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Psychologist Speaks on Suicide

by Audry Kensicki on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

With the recent string of murder-suicides, you might wonder what drives someone to such an extreme. Clinical psychologist Dr. Denise Kohler says there are several factors which can drive someone to hurt others and then themselves. “For murder-suicides, there are risk factors of previous domestic violence,” said kohler. “70% of women that are murdered are… Continue Reading

Regulations for Restaurants Still in the Works

by Audry Kensicki on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

The Public Service Committee is working on an ordinance to regulate the fat, oil and grease discharge from Zanesville restaurants. The ordinance will require restaurants and other food-serving businesses to either establish a 1,000 gallon tank to collect the waste or to have an engineer fit the business with one tailored to it’s size. “The… Continue Reading

Local 100 Year Old Celebrates

by Audry Kensicki on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

It’s not often someone is lucky enough to have their grandmother live 100 years. But Teresa Norris is one of the few. Her grandmother Irene Eppley turned 100 today and Teresa couldn’t be happeir. “She was my rock when I was growing up,” said Norris. “She means the world to me. She was always there… Continue Reading

Senecaville Woman Charged in Stabbing

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

A Senecaville woman is facing a felonious assault charge in connection with a stabbing. Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley says Leslie Compton stabbed 20-year-old Thomas Minder in a tavern in Pleasant City on Monday night. Minder was transported to the Southeastern Med in Cambridge for his injuries. A Southeastern Med employee says Minder is in… Continue Reading

OU Student Pleads Not Guilty

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Dave Warren says a 19-year-old Ohio University Student plead not guilty to two charges, involving the death of a fellow OU student. James Wagers appeared in court today for his arraignment. Wagers faces an involuntary manslaughter charge and an aggravated drug trafficking charge. The charges stem from an incident back in… Continue Reading

A Rocking Good Time

by Nichole Hannahs on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

Kids at the free lunch program through Zanesville City have a rocking time at Potts Lane Park. Wednesday the kids not only got lunch, but got to participate in fun activities like having their hair painted by members of the Valley Beauty School and also got to take home book bags just in time for… Continue Reading

Out with the Old

by Nichole Hannahs on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Muskingum County Opportunity Center. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act the agency is replacing 30 public access computers. The work is being done by teens in the summer tech program, giving them hands on experience in installing equipment. One of the summer… Continue Reading

Thornville Couple Murder-Suicide

by Kelly Mills on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

There has been a second murder-suicide in southeastern Ohio in less than 24 hours. The latest case happened at 10734 Zion Road in Thornville, where authorities say a husband shot his wife. The 911 call was made shortly after 9:30 Tuesday night. The father of 28-year-old Grant Barnhart and a friend went out to check… Continue Reading

Thornville Shooting Victims Identified

by Kelly Mills on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double fatal shooting that occurred around 9:35 Tuesday nightInvestigators say when deputies arrived at 10734 Zion Road in Thornville they discovered 28-year-old Grant Barnhart and his wife, 19-year-old Eva Barnhart dead inside the residence. The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact… Continue Reading

Licking County: 2 more confirmed H1N1 cases

by News Department on September 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

The Licking County Health Department reports two more confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu. The two cases are in addition to one confirmed case from early July. Other media reports indicate the latest cases involve two students from the Licking Valley School District. In effort to stop the spread, the health department recommends washing you… Continue Reading