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September 10, 2009 - 8:12pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
Usually EMTs care for the sick, transport them to the hospital, but Thursday afternoon it was quite a different story. Two emergency responders were the ones being transported.

Harrison Township EMT Rick Bennett and his partner were responding to an ill female on Old River Road when Bennett says the woman became combative and kicked him on the chest, causing bruising. Once inside the ambulance, the woman allegedly kicked Bennett's partner. Both Bennett and his partner had to be...
September 10, 2009 - 7:11pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department says a small fire caused a couple thousand dollars in damage to the house at 1729 Neil Avenue in Zanesville.

Firefighters say the fire started at 5:30 pm and possibly ignited from extension cords in the corner of the roof. Fire officials are still investigating.

The occupant of the house, Steven Smith, was unharmed. The Zanesville Fire Department and Community Ambulance responded to the scene.
September 10, 2009 - 7:06pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 10% of the United States population is unemployed. A free program is helping local residents learn new skills so they can re-join the workforce.

WHIZ's Katie Jeffries has the story.

Computer skills can make or break a person when applying for a job.

"Your not going to be applying for any job today that you don't have to have some type of computer skills, your cash registers are computerized, so you have to...
September 10, 2009 - 6:54pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
Zanesville may be a small town, but it has a big reputation. So big, a newspaper in Montana ran a front page article about two Zanesville natives.

Lorinda Durfee of Zanesville was visiting a friend last week when she spotted the article in Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

"It was crazy because the whole article is about Zanesville, Mark Dantonio who graduated from Zanesville High School and Noah Joseph who graduated from Zanesville High School. Two different decades, they both...
September 10, 2009 - 6:49pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
A local program has hunters providing food for those in need.

The program, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, takes deer killed by hunters and processes it, at no cost, and gives the venison to food pantries to feed the needy.

"Well last year there was about 57,000 deer were donated through this program and that is over 200,000 meals going out to the hungry," says Vicki Mountz the Executive Administrator of Information Education at Ohio Division of Wildlife.
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September 10, 2009 - 6:34pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners gathered today to discuss upcoming events and speak with a representative from Sherrod Brown's office.

Public Safety Awareness day will take place October 17th at Secrest Auditiorium. The public and Muskingum County Commissioners will be there to award the top firefighter, EMT and peace officer in each of the surrounding counties.

"Nominations are being done from within the departments themselves. Local FOP will be making selections for...
September 10, 2009 - 4:11pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol says a school bus was involved in a minor accident this morning.

Troopers says a West Muskingum School District bus was making a left turn from Richey Road to Mill Drive and struck a small SUV.

The vehicle was stopped at Mill and Richey.

There were 40 kids on the bus. No injuries were reported.

The Highway Patrol says the school bus driver – 37-year-old Tamara Brennan of New Concord – was cited for an improper turn...
September 10, 2009 - 3:35pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
Dillon State Park Officials need your help solving a crime.

Park Rangers have released a picture of a man they believe is breaking into soda pop machines at the Park.

If you recognize this individual you are asked to call Dillon Park Rangers at 740 453-0901.
September 10, 2009 - 1:25pm
4 years 42 weeks ago
The Antrim Fire Department says one person is dead and four others were injured in a gas well accident.

It happened just before 10 Thursday morning just east of Ginger and Skullfork Roads in Londonderry Township in Guernsey County.

According to Doug Smith with the Chipco LLC Oil...
September 10, 2009 - 11:56am
4 years 42 weeks ago
September 10th is "World Suicide Prevention Day", a day local health officials hope will bring awareness to a growing problem in our community.

In the state of Ohio three to four people commit suicide each day.

In our six region of Muskingum, Perry, Cochocton, Guernsey, Noble and Morgan counties suicide prevention experts have seen the numbers rising higher than normal.

"As we know many deaths are not always reported as suicides, but we know that since...
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