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May 14, 2004 - 4:34pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some local businesses are being showcased this weekend at the Colony Square Mall Sports Card and Collectables show.

Gene Starling from Starling Signs specializes in auto decals and says he has everything to help your car make a statement. Starling says they can custom make anything you would like. They also make a variety of other vinyl signs with any logo imaginable. Gene is located in Nashport on Creamery Road, but says he will be out at the mall all weekend to make signs right on...
May 14, 2004 - 4:27pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Colony Square Mall is helping local entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

High start up costs have kept many potential business owners from taking the plunge and starting their own businesses, so General Growth Properties is implementing ‘Project Start-Up.’ It’s a program for new businesses to over come that financial hurdle.

The company could potentially pay for 100% of the start up costs. Marketing Coordinator Kevin Pinson says Colony Square is looking to make the best...
May 14, 2004 - 1:34pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Village of Frazeysburg has some bad news for its residents.

The boil advisory, which was supposed to be lifted today, has not been extended.

Village officials say one of the water samples did not come back clear and that means the advisory will go into next week.

The problem started as a water mian break earlier this week.
May 14, 2004 - 1:29pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A Zanesville man, who is classified as a sexually oriented offender, is sitting in jail tonight after being accused of following a school bus.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office says 37-year-old Charles Eugene Butcher, who is on parole for abduction, was picked up after a report of a suspicious vehicle following a West Muskingum School District bus for two days.

Chief Deputy Wes Elson says deputies located Butcher who owns a car that matches the description of the...
May 14, 2004 - 1:08pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s taken almost six months to complete, and today the Licking County Vocational School got to show just how hard they worked on building a house for a local charity.

Twenty three students helped build this one-story home that was delivered in separate pieces to it’s new property.

To build a house like this one including the property it sits on would cost anywhere from $75,000-$80,000 and the family has no one other to thank then the hard-working students that built this...
May 14, 2004 - 10:55am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft was in town this morning at the Schultz Mansion to talk to local business leaders about major concerns in Muskingum County.

Some of the major issues discussed were concerns over foreign competition and funding for Ohio schools.

Taft say there’s no way a State can prevent companies form sending their work overseas, that’s a federal issue, but his office is pushing the Bush Administration and Congress to focus on fair trade practices.

Taft also...
May 14, 2004 - 6:16am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Akron City Hospital begins public fund-raising efforts today as they try to raise 35 million dollars for a new critical care center.

The hospital already has raised more than 10 million. The money will go toward a freestanding center that will add 28 beds for critically ill patients.

Susan Pavloff, Director of Advancement for Summa Health System, says the shortage of beds leads to backups in the emergency room and forces the hospital to divert patients to other facilities...
May 14, 2004 - 5:16am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Investigators used DNA evidence to make a case against a man in a 1992 killing.

Twenty-six year old Charlene Puffenbarger was beaten and suffocated on the couch in her Twinsburg Township Apartment on January 20th, 1992. Her sons, Derek and Dustin, were then 2 and 3. They were with her and had tried to wake her up, believing she was asleep. There was no forced entry, no weapon or other physical evidence.

Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested 41-year old Willard McCarley, of...
May 13, 2004 - 3:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A local man is sentenced in connection with drug charges and money laundering.

According to Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Ross Brown, Shante Hollins of Zanesville will be spending the next 18 years in prison, and he must pay the IRS nearly $200,000 in restitution.

Brown says Hollins was sentenced Thursday on a drug charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 5 kilos of cocaine; filing a false income tax return; and conspiracy to commit money...
May 13, 2004 - 2:20pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
To continue our special series on tests that can save your life..tonight we’ll feature one that affects mostly women but can change any persons life forever.

One in 8 American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But you can improve your odds greatly by simply having a mammogram.

Sandra Miracle, a registered mammographer at Genesis says, “ You can actually see cancers long before you can ever feel them as a lump. Most of the cancers we find are sometimes...
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