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March 18, 2004 - 7:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s a beautiful flower for an important cause and every year in March the American Cancer Society hopes to get closer to a cure by selling daffodils for research and programs for cancer survivors and patients.

Volunteers from the cancer society will be selling daffodils at both Pick N Save and
Wal-mart locations tomorrow in Zanesville.
March 18, 2004 - 7:05pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
With the spring season almost here, also looms the threat of tornados, so starting this Wednesday morning at 9:50 am, and every 2nd and 4th Wednesday through November, the Muskingum County Emergency Agency will be testing their sirens, as practice for the unexpected.

Some ways you and your family can prepare for a tornado are developing a disaster plan, which includes a meeting place and a contact person, and having a family disaster kit which includes a 3 day supply of food, first...
March 18, 2004 - 6:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A very big Happy Birthday wish goes out to a local woman who celebrated her 107th birthday this week. Today, her family threw her a party.

Lillie Cottrell was born on March 16th, 1897. Lillie has nine children. Her daughter Violet says her mom has been a hard worker her whole life. Lillie is a mom, a grandmother, a great-grandmother and a great-great grandmother. Her daughter says her long life span may be genetics; her uncle lived to be 110.

Lillie resides at the Cedar...
March 18, 2004 - 6:49pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
In just 3 weeks, the concealed carry law in Ohio goes into effect, and today city and county officials had a meeting with the Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss ways the public will know if a gun is allows in a building or not.

Signs will be posted on the doors of the establishments where guns will not be permitted, but Sheriff Bob Stephenson says its important for the state to come up with a universal picture and language so everyone knows what the sign means.

March 18, 2004 - 9:04am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities in Franklin County are considering whether Ohio's death penalty would apply in the case of the man suspected of being the highway shooter.

Charles McCoy Junior was arrested in Las Vegas early yesterday morning and he's due in court there tomorrow.

Prosecutor Ron O'Brien told NBC's "The Today Show" that the task force investigating the shootings is looking into whether the death penalty should be pursued.

Authorities have yet to offer a motive for...
March 17, 2004 - 11:35pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Traffic has been rerouted off Seventh Street in downtown Zanesville Wednesday evening. In fact the road will be closed for another few hours.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, a 17-year-old female was driving south on Seventh when she lost control of her vehicle, went off the left side of the roadway and struck a light pole.

Shaw says the pole was almost completely to the ground. American Electric Power crews were called to the scene...
March 17, 2004 - 9:44pm
6 years 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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...
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