years ago she got a call about a family new to town that need some help. The program spawned from there to the amazing event it is now.

The program will serve 506 kids this year. Officials hope to have all the items delivered by...
December 16, 2003 - 10:14pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The United States Postal Service says yesterday was the deadline to send items overseas and have them arriving on time for the holidays.

But Zanesville Postmaster Gary Haenisch says other mail can be delivered if you act quickly. Haenisch says nationally the service carries 850,000,000 pieces of mail; just Monday night alone the Zanesville Post Office handled 800,000 piece of mail.
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