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September 18, 2002 - 12:17pm
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Safety is often the last thing on the minds of busy people hustling through parking lots and rushing out of their homes, but law authorities say safety is something people should never forget about. A recent rash of rapes and robberies have plagued the Central and Southeastern Ohio area and local officials say they fear some Muskingum Valley residents think the crime wave is restricted to Columbus city limits. It's not. Although Ohio State University has been the site of several, recent rapes...
September 17, 2002 - 2:29pm
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Keeping Zanesville beautiful is a mission one local man undertakes, literally, with his own two hands. At 80- years old Wally Moore sweeps the soot and digs the debris from Maple Avenue homes and businesses. Once a week for the past twelve years he's been on his cleaning crusade. Moore says he doesn't mind keeping clean sidewalks but he wishes property owners would feel the same way and take action. How long will Moore donate endless hours to the neglected sidewalks of Zanesville? He says...
September 17, 2002 - 2:22pm
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One year after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Southeastern Ohio continues dishing out support to the armed forces serving in Afghanistan. In the past few months the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has collected 16 boxes filled with everything from candy, to toiletry items, to books. Dan Hartman, the Executive Director says he's not suprised the community continues to support those serving the country even a year after the attacks. Hartman adds this national project...
September 17, 2002 - 10:23am
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man who robbed the Century National Bank in the Sunrise Center Monday afternoon remains at large. The Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department continue to search for the man who held the bank up with a gun. According to Detective Ric Roush of the PD, the suspect is a white male who appears to be dark skinned, between 5'9" to 6' tall, wearing a white baseball cap, jeans and a striped shirt. He fled on foot in the Greenwood Cemetery area. Any information on the...
September 16, 2002 - 9:57pm
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Early Monday afternoon the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department investigated a possible bomb threat at the power plant project in Dresden. Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson says his officers were on the scene and used bomb sniffing dogs to help check the site and found nothing. The Sheriff said the construction workers were sent home as a precaution. The plant is just off McGlade School Road one mile south of Dresden. There are 500 workers helping build the $315 million dollar power...
September 16, 2002 - 9:45pm
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According to the McConnelsville Police Department, a woman was critically injured Monday afternoon after being shot. At around 4:33 p.m. the Police Department recieved a 911 call that a woman had been shot on West Main Street in McConnelsville. Officers arrived at the shooting location and found 43-year-old Kristy Hooper of 134 West Main Street
lying on the sidewalk. The McConnelsville Police Department has a 58-year-old male in custody at this time. Hooper was life-lighted to the...
September 16, 2002 - 6:12pm
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The Center For Seniors in Zanesville has announced that it will be dropping one of its programs. Effective October 1st, the Center will no longer offer the "Passport, Homemaker and Personal Care" program to seniors who reside in Muskingum County. The program, which was initially started at the Center several years ago as a way to increase revenue, is being discontinued due to low clientel and staffing problems.
September 16, 2002 - 6:08pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber Of Commerce has released the results of its third quarter economic forecast. The survey, conducted quarterly by the chamber, asked businesses to predict their sales, employment and prices six months from now. According to survey results, the majority of the businesses that responded say that things will pretty much stay the same.
September 16, 2002 - 12:27pm
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If you're going to try anything it might as well be beneficial to you and that is why Healthy Hearts of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties teamed up with WHIZ to create the four-month Try Fitness campaign. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for residents in the tri-county area. To avoid rising statistics, the Try Fitness campaign was formed for the three counties. Boxes will be set up at various sites throughout the tri-county area including Colony Square Mall in Muskingum County....
September 16, 2002 - 12:21pm
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Smokey the Bear might want you to prevent forest fires, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says prescribed burns are needed to burn down old vegetation to make way for new growth. Forest managers say the environmental make-up of Southeastern Ohio is much different from the western portion of the United States, where fires tend to rage out of control. But, it is that difference in environment that cals for an intervention like prescribed burning. Forest managers say they hope...
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