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May 13, 2005 - 4:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Is there a fungus among us? With the summer months approaching, the answer could be “yes.”

Mold is a common substance around homes, and because it only needs a few things to survive, it can be a real nuisance to control. According to Brad Bumpus of Lepi Enterprises, “Mold needs three things to grow. It needs the right food source, the right temperature and the right water source. So certainly when there is more water, there is more mold prevalent.”

Summer is one of the...
May 13, 2005 - 4:10pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Before you head out the door tomorrow, make sure you leave your letter carrier a bag of groceries. That’s right, groceries.

Saturday marks National Letter Carrier Day. After dropping off your mail, your mail carrier will pick up a bag of non-perishable food items, which will help feed a hungry family. It’s part of the Operation Feed Food Drive. This year, it is especially important to donate, as food pantry donations are dwindling. According to Operation Food Drive Committee...
May 13, 2005 - 3:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Do you know what the #3 killer among Americans and the leading cause of disability is? If you guessed stroke, you would be right.

This month is National Stroke Awareness Month and health professionals want all Americans to know the warning signs and risk factors associated with this illness.

Each year, more than 700,000 Americans have a new or repeat stroke. If you think you are having a stroke, the sooner you receive treatment the better. According to Dr. Vicki Ann...
May 13, 2005 - 10:56am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local resident is now paralyzed after a freak accident on the job, and friends and family members are looking to raise money for his medical bills with an upcoming Texas Hold Em’ Tournament.

32-year-old Brian Bobb, of South Zanesville, has spent the last 5 weeks at the OSU Dodd Rehab Center in Columbus. Bobb, who worked for his brother’s company “Jared’s Construction” fell through the first floor of a house they were building, landing on his back in the basement.

His...
May 13, 2005 - 8:58am
7 years 6 weeks ago
We have some good news if you travel on State Route 146 west.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will reopen the road this evening.

State Route 146 has been closed two miles east of the Dillon Dam entrance since late February for a major slip repair project that happened as a result of flooding.

O-Dot spokesperson Cindy Brown says the road will reopen tonight sometime between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

O-Dot says next week work crews will still be...
May 12, 2005 - 6:50pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you were one of the many local residents tied up in traffic on Maple Avenue today, you may still be wondering, why the delay?

Shortly after 11am the local water department was notified of a crack in the cement between Fairmont and Maple Ave.

As a result, water was gushing out of the road.

Maple Avenue was quickly cut down to one lane on both the north and south bound sides of the roadway.

After opening the road where the leaking water was coming...
May 12, 2005 - 6:45pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville resident Rian Robb was on the run for over a month but it was Wednesday morning that authorities were alerted to his whereabouts through an anonymous phone call.

After deputies arrested Rob, at his fathers home he was then detained in the county jail.

The Sheriff says Horry county officials are in the process of filing paperwork to extradite him back to South Carolina.

Right now there’s no exact time frame of when Robb will leave Muskingum County to...
May 12, 2005 - 6:40pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Living in Southeastern Ohio we are always at risk for disasters such as floods.

Already this year we’ve reported many fires that destroyed homes and devastated families.

This is why today was an important day for one local organization to raise money for future disasters in the area.

The 16th annual disaster relief golf outing for the local chapter of the Red Cross was held today.

The event sponsored by Wal-Mart provided food, door prizes, and of...
May 12, 2005 - 6:29pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Students at one local elementary school practiced the gift of giving today as they aimed to make a difference in the lives of others.

Since the beginning of the school year second graders at St. Nicholas elementary worked hard to raise money for coloring books, crayons, and other toys to donate to children in the pediatric unit at Genesis Bethesda hospital.

Students raised a total of $275 by holding a Popsicle and pencil sale at their school.

While visiting the...
May 12, 2005 - 10:30am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, a soulful jazz concert may spark your interest, as the Ohio University Jazz and Percussion Ensemble will be coming to OUZ on Saturday.

This jazz fest is the first of its kind, but organizers hope it will become an annual event. Assistant Music Professor Bill Christy says the jazz fest is being tied into the university’s “Kennedy Lecture Series,” which includes a special guest who is hip to the jazz scene.

“Our special guest...
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