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November 1, 2005 - 12:43pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Holiday Hometown Cooking Show is right around the corner, and if you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, don’t miss your opportunity to not only learn some tasty dishes, but to bring home some great prizes as well.

According to Whiz Media Group Marketing Director, Danny Maxwell, the prizes to be given away are well worth the ticket price. “We have a lot of gift certificates to area restaurants, we’ll have door prizes, as well as autographed Buckeyes and Blue Jackets memorabilia...
November 1, 2005 - 11:16am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Last week we told you about new parking in downtown Zanesville, and today we went there to find out how it’s working out for local businesses.

The signs have only been up since Monday, but Olde Towne Antique Mall owner Jeffrey Snyder says he’s already seeing benefits.

“Within less than an hour after they put the signs up we had a customer that spent quite a bit of money. So, we’re very pleased.”

Manager of the Downtown Association, Dana Matz says so far, the...
November 1, 2005 - 11:11am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Area drivers have been paying a little less at the pump lately, and for many it’s a much needed relief. Prices on Maple Avenue have been hovering around $2.30 a gallon.

But Joe Steiger of Falls Township says that’s not enough to pay for the environmental effects of fuel.

“I really thing we’re not paying the true cost of using gasoline like we do in this country. It should be at least $5 a gallon. That would pay for the environmental effects of air quality and water...
October 31, 2005 - 5:23pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland, visited Zanesville and Cambridge today.

As a child of Appalachia, the Congressman says he feels he is a viable option for the position.

Citing school funding reform, the need for job creation, and better health care programs, Congressman Strickland spoke to supporters. "I will work every day to reach those goals, and I won't give up. I'll reach out and partner with any individual or group to get it done."
October 31, 2005 - 5:13pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
All this week WHIZ will take an in-depth look at the five issues on the state ballot.

Tonight, Steve Borecky takes a look at how Issue 1 would create jobs in Ohio.
October 31, 2005 - 3:34pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Each year, more than 200 kids dribble, shoot, and score their way to learning valuable life lessons, and the Civic League hopes this year will be no different.

The Zanesville Civic League met with the county commissioners today to discuss funding for the youth basketball league. Funding, director Howard Stewart says, is a good investment. “It gives kids something to do in the cold months. We have mentor programs that keep an eye on the kids’ grades and if they keep their grades up...
October 31, 2005 - 3:24pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Zanesville City Schools are ready to break ground; again.

The school board met today to discuss the efforts already underway to build 5 new schools around Zanesville.

According to school board president, Anne Hoffer, the only thing holding the board up is money. “As far as when we can start breaking ground depends on when we can get funding. We’re hoping to obtain funding soon, so we can have the projects completed by 2009.”

While the groundbreaking is on...
October 31, 2005 - 11:26am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Santa Claus is coming to town…it’s time again for the Zanesville Business Association’s Christmas parade.

Parade chairwoman Dee Dee Dobson says the parade gets bigger and better every year.

“Girl scouts, boy scouts, as far as llamas to a little bear in a cage was there last year. We just have all kinds of entries so we have a great time.”

There is prize money at stake - $400 for the Grand Prize, as well as cash for first second and third places. But Dobson...
October 31, 2005 - 11:21am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Enrollees in the Starlight Industries Program really brought home the bacon today. In an effort to help Hurricane Katrina victims, they brought in change and held hot dog sales to raise money to donate to the Red Cross.

But their real motivation? They got to see their superintendent kiss a pig. Sandy Knicely of Starlight Industries says they also got to see their check for over $1,000 handed over to a Red Cross representative.

“The enrollees loved it. They’re very...
October 30, 2005 - 9:08pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The sounds of music flooded Brown Chapel at Muskingum College tonight as the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra kicked off their 32nd season with a captivating concert.

As the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Laura Schumann, explained, the concert featured a very special guest from across the ocean. “We have a tenor that is a native Texan, but he currently sings opera in Germany. He was here two years ago and he’s with us again to sing popular music, Broadway show...
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