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April 2, 2004 - 2:59pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Here’s a scary statistic. According to the Center for Health and Health Care in schools, it reports the percent of school age children ages 6 to 11 that are over-weight, more than doubled between the late 1970’s and 2000.

To combat the problem in our area, local educators herd speakers today from the Ohio Department of Health to discuss way s to conquer the obesity problem and to promote healthy kids in our schools.

One idea for kids’ healthier eating habits is a new...
April 2, 2004 - 2:28pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Calling all local art fans, this weekend the Zanesville Art Center will be showcasing the art of one local Zanesville woman, Mary Ann Bucci.

Bucci has been painting all her life but decided to make her art public in 1992 after her son left for college and friends and family encouraged her to make her craft full-time.

The former medical technician says she puts her heart into everything she paints. In particular she enjoys painting schools, her family and even other people...
April 2, 2004 - 2:23pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
If you’re in the mood for race cars and helping feed the hungry then stop by the Colony Square Mall for the annual Stock Car Show. This year’s show will be benefiting the United Way’s Operation Feed Campaign.

There will be 40 cars on display throughout the mall and people can vote for their favorite by either donating a canned food or a dollar. Half owner of the Rough Rider on display, Sonny Barcus, says that it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

The show will happen...
April 2, 2004 - 9:22am
6 years 16 weeks ago
It is the fourth fatal crash and the fifth life lost on a Perry County highway this year.

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that a fatal accident occurred early Thursday morning a little after 3 o'clock.

The victim, thirty-year-old Stacie Clarkston of Newark was driving westbound on State Route 204 near Thornville, when she lost control, went off the roadway, struck a fixed object, flipped the vehicle over, and then continued on into a utility pole....
April 2, 2004 - 6:28am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Ohio University officials say they don't plan on making a sexually oriented offender move out of coed dorms on campus.

Officials claim they are unhappy they didn't know about the situation, however they say freshman student, Raphael Edwards of Akron has caused no problems and there's no reason to cancel his dorm room privileges.

The nineteen-year-old pleaded guilty in July to sexual conduct with a minor, a thirteen-year-old girl. He claims he didn't know she was that young...
April 2, 2004 - 6:14am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Some area school kids got quite a scare when shots from a b-b gun were fired at a school bus dropping children off at a trailer park Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

The incident happened near Chillicothe.

The driver of the Unioto School District Bus ordered the children on the bus to the floor when she heard the first shot.

Driver Jodi Scott says she was driving through the park when kids began screaming that windows had been shot out.

April 2, 2004 - 5:56am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Area authorities are trying to figure out whether a fifteen-year-old boy and at least two other students were planning a Columbine-type attack at their high school.

Entries in three journals were found at Licking Heights High School.

The boy responsible is under house arrest as authoritites investigate whether those entries were a threat against the school.

The attorney for the boys says the situation has been blown out of proportion and no attack was in the...
April 1, 2004 - 8:03pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department arrests a man wanted in connection to an incident last Friday.

According to Detective Ric Roush, 36-year-old Kenneth Johnson of Zanesville was arrested Thursday afternoon on one count robbery and three counts grand theft.

These charges stem from Johnson’s alleged involvement in the Friday evening incident in which a 74-year-old Zanesville woman was robbed while getting out of her car in the 700 block of Indiana Street. The woman’s purse...
April 1, 2004 - 5:35pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
A Cambridge woman has been charged with Monday Night’s armed robbery at the Red Roof Inn on East Pike.

The Muskingum County Sheriff Department has charged 24-year-old Joyai Monique Powell also known as Joyai R. Hunter with a gun specification and felony theft.

At the time of the incident Powell was wearing a wig and took about $500 from the motel.

According to Muskingum County Detective KC Jones, Powell was not traveling alone- a second unidentified male was...
April 1, 2004 - 3:13pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
There’s no kidding around today for the people collecting donations for the Genesis Hospital System’s Operation Feed food drive.

The weather may be to blames for today’s bad turnout, but the group hopes that the community will help out all the other donation centers at the Bethesda Campus, local banks, churches and numerous other places.

All donations will be accepted until the end of April and will go towards the Muskingum County United Way.
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