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May 3, 2002 - 7:24pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It's Goodwill Week, and what better way to celebrate than at the Goodwill store on Maple Avenue. On Friday, Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton awarded the store a proclamation of hard work and serivce, and thanked the workers for their dedication to the community. The training program for handicapped citizens was highlighted, as people with disabilities are given jobs at the Goodwill store and trained for work at other jobs. It is a popular training program, and shows how the Goodwill store is...
May 3, 2002 - 6:52pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville is fighting hunger for Operation Feed, and two local events on Friday helped the cause. In downtown Zanesville, Donimo's Pizza and Century National Bank teamed up for the "Pizza by the Slice" program, and throughout Muskinghum County, grocery stores hosted "Grocery Day," where shoppers could donate non-perishable foods, or money. These two programs benefit Operation Feed, which supports fourteen food pantries in the Muskinghum County.
May 3, 2002 - 6:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
International relationships are forming right here in Zanesville, as a group of Russian entrepeneurs are visiting for the month of May. The group is part of the Center for Citizen Initiative, or CCI. CCI is a joint venture between the U.S. State Department and local groups throughout the country. In Zanesville, that local group is the Kiwanis Club. During their stay, the delegates will learn about American culture and business, in hopes of taking back to Russia knowledge of how to improve...
May 3, 2002 - 4:59am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A former Elementary school principal who was dismissed by the school board in Cambridge says he wants his old job back now that a judge has ordered the board to rehire him.
Bill Lee says his savings and what little other money he had are gone. Lee was elected to the board last year after the board had fired him for spanking a student. Guernsey county common pleas judge David Ellwood ruled last month that the board should not have fired Lee. He ordered the board to rehire Lee and pay...
May 2, 2002 - 10:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Alcohol was not a factor in an early morning crash, which claimed the life of a woman.
The accident happened just before 2 a.m. on State Route 821 in Noble County.
According to the Noble County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Kerry Walters of Belle Valley was driving eastbound on State Route 340, when she failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a stone embankment as she crossed 821.
Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to free Walters, However, she was pronounced dead at...
May 2, 2002 - 10:22pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
After three years of leading Zanesville High School, Principal, Eric Ely may be leaving for a principal's position at a New Hampshire school.
Ely has not signed a contract with the Dover School District in New Hampshire, but the school board there has approved his hiring.
WHIZ will continue to follow this story...
May 2, 2002 - 10:19pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
In less than a week, citizens of the Rolling Hills School District must decide whether or not to renew a 5-year, emergency operating levy. On thursday night, students, parents and educators gathered for one last rally in an attempt to drum up support.
Superintendent, Gary Norris says the levy is not imposing a new tax, rather it's just renewing a tax that's already in place.
School officials say 15 percent of the levy funding comes from individual property taxes, 22 percent comes...
May 2, 2002 - 2:48pm
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The National Weather service says it was straight-line winds, not a tornado, that caused damage in central Ohio overnight and into this morning. Meteorologist Myron Padgett says investigators checked out a report of a tornado near Baltimore, in Fairfield county, but couldn't substantiate it. In other parts of our area, the early morning storms caused downed trees in Perry county...some power outages in Licking county and some heavy rains in Muskingum county. There were also some reports of...
May 2, 2002 - 2:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An investigation of the fatal fall of a 17-year-old girl from a fourth floor dormitory window at Denison University in Granville has found that she apparently mistook the window for her bed. Licking county deputy Bruce Myers says the girl, visiting her sister, was unfamiliar with her surroundings and the open window bore an uncanny similarity to her bed.
May 2, 2002 - 2:41pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Morgan county family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home. It happened in Stockport at 51-90 East Rockberry Road. The fire destroyed the home of Tommy and Anna Balderson and their two children. No one was hurt. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping the family with food and clothing. If you'd like to make a donation to the Red Cross to help victims of disasters contact the Muskingum Valley Red Cross on 7th street in Zanesville.
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