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August 2, 2004 - 3:55pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft has designated August as child support awareness month and as a result our local agency is trying to get the word out.

The Child Support Division of the Muskingum County Department of Job and Family Services is one of the many agencies around the state hosting activities centered around this year’s theme.

Paisley says there are a lot of myths about child support, but the biggest is that the children are not financially supported.

August 2, 2004 - 3:37pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you like to listen to CD’s, you should check out the Muskingum County Library System.

As a result of a national anti-trust lawsuit filed by 43 states including Ohio, the Muskingum County library received over 900 CD’s.

What the libraries are discovering is the collection they received includes a wide variety of artists, some of which customers may not be interested in.

Blair Tom, Public Relations Manager with the Muskingum County Library System says, “There...
August 2, 2004 - 11:54am
6 years 24 weeks ago
She’s the little girl with a big heart. And for almost a year now, four-year old Hannah Moody has been fighting cancer and now her family has some big news.

Yes it’s true, Hannah Moody is on the road to recovery, the little girl that captured the hearts of many including troops overseas, is now cancer-free.

Labor Day Weekend of last year Hannah was diagnosed with a rare stain of Cancer called Diffuse Anaplasia, a form of Wilms Cancer. This type of cancer attacks the...
August 1, 2004 - 4:10pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
After both political campaigns swept through our area yesterday, we wanted to find out how local residents feel about the historic event.

People are beginning notice just how important the Ohio votes are.

Zanesville resident Mary Walker says, “I think it’s wonderful that they came to visit Ohio. It makes people want to come and vote.”

Hebron resident Paul Miller says, “It’s like they’re putting a lot of effort into Ohio.”

Robert Walker of Zanesville...
August 1, 2004 - 3:43pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
There was a lot of horse-in’ around at the Muskingum County fairgrounds today at the first-ever American Cancer Society Horse Show.

Event Chair Bill Mathers says, “we’re looking for new opportunities to raise money for the cancer society this yea and this is one of the things we came up with.”

They hope to make this an annual event.
July 31, 2004 - 10:41pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Despite scattered showers, thousands of people came downtown to the Muskingum County Courthouse to hear Sen. John Kerry speak about important issues for Ohio voters.

Traditionally, southeastern Ohio votes Republican, so Kerry was there tonight to try to get support from the very important undecided voters.

Sen. Kerry had several high profile supporters by his side tonight. Ben Affleck and former Sen. John Glenn both gave their whole hearted support in their introduction...
July 31, 2004 - 11:21am
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you missed out on an opportunity to get tickets to the downtown Zanesville Kerry Campaign event, then don't worry.

Word from workers at Barker's IGA in Roseville is that a few hundred more tickets have been given to the store for distribution and people who are interested can pick them up beginning at noon today.

First come, first serve of course and those tickets are for the Kerry rally in downtown Zanesville tonight at 6:45 pm. The senator will be arriving to speak to...
July 31, 2004 - 8:51am
6 years 24 weeks ago
It's crunch time in Southeastern Ohio for last minute preparations and security efforts in Zanesville.

Local authorities in command are asking for total cooperation from those participating, and that rules be followed during this huge downtown event.

Several streets have been shut down as of last night and early today in preparation for Senator Kerry's arrival.

Closed are: Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets, also 4th and 5th Streets, south of Market are...
July 31, 2004 - 8:23am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The campaign trails of President Bush and Senator John Kerry will almost cross paths today as both travel through Ohio.

These visits, only seven hours apart and just 25 miles away from each other are intriguing to the public because they are so close in location, however some political scientists say the dueling visits are no coincidence.

They say the candidate's similar strategies show Ohio's importance to this year's election.
President Bush won the buckeye state in...
July 30, 2004 - 2:47pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Lion sightings across the region have Muskingum County Sheriff Deputies hot on it’s tail.

Deputy Wes Elson says the lion sightings or cat-like animal is no joking matter, as many as eight reports have be filed against the cat including the pony that was injured Thursday by some carnivorous animal. Authorities do believe however, that humans raised the feline.

All of the reports have been during the day and authorities say the animal is moving in a southwestern direction...
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