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November 10, 2004 - 3:39pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Students at West Muskingum Middle School were paying tribute to our “heroes” at a Veteran’s Day event today.

A handful of students were picked to express their gratitude to those who fought for our freedom and though sign language was a unique way to do that.

This also affected the students who participated in today’s program.

13-year old Alisa Kohler says, “I thought it would be a good experience to tell the veterans how much I appreciate them serving for our...
November 10, 2004 - 3:35pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio University –Zanesville students had a special visitor today—Mano Maniam, an actor and scholar who came all the way to Zanesville from Malaysia.

Maniam who is best known for his role in Anna and the King with actress Jodie Foster, visited today as part of a program that brings international scholars to the U.S.

Maniam says he’s thrilled to be here in Zanesville.

He can also be considered a jack-of-all-trades performing in plays, working in television and...
November 10, 2004 - 12:29pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
In Licking County, there are over 100 registered sex offenders.

It's no surprise that parents of Newark City Schools are concerned about sex offenders that live near their child's school.

Like all parents, Jane Marsella wants to make sure her daughter is safe. "You'll always regret if something happens, it only takes a few minutes, it's not a big deal to me. If I have to take time out of my day, I will," sats Marsella.

That's why she doesn't mind driving her...
November 10, 2004 - 12:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Some area students got to see some pretty neat animals without even having to make a trip to the zoo.

That's because the Columbus Zoo made a trip to Munson Elementary School to showcase different animals and to teach students how the animals affect the environment.

Teacher Linda Hughes says, "It's really important that they know how they affect their environment. It's a partnership of how they treat their environment and the animals."

Hughes teaches at Munson...
November 10, 2004 - 12:05pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Big Brothers/Big Sisters makes quite an impact on the lives of children in our area.

Today they held a special ASK campaign to raise funds. They would also like to create more matches for children and adults.

WHIZ Media Group President Hank Littick knows first-hand the importance of having a positive role-model in a child's life. "I feel it's important because I went through the program as a little brother. I can't explain or describe the impact it had on my life. My...
November 9, 2004 - 2:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Flu shots are dwindling in Muskingum County and with the national flu vaccine shortage, the problem may be getting worse.

So far, Rambo Health Center in Zanesville has provided over 9,000 flu shots to those with high risk. Rambo administrator Cindy Harrison says they only have about 400 shots left to give.

Harrison encourages anyone who still needs a shot to come get one. Right now they're only giving them to people considered high-risk by the Centers For Disease Control...
November 9, 2004 - 1:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Election boards across the country are adding up the costs for what was likely the most expensive election in state and federal history.

I talked with our local Muskingum County Board of Elections about how much this year cost them. Director Martha Thomas explains how much extra funds they had to ask for.

“On September 17th, I alerted the County Commissioners that we were going to need more money, gave them a figure of $75,000 and the board did vote on September 28th to...
November 9, 2004 - 1:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
According to Ohio law, not all registered sex offenders have to notify their neighbors.

"Some of them register and some don't have to. The ones that do have to, register once a year for 20 years," says Detective Todd Mahle.

That means you could have a sex offender living right next door and not even know it. So how will you know if your kids are safe?

The Ohio Attorney General has a website where you can type in your address and find out all registered...
November 9, 2004 - 1:05am
7 years 7 weeks ago
In March of 2004, the first crystal meth lab bust was conducted in Muskingum County.

On Monday, the man charged with housing this meth lab appeared in court and was sentenced to five years in prison.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 27-year-old Russell Emrick, Senior of Roseville pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated possession of drugs, illegal manufacturing of drugs and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacturing of...
November 8, 2004 - 9:58pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Area residents including some of the Y city star cast are putting on a holiday production to pay tribute to our troops.

Tonight the over 100-member cast found out what part they will be playing in the live musical concert.

For one cast member, there was a special meaning behind her participation in this production.

“My brother was over in Iraq and my cousin is there right now. My brother whenever he would write me always told me to go for my dreams and always...
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