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May 12, 2005 - 10:30am
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, a soulful jazz concert may spark your interest, as the Ohio University Jazz and Percussion Ensemble will be coming to OUZ on Saturday.

This jazz fest is the first of its kind, but organizers hope it will become an annual event. Assistant Music Professor Bill Christy says the jazz fest is being tied into the university’s “Kennedy Lecture Series,” which includes a special guest who is hip to the jazz scene.

“Our special guest...
May 11, 2005 - 7:04pm
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There's breaking news in a recent murder case, as a local suspect was captured and taken into custody.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson, the search for Rian Rogers Robb has ended.

Robb is one of the suspects charged in the March murder of a South Carolina man, and was on the run since the incident occurred.

Sheriff Stephenson says an anonymous phone call came into his office early Wednesday morning that Robb was spotted dining at Denny's...
May 11, 2005 - 5:34pm
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If the warm weather is making you crave a cold treat, this weekend will be the perfect time for you to indulge.

Wendy's restaurants across the country are taking part in free frosty's for everyone. Beginning Friday frosty's will be available to anyone who stops by the restaurant.

The reason for the free frosty giveaway is for Wendy's officials to thank customers for their support before and after the "finger in the chili" incident.

"It's just a way for us to...
May 11, 2005 - 5:25pm
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Caretakers across the country are honored this week in light of national nurses week. One local hospital went above and beyond to make sure their nurses were recognized.

Today a reception was held to recognize nurses at Genesis Bethesda hospital.

A variety of different foods were served for those who had a chance to take a break during their workday.

Since nurses work twenty-four hours a day, the hospital also does something special for those who work the night...
May 11, 2005 - 5:05pm
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Last week we reported that Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton announced his resignation. Today in an exclusive interview with WHIZ he shares his reaction to stepping down.

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May 11, 2005 - 3:22pm
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66 million Americans live with arthritis and many are suffering from it here in southeastern Ohio.

Dr. Steve Kimberly treats a lot of patients who are in pain from what’s known as osteo-arthritis.

“Osteoarthritis is the bone at a joint is covered with a later of cartilage and osteoarthritis is simply when that layer of cartilage breaks down and as it breaks down it becomes painful,” says Kimberly.

Kimberly says as far as symptoms go, it may start out as just...
May 11, 2005 - 10:24am
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A local service organization is recognizing students’ artwork in an effort to raise the awareness of bringing peace to the world.

The Lions Club of Zanesville is hosting the annual “Peace Poster Contest.” Although the contest has been held internationally for over 10 years, it is only in its 2nd year in Zanesville.

Larry Banfield is the guiding host of the Lions and he says students all over the globe submit poster with the peace theme, and he hopes it will affect their...
May 11, 2005 - 1:25am
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A plea entered in court Tuesday shocked prosecutors and authorities, as an accused killer decided to enter a plea of guilty and avoid a jury trial.

The individual who is being held responsible for the death of a local man back in November, decided to allow a judge to determine his fate.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 20-year-old Matthew McIntyre is charged with one count of felonious assault, one count of voluntary manslaughter with a...
May 11, 2005 - 1:08am
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A local man entered a plea and was sentenced in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom on Monday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 19-year-old Joshua Perry pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery with a gun specification, one count of petty theft, one count of aggravated robbery, and one count of theft.

Workman says the charges stem from incidents that occurred in January when Perry and co-defendant Ernest Taylor, III robbed JJ's Drive-...
May 10, 2005 - 2:40pm
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Zanesville Rotary members had basketball on the brain today.

Ohio States’, Jim Foster, visited the Rotary Club this afternoon to talk about the season so far and to answer questions.

Foster says he was impressed with the questions he received. “I think it was a pretty astute audience. We talked about both athletics and academics, and what a student athlete’s life is really like. It was an astute audience.”

Ohio State’s athletic program has been under fire...
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