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September 11, 2006 - 1:03pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Five years ago today, marks the anniversary of the greatest number of fire fighters to be killed in a single event.

Those first responders to the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania
risked their lives to save others.

From their work local fire fighters have learned to share information on a national level.

“Post to that I receive an intelligence update from the Department of Homeland Security that describes events...
September 11, 2006 - 12:56pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The fire department is not the only ones who learned from the events of September 11th, the local police department has taken away from the experience.

Police Chief Eric Lambes said it seems as though everyone is on the same page now, then prior to five years ago.

“We do a little more readiness training,” said Lambes. “We work with other agencies on major events we have experience.”

Lambes also said since the attacks it seems that people have a...
September 11, 2006 - 12:50pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Besides emergency officials local residents are remembering this important day in history, with prayer services around the city.

A military support group at the Assembly of God Church is hosting one of these services.

The program begins at 6:30 and runs through 7:30 and will involve patriotic music and local forces.

“We have pastors coming in to speak and pray,” said Ruth Seenes. “People from the military, fire, and police, any emergency person...
September 11, 2006 - 8:43am
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident and fuel spill.

It happened just before 4:00 a.m. on State Route 79 and Beaver Run Road in Licking County.

Troopers say a semi tractor trailer was found on its side.

The driver of the truck was killed and some of the 1500 gallons it was carrying spilled. Troopers identify him as 33-year-old Perry Bowyer of Buckeye Lake.

No one else was hurt and the fuel spill did not...
September 11, 2006 - 4:39am
7 years 7 weeks ago
On this 5-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, it’s important to remember those who died for our country... but also to learn from those who lived to tell about it. WHIZ’s Robyn Haines spoke with Zanesville dad Dick Pryor, whose son worked in the World Trade Center, but was able to escape just before the towers fell…

Click on View Video for the complete story and be sure to tune into the WHIZ News Monday night at 6 p.m. for more on how the attacks effected...
September 10, 2006 - 7:04pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Sons of the American Revolution held a special dedication ceremony in Somerset today.

The group marked the grave of Revolutionary War soldier John Peter Obermeier.

The ceremony featured a 21-gun salute, canon firing, and remarks by one of Obermeier’s descendents.

“I’m really honored,” John Baum said. “I don’t know how to explain it in words.”

With the fifth year anniversary of 9-11 tomorrow organizers say the dedication ceremony can also teach us...
September 10, 2006 - 6:57pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Domestic violence advocates held a fundraiser at Terry’s Tavern today.

Organizers say they hope to raise around $1000 during today’s event.

“Every nine seconds a woman is battered, injured or hurt,” Jane Malloy of the domestic violence services organization Response said. “We need to bring awareness to the problem and the plight.”

The fundraiser featured a 1950’s theme, door prizes, and karaoke.

The money raised will go to fund programs offered by...
September 10, 2006 - 6:53pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
On the eve of the 9/11 attacks many Americans are reflecting on that tragic day five years ago.

And that’s exactly what Jim Fraunfelter is doing.

He and his wife were in New York City on September 11th.

“It was a moment you knew in history and you were part of,” Fraunfelter said. “We sat there and basically cried.”

Fraunfelter and his wife ended up stuck in traffic on the Verrazano Bridge while trying to go see the Statue of Liberty.

September 9, 2006 - 1:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Saturday, children eight through thirteen got a chance to show off their football skills with the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass, and Kick contest.

The skills competition allows area youngsters to display their football prowess.

Kids are judged on distance and accuracy, the top finishers advancing to a sectional competition September 28, and those could go on to Cleveland Brown Stadium to compete at a state level.

All those participating had different...
September 9, 2006 - 1:27pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
You’ve probably heard the phrase dirty player, once or twice in your life, and never is it in a good way.

Well, today the objective of the game was to be a dirty player, as Ink Connection Limited and the American Red Cross held their second annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, to raise money for the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief.

With the rash of fires this year in the Muskingum Valley, the fundraiser brings much needed help.

“Everyone know that the...
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