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March 2, 2004 - 10:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Parents usually think their child is one in a million. For Dustin and Tara Hedges, it’s even rarer than that.

The couple’s daughter, Kaylie Lynn, was born on leap day on Sunday, 20 years to the day after her father’s birth…or five years, depending on how you count them.

A math professor says if everything was truly random, the odds of both being born on February 29th are one in more than 2,000,000.

The baby was born at Licking Memorial in Newark. Both...
March 2, 2004 - 4:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Even though it is a presidential election year, voters also have some important local issues and candidates to vote on.

As closing time for the polls gets closed closer many people want to know how everyone else voted.

We talked to some local voters on what issues were important to them and who they are voting for.

John French, a republican voter says, “I’m very much in favor of the school levy and I think we need some new blood for the county engineer.”
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March 2, 2004 - 3:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Representatives from the Genesis Healthcare system were out and about today trying to raise awareness about the second leading cause of cancer in America—Colorectal Cancer.

The good news is through early detection procedures the cancer can actually be prevented, and there is a greater chance for successful treatment.

Free screening kits were passed out today at the Colony Square Mall in an effort to make more people aware of the importance of early detection.
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March 2, 2004 - 3:41pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There was a common theme today at the Beaux Art Club’s third annual fundraiser.

Hundreds of women gathered at the Zanesville Country Club, to take part in the hat-day event, raising money for the Zanesville Art Center.

Some of the activities included a silent auction, a raffle and a fashion show.

The event was pretty exclusive too, with attendance by invitation only.

Janet Stewart, Co-Chair of hat day, says, “there were about 600 invitations...
March 2, 2004 - 1:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Thomas Community Service Award. The award was named after the Foundation’s founder Ray Thomas.

Recipients will receive a $1000 grant that will be given to the winner’s charity of choice. According to Ann Day, Special Projects Coordinator, the award is for people who have volunteered in the community to improve the quality of life in Muskingum County.

“The potential winner will be someone who...
March 2, 2004 - 6:41am
6 years 7 weeks ago
It's a guilty plea for a Columbus mother who admitted she had acted irresponsibly the night her eight-month-old son drowned in the bathtub.

Authorities say 22-year-old Sharina Burkes admitted to drinking eleven beers and had been smoking with neighbors on August tenth when the incident occured. She also told police she recalled giving the baby a bath and getting out of the tub herself to get a towel, but nothing after that.

When her husband, Marcus Burkes, returned home...
March 2, 2004 - 5:59am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Election Day has arrived in Ohio and ten other states today.

The polls opened this morning at 6:30 and will close tonight at 7:30.

Voter turnout has been predicted at 34 percent, however, every Presidential Primary in recent memory was over before it ever got to Ohio. That's not the case this year with those running on the Democratic ticket.

Even though ten other states are holding primaries or caucuses today, Front-runners John Kerry and John Edwards have...
March 1, 2004 - 6:58pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If you’re like most drivers you’ve been keeping an eye out for the cheapest gas prices.

At the Shell Gas Station on Maple Avenue gas for regular unleaded was among the highest.

Tim Talley was filling up his tank to the tune of a $1.69, which was the average price for most of the gas stations on Maple Avenue.

Meanwhile at the Wal-Mart gas station on Maysville-Pike was the cheapest around as well as the busiest. It was $1.62.

Other gas stations with...
March 1, 2004 - 6:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The rain didn’t stop the Zanesville city school levy and Dr. Seuss birthday parade.

Inside the Seacrest auditorium people learned a thing or two about what voting yes means for Zanesville city schools.

Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton, County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery and Superintendent Michael Pockl were just some of today’s speakers.

Today also marks Dr. Seuss’ 100th birthday.
March 1, 2004 - 4:25pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A 14 year old Roseville boy is recovering tonight after being shot in the back.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Sunday night.

At his home near Roseville, a teenager was shot in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Around 8:00 last night emergency crews responded to a shots fired call at a house located at 7170 Payne Road.
Investigators say the shooting appears to be accidental.

The victim was medflighted to Children’...
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