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December 10, 2002 - 7:33pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
December 7, 2002 - 12:36am
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A car crashed into the Licking River near Licking Road around 8:30 Friday night. According to Muskingum County Sheriff, Bob Stephenson, two people were involved in the car accident. However, when law enforcement arrived at the scene they found more than just an accident. Upon investigation, law enforcement discovered one of the passengers had been shot in the face. The man was found near the Muskingum County Animal Shelter on State Route 146. The Sheriff said the wound was not life...
December 6, 2002 - 12:07pm
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A Zanesville Gas station was robbed by a masked man with a knife. It happened thursday night around 8:30 at the Certified gas station on Greenwood avenue. Police describe the suspect as a while male, with a thin build, who was wearing a black sweatshirt and black toboggan pulled down over his face. Police says the suspect, possible a juvenile, threatened the store clerk with a knife. The suspect then fled on foot with a small amount of cash. Police says they are investigating the incident.
December 6, 2002 - 12:01pm
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The Genesis Health Care system today announced a change in services and with it the elimination of 31 jobs. Genesis chief executive officer Tom Sieber says that the health care facility will close its inpatient open psychiatric-detox unit and reduce the size and location of its skilled nursing facility unit. Sieber says changing reimbursement from insurers and increasing costs are cited as the primary reasons for the changes. The 31 people who lost their jobs will be allowed to apply for...
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