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July 1, 2004 - 12:08pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The summer holiday season is here and the Muskingum Valley Red Cross wants to remind you that donations drop dramatically this time of year.

Executive Director Dan Hartman says it’s even more critical to have a sufficient blood supply for Independence Day.

“Especially the Fourth of July holiday. We’re seriously in need of donations and then going into a holiday people are thinking about other things which is fine, but this is a terrible time with all the accidents a lot...
July 1, 2004 - 12:00pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department’s got a new look, well their cruisers did.

The Police Department has made a major purchase to make visibility of their cruisers better.

They have added new lights to their marked vehicles.

“We have been looking for a while and we are going from the old fashioned mechanical rotating lights to an L.E.D light bar which flashes individually,” said Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes.

Lambes says the new lights are brighter...
July 1, 2004 - 7:36am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The open shelter in downtown Columbus closes today after 20 years in operation, leaving nearly 100 homeless men without a roof over their heads.

Ironically, a desire by open shelter officials to concentrate on helping homeless men downtown led to its demise.

Four years ago, they backed out of a deal with the community shelter board, which oversees local shelters, to move to the North side of the city.

Following that decision, the shelter lost a third of its...
July 1, 2004 - 5:03am
6 years 35 weeks ago
It's been reported today that a car crash in Fairfield County has killed an area teen.

According to reports from the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, at 12:10 this morning a vehicle was traveling southbound on U.S. 33 at Tarklin Road, when it went off the roadway and struck a guardrail.

Eighteen-year-old Ashley Rose of Sugar Grove was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 20-year-old David Rose also of Sugar Grove...
June 30, 2004 - 10:56pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer says 31-year-old Paul Lynch of Zanesville was indicted Wednesday by a Guernsey County Grand Jury on one count of attempted murder with a firearm specification.

Investigators say Lynch was wanted in connection to a Memorial Day weekend shooting at 448 North 6th Street in Cambridge. During that incident 19-year-old Bruce Mosely was shot and seriously injured.

Lynch was arrested on June 4th through the cooperation of the Cambridge and...
June 30, 2004 - 10:52pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The two Newark men arrested for their alleged connection to a June 16th armed robbery of Jocko’s Café in Zanesville were arraigned in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Wednesday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 29-year-old Carl Grimes was arraigned and plead not guilty to one count of aggravated robbery with a gun specification and one count theft. His bond has been set at $100,000. He’s being held in the county jail.

Workman says co-...
June 30, 2004 - 3:37pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A longtime Whiz Media Group employee said an emotional goodbye to fellow workers today.

Barb Mitter, the longtime vice-president of programming at Whiz T-V spent her last day at work.

Mitter retired after 44 years at the station.

Ms. Mitter started at Whiz when she was in high school and worked on the air and behind the scenes before gaining the position of program director.

A special open house will be held for Mitter on July 25th.

June 30, 2004 - 3:24pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
In medical news, patients in Ohio are starting to feel the impact of the medical malpractice crisis, especially in recruiting efforts.

But Tom Seiber, President and CEO of Genesis says our area doesn’t seem to have a problem with recruiting doctors.

Seiber says, “No, we’ve been successful recruiting this year, we have family physicians, pediatricians, cardiologists, surgeons, so I think so far this year we’ve recruited so far 11 positions to practice in Zanesville and that...
June 30, 2004 - 3:16pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Who doesn’t love ice cream? How about eating as much of it as you can in three minutes?

That’s what local celebrities had the opportunity to do this afternoon at Pick N Save as part of an ice-cream eating contest.

Lori Panda of the Ohio Proud says, “Ohio Proud promotes food and agriculture products that are at least 50% raised in the state. June is Ohio Proud Month and its also national dairy month so we decided to promote Ohio ice cream companies and Velvet ice cream...
June 30, 2004 - 3:10pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Earlier this week we told you about the Stars and Stripes on the River fireworks celebration planned in downtown Zanesville.

Well, there are a couple changes from last year you need to know about.

Fireworks expert Steve Vincent says he’s changing the location from where they are shooting the fireworks.

Vincent says if you can see the transmission line, and you’re on the west side of the river you’re in a good spot.

The reason for the change in...
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