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July 10, 2005 - 11:16pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An early afternoon fire kept officials fighting flames well into the evening hours as grass and debris continued to burn on the sides of one major roadway.

Whiz' Erin Packard was on the scene of this bizarre blaze.

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July 10, 2005 - 8:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Some sad news tonight for one local family as they received word of a farming accident that claimed the life of a Zanesville man.

According to deputy Pat Keck with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, this afternoon 45-year-old Gary Hardy of Downard Rd in Zanesville was helping brush hog a friends’ property near the airport when he suddenly became pinned underneath the machine.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No word yet as to how he got under the tractor...
July 10, 2005 - 3:12pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A surprise attack in McConnelsville gave spectators a real life history lesson.

Today, crowds gathered at the McConnelsville Square to witness General Morgan and his troops invade the town. According to Robert Richmond, the narrator of today’s battle, this event showed crowds what a war scene would have been like. “They should have gotten an actuality of the event. Women and children screamed, the men tried to protect the women. The men lost and the North came in and chased them...
July 10, 2005 - 3:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Pottery week is underway and hundreds of people have come to our region to take part in the week’s events.

One of the highlighted events is the pottery auction, where people get the opportunity to bid on hundreds of works of art.

Greg Belhorn was the auctioneer at today’s event; he said the turnout was exceptional. According to Belhorn, today’s pieces were truly works of art. “The majority of the pieces do come from the Zanesville area, such as Weller and Roseville,...
July 10, 2005 - 2:53pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
There are several pieces of art that are coveted at this years pottery lovers week and people drive from all over to get their hands on them.

One of those collectors is J.D. Howell, who drove all the way from Evansville, Indiana to get in on the action. According to Howell, the long drive was well worth it. “Even if it wasn’t worth it, I’d say it was just because that’s what people who collect things do. They come over here, they see things they look for and find them here and...
July 9, 2005 - 10:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It all began with hundreds of letters written by men and women around Muskingum County, telling us why they should be chosen to have a worry free wedding.

Only one final couple was chosen for this special event which took place right here in Zanesville today, WHIZ's Erin Packard has the story.

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July 9, 2005 - 1:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Hundreds of people flocked to Cambridge today to battle it out on the court.

Gus Macker is celebrating its 5th year in Cambridge and with the beautiful weather expected for the weekend, executive committee member, Sharon Cassler, expects to see some record numbers. “Things are hopping here at the city park where we expect four hundred teams in for our tournament, which will bring about ten thousand people. It’s just an awesome time.”

With all the players and their fans...
July 9, 2005 - 1:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
One of the things that makes Southeastern Ohio famous is being celebrated this week, and it’s attracting more than just the locals.

This week marks pottery lovers week, and many area businesses are using the increased traffic to show off some of their works of art. According to Tina Lanning of Buckeye Stoneware, tourists come from all over to be part of the action. “It brings a lot of travelers from different areas, different towns, cities, and states. They travel from all over....
July 9, 2005 - 1:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Summer’s here and that means more people are spending time on the water. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, spending time fishing and boating is a great family activity, as long as it’s done safely.

Today, McConnelsville residents celebrated the Muskingum Riverfest at Lock 7. According to Rob Lucas of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the event was designed to help people stay safe this summer. “It’s important that people wear their life jackets when...
July 8, 2005 - 4:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville took up the issue of banners today during a special meeting with Mayor Butch Zwelling.

Hanging banners is one of the cheapest forms of promotion for businesses here in Muskingum County, especially when it comes to non-profit organizations.

But these banners can come with a significant cost, maybe an accident.

"When people are looking up at a banner they might go through a red light and they might cause an accident and so forth,” says Mayor...
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