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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.

The...
March 15, 2004 - 10:35am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Funeral services are today for a 7-year-old girl who died last week after being beaten and left to drown in a Noble County well.

Brittany Hendrickson will be remembered at a service in Marietta, about 15 miles south of her hometown of Lebanon.

It’s likely to be a packed house. Visita6tion at the funeral home lasted nine hours last night. Hundreds of people have sent flowers, cards and stuffed animals.

Brittany’s body was found Wednesday, the day after her...
March 15, 2004 - 8:20am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It was a nasty end to a vacation as three people were returning home from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and crashed their vehicle off the highway.

According to Trooper Appleman with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little before 12 last night on Interstate 77- Northbound just north of the Buffalo exit.

It happened as one of the rear passengers interfered with the driver, causing the operator to lose control, vear off the roadway, over...
March 15, 2004 - 8:16am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It was a nasty end to a vacation as three people were returning home from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and crashed their vehicle off the highway.

According to Trooper Appleman with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little before 12 last night on Interstate 77- Northbound just north of the Buffalo exit.

It happened as one of the rear passengers interfered with the driver, causing the operator to lose control, vear off the roadway, over...
March 14, 2004 - 10:29pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Coshocton County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Scott Mast says DJ Jones, the man who was running through a neighborhood and pointed a gun at two juveniles and took shots at least two officers is in critical condition tonight after being shot last night in the chest by Captain Jon Mosier during the chase. Jones is in critical condition at the OSU Medical Center.

He has been charged with aggravated murder.
Eighteen-year-old Shane Layland, Jones uncle, was pronounced dead earlier today at...
March 14, 2004 - 6:43pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
It was a few days early, but it felt like St. Patrick’s today at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

The Singers of the Irish Brigade sang to a crowd of green and white gathered to help raise money for Rosecrans Athletic Boosters.

Irish entertainment from all over came to help get people in the St. Patty’s Day spirit and hopefully donate some money too.

This is the fourth annual Irish Brigade event. Today they hoped to raise $3,000 for the school.
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