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August 6, 2003 - 10:59am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The American Red Cross is still in great need of blood donations, but giving blood is only one of the ways you can help. Right now they’re seeking volunteers who want to help make a difference in our community. They are recruiting a team of volunteers from the Muskingum County area to work at their blood mobile sights. Interested volunteers will have their choice between several job descriptions including: registration personnel, greeting people, serving goodies, appointment setters, and...
August 6, 2003 - 9:53am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Muskingum County man is charged with ordering more than ten-thousand dollars in catalog merchandise and sending it to someone else, who also got stuck with the bill. The U-S Attorney’s office says 56-year-old David Schroeder of Duncan Falls is charged with mail fraud and could face up to five years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors say Schroeder had more than 600 pieces of mail sent to an unidentified person in Newark, with whom he was having a dispute. They say investigators used...
August 5, 2003 - 10:55pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Voters turned out for a special election on Tuesday and the majority voted no. Residents in the West Muskingum School District voted not to renew a 2.6 mill levy for 5 years. The unofficial total is 905 votes for the issue and 998 votes against. As for voters in the Johnstown Monroe Local School District, they too voted down a 1% income tax for five years for current expenses. The unofficial count is 551 in favor of the tax, 895 against.
August 5, 2003 - 4:25pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A group of veterans makes the long trip from Chillicothe for a ride on the river. Zanes Landing provided the entertainment this afternoon for some area veterans. The Knights of Columbus sponsor the trip for them to take a ride on the Lorena Sternwheeler. Organizers said the list fills up quickly. “We honor them by taking them on a cruise and feeding them a lunch, and also a minor gift which Zanesville has done for years. Matter of fact, they were top council and recognized for their work...
August 5, 2003 - 4:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The entire country is suffering from a blood shortage, but central Ohio has reached dangerously low levels. The summer, or trauma season, is still in full swing and donor turnout at area blood drives has been low. The result is blood reserves well below the norm. “As of late last week, we had point one day supply. Point one day supply of O negative, which our optimum level, our ideal back up supply is three days,” said Abby Corder, Donor Recruitment Representative for Red Cross. Type O...
August 5, 2003 - 4:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Every Sunday night we bring you one of Muskingum County’s most wanted on the WHIZ news, and so far, you’ve helped put them behind bars. Beginning in April 2002, WHIZ and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office started broadcasting suspects. Since then, fifty-one out of fifty-nine criminals have been caught thanks to anonymous tips. “That percentage rate, that’s almost eighty-eight percent success rate in this particular project since April 2002. It’s unbelievable and I’d like to think it’s...
August 5, 2003 - 4:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The afternoon almost turned tragic for one Zanesville girl. A car struck Marich Hamilton on Sheridan and Linden road in Zanesville earlier this afternoon. According to Zanesville Police Department, Hamilton ran out into the road from between parked cars and was hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee. She appeared to have no major injuries and was treated at an area hospital. The Jeep was going about twenty miles per hour and no carelessness was reported. Police said no citations will be issued....
August 5, 2003 - 3:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities around Ohio say that production of Methamphetamine is on the rise throughout the state. Te drug known as “poor man’s heroin” is popular in rural areas. But this year the drug labs also are being found in urban areas near Akron and Columbus. John Cooke, a criminal intelligence analyst who tracks Meth production for the state, says there is a definite increase. The drug’s popularity has grown so much that state authorities held a two-day meeting last month to talk with police...
August 5, 2003 - 2:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft has announced a five billion dollar plan to rebuild portions of Ohio’s road system. The ten-year jobs and progress plan could create four-thousand construction jobs but depends on key federal funding that has yet to be approved. Taft says the plan would focus on improving congested and dangerous roads, improving bridges and completing rural routes. In our area the plan calls for the completion of the 161 Corridor between Newark and Columbus. Taft says the state must...
August 5, 2003 - 8:45am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The American Red Cross says the chronic blood shortage has gotten so bad that it’s ill prepared to handle any surge in hospital trauma cases in central Ohio. A single trauma case can require up to 40 units of blood. As of yesterday, the office in Columbus had just 30 units of o-negative blood. That’s the blood type that can be given to any recipient. Central Ohio Red Cross spokeswoman Catherine West says the agency sent out an urgent appeal for donors last week. Usually that does the trick, but...
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