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September 2, 2005 - 5:10am
6 years 12 weeks ago
The WHIZ Media Group is leading an effort to help the victims of hurricane Katrina.

Whiz, Faith United Methodist Church and Saint Thomas Church will be filling two trucks Saturday September 3rd at the Pick’ N Save in downtown Zanesville.

Early this morning the Zanesville post office announced that its carriers will pick up any food donations today and saturday if you can't drop off your donations. This is just for mail customers in Zanesville.

The local...
September 1, 2005 - 4:45pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
As gas prices continue to soar, people are searching for ways to conserve fuel.

There are a few things you can do according to Bob Jones, Dutro Service Manager. “First off, it’s tire pressure. Maintain proper tire pressure and good tires; old tires roll hard. Make sure you have good tires, and keep the recommended tire pressure, that’s real important, like a wheelbarrow full of dirt. If you get a flat tire, it pushes hard.”

Jones also recommends changing your fuel...
September 1, 2005 - 4:36pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Fire departments across the nation are preparing for the annual “Fill-the-Boot” campaign.
Zanesville fire department crews will be around city streets collection money Friday and Saturday to help fight muscular dystrophy.
“All the money we receive from “Fill-the-Boot” goes directly to MDA for research and supplies equipment,” Zanesville Firefighter Jim Prang.
“The fire department doesn’t want you to feel intimidated by their presence, but does ask that you take caution when...
September 1, 2005 - 4:35pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Zanesville city school board is looking at ways to overcome a miscalculation in this year’s budget.
The board recently learned of a $350,000 accounting error.
“When I started working on the projections for this year, I discovered there were some calculation errors involving particularly payroll calculations for potential severance payments,” City schools treasurer Cindy Nye explained.
Nye said the error was not intentional, and was the result of an underestimation in...
September 1, 2005 - 4:34pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
As tragic stories continue to pour in about communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina, we’ve been following the story of the Devoll family from Louisiana.


The Devoll’s evacuated from the Gulf Coast traveling 15 hours to Zanesville on Saturday. Sunday night they welcomed their first child into the world. Now they are faced with the question, when can they return home?
“The mayor basically said it’s going to be 12 weeks before any power gets turned back on, so at...
August 31, 2005 - 6:31pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Yet again, gas prices around the state have taken a major leap overnight…in some areas rising 50 cents or more.

Experts say Hurricane Katrina is behind these record high gas prices.

Watch video to learn more.
August 31, 2005 - 5:43pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
An area band plans to travel overseas to boost moral to those who need it most.

Members of the Coshocton rock group, Allister Wild, are already packing their bags in anticipation of their trip the Middle East.

Here they will play as part of the armed forces entertainment that will sponsor the band while they are there. According to lead singer, Ron Williams, the idea to make the trip came from a personal experience. “I was in the military before and I just don’t think I...
August 31, 2005 - 4:44pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Senior citizens took advantage of a meeting with a representative from Ohio Sentator George Voinavich’s office today with the new Medicare program beign the topic of discussion.

This is a big issue for seniors and as activity director Rosemary Sherfy puts it…education is key.

“It’s very important if you’re a senior citizen over the age of 65 that you get this information. Education is your key and its always your key when you’re trying to put together your healthcare...
August 31, 2005 - 4:37pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile and you know you need to go, next weekend is the perfect opportunity for area residents.

Dr. Charles Hawkins and his staff are offering free dental screenings for adults and kids..all you have to do is show up.

“It’s first come first serve. We open the doors at 8am typically patients get here at 6 or 5 in the morning. We’re going to be passing out numbers so once the numbers are gone, we’ll be finished,” says Dr. Hawkins....
August 31, 2005 - 4:29pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It seems as though we dodged the bullet of Katrina here in our region, with only about 3 to 4 inches of rain recorded.

Local Red Cross officials say we definitely lucked out.

“When Katrina split it was like an answer to a lot of prayers getting 3.5 inches of rain like some folks did around here, we did dodge the bullet,” says Executive Director Dan Hartman.

But while we might be ok, there is sheer devastation down south. Hartman says the Red Cross is working...
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