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March 15, 2004 - 11:42pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Authorities Monday are asking for help finding a suspect they’ve identified in the series of 24 shootings in and around Columbus.

The person who shoehorned fear into Interstate-70 travelers for ten months has been identified as 28-year-old Charles McCoy, Junior.

The Sheriff’s Office describes McCoy as a white male with brown hair and green eyes. He’s 5’7” tall and weighs 185 pounds.

Police would not release why they believe he is the shooter, only saying...
March 15, 2004 - 11:41pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Guernsey County couple accused of sexually abusing a four-year-old handicapped girl were handed over to U.S. authorities Monday.

John Stoneman and his girlfriends, Patricia Kelley, were arrested March 4th in Toronto. She and Stoneman are accused if abusing the child, who is blind and suffers from spinal bifida, diabetes and seizures.

Stoneman was initially arrested on weapons and obscenity charges on June 23rd. Following the arrest, authorities searched the home...
March 15, 2004 - 7:01pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Executive Director of the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Speaks out on allegations of sexual harrassment against him. Larry Merry says although there are allegations against him, he will not be resigning his position as Executive Director of the Port Authority.

It has been four months since the two female accusers have been to work. Both Janie Daily and Mary Hamilton have been on paid leave since November.

However, Mayor Jack Fenton says he isn’t taking...
March 15, 2004 - 6:43pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The embattled principal of St Thomas school in Zanesville gets a major vote of confidence from his diocese.

Today, the superintendent of schools of the Columbus Diocese, Lucia Mcquaide announced in a press release that she stands with St. Thomas Pastor Father Jordan Mcconway in support of Principal Michael Sens.

Sens showed pornographic pictures to some students during an investigation into their origin.

Mcquaide says the Diocese agrees with Muskingum County...
March 15, 2004 - 4:55pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Muskingum Family Y announces their recipients of the sixteenth annual Women of Achievement awards today. This honor is designed to recognize outstanding women in Muskingum County.

There are seven winners in total one for each of the categories.

The 2004 Women of Achievement are:

Education: Autumn Collins-Wilden
Health: Vera Jean Dutro
Special Recognition: Alice Graham
Business: Mary Jane Bednarczuk
Young Adult: Natasia Moose
March 15, 2004 - 3:56pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross can now add two more life saving members to their staff.

Representatives from the Woodmen of the World Organization presented little Anne and baby Anne which are CPR manikins to our local chapter.

The manikins will be used to teach CPR classes throughout the Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan, counties.

This is the 25th set of manikins the group has presented to Ohio Red Cross Chapters.
March 15, 2004 - 3:49pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Calling all car fans. This year’s auto show in Columbus has the latest and greatest models.

WHIZ was able to get a sneak peak of some of the newest cars to be featured at the auto show.

Chairman of the auto show, John Hinderer says there are plenty of new cars for you to feast your eyes on, many you can’t see anywhere but at this event.

The show runs through this Sunday March 21st. Tickets are eight dollars for adults and children under 12 are free. You can...
March 15, 2004 - 3:44pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It’s a birthday a lot of us would like to celebrate and celebrating today in Newark is 107 year old Florence Ulrey.

Originally from Morrow County, Ulrey spent several years teaching in a one-roomed school building. After getting married she spent most of her winters in Florida where she even spent her 100th birthday.

Ulrey loves to sew, read books, and is very active in her church. She has three kids, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and six great, great-...
March 15, 2004 - 3:37pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It’s one of the hottest diets of all time…the Adkins…and a lot of people think it’s great.

If you’re like most people then you’ve tried just about every diet out there. These days the most popular diet is the Adkins diet, named for its founder Doctor Robert Adkins.

This diet is based on the concept of cutting out carbohydrates for the rest of the dieter’s life. This in turn allows for weight loss.

According to Doug Wilson, the head produce clerk at the...
March 15, 2004 - 3:27pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Obesity has become a huge problem in the United States, particularly among children. Statistics show that 1 in 4 children is obese. But a new program here in Muskingum County may help that problem.

The American Cancer Society and the Healthy Hearts of Morgan, Muskingum and Perry Counties will be presenting a one-day conference that will be focused on providing educators tools and information about improving the health and academic environment of their schools.

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