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August 24, 2006 - 11:46pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Skilled gaming is still legal within the city of Zanesville, for the time being.

Starting Friday business owner outside the city in Muskingum County must remove skilled gaming machines or face arrest and prosecution.

But the city hasn’t decided what to do about the games.

“The city is looking into this and has yet to form an opinion,” Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes said.

Lambes says the city is taking its time because of lawsuits filed by maker...
August 24, 2006 - 11:45pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Clean up efforts at the Elm Street fire were interrupted after a fire broke out in downtown Cambridge.

The fire started in an upstairs apartment and quickly spread because of a common tress way.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire but say they believe it may have started because of someone cooking in one of the apartments.

While the building isn’t a total loss, fire officials say damage is extensive.
August 24, 2006 - 11:44pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Two people are hospitalized in an apparent natural gas explosion that destroys two homes and damages a third.

It happened at 1439 Elm Street.

The entire Cambridge Fire Department along with fire crews from four other departments responded to the call just after 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

April Tilton lives in the house next door. Her home was also destroyed in the fire.

“I just came home from my mothers,” Tilton said.

Seventeen year old...
August 24, 2006 - 1:51pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local volunteer fire department is holding a rally to show support for some soldiers going to Iraq.

The Newton Township Fire Department announced that one of its firefighters, Pat Gamble, along with three others from the Zanesville Military Police Unit are leaving for Iraq.

The troops leave in early September.

This Saturday August 26th a “Support Our Troops” event is planned at the fire station and the public is invited to attend.

The event...
August 24, 2006 - 12:41pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
He made it to the pages of Forbes Magazine and now he is making his way to Muskingum County.

Chief Investment Officer with Huntington Bank, B. Randolph Bateman spoke today at the Zanesville Country Club to help the average person make money in the stock market.

Bateman says, “Generally over long term you can make money in the stock market. There are a variety of ways to do it, by individually owning stocks you know or through the use of mutual funds.”

Difficult...
August 24, 2006 - 12:23pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County Joins the effort to break a world record with thousands of people and one book.

Today tens of thousands of adults and young children read “The Little Engine That Could” together in libraries and public venues around the nation.

WHIZ’s own Courtney Coleman read to area children at the John McIntire Library in downtown Zanesville.

Organizers say it’s not just about making history it’s also about getting our area school children up to state...
August 23, 2006 - 11:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The man accused of seriously injuring a motorcyclist in a July crash was arraigned in court Wednesday.


According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 21-year-old Jason Matthews of Zanesville, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault, and two misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.


The charges stem from a July 16th accident where Matthews was traveling eastbound on the Maysville Pike around one a.m. when he...
August 23, 2006 - 11:42pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A woman accused of taking advantage of local elderly residents last week entered a plea to a prosecutor's bill of information Wednesday in court.


According to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office, 22-year-old Ashley Hennessy of Zanesville pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, one count of theft of an elderly victim, and one count of theft of drugs.


A pre-sentence investigation was ordered into the case, bond was set at $25,000.


The...
August 23, 2006 - 7:40pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
One Muskingum County high school senior is on his way to college with a little help from the county Democrat Club.

Today the club presented Sean Flynn a check for $500.

Club President Jerry Lavy says whether a Democrat or Republican, the goal of the scholarship is to promote civic involvement.

“Hopefully if we give a student from our area an opportunity to attend college through the aid of the scholarship that perhaps that they will come back into the...
August 23, 2006 - 7:23pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s a way for high school students to earn an Associate’s Degree in half the time, at less than half the cost.

Today was the 1st day of class for the 24 students in the Pathways to Engineering Program at Zane State College.

This is the 1st year for the program, which partners Zane State with the Mid-East Career and Technology Center to give high school juniors an easier transition to college or the workforce.

“There isn’t a real easy way to get a high school...
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