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April 28, 2005 - 6:33pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
If you've entertained the idea of having surgery, you might think twice about it after you hear what one local resident went through.

Two years after having gastric bypass surgery, one local resident is still suffering with repercussions.

On March 29th of 2003 Kelly Morrison made the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery, at the time she weighed 425 pounds.

She went into surgery thinking she would come out a healthier person, but instead the unthinkable...
April 28, 2005 - 5:32pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Zanesville resident Cheryl Dumolt suffered a metabolic disorder, which caused chronic weight gain along with high blood pressure and diabetes.

After discussing the surgery with her doctor, Dumolt felt it would be in her best interest to go through with the operation.

"He told me if I continued the way I was going that I probably would not grow up to see my grandchildren live, they would grow up without their grandmother". Says Dumolt.

Fortunately the decision...
April 28, 2005 - 1:34pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
One downtown landmark will soon be getting a facelift.

The bell tower topping the downtown Zanesville courthouse, will soon be going under the chisel, as the tower will be scraped, then repainted; making it look brand new.

According to Commissioner, Dorothy M. Montgomery, “ We have to remember that the bell tower is over one hundred years old and it takes some work to keep it maintained. If anyone passes the tower they will see that the tower needs to be scraped, and...
April 28, 2005 - 1:03pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
After it was taken off the market in 1995, one sexual contraceptive is now available for purchase.

The contraceptive received FDA approval this month and can be ordered on the Internet.

The sponge was taken off the market because the industrial plant itself needed to be upgrade and the company who owned it at the time did not want to spend the money.

Now the sponge is produced by a new company who is willing to market the product.

The sponge has...
April 28, 2005 - 11:24am
7 years 3 weeks ago
The Daybreak Rotary Club of Zanesville is at it again… for the 7th year in a row, they are sponsoring the Muskingum County Free Tree Project to local elementary schools.

Over 9,500 blue spruces are being delivered this week to all Muskingum County Elementary schools. All the kids in Grades K-6 will get a tree to bring home and plant in their yard.

Former Rotary President Rusty Montgomery says it shows kids how to raise a seedling into a full-grown tree, as well as...
April 27, 2005 - 6:41pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Officials in Muskingum County received a special award today as a part of maintaining public trust in the government.

Auditor of the state, Betty Montgomery paid a special visit to county auditor Anita Adams.

Adams again, received the Ohio auditor’s award for excellence in financial reporting.

"It's an award that we do not give very many auditors, we don’t give it out very often when we give it out its because you have been among the very best in the state.”...
April 27, 2005 - 5:40pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox is coming under fire for his decision to reduce charges in a drug case.

Zanesville Police say they arrested Brian Hennessey on March 9th, just after midnight for speeding.

Police Chief Eric Lambes says 56 grams of cocaine and some marijuana were recovered from Hennessey’s car.

Lambes says 3rd degree felony charges were filed by police with the prosecutor’s office in the case.

If a suspect is convicted, prison...
April 27, 2005 - 5:22pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
A Zanesville man was arraigned today on four charges including aggravated murder.

Prosecutor Michael Haddox says 30-year-old Kelly Carpenter plead not guilty to aggravated murder with a gun, attempted murder with a gun, felonious assault with a gun and two counts of having a weapons while under disability.

Police say on October 27th of 2001 a Columbus man was shot to death in the Canteen Bar in Zanesville.

Police accused Carpenter of that crime.

April 27, 2005 - 12:15pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
“Small steps, big rewards” is the motto at Maysville Elementary School today, as students from preschool up to 5th grade walk for diabetes.

The fundraising event provides health information for adults as well as the kids. Over 1,100 students took turns walking around the parking lot at Maysville today from 9 a.m. until 2:30 for the 2nd annual Walk For Diabetes.

Each student walked for 35 minutes after raising donations for diabetes research. Phys Ed teacher Brad Smith...
April 27, 2005 - 12:09pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Mayor Jack Fenton announced a replacement board member today for the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority, after long-time member Charlie Deveny passed away in February.

At a press conference this morning, the mayor announced Bill Moore as the newest board member. Moore is the president and owner of Roseville Motor Express, Inc. with offices in Roseville, Columbus, Akron, Cleveland and Toledo.

Moore, originally from Crooksville, says his experience in industry will...
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