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July 5, 2006 - 7:38pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Board held a special meeting to discuss various employment related issues.

As a result of the meeting the board finalized their administrative staff for the upcoming school year and reinstated three teachers that were on the reduction of force list.

“We hope at the end of the day or in time that everyone what wanted a job will still have a job with Zanesville City Schools,” Superintendent Mike Pockl said.

The school board also hired a...
July 5, 2006 - 7:32pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Officials hope a new study released Wednesday by the National Traffic and Safety Administration will encourage states to increase the minimum age for people to get a drivers license.

Safety officials say in addition to increasing the minimum age to legally drive states need to place other restrictions on young drivers.

The study shows those states with restrictive teen licensing laws reduce the fatal accidents involving 16-year olds by 21%.

Here in Zanesville...
July 5, 2006 - 7:30pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The rain over the holiday weekend may have dampened the Independence Day celebrations but it brought some much-needed rain to local farms.

But how much is too much?

According to experts that all depends on what the farmer is growing.

“There is the old adage that rain grows grain,” Mark Mechling said. “So our corn and soybean growers are pleased to see some rain.”
But for hay producers the recent rain has created more of a headache than a benefit.
July 5, 2006 - 7:29pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
How many people does it take to round up one run away cow?

Apparently more than a dozen, a SUV, two other cows, and a man on horseback.

A black cow found itself cornered in the back area of the Post Office near Underwood St. Wednesday.

According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office a deputy was passing by just as the cow bolted for freedom from the livestock sale happening across the street.

The deputy managed to corner the cow in the back area...
July 5, 2006 - 2:15pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Imagine opening your home up to dozens of children you’ve never even met.

It’s a 24-7 job without a big salary, but as W-H-I-Z’s Jennifer Jarrell tells us, for one local foster family, the benefits are endless.
July 4, 2006 - 6:56pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The village of Frazeysburg and the city of Cambridge have canceled their fireworks shows for this evening.

Cambridge's fireworks will now take place on Wednesday, July 5th, while

Frazeysburg's fireworks are moved to Saturday, July 29th.
July 4, 2006 - 5:25pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
What would 4th of July be without fireworks?

And as of now, the stars and stripes firework spectacular is still on in downtown Zanesville.

Steve Vincent and his crew have been working all day to make sure tonight’s show goes off without a hitch.

“For every minute you see in the air, there is over an hour of work on the ground of preparation, and there is probably ten minutes of clean-up afterwards so you’ve got quite a few man-hours,” Vincent says.
July 4, 2006 - 5:15pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It’s one of those things, until you need it, you probably don’t even know it’s there

But children’s services is there, and without the agency nearly 100 kids in Muskingum County would have nowhere to turn.

But as WHIZ reporter Jennifer Jarrell tells us, if the agency keeps losing money they will start losing kids.
July 3, 2006 - 9:13pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
The food is cooking, the tents are being raised and the signs are going up, all in preparation for the two day celebration, Stars and Stripes on the River.

The Zanesville Jaycees organize the event at Zane Landing Park. The entertainment starts Monday night with the band Backbone and plenty of food vendors.

Tuesday will also offer fun and games for the public.

"Starting at 2:00 we're going to have a cornhole tournament,...
July 3, 2006 - 4:39pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
It started as a one-man crusade to make the sidewalks of Crooksville handicap accessible, but now over 400 others have joined Elijah Walts’ cause.

Tonight he plans on taking his petition straight to village council to get something done.

Elijah’s interest in the cause was sparked by his mom who lost both of her legs in a car accident, and can’t get around on the sidewalks.

“I think that they definitely need to get some kind of grants to help people to fix the...
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