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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
5 years 51 weeks ago
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
5 years 51 weeks ago
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
5 years 51 weeks ago
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
5 years 51 weeks ago
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...
May 10, 2005 - 1:59pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Despite a nationwide slump in Army recruiting, locally more and more Americans are choosing to enlist.

As predicted, the Army missed its April recruiting goals, but remains optimistic about achieving the active Army’s recruiting mission by October 1st.

Recruiting actually is doing pretty well in the southeastern Ohio area, that’s according to Sgt. Robert Riley who works in the Zanesville recruiting office.

“We’re doing a lot better in the Zanesville, Coshocton,...
May 10, 2005 - 1:58pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The weather may be getting warmer, but the Zanesville Fire Department warns; this is not the time to ignore a possible health hazard in your home.

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that is lighter than air.

Because it is almost impossible to detect, Carbon Monoxide is extremely dangerous. Zanesville Firefighter, Jim Prang, explains. “It is a cumulative gas that will build up in the bloodstream, replacing oxygen until there is not enough to support...
May 10, 2005 - 12:22pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The north end of Zanesville isn’t the only area welcoming development, as Goodwill is opening a new store in the south end of the city.

The South Point Plaza, where Big Bear used to be, is the new location for Goodwill. The address will be 133 Maysville Pike.

Business Development and Marketing Specialist Adam Jones says the new location is meant to serve more of the community, as well as our local economy.

“I think that a Goodwill location down here will...
May 10, 2005 - 12:11pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Officials are still investigating what caused a fire to break out Tuesday morning at a home in Zanesville.

The Zanesville Fire Department received a call at 8:59 of a fire in the 400 block of Gray Street. A neighbor had called 911 when smoke began pouring out of the windows of a home across the street.

When officials arrived, they discovered it was 489 Gray Street, home of the Cohen family.

Chief Dave Lacy says they acted quickly, “Within four minutes, we had a...
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