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September 1, 2005 - 4:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville city school board is looking at ways to overcome a miscalculation in this year’s budget.
The board recently learned of a $350,000 accounting error.
“When I started working on the projections for this year, I discovered there were some calculation errors involving particularly payroll calculations for potential severance payments,” City schools treasurer Cindy Nye explained.
Nye said the error was not intentional, and was the result of an underestimation in...
September 1, 2005 - 4:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
As tragic stories continue to pour in about communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina, we’ve been following the story of the Devoll family from Louisiana.

The Devoll’s evacuated from the Gulf Coast traveling 15 hours to Zanesville on Saturday. Sunday night they welcomed their first child into the world. Now they are faced with the question, when can they return home?
“The mayor basically said it’s going to be 12 weeks before any power gets turned back on, so at...
August 31, 2005 - 6:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Yet again, gas prices around the state have taken a major leap overnight…in some areas rising 50 cents or more.

Experts say Hurricane Katrina is behind these record high gas prices.

Watch video to learn more.
August 31, 2005 - 5:43pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
An area band plans to travel overseas to boost moral to those who need it most.

Members of the Coshocton rock group, Allister Wild, are already packing their bags in anticipation of their trip the Middle East.

Here they will play as part of the armed forces entertainment that will sponsor the band while they are there. According to lead singer, Ron Williams, the idea to make the trip came from a personal experience. “I was in the military before and I just don’t think I...
August 31, 2005 - 4:44pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Senior citizens took advantage of a meeting with a representative from Ohio Sentator George Voinavich’s office today with the new Medicare program beign the topic of discussion.

This is a big issue for seniors and as activity director Rosemary Sherfy puts it…education is key.

“It’s very important if you’re a senior citizen over the age of 65 that you get this information. Education is your key and its always your key when you’re trying to put together your healthcare...
August 31, 2005 - 4:37pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile and you know you need to go, next weekend is the perfect opportunity for area residents.

Dr. Charles Hawkins and his staff are offering free dental screenings for adults and kids..all you have to do is show up.

“It’s first come first serve. We open the doors at 8am typically patients get here at 6 or 5 in the morning. We’re going to be passing out numbers so once the numbers are gone, we’ll be finished,” says Dr. Hawkins....
August 31, 2005 - 4:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It seems as though we dodged the bullet of Katrina here in our region, with only about 3 to 4 inches of rain recorded.

Local Red Cross officials say we definitely lucked out.

“When Katrina split it was like an answer to a lot of prayers getting 3.5 inches of rain like some folks did around here, we did dodge the bullet,” says Executive Director Dan Hartman.

But while we might be ok, there is sheer devastation down south. Hartman says the Red Cross is working...
August 30, 2005 - 4:10pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was an historic day in Muskingum Count as Commissioners from across the state gathered in the county for an annual convention, hosted here for the first time.

Held at the Zanesville Holiday Inn, Commissioners are here to discuss a wide variety of topics presented by the Ohio State Extension office.

“An opportunity for extension and county commissioners to get together and to coordinate activities of extension,” says Long. “What county commissioners do in economic...
August 30, 2005 - 3:26pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
First year students at Muskingum College attended an opening convocation today as they prepare for this next step in their lives.

A distinguished alumna spoke to students passing along a very inspirational message about the journey they are about to embark on.

Muskingum College president Anne Steele is excited to welcome the class of 2009.

“They bring extraordinary talent as a class and we hope that they follow in the footsteps of their distinguished...
August 30, 2005 - 3:05pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It looks like Hurricane Katrina’s bite will not reach up into Southeastern Ohio.

Our region has had steady rain through the night and into this morning but there are no reports of flooding in our area.

A spokesman from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s office says there are some reports of trees down, but that apparently is the only damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Katrina.

In other parts of the state there were some problems. Two trailor parks in...
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