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June 1, 2004 - 6:46pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, only breast cancer is more common. But cervical cancer has become more common in our area.

Recent statistics show that Appalachian Ohio has the second highest rate of cervical cancer in the U.S.

Researchers at Ohio State are looking into the reasons why this is so high in our area.

To learn more about cervical cancer including the symptoms and preventative methods tune in this Sunday night...
June 1, 2004 - 5:14pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Due to a recent survey of 7-12th grade students in Muskingum County, 35% said they often binge eat and then vomit to get rid of the food they ate.

Since this is becoming such a serious problem in this area, Muskingum Behavioral Health announced they are now offering an eating disorder program for those who need support.

What this program is designed to do is help those who are on the verge of dependency and need to talk about their abnormal eating habits.

June 1, 2004 - 2:21pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation is starting a repaving project on Interstate-70 in Guernsey County.

O-Dot’s Chris Engle says all the work will be done at night.

The repaving will take place between State Route 723 and I-77 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Intermittent ramp closures will occur at the State Route 209/I70 and I-70/I-77 interchanges.

Shelly and Sands of Zanesville is going the 1.6 million dollar project.

The work...
June 1, 2004 - 2:08pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department is in serious need of volunteers, the situation has gotten so bad that safety has become an issue.

For two years now the Fire Department has had community meetings, posted flyers and gained media attention in an effort to attract more volunteers, but all those efforts have been unsuccessful.

Assistant Fire Chief Gene Hanning says being short staffed has made safety a huge issue. There are just not enough people to take...
June 1, 2004 - 2:01pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
It’s considered a safe haven for many local children and now the Salvation Army Summer Day camps needs your help.

The camp is actually a Summer Literacy Program, which combines learning with fun activities. Office Manager for the Salvation Army Debby Webster says the program has been going on for over fifteen years and it’s more important than ever for them to get the vital funding.

Webster says the situation has become critical because they just lost two major grants....
May 31, 2004 - 3:18pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
While Memorial Day ceremonies took place around the country, locally veterans were honored at Greenwood cemetery for their service.

A somber day as hundreds of veterans and their families gathered today to remember those who sacrificed their lives to serve our country.

David Shipley, a World War II veteran says, “To have a ceremony like this no matter where you have it, people get together and you forget your worries.”

But for World War II veterans like Shipley...
May 31, 2004 - 12:26pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Today at the Indian Mound Mall, the American Red Cross of Licking County was helping people send very special message to their friends and family overseas fighting the war.

It’s called Operation Home Link and it was an opportunity for local residents to record a three-minute video message.

Just a simple lab top and software program allowed soldiers a chance to see their loved ones and it was all free of charge.

Due to the limitations of the equipment, only five...
May 31, 2004 - 6:51am
6 years 16 weeks ago
With the number of Spanish-speaking residents in Central Ohio skyrocketing, many people how work with the public find they need to polish their communication skills.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London is offering one option for police: a three-day course in Spanish.

Dublin Officer Brian Nimmo says it’s a matter of being able to do his job properly. Ohio’s Latino population rose 55 percent from 1990 to 2000, with higher increases in Franklin and Delaware...
May 30, 2004 - 8:56pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
A reminder to motorists: take extra caution when driving this holiday weekend.

The state highway patrol reports 8 fatal crashes that have already occurred this weekend in our state and are encouraging folks to allow for extra time since there are more cars on the road.

Sgt Michael Forshey says the statistics show we are close to the same numbers from last year during this weekend. Last Memorial Day there were 11 total deaths in Ohio even more than on New Year’s.
May 30, 2004 - 3:26pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
It’s a tradition one local village has an entire festival dedicated to it.

For 34 years New Straitsville has been celebrating the age-old tradition of brewing Moonshine.

General Chairman for the Moonshine Festival Ken Burdess says, “back during prohibition New Straitsville was the Moonshine capital of the world. They started making it and then shipped it all over the world.”

The whiskey is illegal to brew, but New Straitsville has a federal permit for it and...
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