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December 23, 2003 - 4:17pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
If you are planning on driving over the long holiday weekend, you can expect to pay more at the gasoline pump.

Gas prices are at a record high for the Christmas holiday week.

The government released the disappointing news explaining that gas prices are high because high demand and low inventories.

The national price for regular unleaded gas increased two cents over the last week to a dollar and 48 cents a gallon.

That’s up eight cents from a year...
December 23, 2003 - 4:13pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Rosesville family is homeless today after a fire destroyed their mobile home.

It happened to the home of Debbie Plotts, her 14-year-old daughter and
Bill Taylor.

They live at 416 Gordon Street in Roseville. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire started at 6pm Monday and was reported by a neighbor.

No one was home at the time of the blaze. The Bremen, Newton and South Zanesville Fire Departments battled the blaze.

No cause has...
December 23, 2003 - 9:47am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman who helped underage people get false identification was sentenced in Muskingum County Common Pleas court.

Assistant County prosecutor Jim Workman says that 36-year old Michele Renee Stewart would allow people less than 21 years of age to get false I-D’s at the licence bureau where she worked in Muskingum County. She would then take cash for the effort.

Monday, Stewart pleaded guilty to seven counts of tampering with records. Each carries a maximum...
December 23, 2003 - 8:55am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville residents discussed many big issues Monday night at the last city council meeting of the year.

Questions were raised concerning the recent fires on Greenwood Avenue. Some Greenwood residents think there isn’t enough being done to stop the arsons.

Meg Dedrick a city council member says it’s important to note that the homes that were burned recently are not a part of the revitalization project.

Also, last night the final passage of an ordinance...
December 22, 2003 - 8:32pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Puppies can be great Christmas gifts, but require a lot of work.
If you are interested in buying a puppy or have any questions for the Great Dane breeder from our Holiday Program, e-mail me at chelbymk@whizamfmtv.com
And I'll send the message along. Happy Holidays!
December 22, 2003 - 5:29pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Some less fortunate people hopefully will have a merrier Christmas this year, thanks to several caring individuals at Christ’s Table.

With the help of Santa, volunteers and youth groups passed out blankets, toys and other gifts to the needy.

Christ Table welcomes volunteers from all over Ohio including the Youth Group from the New California United Presbyterian Church in Marysville. The Youth Group has made this an eight-year tradition.

Christ Table will have...
December 22, 2003 - 5:12pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
One of the candidates running in the Republican Primary for Muskingum County Commissioner spoke out about his plans if he’s elected.

Brian Hill, a livestock nutritionist says his experience with farmers and other hard working people in the county will give him a hometown advantage.

“I have such a vast background of diversity, because I worked with so many different people through business and agriculture the past seventeen, eighteen years.”

Hill says he wants...
December 22, 2003 - 3:14pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The state has raised its terror alert to orange, which coincides with the national level raised over the weekend.

Public safety director Kenneth Morckle says the level is expected to remain at orange, or high, until after the new year.

Morckle says the state highway patrol has increased security at state buildings in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo.

The patrol also is increasing enforcement along interstates and keeping truck weigh stations open longer....
December 22, 2003 - 2:06pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Salvation Army, as they prepare for their annual children’s toy drive.

Toys have been donated from local area businesses and organizations to help those who are less fortunate enjoy the holiday.

Major Susan Walter adds that efforts such as this toy drive are really reflective of what the Salvation Army stands for. She says, “It really goes to show that people do care about each other.. in today’s world we’re all so...
December 22, 2003 - 2:01pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It was a busy day at the Muskingum County Board of Elections. Candidates filing for various positions lined up to field their petitions.

State Representative Jim Aslanides and State Senate candidate Joy Padgett are running for re-election and explained why they believe they deserve your vote.

Aslanides says, “I think we’ve come a long way in making sure the budget address the concerns of a lot of folks we need to continue to make sure that tort reform is at the top...
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