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December 23, 2003 - 10:24pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
According to the State Highway Patrol a two-car accident occurred on State Route 60 South just north of Duncan Falls Tuesday afternoon at around 1:00 p.m.

The patrol reports that 70-year-old Frank Kohnhle, Sr. of McConnelsville, was headed south on SR 60 when he went left of center and struck a second car head-on.

74-year-old Russell Downing of Chandlersville drove the second vehicle. His passenger, 73-year-old Florence Downing was pronounced dead.

December 23, 2003 - 10:22pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Dozens of barns will remain open at Buckeye Egg Farm’s largest site in Central Ohio. The Department of Agriculture Tuesday issued permits to Ohio Fresh Eggs.

The company intends to buy Buckeye Egg’s facility in Croton in Licking County, with its 5.5 million laying hens. The Department says Buckeye Egg would have started closing its 74 barns at the Croton site early next year if the permits were denied.

Ohio Fresh Eggs plans to remodel them and install equipment to...
December 23, 2003 - 4:37pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
But not for all people. The holiday season can be extremely depressing for some, and many turn to alcohol to relieve the stress of the holidays.

Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Counselor Denise Williams says the holiday shopping, the pressure to buy a lot of gifts, big dinners and trying to have a ‘perfect’ Christmas increase stress, and also increase drinking alcohol this time of the year.

If you are feeling down around...
December 23, 2003 - 4:26pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Muskingum County book lovers will now be getting ‘more’ out of their public library system.

Effective January second, 2004, library cardholders can borrow books, videos and music from several other libraries in the state of Ohio.

Moving Ohio Resources Everywhere otherwise known as MORE, is a network that connects people to over one hundred other participating libraries.

The service is free of charge to all library cardholders, and after materials are ordered,...
December 23, 2003 - 3:29pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A study of Cleveland’s voucher program has found that voucher students had similar tests scores as their public school peers.

Researchers at Indiana University tracked the test scores of 6000 students from kindergarten through fourth grade for five years.

The results were statistically adjusted to account for differing proportions of low-income and minority students in two groups.

Vouchers provide public money for students to attend private schools.
December 23, 2003 - 3:17pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you are planning on driving over the long holiday weekend, you can expect to pay more at the gasoline pump.

Gas prices are at a record high for the Christmas holiday week.

The government released the disappointing news explaining that gas prices are high because high demand and low inventories.

The national price for regular unleaded gas increased two cents over the last week to a dollar and 48 cents a gallon.

That’s up eight cents from a year...
December 23, 2003 - 3:13pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A Rosesville family is homeless today after a fire destroyed their mobile home.

It happened to the home of Debbie Plotts, her 14-year-old daughter and
Bill Taylor.

They live at 416 Gordon Street in Roseville. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire started at 6pm Monday and was reported by a neighbor.

No one was home at the time of the blaze. The Bremen, Newton and South Zanesville Fire Departments battled the blaze.

No cause has...
December 23, 2003 - 8:47am
6 years 24 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman who helped underage people get false identification was sentenced in Muskingum County Common Pleas court.

Assistant County prosecutor Jim Workman says that 36-year old Michele Renee Stewart would allow people less than 21 years of age to get false I-D’s at the licence bureau where she worked in Muskingum County. She would then take cash for the effort.

Monday, Stewart pleaded guilty to seven counts of tampering with records. Each carries a maximum...
December 23, 2003 - 7:55am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Zanesville residents discussed many big issues Monday night at the last city council meeting of the year.

Questions were raised concerning the recent fires on Greenwood Avenue. Some Greenwood residents think there isn’t enough being done to stop the arsons.

Meg Dedrick a city council member says it’s important to note that the homes that were burned recently are not a part of the revitalization project.

Also, last night the final passage of an ordinance...
December 22, 2003 - 7:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Puppies can be great Christmas gifts, but require a lot of work.
If you are interested in buying a puppy or have any questions for the Great Dane breeder from our Holiday Program, e-mail me at chelbymk@whizamfmtv.com
And I'll send the message along. Happy Holidays!
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