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September 14, 2009 - 2:51pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
The new warden of the Noble Correctional Institution has been in his position less than a month and says the transition couldn't have been smoother.

Ed Banks comes to Noble Correctional from the Hocking Correctional Facility in Nelsonville, where he was also warden. Banks says there's only small differences between the two prisons.

"It's a larger population and a younger population, but besides that. The set-up itself and the way the dorms set-up and the actual...
September 14, 2009 - 2:36pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department received a donation to help their K-9 fund Monday from an unlikely source.

Officials from the Noble Correctional Institution presented Chief Eric Lambes and Officer Mike Schiele, with a painting of injured K-9 Bosco created by an inmate in their arts and crafts program.

They also donated more than $200 that was left over in a fund from their K-9 that passed away.

The inmate was not from the area, but heard Bosco's story and...
September 14, 2009 - 2:18pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
Local school districts are working closely with the Health Department to help prevent an outbreak of the H1N1 virus.

Zanesville City School leaders have met with Health Department officials to learn how they can prevent an outbreak from happening.

"We always have our custodians clean pencil sharpeners, door handles, hand rails, everything. We're always encouraging the students to wash their hands, how to cover their face. Cory came to our back to school day and talked to...
September 14, 2009 - 2:16pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
There have not been any cases of the H1N1 virus in Muskingum County and health officials are trying to keep it that way.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Commissioner Corey Hamilton says they're expecting the first vaccines to be shipped to our area the second week of October.

"It should start shipping to us. It'll come out over the course of a number of weeks. We expect to have enough supply in the first three to four weeks to cover the target population,...
September 14, 2009 - 10:04am
4 years 30 weeks ago
Authorities in Licking County are offering an up to $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing the Circle K on West Main Street in Newark.

Newark Police say the suspect is a white male between 18-25 years old. He's between 6'0-6'2 and weighs between 180-210lbs.

He was caught on surveillance video wearing a large white hoody over his head, a dark bandanna over his face, baggy blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Authorities...
September 13, 2009 - 9:11pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
Another local organization is helping raise awareness and money for cancer.

The Genesis Healthcare Foundation held its 29th Annual Genesis Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

Executive Director, Paul McClelland, says the three day event will raise over 100 thousand dollars in support of local cancer services, but the organization also wanted to do something special this year, recognize those who have battled cancer.

"We honored a friend of ours, jack, who was the...
September 13, 2009 - 9:08pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
The 8th Annual Becky Ziegler Memorial Jam is helping local cancer patients.

Event coordinator, Tami Swope says Ziegler was a member of her brother's band. She says Ziegler developed colon cancer and ended up losing her battle.

"We want people to know that it's been 8 years, and we're still very passionate about keeping Becky's memory alive, just to let people know that we're here, we care about them as patients, we care about their families, and we want to help them, "...
September 13, 2009 - 8:41pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
A huge corn maze off Adamsville Road is challenging residents not to get lost.

This is the opening weekend of the McDonald's Greenhouse Corn Maze.

"This year's theme is 'Old McDonald's Farm E-I-E-I-O' and there is a barn and a silo and the design is five acres and it is a lot of fun," says Susan McDonald the owner of McDonald's Greenhouse.

Besides the corn maze, there is also a petting zoo, hay rides and acres of pumpkins. McDonald says the corn maze is very...
September 13, 2009 - 8:35pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
The 5th annual Pet Fair had tails wagging at Park Central in Zanesville today. WHIZ's Katie Jeffries has the story.

Every dog has his day, and today's fair was all about man's best friend. While many dogs came with their owners, other pups and cats were hoping to be adopted. The pet fair was sponsored by the Animal Shelter Society.

"This is an event that we use to showcase dogs, cats, pets in our lives and what they can do for us and also to highlight the need of the...
September 13, 2009 - 8:22pm
4 years 30 weeks ago
It's not something you would normally put together... Longaberger baskets and the NFL.

But, recently the Longaberger company secured a contract with the National Football League and college teams to develop a new line of baskets focusing on the football teams. Thousands of people flocked to the homestead for the Longaberger Heritage Days to see this year's hot item.

"It has been dynamic, quick paced, all kinds of hurtles you have to jump through both on the collegiate...
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