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November 1, 2006 - 9:02pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
On the ballot this November 7th, voters are being asked to approve a half-mil maintenance levy for the Zanesville City School District.

WHIZ's Atish Baidya has more.

Seventy-seven cents a month is all it will cost the average homeowner in Zanesville if voters pass the half mil school maintenance levy on the November ballot.

“Hopefully people will see it as a small amount of money to bring so much into our city,” Zanesville City School Superintendent Terry Martin...
November 1, 2006 - 6:10pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Carr Center in Zanesville commemorated its 50th anniversary with an open house Wednesday.

The festivities included a wine and beer tasting from the Winerak Market, door pries and some treats from The Carr Center Cookbook.

The celebration was not only to thank supporters, but had another purpose as well.

“We wanted to make sure everybody was aware of the programs that we have here at The Carr Center and we wanted to just thank the community...
November 1, 2006 - 3:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Prom is a time when many people can look back on fond memories and great photographs, but some local high schoolers need the community’s help to make their prom happen.

The dance isn’t until April, but Zanesville High School’s Junior Class Officers are already working to get enough money together to pay for the big event.

Helping them is as easy as ordering a pizza. On November 6th, the class will get a portion of all sales from Domino’s Pizza. Students will...
November 1, 2006 - 1:43pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Some teens today are running from event to event and don’t often get a chance to visit with their grandparents, which is why Bishop Rosecrans High School held a special Grandparents Day to allow the students to show off their education.

“This is letting them see some of our academic programs,” said Development and Alumni Director Jo’D Herron. “It’s kind of nice too because some of our grandparents are alumni.”

Grandparents toured the school, were treated to a reception and...
November 1, 2006 - 1:27pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The statistics are remarkable, nearly 13 percent of children surveyed report being solicited online in the past year.

That’s why State Auditor Betty Montgomery is making the TOP program a priority in the state of Ohio.

The program stands for Targeting Online Predators.

“We’re not going to catch everyone,” said State Auditor Betty Montgomery. “But, if Ohio gets known as a state in which you don’t know if you’re on the line with an undercover police officer, then...
November 1, 2006 - 12:47am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The man accused in a machete attack over the summer entered a plea to three charges in court Tuesday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jim Workman, 43-year-old Greg Tabler of Zanesville pleaded guilty to charges of felonious assault, aggravated burglary, and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.

An attempted murder charge was dropped because of a plea agreement.

Workman says the charges stem from a June incident where...
October 31, 2006 - 7:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Sam’s Club in Zanesville isn’t even open yet, but they are already making contributions to the community.

Tuesday, the new business handed out more than $36,000 to 17 local organizations. Some of the recipients included the Alfred Carr Center, The Police Athletic League and Pro-Muskingum.

Sam’s Club is hoping that the donations made Tuesday will impact the community and generate business for the company.

Sam’s Club Manager...
October 31, 2006 - 5:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
You may remember when we told you about staffing cuts at Genesis Healthcare back in September.

At the time Chief Executive Officer Tom Sieber announced that over the last year and a half the hospital system’s census was down by about 700 patients and revenue was dropping and that would mean staffing cuts.

Today date, Genesis announced that 25 full-time positions have been eliminated and that includes seven registered nurses.

Four of those 25 took alternative...
October 31, 2006 - 5:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A recent outbreak of salmonella has hit right here in Ohio, and local health officials are warning us to use extra caution when it comes to fresh produce.

Salmonella is a bacterial infection that gives you food poisoning. It can come from contaminated fruits, vegetables and meats. Centers For Disease Control officials say the recent outbreak may have come from tomatoes or lettuce.

“Wash off your fruits well before you cut them, because even though you’re...
October 31, 2006 - 5:02pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
We often see Muslims portrayed in a negative light, that’s why the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR is trying to change the negative perceptions many Americans may have.

CAIR’s Ohio Chapter President, Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin spoke to the Zanesville Rotarians Tuesday to promote understanding of the Islamic culture.

“The violence, extremism that is happening is some areas tends to become associated with the whole race and many people who don’t know...
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