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June 16, 2005 - 1:31pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
If you are planning on partying this weekend get ready for a sobriety checkpoint.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office will be setting up the checkpoint Friday night between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Lieutenant Barry Donley says officers will be conducting a roadside check of drivers for alcohol and drug impairment.

The exact location of the sobriety checkpoint is expected to be released sometime on Friday.
June 16, 2005 - 11:25am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Looking for a new place to take your family this summer? Well, what better way to get away than to take a one-tank trip to some hot spots in Ohio.

Local AAA officials say that the high gas prices are a good reason for taking a one-tank trip. Manager Bill Porter says they have a book dedicated to oddities around Ohio and surrounding areas that would be great weekend getaways.

“Cleveland area there’s Amish country, and through Pennsylvania. There’s the West Virginia...
June 15, 2005 - 10:47pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
We have an update on a story brought to you last week regarding a school rallying to survive.

After three weeks of urging the community to donate funds to the Ridgewood School District, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens were expecting the worse; that Fresno Elementary would have to close.

But Miracles do happen and one took place tonight in West Lafayette when school board officials announced that Fresno Elementary would keep its doors open for another school year...
June 15, 2005 - 5:44pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The state of Ohio continues to improve efforts to promote healthy habits.

This year a number of local schools were recognized for their achievements.

For the 3rd year in a row the Ohio department of health has awarded schools for making nutrition a priority and as a result more and more schools are being honored.

The Buckeye best award is given to schools that follow strict health guidelines.

This year twelve schools in Muskingum County were awarded...
June 15, 2005 - 3:18pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning fatal accident.

It happened on U.S. 22 at the intersection of Thompson Run Road just before 6:30.

Troopers says 19-year-old
Dewey Lester was Township Road 57 in Roseville was killed in the wreck.

Investigators say Lester was driving east on 22, went left of center and struck a westbound car head-on.

That car was driven by 22-year-old Joshua Luman of Roseville.

The...
June 15, 2005 - 2:25pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The 2005 United Way allocation process was recently approved by the board of directors, and the agencies were notified of their monies for this year.

Elaine Curry, County Coordinator for the United Way describes the allocation process.

“The allocation process is the heart and soul of the united way. It is staffed this year by 33 volunteers that come in and review the agencies, there’s four panels and they reviewed 17 agencies,” says Curry.

For the most part the...
June 15, 2005 - 2:13pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Lorena Sternwheeler is yet again going through some changes…this time regarding personnel.

That’s according to Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill who says the long time captain of the Lorena is currently on sick leave, so they had to find a temporary replacement.

Hill says, “Our current captain has been off on sick leave since April so we are subcontracting out to run charters with two individuals who have a license to run the boat.”

Hill says they are...
June 15, 2005 - 12:09pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
If you are trying to watch Whiz T-V and you cannot get our signal, the problem is not likely in your set.

Whiz T-V is currently experiencing transmitter problems.

We are actually operating two transmitters – one analog and the other digital. The analog transmitter is being fixed.

If you normally watch Whiz T-V on cable you should be ok. But if you watch us over the air you are not able to receive our signal.

Our engineers are working on the problem...
June 15, 2005 - 10:56am
7 years 2 weeks ago
We have the latest developments in a high-speed chase that sent one local officer to the hospital last night. We spoke with the Zanesville Police Chief this morning to find out all the latest details.

Chief Lambes says that 27-year-old Timothy Ignasiak Junior, of Cambridge, was the driver of the car that led officers on a high-speed chase yesterday around 6 p.m.

Lambes says Ignasiak was attempting to return an air conditioner that he had stolen from Wal-Mart, when store...
June 14, 2005 - 8:57pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A local police officer, briefly hospitalized after an accident involving a high speed chase is back to work.

A little before six Tuesday evening, the pursuit of a suspect began on foot at Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue after a Cambridge man allegedly shoplifted from the store.

The chase began as the suspect fled from officers. Before he could be apprehended he hopped into a light colored vehicle and sped up Maple Avenue, avoiding stop spikes and other methods used by officers....
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