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March 22, 2005 - 6:29pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
There have been stepped up efforts by local law enforcement officials and the county court system as they are making it their top priority to prosecute sex offenders, child predators and those who violate the rights of children.

A recent case brings to light the increase in child victim oriented cases in our region. A local man was recently found guilty of numerous charges involving minors.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Eric Martin, 50-year-old Randy L...
March 22, 2005 - 5:10pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The case involving a severely brain damaged woman in Florida is causing people across the nation to think about end of life care.

A federal judge in Florida has now denied an emergency request to restore food and water for Terri Schiavo. Her feeding tube was removed on Friday and her family is desperately trying to get it reinserted.

This case of course is creating awareness about the importance of signing a living will. Today we spoke with a local hospice care nurse...
March 22, 2005 - 4:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local artist saves the old Nader’s insurance building from demolition. Sculptor Alan Cottrill recently purchased the deteriorating building. He says he wanted to restore a piece of history in downtown Zanesville.

“I think for the entire community it’s important because we’ve lost so many of our historic buildings and there’s still a lot left and I think we should preserve each and every one of them,” adds Cottrill.

Obviously Cottrill is taking on a real fixer upper. He...
March 22, 2005 - 4:48pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A critically low blood supply forces the Muskingum Valley Red Cross to ask for your help tonight.

They are hosting an emergency blood drive at the Colony Square Mall due to extremely low levels of all blood types.

Abby Corder of the Red Cross says the winter months have certainly taken a toll on their blood supply.

“With the flu and the weather and everything since the beginning of the year, really we have been struggling so bad the flu has really knocked us for...
March 22, 2005 - 11:58am
7 years 6 weeks ago
With unemployment in Ohio at the highest in over five years, a local job fair couldn’t have come at a better time.

The Zanesville Holiday Inn was full of potential employees and employers looking to find the perfect fit today; with over 40 local businesses on site, those who came looking for a job had plenty to choose from.

Bob Mercer is Supervisor of The Muskingum County Opportunity Center. He agrees that now is a great time for a job fair in our area.

March 21, 2005 - 7:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As the price for gas continues to grow, drivers across the nation cringe when they see the dial point to an “E” in their vehicles.

AAA officials say they can’t control it right now, but can offer some suggestions on how to keep you’re your vehicle more fuel-efficient.

Executive Director of AAA Bill Porter says, “Driving the speed limit, the higher the speed the more gas consumption so try to maintain a steady speed.”

AAA doesn’t recommend that you drive under...
March 21, 2005 - 6:40pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Breaking news out of the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office tonight as charges a former City Council President is facing, have been released.

According to Prosecutor Mike Haddox, Joanne Winland of Zanesville was indicted last Thursday in a special session of the Grand Jury.

Haddox says Winland has been charged with one count of aggravated theft which is a felony of the third degree, and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a felony of the second degree...
March 21, 2005 - 5:57pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Good news for tourists and local residents as the Lorena Sternwheeler is set to sail again for another season.

Captain Jeff Hall got the go ahead to start another season on May first.

“It was a mighty fine day for the Lorena Sternwheeler that program we are going to operate the 2005 season the commissioners and myself feel like we have everything place at least to run thru Sept. 10,” says Hall.

Normally the Lorena runs through October, but as of right now, the...
March 21, 2005 - 5:49pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It seems like the appeal to stay closer to home and save some cash is catching on as enrollment is jumping at the 24 branch campuses of Ohio’s public universities.

Locally at Ohio University Zanesville, enrollment increased about 50% in the last five years. Dr. Jim Fonseca, dean of students says there are a lot of reasons to stay local and attend a branch campus.

“There are more students in our area going to college especially 4 year colleges and of course our tuition is...
March 21, 2005 - 1:02pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Put it on your calendars. April 18th is the deadline for flood victims to apply for federal aid from FEMA, and officials want to stress how easy and important it is to apply.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as from the local EMA and the Small Business Association (SBA) made a visit to the Muskingum County Commissioners today in an attempt to push local victims of flood damage to call the FEMA hotline.

Sector Manager Dorothy Hamory says...
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