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April 11, 2004 - 1:14pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It was an important day for Christians all across the world today, but locally dozens of families came together to celebrate Easter Sunday.

Father Jordan McConway of the St. Thomas Church says Easter doesn’t end after today.

For this year’s service they tried to do something more symbolic to represent that Christ has risen.

The Lenten season began February 25th on Ash Wednesday.
April 10, 2004 - 11:25am
6 years 35 weeks ago
This morning at the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office people continues to come in and register for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. After the application process there is a lengthy waiting period, but what can you do if you need to carry right away?

Ohio’s new Concealed Carry Law took effect on April 8th. And according to the new law there is generally a 45-day waiting period. Sheriff Bob Stephenson says that his office is working on shortening that time to about two weeks....
April 10, 2004 - 11:24am
6 years 35 weeks ago
As the weather get nicer an age-old American tradition hits every sidewalk and open garage on every street, the treasure hunter’s dream come true, the yard sale.

With the current economic state, the yard sale has become ever more popular and we didn’t have to go far to find this Springtime right of passage.

Right off of Dresden Road, Sharee Wollard opened her garage and was selling everything from baby furniture and clothes to old exercise equipment. She says it’s not...
April 10, 2004 - 11:23am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Sports Cards and Collectables Show at the Colony Square Mall had a lot of sports collectable to offer but anything LeBron James related was red hot.

The newest player for the Cavaliers has not only impacted the basketball court but also the sports card and memorabilia industry.

Sports Marketer Scott Woods believes that James items sell fast because of his image.

“It’s a billion dollar industry and for a kid to come from high school and make an impact the way...
April 10, 2004 - 4:55am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Environmental regulators are proposing to fine a Butler County manufacturer for excessive amount of Zinc Chloride in wastewater discharges from the company’s Monroe plant.

The Butler County Department of Environmental Services is proposing a fine of about 56-thousand dollars for the precision packaging plant in Monroe. Regulators say the excessive Zinc discharge from the plant did not get into the Great Miami River, but could damage the treatment of discharges at a wastewater plant...
April 9, 2004 - 8:16pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
23-year-old Jeremy McGilton of Zanesville made an appearance in Zanesville Municipal Court Friday on several misdemeanor charges, which stem from Wednesday night’s alleged hostage situation at 1340 Lewis Drive.

According to detectives, several individuals reportedly broke into the home and held several people inside the residence against their will. No one was injured in the incident, however McGIlton and two females were taken into custody that night.

Charges were...
April 9, 2004 - 1:33pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It may finally be time to put your heavy winter coats away because spring has finally sprung and what better way to celebrate spring then to buy some new, fresh spring clothes.

This season: it’ all about pink.

Before you run out and buy anything- check your closet because you may have some oldies, but goodies when it comes to fashion.

Maurices clothing store manager, Heidi Wells says, “everything is going back to the eighties.”

Now is the best time to...
April 9, 2004 - 1:32pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Think you’re the only one who doesn’t understand what your prescription label says- you better think again.

According to a study done by the Institute of Medicine nearly 90 million Americans have “limited health literacy.”

That means that people have problems following instructions on drug labels, interpreting hospital consent forms, and understanding a doctor’s diagnosis.

If you have any questions about anything it’s always best to ask your doctor or your...
April 9, 2004 - 12:06pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Today is Good Friday and as part of the celebration of this holy day for Christians, churches in our area are preparing for the day’s events.

A part of the day’s celebration, St. Nicholas Catholic Church will remove all decorations. There will also be no mass, just distribution of communion.

In addition, Catholics believe that Holy Saturday was the day Jesus was buried and Easter is the day that he was resurrected.

There will also be readings from the scripture...
April 9, 2004 - 12:01pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local bank is teaming up with elementary and middle school children to help teach them how to be more responsible with their money.

First Federal Bank is working on providing local school kids with materials that will teach them the importance of money management.

According to recent statistics…if you break down the total American debt, every man, woman and child owes a little over 13,000 dollars.

Larry Snode, Senior Vice President of First Federal Bank of...
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