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December 27, 2002 - 6:15am
5 years 4 weeks ago
|Jack Whittaker says he wants to thank god for letting him get the right numbers. The West Virginia contractor is the only grand prize winner of this week’s almost 315-million dollar Powerball jackpot. He’s going for the lump sum option, which means 111 million dollars after taxes. One more note, Whittaker says he’s been good with money all his life. He own three construction companies and was already a millionaire. Whittaker, who gives a lot of money to charity, says the more money he...
December 27, 2002 - 6:10am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Backers of a prescription drug discount proposal submitted more than 140-thousand signatures to force the legislature to face the issue. The coalition for affordable prescription drugs gave secretary of state Kenneth Blackwell’s office 143-thousand signatures. The group needs the valid signatures of about 96-thousand registered Ohio voters for the petition to take effect. If the petition is validated, the legislature will have four months from the January sixth start of the session to pass...
December 27, 2002 - 6:03am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Some area resident took their concerns over crime and prostitution in their Putnam area neighborhood to small claims court on Thursday. Several homeowners say they seen suspicious activity around 347 Woodlawn avenue and believe alleged acts of drug dealing and prostitution will bring their property values down. So they sued landlord John Kemp with 13 individual lawsuits for three-thousand dollars a piece. The case was heard by Zanesville municipal court judge Bill Joseph on Thursday. The...
December 27, 2002 - 5:52am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A 20-year-old McConnelsville man is dead after inhaling nitrous oxide. According to detective Ric Roush of the Zanesville police department, 20-year-old Robert Ayers was found dead in the basement of the Good Samaritan hospital on December 22nd. Ayers was an employee with the housekeeping division. According to detective Roush Ayers reportedly placed a plastic bag over his head and inhaled the gas. Results from an autopsy are not yet available. Genesis hospital has not released any more...
December 26, 2002 - 6:42pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
It was a big day at area stores today. Crowds of shoppers were looking for bargains and retuning some of their unwanted Christmas gifts. Some people we talked to said it wasn't as bad as they expected. This could be because most stores were prepared for this rush, and made sure designated return areas were well staffed. According to store managers, If you plan to return a holiday present call the store first and find out what their return policy is. They vary from store to store.
December 26, 2002 - 6:28pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The big holiday has come, and gone. Now what are you going to do with your Christmas tree? Thousands of trees get wasted every year because many people aren't aware of how they can dispose of them in a way that will help our environment. Environmental services say that each year trees are carelessly, and illegally-abandoned on city streets or dumped. To prevent this from occuring the city strongly advises residents to help by recycling those trees. There are several places that you can drop...
December 26, 2002 - 12:55pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
One area family received an extra special Christmas gift this year, and it wasn't from Santa. While some families spent their day either opening presents, playing games, or eating a big Christmas dinner. One family spent their time at "Bethesda Hospital." The "Secrest" family gathered for the birth of baby "Cayton," who at 20 inches, weighed 6 pounds, and 13 ounces. After the delivery we spoke with the father who had a hard time explaining all the emotions he was feeling. Over 1500 babies a...
December 26, 2002 - 9:24am
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville water department has its hands full this morning. A water main break is causing some problems for some local water customers. We don't have a lot of details yet, but we do know it happened on Princeton Avenue in Zanesville. Crews have been called to the scene to fix the problem. No word on when water service will be restored. Zanesville's public service director says so far no boil order has been issued.
December 26, 2002 - 9:20am
5 years 4 weeks ago
It was an extra special Christmas for at least one Zanesville area family. Wednesday the Secrest family gathered for the first of baby Cayton. The child came into the world weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces at Bethesda hospital. Father Tad Secrest told Whiz news that he had a hard time putting in words the way he is feeling. Mom and baby are doing fine today. Bethesda hospital officials say over 15 hundred babies are born each year at the hospital.
December 24, 2002 - 6:32am
5 years 4 weeks ago
It’s four year behind bars for a Zanesville man charged with robbing a local store. Monday Muskingum county common pleas judge Mark Fleegle sentenced 33-year-old Courtney Carnes on one count of aggravated robbery. Carnes was arrested after robbing the R-and-K Drive Thru on September 14th and threatening employees with a knife.
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