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April 7, 2004 - 1:30pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A busy day for firefighters as they were called to Zanesville High School twice this morning on two separate incidents.

First a grease fire broke out in the kitchen of the school in the deep fryer machine. Kevin Appleman, coordinator of student services for the school system says he was pleased with how quickly the fire was put out. Appleman says, “ Everything was fine. The fire department was called to make sure we did everything properly and they came up and made sure everything...
April 7, 2004 - 1:11pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A new grant was given to Century National Bank today that will help local homebuyers with down payment costs.

Representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati presented a check for $56,000 to Century National Bank to assist area homebuyers with down payment and closing costs.

The Welcome Home Program is designed to help create homeownership in the community by leveraging the low interest rate to make buying a home more affordable.
Bruce Kolopajlo, a...
April 7, 2004 - 7:13am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A kitchen fire at Zanesville High School sends one cook to the hospital this morning. Fire officials believe the fire began in a French fryer.

No students were injured and school remains on regular schedule for the rest of the day.
April 7, 2004 - 5:06am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The group that uses financial donations to fight crime plans to divide a 60-thousand dollar reward offered in the series of highway shootings in and around Columbus.

The question is, what's worth more a suspect's name or location? Charles McCoy Junior is charged with murder in the November death of Gail Knisley. He's also charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, and other counts in eleven other shootings.

Crimestoppers of Central Ohio says at least two tipsters...
April 6, 2004 - 2:05pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Easter is almost here and a lot of people will be observing the religious event. Tonight we talked with a local pastor whose life of violent crime is over and now he is a man of the cloth.

Not only will he be celebrating but he will also be giving the worship service on the Muskingum County Court House steps.

Worship Center Church Pastor Jack Harris says, “it’s god that people know my past and to see me stand on the court house steps where I was sentenced to prison and...
April 6, 2004 - 2:05pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Over seven hundred thousand dollars- that’s how much Sheriff Offices across the state have spent for the new concealed carry identification machines.

Today, the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office as well as 14 other counties spent two and half-hours learning these new machines.

The Buckeye State Sheriff Association chose the machines from a Cleveland-based company that has come up with the ID card that is very similar to a driver’s license.

For anyone carrying,...
April 6, 2004 - 2:04pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Every mother only wants the best for her newborn, that’s why the professionals at the Genesis Hospital Systems say there’s no better way to provide the right nutrients for your baby then breast-feeding.

Certified Lactation Consultant, Shelly Clark says, “formula companies keep coming to me and giving me all the ingredients of what they found n breast milk, but they’re still not able to duplicate it. One of the things the artificial formula will never be able to duplicate is how it (...
April 6, 2004 - 10:08am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Today at Buckeye Stoneware on Putnam Avenue, the Tourism Team in Muskingum County had their monthly meeting to discuss what’s hot with tourism here in our area.

The group of about 20 discussed ways to advertise and market Muskingum County to out of towners. Their main focus is to encourage tourists to shop in our area. Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby says that tourist shouldn’t be disappointed with what we’ve got here.

April 6, 2004 - 5:39am
6 years 24 weeks ago
By the April 15th deadline the Ohio Department of Taxation expects to receive another two and a half million state income tax returns, that's in addition to the three and a quarter million they have already received.

Tax Commissioner Bill Wilkins says taxpayers who mail in paper returns will have to wait six to eight weeks for a refund.

But taxpayers who use the Department's internet filing system, called Ohio I-File, can get refunds in five to seven days.

April 5, 2004 - 8:59pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Prosecutors in South Carolina will seek the death penalty against a man they say planned a multi-state crime spree that ended with the deaths of four people including an Ohioan.

24-year-old Quincy Allen has been charged in Columbia, South Carolina, with killing two people with a shotgun.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott calls Allen a “spree killer.”

Prosecutors say they expect defense attorneys to bring up the issue of his mental capacity.

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