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March 17, 2004 - 9:44pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
A local Muskingum County Head Start Teacher was fired and tonight community members came to rally in her support.

The Head Start Policy Committee held a meeting this evening where parents of children in Jan Moore’s class spoke out in protest of her recent termination.

Ms. Moore was fired because of an incident where a child was left unattended, something the committee simply does not tolerate.

Dozens of parents of kids in Ms. Moore’s class wrote letters and...
March 17, 2004 - 5:45pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
With the one-year anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, rising gas prices are always a concern.

According to AAA fuel gauge report, the nationwide average of self-serve unleaded gasoline today is $1.720. This is half a cent higher than last year at this time, when the average price was $1.715.

AAA says cutbacks in OPEC oil production; persistent tight domestic inventories of crude oil, and the rising gasoline blends are pushing prices up.
March 17, 2004 - 5:39pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Some local caring residents decided it’s better to give than receive on this St. Patrick’s Day, and gave blood at the YMCA Blood Drive; an event the YMCA takes part in, in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Executive Director of the YMCA says they picked a lucky day to have the drive, they had a great turnout. The next YMCA Blood Drive will be held on July 23, of this year.
March 17, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
If you live in South Zanesville, the Public Safety Department says don’t be alarmed if you soon find your tap water discolored.

Starting tomorrow morning, around 8:00am, the city will construct a new water pump for the south end of Zanesville that will re-direct the water flow that will help with pressure, and better re-circulation but the new pump will cause some discoloration for a short time.

Public Safety says the path of the flow of water could break loose deposits in...
March 17, 2004 - 12:47pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
If you’re getting sick of those potholes and bumps in the road, well not to worry, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be working on all of these problems.

It’s a; part of the annual Preventative Maintenance program that takes place all over Southeastern Ohio. Cindy Brown, District 5 Spokeswoman for ODOT says that currently the department is working on a total of 67 projects, including resurfacing Route 22.

Also on the program will be plenty of projects in...
March 17, 2004 - 8:49am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Central Ohio motorists can rest easy today as word spreads about the capture and arrest of the highway shooting suspect.

28-year-old Charles McCoy Junior, was arrested early this morning in Las Vegas, Nevada by F-B-I special agents.

Authorities located him at The Budget Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, and made an arrest without incident. F-B-I Special Agent Todd Palmer says McCoy is cooperating and is being processed in the Las Vegas F-B-I Office. He will be transferred to the...
March 16, 2004 - 6:33pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Cambridge couple accused of sexually abusing a disabled child are back in Cambridge to face some serious charges. The two suspects were on the run for months and were finally caught in Canada.

The couple accused of raping a four year old severely handicapped girl were arraigned today in Cambridge Municipal Court. Both John Stoneman and Patricia Kelley are back in U.S. custody after fleeing to Canada. They are currently sitting behind bars in the Guernsey County Jail.
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March 16, 2004 - 4:28pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Governor Taft has reappointed Alan Schriber as Ohio’s top public utilities regulator.

Schriber was named to a second five-year term as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

The 58-year-old Schriber was first appointed by Taft in 1999 and previously was a P-U-C-O Commissioner under former Governor Dick Celeste.

Schriber is a member of the United States-Canada Power Outage Task Force created after last August’s massive blackout affecting more...
March 16, 2004 - 2:52pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Did you know that right now mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve been all year?

According to the mortgage bankers association, last year almost fifty percent of the people who could have refinanced their home did, making 2003 a record breaking your for refinancing.

This year the highest rate for a 30 year fixed rate loan was about 5.5% or at times even lower.

Bruce Kolopajlo of Century National Bank says, “generally if somebody can refinance and recapture their...
March 16, 2004 - 1:13pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Just when you thought Spring was here, we get a blast from Old Man Winter. SO today we decided to find out what people think about this Springtime Snowfall.

At around 5 this morning the snow was coming down hard and the roads were unseasonably sloppy. At that time, snowplows were nowhere to be seen. But later in the afternoon the plows were out cleaning streets and parking lots.

In three days Spring will officially be here and many residents of Zanesville are taking it...
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