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February 16, 2005 - 1:29pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Schools with the zip code 43701 are in luck today as Dollar General is starting a new campaign in connection with RIF, which stands for “Reading is Fundamental.”

The Dollar General Distribution Center, here in Muskingum County, held a conference today with local school officials to announce their upcoming contributions. Manger Ron Dennis says they have always been interested in literacy, and what better way to get kids to read than to offer to buy them books.

“Over the...
February 16, 2005 - 3:30am
5 years 44 weeks ago
We continue our special series on "A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter" as Courtney Coleman brings us more of her exciting 24 hour experience with the Zanesville Fire Crew.

Tonight we go along on a school inspection, take a tour of the local fire stations, and ride with Courtney for her first trip 85 feet in the air in the station's "Tower #5" aerial ladder.

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February 16, 2005 - 3:22am
5 years 44 weeks ago
We go into work each day, never really taking the time to think about how what we do, impacts the lives of others.

What would it be like to do something else? Work in a completely different field, one that impacts the community?

Recently I decided I wanted to learn more about a group of people that have a very difficult, but important job that doesn't get much attention. Firefighters.

So to learn more about these brave, courageous guys, I spent 24 hours with...
February 16, 2005 - 3:09am
5 years 44 weeks ago
All this week on the WHIZ News at Six, we are featuring our special local series "A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter" as Courtney Coleman shares what she learned in her 24 hours spent at the Zanesville Fire House.

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February 15, 2005 - 7:28pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency today announced that President Bush is making funds available to help victims of this past year’s floods.

Today they announced that Muskingum County is one of 59 counties that’s receiving the special designation.

Local E-M-A official Judy Hatfield says they found out about the federal declaration today from the federal government and it means this area is eligible for disaster grants.

It stems from the weather...
February 15, 2005 - 6:45pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a house explosion.

It happened this morning at 10:00 a.m. at Buckeye Lake.

Sheriff Dave Phalen tells Whiz News that a burner and a tank consistent with the production of Crystal Meth were found in the house and garage.

Three men have been charged in the incident: 24-year-old Patrick Falvato of Lewis Center, Ohio.

He also suffered burns in the explosion.

23-year-old Randy...
February 15, 2005 - 1:44pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Newton Township Fire Station is honored to announce that MedFlight has arrived in White Cottage, though this is only temporary housing for the life-saving helicopter, it is in full commission and working hard for people in our region.

MedFlight 6 will be moving to Morgan County as soon as weather permits, and will be providing healthcare to Muskingum, Noble, Morgan, Perry and other surrounding counties. MedFlight Team Leader, Marilyn Hatem, says the crews have been busy even...
February 15, 2005 - 1:33pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Black history month continues in Zanesville today as a special speaker came to Secrest Auditorium this morning, not as himself… but as two special men from America’s history.

Historian and speaker Paul Anderson goes into character for his performances. Today, he showed over 900 Zanesville City School students his version of Martin Luther King Junior and Frederick Douglas.

Anderson says he’s honored to portray such important historic figures, “I do these characters all...
February 14, 2005 - 9:42pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Before tonight’s Zanesville city council meeting a public hearing was held to discuss the re-zoning of an important local landmark.

The Muskingum Family “Y” has applied to the planning commission to have the property on McIntire Avenue re-zoned. The planning commission then made the recommendation to approve the re-zoning from residential to commercial, according to Community Development Director Meg Deedrick.

“The next step is to come before council and have city council...
February 14, 2005 - 7:36pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Not only did the Stull family lose their children, but they are now left with nothing.

Their mobile home was destroyed and Jim and Cindy Stull did not have homeowners insurance or life insurance for the children.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says, “Without homeowner’s insurance they start from square one. They did have a mortgage on this place and they’ll have to deal with that too. Also not having life insurance, any way to bury the children is...
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