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March 9, 2005 - 11:42pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local man was arraigned in court Wednesday on a rape case, and entered a not guilty plea to the charges he is facing.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 47-year-old Paul D. Sindeldecker of Zanesville has been charged with one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, and six counts of gross sexual imposition.

Workman says the charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred between June 4th and August 25th of 2004 involving Sindeldecker...
March 9, 2005 - 10:31pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is in need of your help tonight. Since the recent flu outbreak in Central Ohio, many people are feeling ill and unable to donate blood. Dan Hartman, Executive Director of the Red Cross, says that they have seen a 15 percent decrease in blood collections, and it is crucial for those feeling well to get out and donate blood.

Hartman adds, “this time of year it is especially important for folks to think about giving blood. Because of the flu season...
March 9, 2005 - 3:27pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The gymnasium at Tri-Valley High school was bursting with enthusiasm today…

The whole school took part in a pep rally to cheer on the Lady Dawgs tomorrow for a chance to be state champions.

Tri-Valley will play Columbus East Moore Academy at St. John Arena Thursday afternoon.

Center Danae Lacy says going to state has been their goal all year long and says its great to have support from the whole school.

Girls head coach Marty Bice says he’s excited...
March 9, 2005 - 2:25pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It is that time of year again, for the resident’s of Zanesville, to take part in Zaney Follies! This marks the 17th year if the two day event. Co-Director, John Kunkel, says the show uses many Zanesville residents as either actors or set designers.

“All of this (the set) was made by volunteers. They have been working on this (the set) for a little over two weeks,” adds Kunkel.

This year’s theme is called, Zelebration, which is a cluster of special events that the region...
March 9, 2005 - 2:08pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Due to the deteriorating Nader Insurance Building, the Zanesville Fire Department and local city officials say they are taking a more proactive approach in taking a look at some of the older buildings in Zanesville.

Chief Building Inspector, Tim Smith, says he is setting up a joint inspection program with the fire department, to look at all of the downtown buildings from a structural standpoint.

“Really we’re not structural engineers, but what we can do is identify...
March 8, 2005 - 4:47pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A report released today by a union that represents health care and social service workers claims some Ohio hospitals charge poor people up to three times the actual cost of treatment they received.

Paul Masterson, Chief Financial Officer of Genesis healthcare says that’s not the case at all here locally.

“First of all we never turn anyone away for treatment regardless of insurance. Second of all we work with people to try to identify alternate sources of coverage,” says...
March 8, 2005 - 4:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Big Brothers and Big Sisters gears up for their annual “Bowl for Kids Sake” event this weekend, attracting over 750 participants this year.

Coordinator Tim Callahan says this is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

“We think it’s about the 20th year that this has gone on and yes it’s a main event. It’s our largest fundraiser that we put on,” says Callahan.

Callahan says a lot of work has gone into this event and its involved a lot of local businesses and...
March 8, 2005 - 4:20pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced their upcoming projects for this year some of which were very necessary for our area.

Phil Newman, the Muskingum County representative says although there are no major projects going on this year, the ones we do have are vital.

“Most of the projects are going to be the work of slips had a lot of them this year due to the high water and so forth so this coming Thursday they’re going to start on the slip on 146 West,” says...
March 8, 2005 - 4:12pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
As spring is fast approaching, the 31st annual John Imlay rotary rose sale is going on now to help brighten up the community.

The roses are on sale through March 16th which means you have a little over a week left to buy them.

Noon rotary President Scott Peterson says the biggest project so far are the stone signs built at various entrances to Zanesville.

Traditionally the roses sold are mostly red, but this year it’s all about color.

“This year 80%...
March 7, 2005 - 8:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Juggling work and family is never easy. Sometimes it seems that the harder you work, the more things at home can go by the way side, taking its toll on any parent.

In this week's segment of Connecting With Kid's, we touch on the difficulties many parents face when working and raising children, and why focusing on family should come first.

Next week, I'll have tips on how to utilize your time with your children, as well as highlight ways to take time out of even the busiest...
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