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March 15, 2005 - 5:40pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The steroid scandal continues as Congress is investigating whether Major League Baseball players are using the performance enhancing drugs.

Dr. Jim Chlovechok, author of Game Face, is an expert in sports medicine and says it’s alarming how early people are abusing steroids.

“We’re seeing 7.3 % according to the CDC of 9th grade girls have at least tried an anabolic steroid once. This is a male hormone in 9th grade girls,” says Chlovechok.

He says it’s amazing...
March 15, 2005 - 5:33pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The fight to stop prostitution in the downtown Zanesville area is once again causing officials to take action.

Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz says the cameras that were placed around the city are working and there’s talk they could buy more.

“Cameras so far have been efficient. We’ll see how the budget goes for the year, may possibly install a couple more cameras. It prevents the overall crime in the downtown area so it’s good for everyone,” says Matz.

March 15, 2005 - 5:24pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation is hard at work again fixing up our local roadways.

But this time they are preparing for some new projects that will rehabilitate the bridges on I-70 through Zanesville.

Cindy Brown, spokeswoman for ODOT says even though the project is not until 2007, it’s important to start now.

“We’ve had crews out the past couple of days testing the actual pavement to see how bad the pavement is underneath the roadway and from those...
March 14, 2005 - 11:07pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As we mentioned last week, balancing job and family life can be stressful and exhausting.

So, how can you find a way to enjoy and spend equal time doing both without wearing yourself out?

In this week's segment of Connecting With Kids, I find out some of the best ways to stay focused on family, but still get "the job" done.

Click on video view for more!
March 14, 2005 - 9:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Budget cuts were also seen in the Zanesville fire department making it difficult to buy new equipment.

Thanks to city council tonight, the assistance to firefighters grant was passed. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says it was crucial that they receive it.

“This particular grant is safety equipment almost half of it is going to go for diesel exhaust systems its been determined that there are carcinogens in that exhaust and with the addition of the filtering units on the vehicle,”...
March 14, 2005 - 5:58pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As we reported last night, Sheriff’s offices around the state are concerned about proposed budget cuts to the law enforcement agencies. And the problem is certainly evident in Muskingum County.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says he along with other Sheriff’s from around the state are going to Columbus on Wednesday to voice their opinions to our state representatives, hoping to modify the existing legislature.

“It could be devastating and especially with other cuts its been...
March 14, 2005 - 5:50pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority once again is not receiving funding from the city or county.

The 120,000 dollars from each would be useful, says Executive Director Larry Merry. But they knew with the tight budgets there was a chance they would get cut. He does not think the cut has anything to do with sexual harrassment allegations that were made against him in the past.

“The county’s budget is really tight, I think the city’s budget and all government...
March 14, 2005 - 5:28pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is holding a community discussion, this Wednesday, to discuss the clean indoor air issue.Today Corey Hamilton, Health Department Commissioner, says they are holding the meeting to see how people in the community feel about the issue.“We are opening discussions to discuss clean indoor air and we are going to be listening to comments on both sides of that issue, which we are basically trying to get an idea of what the community is thinking, since...
March 14, 2005 - 5:22pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Representatives from the Columbus Auto Show were in Zanesville today showcasing a few of the vehicles that will be featured in the 2005 Columbus International Auto Show.

Melissa Dehl, Auto Show Manager, says that they will have a selection of cars starting from economy type vehicles to high-end parcels, basically everything that you can find at any dealership.

Dehl adds that there will be a give-a-way at the car show. “We are giving away 25,000 for the car of your dreams,...
March 14, 2005 - 3:38pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Muskingum County Children Services Officials met with County Commissioners today, to give them an annual update.

Jackie Bonifield, Public Information Officer, says the agency has been effective.

“We are very proud of the number’s that we have as far as placing of children out of county. We in 2004 have only placed 21 percent of our kids out of county with 89% staying locally which we feel is just wonderful work, and is a win- win situation with us as a community and the...
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