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November 14, 2003 - 9:46am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It looks like the days of Big Bear stores in Zanesville may be numbered. Earlier this week we told you about plans by Big Bear’s parent company, Penn Traffic, to sell 11 of its stores to Kroger. The company also said on December 3rd an auction would be held for those 11 stores and other Big Bear assets. WHIZ news received numerous phone calls from Zanesville Big Bear employees, who wished to remain anonymous, saying they were told the Zanesville north store would be closed on December 3rd...
November 14, 2003 - 9:37am
5 years 10 weeks ago
According to Sgt. Curry with the Zanesville Police Department, an armed robbery occurred at around 5:45 yesterday afternoon at the R...
November 13, 2003 - 11:51pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Thursday afternoon construction accident ends the life of a Zanesville man. According to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy, the victim is 54-year-old James W. Carpenter of Zanesville. Lacy says the accident occurred as Carpenter, an employee of Zemba Brothers Construction, was working in a trench on Dulty Lane, off Wayne Avenue at around 2:20 p.m. The trench collapsed, burying Carpenter approximately 12 feet into the ground. Crews worked for over two hours at the site. As of Thursday...
November 13, 2003 - 11:50pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
With the trench collapse on Wayne comes plenty of traffic congestion. According to dispatchers with the Zanesville Police Department, traffic on Wayne Avenue and Underwood Avenue was backed up for several hours, in both the north and south bound lanes. According to the ZPD, the sound bound lane was reopened at about 4:30. The northbound land was reopened shortly after that.
November 13, 2003 - 11:49pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Traffic was backed up in Cleveland as well Thursday…heavy winds prompted transportation officials to put the brakes on truckers. State officials sent out word that the winds were blowing too hard for tractor-trailer trucks to roll on the Cleveland turnpike. Trucks with multiple hitches and mobile homes were banned from the turnpike while the winds whipped. Officials were worried the winds would blow trucks over.
November 13, 2003 - 11:49pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Heavy winds left plenty of damage in northwestern Ohio as well. A historic building in Toledo was under renovation when it collapsed because of the wind and rain. Police say the 35-foot tall section couldn’t sustain the 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts Wednesday night. Crews stood guard all night, in case the rest of the building collapsed. And the wind also tore down power lines, and playground equipment.
November 13, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A restaurant in Pennsylvania makes hundreds of people sick, including 31 Ohioans. Pennsylvania state health officials say at least 340 people are now infected with Hepatitis- A after an outbreak at a Beaver County Chi-Chi’s. Officials don’t know the exact cause of the outbreak yet.
November 13, 2003 - 11:47pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A soldier from Ohio was honored Thursday in Oklahoma along with five others who died when their helicopter was shot down in Iraq. 21-year-old Specialist Steven Conover of Wilmington had been stationed at Fort Sill. More than 1000 soldiers, relatives and friends attended services paying tribute to the Fort sill soldiers, who were killed November 2nd by Iraqi insurgents. A total of 16 soldiers died in the attack.
November 13, 2003 - 3:56pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Another event to get you in the holiday spirit in Zanesville is the festival of trees preview. The event includes a community festival as well as a fundraiser for the chamber. It will be held on December 3rd form 5pm to 9pm at the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. The event is also in combination with the Miracle on Main Street of the downtown lighting. There will be a live reindeer display as well as an appearance by Santa
November 13, 2003 - 3:55pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Starting with the New Year, local businesses may have to collect and pay sales taxes differently. The Ohio sales tax rate will be changing, meaning more complications for business owners. The new rate will definitely be more of a hassle for businesses, especially small businesses. As you can imagine a lot of business owners are complaining about the change and as a result it may be delayed. The chairman of the Ohio tax-writing Senate ways and means commitment offered an amendment this week...
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