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April 26, 2005 - 11:38am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Even though it may not look like it this week, spring is here and that means kids are spending more time on the playground.

This week is National Playground Safety Week. It serves as a reminder for parents to look down on the playground.

Every year, more than 200,000 kids are sent from the playground to the Emergency Room and about 70% of the time, it’s because of falling off equipment onto a hard surface.

Sandy Post is the Director of the Zanesville Day...
April 25, 2005 - 6:57pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Muskingum County Commissioners are implementing a new way to save money as they look towards 2006.

Along with receiving their paychecks on Friday all county employees also received a letter notifying them that health insurance claims for employees and their families will be limited.

As of June first all spouses of county employees must accept health insurance through their own employers if eligible.

County commissioner Don Madden says this will save a...
April 25, 2005 - 6:39pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Another local business supports the red cross by encouraging residents to come together for a good cause.

If you have not given blood since March first, National City Bank urges you to stop by the Maysville location tomorrow.

"At National city we like to get involved in our community and we understand that the american red cross is short on blood supply now, it's definatly needed in our community and we just want to show our support for that" says National City Bank Branch...
April 25, 2005 - 4:18pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A federal cut proposed by President Bush is not sitting well with one area organization.

The Muskingham County Behavioral Health Organization uses the money provided by the Federal Government each year to teach children, grades K-12 about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

The money provided by the government averages about $100,000 dollars per year.

But that’s about to change. President Bush in his proposed budget for the next fiscal year plans to do away...
April 25, 2005 - 4:04pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Purple and red in all shades and styles were on display this afternoon at the Colony Square Mall.

Today is national Red Hat Society Day. The club originated out of California and its members strive to always have fun.”

According to Rosemary Sherfy, the activities director for the Muskingham chapter, “The only thing you have to do is wear a purple dress and a red hat. Now if you are under fifty, you can still join our organization, but you have to wear a lilac dress and a...
April 25, 2005 - 3:54pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Prescription medications are the new drug of choice among teenagers.

Kids tend to believe that medications like Oxyconton, Ritalin, Valium and Tylox are relatively safe, since that are legal, doctor prescribed, and FDA-approved.

In reality, abusing prescription medications, even once, can be just as dangerous as abusing any illegal drug.

Vikki Spencer, the director of Prevention Services at the Muskingham Behavior Health Center said, “We can’t predict how our...
April 25, 2005 - 12:37pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
If adopting a pet is on your to-do list, this week would be a good time, as the Muskingum County Animal Shelter won’t have much to pick from after this weekend.

Larry Hostetler is the Executive Director of the Animal Shelter in Zanesville. He says he will be attending an event at the Detroit Zoo this weekend called “Meet Your Friend at the Zoo.” He says this gives him the chance to clear out the local shelter in order to house more animals from around our area.

April 25, 2005 - 12:27pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The US Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department are joining forces this week in an effort to urge parents to vaccinate their young children.

This week is National Infant Immunization Week. It recognizes that vaccines are among the 20th century’s most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease and death.

Doctor Vicki Whitacre is the Medical...
April 24, 2005 - 5:25pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Music was in the air this afternoon at Coshocton High School.

More than one hundred singers from Coshocton Community Choir came out to the McKinley Auditorium to perform there Spring program.

Among the songs performed today were those of Garry Cornell, who also directed the choir. He said, “It’s always a pleasure. History is filled with accounts of composers who go their entire life and never heard their music performed. And not only to hear it performed but to direct it...
April 23, 2005 - 10:37pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A fiery situation in Brownsville, where multiple fire crews were called to the address of 5000 Brownsville Road a little after 8 o'clock Saturday evening.

According to fire officials on the scene, the blaze began in the center of the home, possibly near a wood-burning stove.

When engines arrived they immediately saw smoke coming from the residence.

Assistant Madison Township Volunteer Fire Chief Darrin Decker, says no occupants were inside when the blaze began,...
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