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February 2, 2004 - 9:57am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Don’t put away the winter coats just yet.

Buckeye Chuck saw his shadow this morning outside his burrow on the grounds of a Marion radio station.

According to legend that means six more week of winter. Buckeye Chuck is in line with Punxsutawney Phil, who’s also predicting six more weeks of winter.

Buckeye Chuck didn’t see his shadow last year.

The Groundhog Day tradition is rooted in a German superstition that if an animal casts a shadow on...
February 2, 2004 - 7:44am
5 years 47 weeks ago
With a long list of accomplishments an area man has now found another cause, feeding hungry children.

Jim Couts of Marietta says feeding children is the least controversial thing in the world. His friends, colleagues, and family says that Couts is addicted to problem-solving.

He spends most of his days of retirement working to feed needy children in Southeastern Ohio, it's part of a two million dollar State Department of Education Outreach Effort.

Couts grew up...
February 2, 2004 - 12:45am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Zanesville Police were busy tonight chasing down a shoplifter at Kroger’s on Maple Ave.

After fleeing from Kroger security with several cartons of soda, the man was caught by police, but not without a fight.

When the police apprehended the man, he attempted to throw an elbow into the officer’s face and got a minor injury to his head. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

The man will face charges of robbery and resisting arrest.
February 1, 2004 - 5:34pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
You’re not alone if you have leftover salt and snow from last week’s storm on your car.

Many people found themselves today washing their car to get rid of that extra slime.

Tisha Tucker-Cash , an employee at Mother Tucker Gas Station says this time of year is the busiest for the car wash and she says the warmer temps make people clean their cars.

One woman getting her car washed today says she came because she is sick of salt covering her car.

Tucker...
February 1, 2004 - 3:20pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Investigators say a second person is claiming to be responsible for a string of 20 shootings around Columbus’ south side.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s office says its communications center took a 911 call at 2:23 Saturday morning from a man claiming to be the highway shooter.

The sheriff’s office says the shooter claimed he would now start shooting police officers.

Investigators say it appears the caller was not the person who claimed to be the highway shooter...
February 1, 2004 - 12:47am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Accessorize your face!

Who needs Lasik when some of the hottest brands like Armani, Nicole Miller, Bebe, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Candies and Guess are coming out with some ‘spec’tacular eyewear.

Make a statement with metal and plastic frames in a variety of colors like purple, green, red and teal, or try rim-less frames.

Most importantly, when picking out frames, have fun and be creative! Remember to let your individual character emerge through your...
January 31, 2004 - 5:43pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Dirt bike dare devils gathered at the Colony Square Mall Saturday to view some extreme sport bikes that are being displayed in the "Off Road Bike Show."

It was the perfect opportunity for dirt bike enthusiasts to check out bikes of different styles and even learn more about some old antique bikes.

Dale Whyde. co-ordinator of the Off Road Bike Show says there are a lot of local riders who have a real passion for competing and have recieved national recognition for their...
January 31, 2004 - 5:35pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A bitter cold morning didn't keep early bird Zanesville residents away who had their hearts set on helping the United Way Operation Feed Campaign.

The event began at 7am at Applebee's with plenty of pancakes, and sausage for anyone with an apetite for breakfast and for contributing to the community.

The event is held each month from February til April at Applebee's to raise money for the Muskingum County Hunger Network.

Local volunteers put a lot of time and...
January 31, 2004 - 10:23am
5 years 47 weeks ago
A robbery suspect is still on the loose today in Cambridge.

According to dispatchers with the Cambridge Police Department, the suspect entered the News And Booze Carryout in Cambridge last night and demanded money.

The individual is described as a white male, tall, skinny, wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants, wire-rimmed glasses, and a red bandana over his nose and mouth.

He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses said no weapon was...
January 31, 2004 - 10:18am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Investigations are continuing today into a Friday fire in Coshocton.

According to officials with the Coshocton City Fire Department, a call came into the station at 7:44 a.m. Friday in regards to a house fire located at 861 Chestnut Street. When crews arrived on the scene they found the 37-year-old female victim inside deceased. She was the only person in the home.

The State Fire Marshall is continuing to investigate. At this time arson and electrical causes have been...
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