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September 3, 2005 - 9:03pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local Residents enjoyed the holiday weekend with good food and a little music.

Zanesville’s second annual Solid Gold RibFest Block Party took place in the streets of downtown this weekend.

The Minority Business Resource Network started the event to give Zanesville another reason to celebrate.

“Last year we thought there was a need for something like this in Zanesville,” said Minority Business Resource Network President, Ernie Bynum. “And we thought, well...
September 3, 2005 - 1:11pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
By: Steve Borecky

As the rescue of hurricane victims continues, people from all over the local community are coming together to help those in need around the gulf coast.

Lead by the WHIZ Media Group, St Thomas Church and the First United Methodist Church, members from the community were on hand earlier today to help collect necessities for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. “It’s been fantastic. It’s been a phenomenal outpouring of people just coming and bringing what...
September 3, 2005 - 12:54pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
As people continue to express their concerns for those devastated by Hurricane Katrina, WHIZ has learned of a new way that the people of Southeast Ohio can help.

A program has been launched out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana called “Operation: Share Your Home” where those who are willing and able to open their homes to hurricane victims can do so, and those who need homes can register to find somewhere to live.

All the information you need to know about in order to apply is...
September 3, 2005 - 12:49pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The last fly-in for the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 425 went off without a hitch today… as organizers say they had the greatest turnout all year at Riverside Airport this afternoon.

Almost 300 people came out to take a look at various airplanes from all over the state of Ohio and surrounding areas, all while enjoying a pancake breakfast. Fly-in Chairman Chuck Bruckelmeyer says the event raises money for the local chapter of the E.E.A.

“The money goes to help...
September 2, 2005 - 2:28pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A local high school graduate is feeling the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Aidan McCarty, who graduated from Rosecrans High School in 1997, escaped Katrina’s wrath in New Orleans with his girlfriend, only to be left with nothing.

“At this point in time, I’m just looking for direction I guess. I just sort of want to know where I’m going,” McCarty said.

Dr. Paul Hoffman, whose known Aidan for over 20 years, is trying to help him get back on his feet, and is...
September 2, 2005 - 2:16pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
In an effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the WHIZ Media Group and St. Thomas Church, along with Faith United Methodist Church have come together to send food and supplies to the gulf coast.

The three organizations are asking local residents to dig deep and help out those who are without right now. People can drop off food and clothing at the Pick-n-Save in downtown Zanesville from 9am until 1pm.

“We want everyone to really open up their hearts and stop by...
September 2, 2005 - 12:15pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
These boots weren’t made for walking… but for filling, as today is the first day that the Zanesville Fire Department is out collecting money for their annual Fill the Boot Campaign.

Fire Departments from around the nation as well as our local departments started collecting money today at 10:00am at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Bell Street.
Scott Ford, Zanesville Fire Department Firefighter says “today is our annual fill the boot drive and the money we collect today will...
September 2, 2005 - 11:58am
6 years 17 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol will be out in full force this weekend as the Labor Day Holiday is upon us.

Officers began patrolling just past Midnight. Sergeant Michael Forshey, from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, says all of the officers will be working around the clock to help enforce safe driving this weekend. They will be out taking enforcement on people wearing their safety belt, speeders and to remove drunk drivers from the roadways.

“Everyone is working...
September 2, 2005 - 5:10am
6 years 17 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 17 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...
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