Local News

March 7, 2003 - 7:58pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
It's nine months behind bars for a Zanesivlle man charged with assaulting a police officer. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, 31-year-old Michael Murphy pleaded guilty Friday to one count of assaulting a peace officer. Murphy was arrested after police responded to a possible drug call at a home on Stewart Street on February 7th. Murhpy who has several warrants, was hiding in the attic of the home. He assaulted Lt. Fisher with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department when...
March 7, 2003 - 7:57pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
For the second time this week, a small local store is robbed in Zanesville. According to Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesivlle Police Department, the Speedway Station on Blue Aveune was robbed around 4:30 Friday morning. Accoridng to Roush, police are searching for a white male, six feet tall with a thin build. The robber was reportedly wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a carhart-type jacket. Roush says the robber may have had a gun, but Speedway employees did not see a weapon. Earlier this...
March 7, 2003 - 7:57pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
As thousands of troops from southeastern Ohio pack their bags, the local Red Cross prepares to help the families left behind. The United States ordered 400 soldiers with the Hawk Missile Battalion in Morgan County to prepare to leave March 18th. Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director Dan Hartman says this is a hard time for family members...and the community can help ease the pain. A program has been set up by officials at the Red Cross which will ease the minds of those left behind. On...
March 7, 2003 - 7:56pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
President Bush speaks out about possible war with Iraq Thursday...and local residents respond. In a rare prime time news conference, the President gave the country an update on the impending war with Iraq saying it is the final stage of diplomacy. While some area residents agree with the President, others think this is another tactic that won't work. Thousands of troops have already been deployed, with more ready to leave if necessary.
March 7, 2003 - 7:56pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
For the second time this week, a small local store is robbed in Zanesville. According to detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police department, the Speedway gas station on Blue Avenue was robbed around 4:30 this morning. Roush says police are looking for a white male, six feet tall with a thin build. The robber was reportedly wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a jacket. Roush says the robber may have had a gun, but Speedway employees did not see a weapon. Earlier this week, the Dairy Mart on...
March 7, 2003 - 7:55pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro wants to stop a Perry County judge from deciding whether the state has complied with an order to change the way it funds public schools. Petro filed a two-part request today with the Ohio Supreme Court. Petro wants the court to rule that Perry County common pleas judge Linten Lewis lacks jurisdiction to hear a request filed by a coalition of school districts. He also asks that the court stop Lewis from acting until it rules on the motion. The coalition wants...
March 7, 2003 - 7:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Representative Nancy Kaptur compared Osama Bin Laden to American revolutionaries, and is drawing fire for it from republicans and democrats. Kaptur, a democrat from Ohio, said those fighting for America included nontraditional fighters and religious groups. Ohio’s GOP chairman, Bob Bennett, called on Kaptur to retract her statement and apologize. In a statement , Kaptur accused republicans of twisting her words and silencing her effort to understand the root of the threat against America.
March 7, 2003 - 2:19pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A contract the delays pay raises for most state employees for two years and requires them to pay more for health care will go into effect – even though a majority of union votes were cast against it. The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association turned down the proposed three-year contract by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent. But it was ratified because state law requires a 60 percent vote of union members to reject a contract. In separate balloting, state prison and youth detention...
March 7, 2003 - 12:20am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The FBI converged on a rural house in Kilgore, Ohio Thursday and arrested a man on charges of providing false I-Ds to help illegal aliens get into the U-S from Canada. FBI agent Mitchell Marrone said the agency was tipped off by CNN after the television network received anonymous e-mails stating that someone in Ohio was helping illegal aliens enter the county. There was even an allegation in the e-mails that the person had Sarin gas and was planning a terrorist attack. The FBI is not saying...
March 6, 2003 - 7:27pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The impending war with Iraq now has a major connection to our area. Around 4-hundred members from the Hawk Missile Battalion in Morgan County will soon be on their way. Earlier this week, the soldiers were notified that it's time to pack their bags. The McConnelsville unit is to be deployed on March 18th. On March 15th there will be a farewell party beginning at noon at Morgan High School.
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: