Local News

November 19, 2003 - 12:52pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Despite the rain today, Zanesville residents were lining up for their share of pancakes. The 46th annual Sertoma pancake day was held at the Secrest Auditorium. Jeff Tilton the co-chair of the event hopes to surpass last year’s attendance. Community members enjoy this day and look forward to it each year. The international vice president of Sertoma was also in attendance to help with the festivities.
November 18, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Board of Elections has announced that two races from this month’s general elections will be recounted next week. For the Tri-Valley School Board, two of the three seats are filled by Cindy Cameron and Eva Seiber... according to Martha Thomas from the Board of Elections, the recount vote will be next Monday between Terry Hutchinson and Robert Curry. A recount will also take place for the second seat in the West Muskingum School Board. Thomas says Bob Moon won the first seat. For the...
November 18, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Traffic was backed up on Interstate-70 Eastbound for about one half hour Tuesday night because of a rude driver. According to Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, the accident happened near the Gratiot exit at 5:46 p.m. 24-year-old Michael Henk of Zanesville was driving east and attempted to merge into the left lane when an unknown second car accelerated in front of him. Henk swerved to avoid that vehicle, lost control and over turned his 2002 truck off the right side of...
November 18, 2003 - 11:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Lancaster Police Department was one of two state departments to get a nice present in Columbus Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Public Safety was in the giving mood, as police across the state met for a chance to win a new police cruiser. But in order to be eligible to win, police departments ha to participate in a campaign to enforce seat belt use and to stop drinking and driving. 20 departments participated in the campaign. Stark County also won a new cruiser.
November 18, 2003 - 6:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A former elected official in Perry County will see jail time for embezzling almost $200,000. Former Insurance Benefits Administrator Steve Goodyear was sentenced to one year in prison this afternoon in Perry County court. He’s already repaid the almost $200,000 he embezzled and the other part of his sentence required him to repay interest on that money. His defense attorney, James Phillips tried to get his sentence reduced to probation, pleading that he had gone through economic and personal...
November 18, 2003 - 6:09pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio minority leader shows his support for a New Lexington native running for the Ohio House of Representatives. Chris Redfern was on hand at the Perry County Courthouse this afternoon while Dan Dodd made his announcement to run for state representative. Now practicing law with his father and sister, Dodd plans to get involved with politics. The Democrat is 25 now and will be a year older when the elections come. But Redfern said age doesn’t matter, he has sound ideas. Dodd plans to...
November 18, 2003 - 6:07pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Duncan Falls library gets a state of the art reading machine to help those who need words magnified. Today marked the first day this low vision reading machine could be used in Duncan Falls. Basically, it makes things bigger and is not difficult to use. It has features like an auto focus and freeze frame. So there won’t be much fussing with buttons. The money was raised for the machine in part by the Duncan Falls Lions Club and matched by the Ohio Lions Club. In total, the machine...
November 18, 2003 - 6:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
What would you do with over 1500 pounds of pancake mix and 1900 pounds of sausage? The Sertoma Club is planning on sharing. The annual Sertoma Pancake Day begins tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. In case you can’t make it that early, they’ll be serving all you can eat pancakes throughout the day until 7:00 p.m. Planning for this event began in August and workers have been on site preparing since Sunday. The proceeds from the event go towards their sponsorship fund, providing devices for the...
November 18, 2003 - 4:43pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio cancer facts and figures of 2003 were released today and the results don’t look good for the Appalacia region. In Muskingum County alone cancer deaths are higher than the state and national average. There are four areas that the American Cancer Society focuses on to reduce the amount of cancer deaths per year. In 2003, approximately 60,300 Ohioans will be diagnosed with cancer.
November 18, 2003 - 4:40pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
In an effort to prepare for winter, the Ohio Department of Transportation had their annual inspection today. Mechanics from surrounding counties came to conduct the “Winter Dry Run.” Crews were making sure all parts of the 23 trucks to be sent out in Muskingum County were in good working order. O-Dot is continually looking for ways to improve their snow and ice operation. One way is by using the road and weather information system which uses pavement sensors in the road to detect freezing...
For the best experience, use one of the following browsers:      Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Apple Safari
Follow Us:  WHIZ-TV      Z92 Morning Rush      AM1240      @WHIZnewscom      @WHIZweather      @Z92MorningRush
Share: