Stories tagged with: alcohol

January 23, 2014 - 12:29pm
25 weeks 6 days ago

Comments from President Barak Obama sparked debate into which is worse alcohol or marijuana.

In a recent "New Yorker" article the president said he tried smoking marijuana and that he doesn't think it's more dangerous than alcohol.

The executive director of Muskingum Behavioral health said the substances can't really be compared.

"The marijuana that he may have experienced back in the day isn't the same marijuana today," said Executive Director...

August 20, 2012 - 10:38pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

Zanesville Police say that alcohol might have played a role in an accident Monday evening.

Around 8:30 p.m. Monday, Lieutenant Chris Rice said a woman traveling eastbound on Selsam Avenue went left off the roadway, struck two parked vehicles and went down an embankment.

"When they went down over the embankment, they went up the embankment up towards the driveway and then came back down the hill, and came to rest against the tree," said Rice.

The driver, whose...

November 9, 2011 - 6:46pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

For the first time since before Prohibition, alcohol will soon be sold in New Concord.

On Tuesday, voters gave the Riesbeck's on Main Street the right to sell beer, wine and mixed beverages Monday through Saturday.  WHIZ caught up with customers outside the food market to find out how they feel about the change.  Don Shepherd has lived in New Concord for most of his life, and he said alcohol sales will benefit the community.

"I think it's fine," said Shepherd...

October 9, 2010 - 9:06pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post says alcohol is a factor in a Saturday evening accident that sent one woman to the hospital.

Trooper Williams says around 5 p.m., 21-year-old Joshua Pyle of Chandlersville, was traveling in the 1,900 block of Zane Grey Road, when he went off the right side of the road and struck a tree. His passenger, 22-year-Courtney McGraw of Zanesville, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Trooper williams says in the driver's statement,...

October 2, 2010 - 9:28pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department says alcohol may be a contributing factor in a single car accident that sent the driver to the hospital.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Moxahala Avenue and Elmore Street.

Sergeant Chris Phipps says the driver of the red Ford was traveling north in the 1000-block of Moxahala Avenue when he ran into the back of a green SUV that was parked. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on the sidewalk.

Phipps says the man did...

September 21, 2010 - 7:48pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says a 20-year-old man who went left of center and struck a Tri-Valley School Bus did have work privileges to drive.

Donald Binckley III did have OVI tags on his car as a result of two previous convictions, but Lt. Steven Rine says Zanesville Municipal Court did grant Binckley work privileges last Friday.

"Just entails to and from work so you can provide necessary funding to pay any suspensions or provide the necessary money...

September 12, 2010 - 4:32pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

An Adamsville man is taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after the pick-up truck he was riding in crashed on US 30.

It happened just east of Mansfield.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Mathew Hollis of Pickerington had just gotten onto the entrance ramp from Reed Road when he lost control of the vehicle. Troopers say Hollis overcorrected, the pick-up truck slide sideways onto US 30, overturned, and came to rest on its top in the median.

Two passengers...

July 4, 2010 - 3:42pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Two Barnesville teens are dead, following an accident in Guernsey County late last night.

It happened on State Route 265, between the cities of Salesville and Quaker City, around 11:40 p.m.

The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol says 17-year-old Richard Baker Junior was traveling east. When he went around a gradual right hand turn, Sergeant Bailey says the car proceeded to go off the left side of the road, strike an embankment, and overturn.

Both Baker and his front...

July 3, 2010 - 3:31pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

A Newark man is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center after police say he accidentally shot himself.

Crews were initially called to 1614 Crystal Court, Apartment F, and found 40-year-old Christopher Harvey on the floor of the garage with one gunshot wound to his head. He was taken by Medflight to the hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant Steve Baum says after gathering witness statements, they indicate Harvey was showing off the gun and how the safety worked. He says...

May 4, 2010 - 7:22pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Some Maysville High School juniors and seniors know what it feels like to consume a large amount of alcohol. It's an amount that's two or three times the legal limit.

With the help of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, students wore "fatal vision" goggles and were asked to drive a golf cart around a path of cones and take part in a sobriety test.

"It teaches you not to drink and drive at the same time because it makes everything like a real-life experience,...

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