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December 12, 2002 - 5:07pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Govenor Bob Taft announced today that the village of Quaker City in Guernsey County will receive a $450,000 grant to improve its water system. The grant will be used to install 46,300 linear feet of waterline and improve the existing water tank. The improvement is estimated to affect more than 368 households.
December 11, 2002 - 7:51pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
An eleven million dollar project is still in the works; The Muskingum College has been working on a new Communication Arts complex since the beginning of April and college officials say they plan to have it finished by fall of 2003. The building is 32-thousand square feet, and will include a 250-seat theatre.....
December 11, 2002 - 7:39pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
We may see new faces in the White House very soon. Several key republicans are enthusiastic about Bush's decision in replacing treasury secretary Paul O'Neill with CSX Railroad Executive-John Snow...The administration is attempting an urgent midterm correcton to boost the flagging economy. The 2004 campaign starts this season and the office says they are confident that Snow will be able to communicate Bush's policy clearly on Television and to Capitol Hill....Snow's first big job in office will...
December 10, 2002 - 7:33pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Many people are focused on smallpox being a problem as a possible Bio-Terrorism attack. Throughout the state of Ohio there is an Epidemiologist for every 200,000 people. In the event of a Bioterrorism attack, they are responsible for studying the spread and control of the disease. They are prepared to study possible attacks and fear they may be inevitable. The state has asked local Epidemiologists throughout all areas to ban together in an event that something should happen in the future.
December 10, 2002 - 7:27pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
A local program has awarded WHIZ the "Healthy Heart Hero Award." "Try Fitness," a program which was started four months ago, is a committment between the health department and the station to get community members physically fit. If you are looking for a way to become physically fit, there is still time to participate in the program. You can sign up at Colony Square Mall, your local library, or health department.
December 10, 2002 - 7:23pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The State is considering vaccinating tup to 13,000 Ohio Health workers as part of a National Bioterrorism Campaign against smallpox. According to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, participation would be voluntary, and the plan must first be approved by the Federal Government.
December 9, 2002 - 1:40pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Hang up your car keys and grab some change for bus fare because Z-Bus is trying to change the way people think about using public transportation and they're using several incentives to do so. Even though 1,000 people use Z-Bus everyday, there are many area residents who think there is a stigma around public transportation and Z-Bus employees say "Try Transit Week" should dispell some of those theories. Over the next, few days Z-Bus will hold special events such as riding for free if you bring...
December 9, 2002 - 6:18am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Zanesville city council meets tonight in regular sesson and one of the several issues members will be talking about is salary increase for some city officials. Council will hear the third reading of an ordinance to increase salaries for the mayor, law director, auditor, treasurer, city council members and the president of city council. One council member says its likely that the issue will be voted down at tonight's meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in council chambers.
December 7, 2002 - 12:43pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Over 15 members of the "Junior Chanmber," or better known as "Jaycees," spent their morning helping gather items for the salvation army. Every year the group joins for what is called C-Day. C-Day has been going on since the mid-forties. Members spend their time at WHIZ answering phones, looking at maps to find home locations, and picking up donations for those who are less fortunate. If you would like to donate non-perishable food items, clothing, or toys please contact the salvation army. Also...
December 7, 2002 - 12:37pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The state has released the final figures from its annual child support roundup and says at least 234 people were arrested in 33 counties. The state has conducted the sweeps each year. The maximum penalty on a charge of failure to pay support is one-and-half years in prison and a five-thousand-dollar-fine. Muskingum county officials say with the sweeps, they collect about 15 million dollars a year.
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