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July 28, 2005 - 11:46am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Even though we are welcoming rain in Southeast Ohio right now, the future plans for flooding control are already on the top of some area official’s agendas.

County Engineers, Commissioners and other local officials met today at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville to begin assessing this past winter’s flooding and to find out what they can do to control any future disasters in our region.

Representatives shared the strengths and weaknesses of their response systems....
July 27, 2005 - 7:10pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
After seven years of transportation restrictions one local girl and her family are free to come and go as they please, thanks to members of the Zanesville Kiwanis Club.

After approximately 248 hours of hard work members of the Zanesville Kiwanis club and other area residents celebrated the completion of a wooden ramp.

Before the ramp was built the Williams family used a very steep ramp that was partially made out of cement to wheel their handicapped daughter out of her...
July 27, 2005 - 6:50pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is proud to commemorate those who fought for our country sixty years ago and by doing so changed the world forever.

Community members are working hard to put together a celebration in their honor.

The 60th anniversary of World War II, The Heartland Remembers will happen in Zanesville August first through August 7th.

City officials as well as community members feel it is important to honor veterans while they are still among us.
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July 27, 2005 - 3:07pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that levels of chemicals from secondhand smoke have dropped dramatically among teens and adults.

The CDC tested blood of more than 2,000 men, women and children. They found the levels dropped 75 % in adults and nearly 70% percent in children and teens.

This is proof that secondhand smoke laws are making an impact.

Local American Cancer Society representative Bonnie Burns says...
July 27, 2005 - 2:51pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome. But there are some things you can do to be prepared in case of an outage.

One thing you need to remember is to monitor your perishable foods. Red Cross representative Julie Davis says under no circumstances should you open your refrigerator or freezer.

“Everyone always wants to run and look in the refrigerator and freezer to check on things but leave those doors shut especially your freezer don’t get into them...
July 27, 2005 - 11:07am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It was all smiles today at the local health department as area kids got their teeth checked out for free as part of the “Caring For Kids Day.”

Organizers say more than 200 kids came down to get their chompers checked from 8 until 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. And there was plenty of help from volunteers… blowing up balloons and giving away prizes to those who braved the dentist chair. The dentists themselves even cleared their schedules to come and help care for the kids.

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July 27, 2005 - 9:02am
7 years 7 weeks ago
We have new information today regarding the recent homicide in Coshocton County, as one of the three suspects wanted in connection with the shooting turned himself in Tuesday night around 10 p.m.

According to Captain Mosier with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, Josh Norfleet will be arraigned on the murder charge today.

Officials also say they found the car involved in the robbery and spoke to the driver of the vehicle.

This investigation stems from an...
July 26, 2005 - 11:46pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Power outages, still plaguing parts of Southeastern Ohio Tuesday night.

American Electric Power officials say as of six o'clock this evening, 27-hundred customers were without power, some had power restored by 7 p.m., others will be in the dark until Wednesday at noon.

There's an update in customers still without power as of 11:30 p.m., Muskingum County/Zanesville area reporting outages stands at 832 customers, Guernsey County/Cambridge area reporting outages, stands at...
July 26, 2005 - 1:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Its a special memorial dedicated to our veterans, including a special tribute honoring those who served from right here in Muskingum County.

One of those accolades will be on display at the John McIntire Library. Here, more than thirty photographs and newspapers will be showcased for a trip back in time.

According to the manager of customer service for the library, Blair Tom, the library is extremely excited to host the display. Tom Brokaws statement of the greatest...
July 26, 2005 - 1:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
With the heat index at more than one hundred degrees today, Zanesville residents were doing anything to stay cool.

One of the most popular choices among kids was the Muskingum Family Ys pool, where more than fifty kids came out today to beat the heat.

One of those kids was middle-school student Madeline Mason. She says that swimming helped her stay cool during the recent heat wave. Well, when I get in the pool, its really cold, so I have to warm up in it first. So its...
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