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August 15, 2014 - 11:59pm
1 week 6 days ago

 A massive fire broke out around 7:30 Friday evening on coopermill road. 

National Trails Fire Department, Falls Township, Newton Township and South Zanesville all responded to the blaze which destroyed the home at 7240 Coopermill Road.

At this time there is no word on how the fire started or if there were any injuries. It took crews about 2 hours to get the fire under control.

August 15, 2014 - 5:11pm
1 week 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation has a new CEO, WHIZ's very own Brian Wagner.

Wagner is WHIZ Media Group's operation manager, as well as radio announcer and meteorologist. He will take his new position as the foundation's CEO on October 6th. Wagner said that the Community Foundation is an organization that has been very close to his heart for a very long time.

"I've been volunteering with the foundation, probably close to 20 years now. It kind of paralleled my time...

August 15, 2014 - 4:19pm
1 week 6 days ago

Emma Embrey's Grand Champion Market Hog "Bad" wasn't being so bad today.

The hog broke records at the Muskingum County Fair's Hog Sale Friday afternoon selling for $90 a pound. 13-year-old Emma Embrey is a member of the Banner Chasers 4-H Club and she told us what is needed to raise a Grand Champion Pig.

"You need to have a good shelter, feed, water and just like make sure your pig is all right."

Emma said that the close to $22,000 that she...

August 15, 2014 - 2:27pm
1 week 6 days ago

Genesis Community Ambulance celebrated its 20th anniversary this afternoon with a luncheon for staff and surrounding fire and police departments.

In the past year the organization has added the Genesis name to their trucks and uniforms as well as achieved substantial growth in their department.

"Over the last year, we've grown, almost doubled in size, we now service different counties. Washington, we're in Coshocton, we're in Perry, so just a lot of growth over the last year...

August 15, 2014 - 1:46pm
2 weeks 31 min ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation has a new Chief Executive Officer and it’s someone you already know. The Foundation Executive Committee Friday unanimously approved the appointment of Brian Wagner as the new CEO of MCCF.  Wagner is WHIZ Media Group Operation’s Manager and longtime radio announcer and television meteorologist.  Wagner will begin his duties at the Foundation on October 6th.  Current Executive Director Dave Mitzel will remain with the...

August 15, 2014 - 11:35am
1 week 6 days ago

A life saving device, the size of a deck of cards, helps patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and is now in use by the Genesis Healthcare System.

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart abruptly stops pumping blood because of abnormal rhythm. The abnormal rhythm causes the heart to quiver or twitch, but not beat.

This new device, the Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator of S-ICD is implanted just below the skin on the left side of the chest. Wires attached to the...

August 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
2 weeks 18 hours ago

Many kids plan their first day of school outfit weeks in advance, and with any good outfit it starts with the shoes.

Eastside Community Ministries along with Wendy's and WHIZ worked together Thursday afternoon through "Lace Up for Kids" to make sure that every child received a new pair of shoes for school. Co-chair Sue Thuma talked about how important an event like this is for the community.

"I think it's huge, it's huge for the community. We're able to help a...

August 14, 2014 - 3:54pm
2 weeks 18 hours ago

WHIZ and McDonald's have partnered over the last year to help out some local non-profit agencies in our community.

Through "Lovin' the Communities We Serve" each month a local non-profit is chosen to be the recipient of $6,000 worth of advertising and public relations for that month.General manager of the West Pike McDonald's, Jerri Wickham, told us about this months winner.

"We're supporting Children's Hunger Alliance, and there based in Columbus, but they work...

August 14, 2014 - 3:45pm
2 weeks 5 hours ago

The campaign for governor made a stop Thursday at the Muskingum County Fair.

Governor John Kasich stopped and talked to local farmers before addressing the crowds at the Republican Tent. He answered questions from his supporters pertaining to the budget, jobs, small businesses and education. Even taking immediate action about the recent concerns over the contamination of prison food.

"Let me ask you a question, are you willing to talk to the head of the prison if i put you...

August 14, 2014 - 10:20am
2 weeks 18 hours ago

The Muskingum County Board of Elections said they're looking for candidates for a vacated judge position.

This week Governor John Kasich appointed Judge Eric Martin to serve as Probate and Juvenile Judge, replacing Judge Joseph Gormley, who retired from the bench.

Now, the Board of Elections said Martin's former role as Muskingum County Court Judge will be on the ballot this November.

"Petitions may be picked up at the Board of Elections Office if you're interested in...

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