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April 21, 2005 - 12:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
This week is National Volunteer Week and Genesis Healthcare is honoring their volunteers this evening at its annual volunteer recognition celebration.
“Showers of Blessings”, is this years theme which will showcase the more than 800 people who donate their time and talents to the hospital.
Stephanie Neff, the director of volunteer services, is excited about tonight’s festivities. “Last year, our volunteers gave over 80,500 hours to Genesis, and without them a large number of our...
April 21, 2005 - 11:32am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Local students and senior citizens spent today at a new hot lunch spot… as the Maysville Administration Center recently became home to the Foxfire Café.

The café is a training site for the students in the Multiple Disabilities Program, and is a joint effort between the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center and Maysville Local School District.

Lynn Dunn is the Special Services Coordinator at the MVESC, and she says the program creates a learning environment for the...
April 20, 2005 - 11:49pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
We have an update in Monday's bank robbery incident, as the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says it has developed a suspect in the robbery of the Zane Plaza Unizan Bank.

Sheriff Bob Stephenson says his detectives want to question Barry Poe for the robbery.

Poe, formerly of Columbus, is wanted for the robbery of The First Community Bank in Whitehall, near Columbus.

Investigators say Poe is known to drive a gold colored Honda Accord, a 1987 model with the...
April 20, 2005 - 6:08pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Residents at one Newark apartment complex are still in shock after a Monday night shooting.
Twenty-one-year-old Nigel Coffie, of Columbus, was visiting friends at the Concord Apartments Monday night, when things turned ugly.
Two other men, visiting the same residence, shot Coffie, and fled the scene.
After the shooting, the injured Coffie, staggered out of the house, searching for help.
He collapsed outside the home of Sheila Aekins and her mother, who tried to save the...
April 20, 2005 - 4:48pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
After one hundred fifty years of service one local pottery factory will close its doors.

And as a result over sixty local residents will lose their jobs.

Over the past few months the production of pottery at Robinson Ransbottom in Roseville has slowly been winding down, and it finally came to a halt at the end of last week.

This happened after its parent company discovered opportunities with it's other businesses and decided to divest in Robinson Ransbottom....
April 20, 2005 - 4:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
An award winning producer visited one local school today with a message he hopes will have an impact on students and will prevent childhood bullying.

Thomas Brown spent the greater part of his day at Holy Trinity School in Somerset, showing students his two new films aimed to teach children how harmful bullying can actually be.

Brown believes it is important for schools ton address bullying even if it is not a known problem.

"I applaud any school that says he...
April 20, 2005 - 1:19pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Over 850 students were forced to evacuate from two area schools this morning after a natural gas line leaked into the schools.

According to the Principal Les Richards from Grover, around 10:00 a.m. the Zanesville Fire Dept. called Grover Elementary and Wilson Elementary saying there was a problem. The schools immediately went into lock down, closing all doors and windows.

Minutes later, they ordered an evacuation. The students walked to the Manor just down the street...
April 20, 2005 - 1:14pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Tis’ The Season For Fleas!

The local animal shelter is warning pet owners that the pesky bugs are out in full swing during springtime and that prevention is key.

Larry Hostetler is the Executive Director of the animal shelter in Muskingum County; he says they have a great, affordable treatment for animals to prevent fleas, $10 a dose for cats and up to $14 for dogs, depending on weight. But beware if your animal isn’t treated, you can get bites too.

April 20, 2005 - 12:52pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The election of the new pope, Benedict the XVI, is affecting the entire world… and mainly the Catholic community.

We spoke with followers of the Catholic faith to get their reaction to the new Pontiff.

At the local catholic high school, Bishop Rosecrans, the students were eager to share their opinions on the replacement to Pope John Paul II.

Freshman Autumn Moore says she can only expect good things out of Pope Benedict.

“I was surprised when it...
April 20, 2005 - 12:25am
7 years 11 weeks ago
There will be no smoking ban enacted in three Licking County cities.

Newark, Heath and Granville have all voted down a proposed ban on smoking in public places at a council meeting held Monday night.

Newark City Council voted 6-to-5 against the ban with Council President, Marc Guthrie casting the tie-breaker.

Guthrie says the citizens of Newark should be allowed to vote on the proposal and says he would have supported a ban that contained exemptions, including...
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