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November 13, 2006 - 6:50pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association had its first full day of training and programs Monday in Zanesville.

The exhibits at Hallowed Hills Campground include many technology systems to aid law enforcement in putting criminals behind bars, as well as preventing crimes.

One of these exhibitors is AutoClear, a manufacturer of security screening equipment.

“The equipment that is displayed here is designed to prevent the introduction of weapons;...
November 13, 2006 - 6:11pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Friends and family of a Tri-Valley teen who died Sunday night are now just trying to cope with the loss. Sixteen-year-old Anthony Mitchell crashed head-on into a tree on Friday and died of his injuries.

Monday, Anthony’s best friend, Clay Hand, sat down with WHIZ’s Jasmine Lo to remember Anthony’s life. For the full story, click “Watch Video” or read below.

“He’s my motivation.”

Seventeen-year-old Clay Hand describes his best friend Anthony...
November 13, 2006 - 5:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department says four people are in custody after a drug raid.

Lt. Tony Curry says it happened around 3:00 this afternoon at 315 Mead Street.

Curry says officers from the narcotics unit found drugs and firearms in the raid.

The names of the four people arrested will not be released until later.

The suspects are being held in the Zanesville City Jail.
November 13, 2006 - 10:04am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Tri-Valley High School teen that crashed head-on into a tree Friday afternoon has died of his injuries.

According to officials at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Anthony Mitchell, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Troopers with the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol said Mitchell’s car ran off the side of Frazeysburg Road and into a ditch before striking a tree.

They are still investigating what caused the teen to veer off the road and said...
November 12, 2006 - 11:02pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The 76th Annual Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association Conference and Exhibit is being held in Zanesville this week.

The conference usually takes place in a larger city, but this year they decided to bring the 4-day conference and exhibit to Muskingum County.

“Sheriff Stephenson proved to us that you have the facilities here in the community to put on a good show and for that reason we brought it here to Muskingum County and are glad to do so,” explains Bob...
November 12, 2006 - 10:42pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville’s Model Railroad Club held its annual open house in downtown Zanesville Saturday and Sunday.

The president of the Model Railroad Club hopes people not only had a good time, but were also able to see the countless hours of dedication and hard work that members put into this event.

“This layout here we started in the early 1990s,” explains Model Railroad Club President Michael Spinks.

The event drew about 150 people and was a family...
November 12, 2006 - 10:28pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Even though the election was only five days ago, the results are already being seen in Zanesville.

Last Tuesday, the Zanesville Fire Department’s levy passed and they wanted to show the community how grateful they are that people went to the polls and supported them. So, Sunday they held a fundraiser at Terry’s Tavern.

“Our union always gets together and supplies a certain amount of money every year. We just wanted to supplement it this year to be able to...
November 12, 2006 - 10:11pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The recent resignation of the United States’ Secretary of Defense has raised many questions and brought the war in Iraq to the forefront.

So, we took it to the streets of Zanesville to ask veterans for their insight on Donald Rumsfeld stepping down.

“I think that it’s a good deal with Rumsfeld. He should’ve left a long time ago because I think the war in Iraq is going in the wrong direction," comments Tex Howe, Division 2 Commander of Sons of American Legion....
November 12, 2006 - 8:46pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Talented high school muscians spent the weekend at Muskingum College immersing themselves in music.

The two-day Youthfest event culminated in a concert held today at Brown Chapel.

But Youthfest is much more than just preparing for a concert.

“We also go to classes, which is what is kind of fun about this festival, they’ll go to class in music theory, music literature and then they’ll have sessions with applied teachers,” conductor William Schlacks said.
November 11, 2006 - 5:48pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Even the rain could not stop people from attending the Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Zanesville Saturday.

The event this year had a record-high 121 entries and took participants about two and a half hours to complete.

The parade included antique cars, three high school bands, both the fire and police departments, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, but people were not the only participants.

“I’ve got two 4-H groups that have got horses and llamas,”...
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