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November 16, 2006 - 2:23pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The wait is on all over the country for the Playstation 3 video game console, including here in Zanesville.

At the Wal-mart north twelve individuals have been waiting since seven, last night, only six will receive PS3’s and six will receive rain checks.

Many slept on store boxes or didn’t sleep at all, just for the chance at owning a Playstation 3 and the wait hasn’t been easy.

Shawn Tolbert explains how he feels waiting, “Tiring, mind boggling, but it’s going...
November 15, 2006 - 8:19pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Annual Sertoma Pancake Day draws hundreds of people Secrest Auditorium each year.

This year was no exception and WHIZ’s Atish Baidya went to Secrest to experience his first Pancake Day and has this report.

Walk into the basement of Secrest on Pancake Day and you’ll see the mayor flipping flapjacks, dozens of volunteers cooking pancakes to a golden brown, and people drowning pancakes in syrup.

“It’s been around for fifty years,” Ken Reigle from the Sertoma...
November 15, 2006 - 8:18pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Recognizing those that go above and beyond the call of duty is what the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association did today during annual awards ceremony in Zanesville.

The ceremony is part of the annual convention held by the association that brings together all 88 Sheriff’s offices in the state.

Sheriff Ronny Shawber of Crawford County said it is important to recognize those who risk their lives.

“It’s important to recognize individuals because they go to work...
November 15, 2006 - 8:17pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Mukingum County Port Authority gave the go-ahead for the sale of several acres of proport in the North Pointe area.

The board approved the sale of 6.7 acres of land to the Primerose Corporation.

Executive Director Jerry Nolder says he can’t say much about the project but it will be a great addition to Zanesville.

“It’s not a manufacturing opportunity but it fits very well with some of the development that is going up there,” Nolder said.
November 15, 2006 - 6:36pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville business owner took a gamble and lost.

For Jasmine Lo's full story, click "Watch Video" or read below.

The city of Zanesville has ruled against skilled gaming machines… but police were forced to physically shut down a local lounge Wednesday afternoon.

Aces High owner Edward Alexander watched as the police and fire departments carted his ten machines away for evidence.

The lounge had only been reopened for about two...
November 15, 2006 - 3:45pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville police today say the charged one of the suspects from Monday’s drug bust on Mead Street.

Lt. Tony Curry says that 22-year-old Jerry Galigher of 315 Mead Street is facing one count each of drug trafficking, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Three other people arrested in the case will be charged next week.

At the time of the drug raid this past Monday officers reported that they confiscated drugs and guns in the home on Mead...
November 15, 2006 - 12:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Cope Gallery holds many memories and love for, Velma Cope, the widow of artist Leslie Cope.

It’s in this house that Velma sifts through boxes and sketches and why the gallery will host a show titled, “My Stretch in the Service.”

The pictures are segments of soldier’s lives during the 1940’s and have never been seen by the public. Accompanying the sketches are letters from Leslie to his parents, during his time in the service.

“He would write home to the...
November 15, 2006 - 9:57am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It all begins with an officer going into a chat room with a fake profile, pretending to be a teen. Men message the teen and the relationship progresses.

"We just sit," said Westerville Police Chief Joseph Morbitzer. "Once they connect with us they initiate the sexual conversation."

Police react to what he potential predator is saying and at any given time can be talking to between four and eight men. What they see is unimaginable.

"We had webcams of active...
November 14, 2006 - 10:36pm
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The Big Game is in just days and OSU fans are already showing off their true colors.

Jasmine Lo visited some local stores that sell Buckeye gear to find out what’s flying off the shelves. For the full story, click “Watch Video” or read below.

Wade’s Clothing in Zanesville has already sold about 400 scarlet “Beat Michigan” t-shirts. But of course, anything OSU is hot right now.

“The world will be watching OSU and Michigan so you want to make...
November 14, 2006 - 10:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Just days after the election a newly elected state official is getting a head start in his position, right here in Zanesville.

Attorney General Elect Marc Dann joined the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association Tuesday night to begin a partnership with members of Ohio’s law enforcement.

Dann said he wants to provide the departments with the resources necessary to keep every Ohio resident safe. That includes working to pass a local enactment of the federal Adam...
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