Local News

July 18, 2002 - 5:18am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some tense moments Wednesday on the south side of Zanesville when a gas line ruptured during routine electrical work. Pike electrical workers said they were contracted by American Electric Power to do some work on Maysville avenue, but were not aware a gas line was present.
Columbia Gas field supervisor Kim Ramsey says although there was not an emminent danger from the leak, several area residents and businesses were evacuated. No injuries were reported. A-E-P does not see any more...
July 18, 2002 - 5:14am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville company is closing its doors. Custom Coil and Transformer company on Newark road will close August 2nd. Company president Marty Lucas says the operation is being consolidated into a Cleveland company called Transformer Engineering Corporation. Lucas says Custom Coil has 10 employees and a temporary worker. The comany manufactures transformers and serves many different markets including elevators, cable t-v, audio products and airport lighting. One of its bigger customers is...
July 18, 2002 - 5:07am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville police are investigating an early morning robbery at the Dairy Mart on Linden avenue in Zanesville. It happened on Wednesday. Detective Ric Roush says the suspect entered the store just before 5 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk. The robber stole around 100 dollars and then fled on foot towards Forest avenue. The suspect was wearing a black toboggin with holes cut out for the eyes. He is described as five-feet seven inches tall and weighing between 160 and 185 pounds. He...
July 18, 2002 - 4:59am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Cambridge police are investigating a bank robbery. It happened on Monday. The Wesbanco bank on Wheeling avenue was robbed. Using witness reports and pictures from the bank's camera, police describe the suspect as a white male in his late 20s. He is five-feet-eight inches to five-feet-ten inches tall, with a stocky build and weighing about 200 to 225 pounds. He has short dark hair, dark eyes and a thin mustache or goatee. The suspect was wearing a blue, loose fitting t-shirt, dark pants...
July 18, 2002 - 4:53am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The two bank robbery suspects arrested in connection with the robbery of National City Bank in Zanesville were indicted by a Muskingum county grand jury Wednesday. Prosecutor Mike Haddox says that 32-year-old Terry Wilkinson and 40-Year-old Earl Campbell, both of Mt. Vernon,
were indicted on one count of robbery and one count of felony theft. The robbery charge carries a possible sentence of up to 8 years in prison, the felony theft charge carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison...
July 17, 2002 - 5:38am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of transporation says it will be closing the Y-Bridge in Zanesville on Friday. O-Dot district director Chris Engle says that the U.S. route 40 will be closed at the Y-bridge for five hours Friday to test the canal lift span. O-dot says the closure will begin at 8 a.m. and should be complete by 1 p.m. A posted detour will be interstate 70 to State route 60.
July 17, 2002 - 5:32am
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you are looking for something to do Wednesday night...how about the 4th annual "Taste Of Zanesville". The event is designed for area residents to get together and celebrate our area's strong pottery heritage...and there is a lot of food to eat. Numerous downtown locations are particpating in the event...there are 40 stops residents can make..each location is marked with a bright yellow star. The event starts at 5:30 and runs until 8:00 p.m. If you would like to get a map of the tour you can...
July 17, 2002 - 5:28am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman pleaded guilty to stealing another woman's identity. 24-year-old Crystal Stevens also pleaded guilty to two counts of recieving stolen property and nine counts of forgery. Stevens was charged with stealing Natasha Moose's identity and opening credit cards in her name. Stevens was able to open three cards at different stores at the Colony Square Mall and charged 800 dollars. A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered in the case.
July 17, 2002 - 5:23am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Muskingum college student accused of trafficking cocaine to an undercover officer with the Muskingum county sheriff's office was in court on Tuesday. Muskingum county prosecutor Mike Haddox says 23-year-old Brent Kasmer pleaded guilty to the trafficking charge. He also pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of drugs including cocaine, marijuana, oxycontin and ecstasy. Law enforcement found the drugs in his room at the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house on the college campus. Judge Mark...
July 17, 2002 - 5:13am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The drive is now officially underway to help local children start school on the right foot...with new shoes. The 14th annual Wendy's-Whiz Lace Up For Kids shoe drive is off and running. The goal is to collect new tennis shoes for school age children, who otherwise have no way of getting footwear. It's been a success for 13 years and this year is expected to be record setting. The deadline to apply for the program is August 19th. The distribution day is August 23rd. Applications are...
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