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November 9, 2006 - 7:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Childhood should be about learning in school and playing with friends.

But for one local boy, childhood is all about going to the hospital.

WHIZ’s Atish Baidya has more on the boy with the remarkable spirit.

“We just got his report card and he got straight A’s which I think is amazing,” Hunter’s mom Monica Stephenson said.

It is an accomplishment any parent would be proud of, but for Hunter Stephenson’s parents, straight A’s are amazing because since...
November 9, 2006 - 5:56pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Planning a spring wedding or looking for the perfect prom dress?

If you are, you won’t want to miss a special spring prom and wedding showcase coming to Zanesville in February.

The five-hour show will be at Seacrest Auditorium on February 24th.

It is a chance for anyone planning a special even to get an idea of current trends and options, all under one roof.

“Everybody is interested in the new fashions for prom and bridal,” Erin France said. “This is...
November 9, 2006 - 5:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Authorities detained fifteen people this morning after a drug raid.

At least five of those people could face criminal charges.

The search warrant was served at 2040 Ridge Ave. just after 7 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies along with member of the Special Response Team and officers from the Zanesville Police Department conducted the raid.

“We’ve been getting several complaints on it from the public,” Detective Sergeant Matt Lutz said. “We’ve had several...
November 9, 2006 - 5:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Rambo Memorial Health Center says it’s almost ready to five out its free flu shots.

Center officials say a partial shipment of the vaccine has now arrived.

But, at first the center will only administer flu shots to people at high risk for complications of the flu.

That includes people 65 years of age or older, people six months to 18 years of age on long term aspirin treatment…pregnant women and people with long term health problems like hearth disease,...
November 9, 2006 - 6:02am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville City Jail holds up to 56 inmates at any given time. It's a full service jail with all types of offenders. On November 1st, I became one of them.

Watch as I become an inmate; eating, sleeping and talking with the women serving time.

You'll hear their stories, from their points of view.

Note: This is the part one of a three-part series. They will be airing beginning Wednesday, November 8th on the WHIZ News at 6.
November 9, 2006 - 12:38am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Two suspects accused of breaking into a local skilled gaming parlor two weeks ago were arraigned in court today.

According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 23-year-old Edward Beckelheimer and 29-year-old Stacy Vanbrimmer both of Hopewell, answered to charges involving the break-in of the Jackpot Winners Gaming Center on Wayne Avenue last month.

Besides breaking and entering, Beckelheimer is charged with theft, vandalism, possession of criminal tools and safe...
November 8, 2006 - 11:45pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Buckeye fans will soon have a chance to show their true colors and support a good cause.


The 6th Annual Buckeye Pep Rally is Friday, November 17th, the day before OSU plays Michigan.


The rally includes a live and silent auction. The money raised goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville. Organizers say auction items are popular because there is so much Buckeye memorabilia.


“Those items were donated by local businesses primarily. We did...
November 8, 2006 - 11:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Mid-East Career and Technology Center is just trying to get by with what funds they have, after voters defeated its one mill levy on Tuesday.


This is the third time for a Mid-East levy failure.


Superintendent Bill Bussey says classrooms and labs are over 30 years old.


“With the way technology changes, the way our teaching methods change today, it’s going to be difficult to strive for what we think our students need to be successful.”...
November 8, 2006 - 11:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Many seniors have already gone through the sometimes confusing process of choosing a Medicare Part D prescription plan. When enrollment opens again on November 15th, those not signed up can do so, but not without facing some penalty.


Rod Stickrath, Director of Northside Pharmacies says if you are considering signing up, get the details now.


“The longer you wait, the more your penalty will be.”


That penalty he’s talking about… one percent added...
November 8, 2006 - 5:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Businesses have 30 days to start complying with the new smoking ban and smokers need to start getting used to the idea they can no longer light up at their favorite bar or restaurant.

But now that issue 5 is law how will it be enforced?

Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton said it will be her department’s job to enforce the ban.

But the details of how that will work still need to be ironed out.

“The rules of this law have not been...
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