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July 20, 2015 - 4:17am
2 weeks 1 day ago

The father of a marine slain in the Chattanooga shootings says his son had volunteered for duty at the reserve center where he was killed because he was interested in helping people.

Kip Wells says his son lance corporal Skip Wells was scheduled to leave that duty soon, within days or weeks.

Kip Wells said Sunday that his son followed in a long family military tradition dating to his great-grandfather’s navy service in WWII.

Kip Wells, who helped liberate Kuwait as a...

July 20, 2015 - 3:48am
2 weeks 1 day ago
American Electric Power has restored service to 200 customers who woke up Monday morning with no power.
July 19, 2015 - 7:44pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Traveling didn't cost a thing tonight.

Thanks to the fourth installment of the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band. The theme of the night was 'All Around the World'. The audience traveled to Italy, Ireland, England and finally back home to the U.S.

"We have songs that have different countries and such in their titles, for instance we're doing the 'Irish Tune from County Derry," said Assistant Conductor Janine Schmelzer.

The 55 band members have been working to...

July 19, 2015 - 4:58pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The Perry County Fair Grounds are filling with live stock, rides and classic fare.

July 20 marks day one for the week long festivities and Junior Fair Board Chairman Simon Murdock said the board is excited to see their year-long work come to life for the community.Perr

"The fair's always a blast," said Murdock. "We have six different rides, we've got your thrillers like...

July 19, 2015 - 4:27pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Due to storms coming into the area, the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band is moving its concert out of Zane's Landing Park. 

The band will still be playing Sunday. The concert will take place in Secrest Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. and is free to attend. 

July 18, 2015 - 3:39pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

A.B.A.T.E. Region two hosted its annual 'Ride for the Troops' July 18.

The poker run, chinese auction and merchandise sales will benefit veterans through the Fisher House in Dayton.

"It's similar to basically the Ronald McDonald House except it's for veterans and their families when they have to have things done and have stays over," said Director of A.B.A.T.E. Jim Bown. "It's for their benefit. This supports the people who are veterans. These are the people who...

July 18, 2015 - 3:36pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

One organization is working to keep the relationship between father and child strong and growing.

Foreverdads hosted their 'All-Star Dads Day' today. It featured a Ninja Run, food catered by Dave's Grillin' and other activities for kids to enjoy with dad. Event Coordinator Doug Gates said that relationship can change the outlook of a child's life.

"First of all, it creates a wonderful role model for the kids," said Gates. "If the kids can see that their fathers...

July 17, 2015 - 7:17pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said there have been three Black Bear sightings in Muskingum County this year.

One sighting was just outside of Philo. In June Steve McElhaney posted photos of the bear traveling down Butter Bean Road. Those in the neighborhood said they are being vigilant in case the bear is still in the area.

"I thought they was kind of silly at first but I've been keeping my eye out and I seen pictures on Facebook so if they say it is, it is I...

July 17, 2015 - 5:03pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

Here at WHIZ, we're adding some new features to our website.

If you miss Z-92's Healthy Living segment in the morning, you can now find those tips at the bottom of our website, under station promotions. WHIZ Communications Manager, Sara Shallcross, said the new section covers a wide variety of relatable topics.

"We wanted to offer this on the website, so people can go back, listen to it, and basically the healthy living tips... they're just fun little minute, minute-thirty...

July 17, 2015 - 4:57pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

 The Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week, Smokey, is in need of a forever home.

The schnauzer-mix has been awaiting his new home for almost a month now. Executive director, Jody Murray, said he is a fun-loving dog, who gets along well with both people and other animals.

"He came into the shelter the 1st of July, he's about three months old, about 13 pounds," Murray said. "His adoption fee is $135, then you would have his dog tags on top of that, and he's already...

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