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February 22, 2005 - 6:44pm
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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is keeping a close eye on a leak at the dam at Salt Fork Lake in Guernsey County.

It was discovered last week and at its peak was seeping around 75 gallons of water per minute.

Late last week state officials installed an inverted filtration system consisting of thousands of pounds of gravel to stabilize the area.

Dena Barnhouse is the project engineer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. She tells Whiz News...
February 22, 2005 - 6:15pm
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If you visit any Ohio State Parks like Dillon or Salt Fork, you may soon have to pay a fee to get in.

After a public hearing last week, regional park manager Mark West says it’s very likely this new law will take effect.

“If it passes, if everything goes as it’s supposed to, we’ll be looking at somewhere beginning of May 2005. Then we’ll start introducing the Parks Pride passes,” says West.

The parks will most likely offer two types of passes: a day pass for $5...
February 22, 2005 - 5:55pm
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We’re in the peak of the cold and flu season right now and if you come down with something the last thing you feel like doing is taking the time to pick which medicine will best treat your symptoms.

Darren Wooley, a pharmacist at Genesis says there are a lot of products on the market which can be confusing for people. He suggests checking out the labels when choosing the right remedy for your symptoms.

“Basically just read the label and it will hit all the symptoms...
February 22, 2005 - 12:12pm
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The feasibility study for Potter’s Alley is now in Phase 3, as the Zanesville Downtown Association, in conjunction with the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Muskingum Growth Partnership, is making progress on the $21 million project for our city.

BAW Services, out of Cincinnati, is funding the project, which will bring an arts and entertainment facility to the downtown area. Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz says the study is created to help the developer with...
February 22, 2005 - 12:53am
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A Monday morning accident sent three to the hospital with injuries.

According to dispatchers with the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the crash involving one vehicle, occurred around 7 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Gratiot.

A passerby called the accident in after he witnessed the vehicle travel off the roadway and roll over numerous times.

The driver, along with two passengers were all transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Their...
February 21, 2005 - 6:45pm
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7-year-old Dhalton Dickerson looks like your average child, but what you can’t tell by looking at him is he’s battling autism and has the mental capacity of a 3 year old.

“He can’t talk for one, he’s trying real hard. He doesn’t eat solid foods. He still eats baby food and just drinks whole milk,” says Tammy Moore, Dhalton’s mother.

Like other kids diagnosed with autism, Dhalton struggles to communicate with his family, which definitely takes a toll on his parents.
February 21, 2005 - 6:27pm
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Two fires within the past week, one that tragically claimed the lives of two small children, brings to light the need for fire safety awareness for parents and children alike.

In this week's Connecting with Kids, Courtney Coleman talks with local fire officials who stress the importance of fire safety in the home.

Click on video view for more!
February 21, 2005 - 6:16pm
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The Zanesville Art Center has a new director.

Board Member Dean Cole announced today that Susan Talbot-Stanaway is the center’s new director.

Talbot-Stanaway has a Masters degree in art history and museum studies from the University of Minnesota.

She was the executive director of the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, Kentucky.

She was also the director of the Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan and before that the director of...
February 21, 2005 - 6:03pm
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Get excited…the 19th annual Carr Center cake auction is coming up.

The invitations were sent out and local businesses are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible.

“We’d like for everybody to have their RSVP cards which are provided with the invitation back to us by March 11 that allows us to promote your business a little bit,” says Sonya Mawhorter, Executive Director of the Carr Center.

Most people in our area know about the cake auction, but in case you don’t...
February 21, 2005 - 1:50pm
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Last Tuesday, the state of Ohio received a federal disaster declaration for 18 counties after the massive flooding this year, including Muskingum, Morgan and Coshocton. Since then, FEMA has been trying to get the word out on how people can apply for aid.

Gay Ruby is the Public Affairs Officer for FEMA and says there are two types of aid that people can receive, public assistance and individual assistance.

“If you’re an individual homeowner, renter, or business owner and...
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