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January 27, 2004 - 6:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Coldness in the Zanesville City Jail has left some inmates shivering throughout the night.

A problem with the furnace has the temperature reaching 50 degrees. It is normally set at 65, but for some reason the heat won’t work.

Inmates at the jail have called WHIZ about the cold conditions and they say they would like something done about it.

And today maintenance people were working on the heat trying to fix the problem.

At first the male inmates were...
January 27, 2004 - 6:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Life after retirement doesn’t have to mean you are giving up an unproductive life…

Instead Mel Helitzer, has his own version of retirement. And to prove it he has written a book about 65 people who have made a difference in their retirement years.

Two of those people live right here in Zanesville, Carl Mitzel and Ray Thomas.

His book is called-“ It’s Never Too Late to Plate a Tree.”

To honor those individuals in his book he grants each of them an...
January 27, 2004 - 6:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
With another day off from school area kids took to the slopes today to enjoy everyone’s favorite winter pastime—sledding!

But one thing kids forget when they hit the slopes is their helmet.

Alan Ranck, Assistant Park Manager of the Dillon State Park says, “ I’ve heard a lot of people trying to emphasize safety and helmets are an up and coming thing for kids whether they’re on bicycles or here with the sledding. It’s always a good idea.”

While sledding can be a...
January 27, 2004 - 11:40am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Columbus-based Huntington Banchsares incorporated today merged with Canton-based Unizan Financial Corporation for 587 million dollars.

The banks say Unizan shareholders will get shares of Huntington common stock in exchange for their Unizan shares.

Unizan has numerous branches in our area.

Huntington shares closed yesterday at just over 23 dollars. Unizan shares closed at more than 22 dollars. The merger was unanimously approved by both boards.

It’...
January 27, 2004 - 6:26am
5 years 6 weeks ago
***NOTE ARTICLE TIME DOES NOT CHANGE BUT THIS PAGE IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED THROUGH THE DAY***


The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department says roadways in the county were slick and ice covered this morning.

A dispatcher from the sheriff’s office says they have had numerous calls about cars sliding off the road into a ditch.

Right now Coshocton County is under a level-1 snow emergency, which means drive with caution.

Here’s the way other...
January 26, 2004 - 10:29pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
One day before Judge Howard Zwelling is set to announce his decision on her early release, Jennifer Bryant’s attorney Aaron Miller files a memorandum in response to the state’s memorandum filed last week.

Bryant served seven months of a three-year sentence on involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse charges. She was convicted last year of killing her newborn baby and placing him in a trash bin outside her Muskingum College apartment.

Bryant’s...
January 26, 2004 - 10:28pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
There’s a nip in the air in the Zanesville City Jail that has nothing to do with what appears to be a faulty furnace.

Police Chief Eric Lambes says there is a problem with the furnace and sometimes the temperature in the jail reaches 50-degrees. That’s a far cry from its normal setting of 65-degrees.

Some inmates from the jail have contacted WHIZ News about the cold conditions, saying they would like the situation looked into. The Chief says they have been having...
January 26, 2004 - 10:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
There’s good news tonight for the city of Zanesville…

The long awaited construction project for the State Route 146 and State Route 60 connector road has finally been passed by the council.

Larry Merry of the Zanesville Port Authority says this is one of the big steps necessary to move this project forward. One of the main reasons the connector road project was created was to reduce the amount of traffic through our city.

Merry says, “ Many of the roads people...
January 26, 2004 - 6:27pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
With the worst snowfall of the year so far, local residents are left having to brace the cold and dig their way out.

But what you may not think of when you are their shoveling is how it affects your health.

Joseph Stein, Chairman of the Genesis Emergency Services says when people are out there they forget how long they’re doing this activity and it can be much more strenuous than what they normally do. As a result they could end up with breathing problems or heart attacks...
January 26, 2004 - 6:22pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you were looking for a shovel or some salt you probably had a bit of trouble finding either.

Some local businesses only had empty shelves to offer customers.

A manager at a local Wal-Mart told WHIZ they had a few shovels left, but couldn’t keep salt on the shelves.

Meanwhile, Jim Bartsch, store manager for the Maple Avenue Kroger, says when there is a threat of bad weather people buy everything.

Bartsch also says they are temporarily out of shovels...
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