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February 18, 2015 - 12:21pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Spring may only be a month away, but today it definitely didn't feel like it.

With below freezing temperatures and close to 3 inches of snow falling throughout the day road conditions were anything but ideal.

"Terrible, yeah actually I was surprised. I though Route 22 and some of the main routes would be open, you know, clear. I wasn't expecting that but, we'll make it" said Jeff Kokensparger.

Electa George said she would have canceled her appointments if it wasn'...

February 18, 2015 - 11:06am
2 weeks 2 days ago
A group pushing for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio has rewritten its proposal to allow people to grow a limited amount in their homes. A group called Responsible Ohio is pushing to get the constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would legalize the sale of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Bakers of the amendment plan to spend millions of dollars to get it passed. The proposed amendment had called for 10 grow sites across the state. The...
February 18, 2015 - 9:24am
2 weeks 2 days ago
The next arctic cold front will begin to move through the region today. Highs will occur during the morning, and then temperatures will begin to fall during the afternoon. Snow will also accompany the front as well. Light snow will begin during the early morning, but will begin to pick up in intensity during the mid to late morning. It will be breezy as well, so visibility may be greatly reduced at times. Wind gusts up to about 25 or 30 mph will be common, especially this afternoon. We can...
February 18, 2015 - 7:48am
2 weeks 2 days ago

Top Sories for Wednesday, February 18, 2015:

Snow Emergencies

As of 7:50 A.M. Coshocton, Morgan, Perry and Muskingum are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency. 

Robert Clark Bond Set

COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - A 5 million dollar bond was set for Robert Clark during a hearing Tuesday. Clark and another man have been charged with murder in the deaths of Doyle and Lillian Chumney of Strasburg.

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February 17, 2015 - 9:31pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The Sertoma Freedom Week Essay Contest was held Tuesday evening.

The ceremony took place at Trinity Lutheran Church. We spoke to Jerry Lavy, Co-Chair of the event who told us a little bit about the contest process.

"What we do is provide the copy of the Bill of Rights or the Constitution of the United States to all the 8th grade students in Muskingum County, which is about 1,120 this year, and we give them that information the first of January to do a 300 word essay, with...

February 17, 2015 - 5:41pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

The snows of winter can make driving very difficult for some drivers.

Even traveling a short distance on snow covered roads can be dangerous. White outs across the area this past weekend and several inches of snow last night have been a driving factor in many auto accidents this week. Lieutenant Matt Boyd with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the best thing to do is avoid travel in bad weather.

"Most importantly in these conditions, if you don't have to travel don't,...

February 17, 2015 - 5:35pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Firefighters are not at liberty to wait for the cold to pass before heading to a fire.

The low temperatures of late can make it very difficult for firefighters to do their job. Lieutenant Doug Hobson at the Zanesville Fire Department said the splash back from their hoses can soak their gear in the matter of minutes.

"Normally during a house fire, we get so cold, so soaked that you don't get rewarmed until you get back here, get your gear changed, get a nice hot shower, so it...

February 17, 2015 - 5:24pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

The dangerously cold conditions are an espeically serious problem if you are homeless.

The Salvation Army is trying to house everyone who doesn't have a place to go. The army has 14 men's beds, six women's and two family rooms. At the moment the shelter only has a few more spaces left, but Shelter Manager, Karen Walker, said they will find a place for anyone who needs shelter.

"Instead of staying out in the cold please come see us, give us a call, whatever. If we can't keep...

February 17, 2015 - 5:13pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Just like getting a prescription for a cold, the Muskingum County Literacy Council is seeking to prescribe a dose of reading.

According to the Literacy Council, reading to your children is very important to their well being. President of the council, Stacey Snider said reading is a fundamental skill, that if ignored can put your child at a learning disadvantage.

"Starting with birth it's very important for children to read, to be read to, so the way the program works is...

February 17, 2015 - 2:18pm
2 weeks 2 days ago
A well known Zanesville woman has died. 81-year-old Alice Mauk - who passed away Monday - served as the Executive Director of the Zanesville YWCA and retired as Public Relations Director of the Muskingum County Library System. But Mauk was more than that she was a person who dedicated herself to the community by becoming involved in many organizations including Chair of the Genesis HealthCare Foundation. She also had a passion for theater and was actively involved for the past 36 years by...
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