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June 27, 2005 - 8:52pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
There will soon be some relief for motorists who travel through the Blue and Adair intersection. Officials are currently working on a project that will add turning lanes and widen roads.

At tonight’s city council meeting, the ordinance went through its second reading. Public service director Mike Sims outlines where we are in the progress of the project. He says that it is currently under design and in a second stage of submittal to ODOT.

The project will include...
June 27, 2005 - 4:50pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
As gas prices continue to soar local motorists continue to search for the lowest price in town to fill up.

And with the holiday weekend coming up, area drivers are hoping the prices don’t soar some more.

The BP station on Maysville Pike tries to keep up with the competition by offering a cheaper price than many shops on Maple Avenue.

Right now they offer regular unleaded for $2.07.

“Normally we try to stay around the same gas prices as everybody else...
June 27, 2005 - 4:36pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
As the holiday weekend approaches, we’re all gearing up for the fireworks display in downtown Zanesville.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes says this year’s Stars and Stripes on the River should be packed, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re going to attend.

“Be cautious because there’s a lot of people walking,” Lambes says. “We don’t want anyone hit by cars when the event’s over. Please be a little patient, we’ll get you out of there as fast as we can...
June 27, 2005 - 4:17pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
We’re learning about a jet ski accident that occurred at Riverside Park this afternoon, sending both riders to the hospital.

Not many details are known at this time.

According to officials there were two juveniles operating personal jet skis when they collided. One of the males was found unconscious with visible facial injuries. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital then later Medflighted to Grant Hospital in Columbus.

The crash remains under...
June 27, 2005 - 11:58am
6 years 4 weeks ago
The renovation of the Muskingum County Courthouse is moving right along, with local officials looking forward to the completion of the re-vamped bell tower.

Built in 1874, the courthouse is one of Zanesville’s finest landmarks, a central point in the city’s downtown.

According to County Commissioner Brian Hill, they aren’t experiencing too many problems with the construction, they are just anxious to see the final product.

“We’d like for them to be done by July...
June 27, 2005 - 11:42am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A Monday morning structure fire caused damage inside a local manufacturing plant today and caused the evacuation of all its employees.

Plaskolite Incorporated is a local acrylic sheet manufacturer that employs over 100 people. It's located at 1175 5-b's Drive near the Zanesville Municipal Airport. Matt Brunner is the plant manager. He says that although the fire was small, the workers played a vital part in the safety of those inside.

“It was a good reaction on our...
June 27, 2005 - 11:32am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Another development project may be on the way to downtown Zanesville. WHIZ News has learned of new plans for a block of the city on Main Street.

According to a local business owner, the Army and Navy surplus store and its surrounding buildings and homes are of interest to a national chain; though details of which one or what type of store have not been confirmed.

The area where the Army Navy store is, as well as the warehouse next to it and the four homes behind it will...
June 26, 2005 - 10:03pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
It’s only the first weekend of summer and local residents are looking for more than just air conditioning and swimming pools to keep them cool.

Whiz reporter Erin Packard takes a look at the many ways people in Muskingum County are keeping cool.

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June 26, 2005 - 5:12pm
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The past met the present today as one of Zanesville’s oldest homes celebrated a historic birthday.

The Dr. Increase Matthews house, built in 1805, celebrated its 200th birthday today. According to Linda Smucker, the director of the Pioneer and Historical Society, the Matthews House is a little known treasure in Muskingum County. “It is the oldest standing residence in Zanesville. Of course no one lives there, but it is a residence and we decided this needed to have a special...
June 26, 2005 - 5:03pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Kids had a chance to visit with their favorite underwater celebrity this afternoon at Secrest Auditorium.

Spongebob Squarepants was on hand to help educate kids and their parents on how to stay safe. Along with Spongebob, some other area organizations were on hand to promote the D.A.R.E Program, healthy eating, and fire safety. Melanie Boss, the Media Sales Consultant for Time Warner Cable, said this event brought everyone together. “We have the sheriff’s department behind me...
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