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October 19, 2004 - 12:50pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
To help kickoff Red Ribbon week, community leaders were joined by a very special guest today—Ohio’s first lady Hope Taft.

Taft has a passion for lifting up young people and is a strong supporter of alcohol and drug prevention.

She says, “Muskingum County has been recognized 3 out of the 4 years for their efforts in drug prevention during red ribbon week. I thought that it would be nice to come out and compliment them and see what they’re doing.”

Over 150 people...
October 19, 2004 - 10:11am
6 years 24 weeks ago
With only days left before the Salvation Army begins distributing ‘Coats for Kids,’ they are still in desperate need for donations.

Case Manager Nancy Landerman says that last year they had over 1,000 kids in need of a winter coat and she wouldn’t be shocked if they had even more this year. The problem is, they don’t have near enough coats to give away.

“We’re probably looking at at least five, six hundred coats that we still need between now and Saturday. The weather is...
October 19, 2004 - 9:55am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Salvation Army isn’t just helping kids in need, they are also providing funding for those effected by flooding in surrounding counties and those who have family members returning from Iraq.

Major Leslie Walter says some of those hit by flooding don’t qualify for government funding to pay for what was lost…and the Compassion Funding will be a great help.

“We will help with pretty much anything that is needed as far as what has been lost in the flood, so we...
October 18, 2004 - 4:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Prosecutors reached plea deals today with a Guernsey County couple who fled to Canada after being accused of raping a four-year-old handicapped girl.

Guernsey County Assistant Prosecutor Dan Padden says 39-year-old John Stoneman and Stoneman’s girlfriend, 40-year-old Patricia Kelley, each could be sentenced to life in prison on December 13th.

Stoneman pleaded guilty and Kelley pleaded no contest to rape charges involving a severely handicapped girl who is blind and...
October 18, 2004 - 3:11pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Even though the election is still 15 days away, President Bush is already a winner in the eyes of students at Maysville Elementary School who participated in their own mock election.

Fifth graders learned how to vote using punch card ballots and they were even able to borrow ballot booths from the Muskingum County Board of Elections.

Teachers say parents play a major role in shaping their children’s political opinions.

The final breakdown was 90 votes for...
October 18, 2004 - 2:57pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A young Zanesville girl is recovering tonight from burns she suffered in an accidental morning house fire.

Zanesville fire chief Dave Lacy says when crews first arrived at 506 Adair Avenue they found 11-year-old Erica Williams’ unconscious on the second floor.

She was transported from the scene to Good Samaritan hospital and then later to Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

Lacy thinks the speedy arrival by firefighters might have saved her life.

October 18, 2004 - 11:16am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Director for the Ohio Department of Development made a stop in Zanesville today to talk about Ohio’s growing economy.

Director Bruce Johnson visited Plaskolite, Inc., a leading manufacturer of many types of plastic, including acrylic and mirrored sheet plastic. He says our economy is slowly recovering and with companies such as Plaskolite, we should see Ohio’s economy continue to grow.

“Plaskolite is a great success story. They’re adding jobs here, they’re making...
October 18, 2004 - 10:41am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The local elections are heating up and the Muskingum County Commissioners race is no exception. This year three people are running for the commissioner's seat whose term will begin on January 3rd.

Dorothy Montgomery is the incumbent candidate. She says her experience is what sets her apart from the other candidates.
"Our main initiative right now are sewer lines and better roads," says Montgomery.

David Crawford says he's running because he thinks it's time for a...
October 18, 2004 - 6:30am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Fire Season is just beginning, with yet another fire striking Zanesville this morning.

At 12:38 a.m., the Zanesville Fire Department was notified that a house was on fire at 506 Adair Avenue. Upon arriving, Firefighter Scott Brocklehurst entered the home and found a victim in a second floor bedroom.

The victim, 11-year old Erica Williams, was unconscious when he found her. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she was treated for smoke...
October 17, 2004 - 6:17pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
One hundred years of memories were remembered today as family, friends and community members in McConnelsville joined together for the celebration of the century.

She may be the oldest resident of this small town, but she’s still young at heart.
Mary Grace Roberts Cordray was born in 1904, married ad raised her four children and continues to reside in the town she has called “home” her entire life. Her favorite part of living in Morgan County has been attending community...
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