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August 1, 2006 - 10:34am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s been a half of a century for an area woman who has been working in the same office and she isn’t stopping any time soon.

Carolin Parks started working for the Ohio State Extension Office in 1956 as a secretary and she has seen her share of changes.

“I started out with a manual type writer and the mimeograph with a crank and then we graduated to the electric type writer and then a computer.”

Parks says the best part of her job is interacting with people in...
July 31, 2006 - 9:48pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Over the past few years, hundreds of businesses have opened in Cambridge, creating thousand of jobs and boosting the area’s economy.

To see Jasmine Lo’s story on how it all happened, click “Watch Video” or read below.

One business, building and home at a time, Cambridge’s Model City Program is changing the community.

Mayor Sam Salupo said becoming a model city means having the best possible social services. Police, hospitals, schools, fire...
July 31, 2006 - 5:35pm
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Temperatures flirting with triple digits means most people are running to the AC to get out of the heat, but what if your job keeps you in the sun day after day.

Landscapers and asphalt layers have it the worst.

Mike Tolliver has been rolling black top all day, and says sometimes the heat is unbearable.

“It gets pretty hot, the asphalt is almost 300 degrees when it goes it the machine, it’s 170 degrees on top of the paver,” Tolliver said.

The guys...
July 31, 2006 - 5:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Eight thousand people in Muskingum County owe child support every year, most of them pay; some don’t.

That is why members of the Muskingum County Department of Job and Family Services are trying to promote awareness.

Today members of the department met with county commissioners to declare August, Child Support Awareness Month.

“A lot of people are not aware of the services that may be available to them at their local child support agency. We want to make...
July 31, 2006 - 4:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating a string of attempted robberies on Maple Avenue this morning.

Around 3 a.m. this morning a woman attempted to rob the McDonalds on Maple Avenue.

Police say she walked up to the window, demanded money and threatened to shoot an employee.

Then she drove away and tried again at Wal-Mart.

Police apprehended the woman a short time later on Maple Avenue; she is being held in the Zanesville City Jail....
July 31, 2006 - 4:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Three Zanesville police cars are in the shop tonight after a local man ran into them as he was trying to flee.

54-year-old Brent Droscha is charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless operation after he hit the cars in the Maple Avenue Kroger parking lot.

Police say they received a call from Droscha’s mother around 2 a.m. that her son was acting irrationally and going to Kroger.

When police attempted to approach Droscha at the Kroger, he walked away, got...
July 31, 2006 - 10:51am
7 years 7 weeks ago
One in five children has received an inappropriate solicitation on-line, and with the ever-increasing popularity of web sites like MySpace and Xanga, a local university wants to educate the public on the issue on-line predators.

A representative for continuing education at Ohio University-Zanesville says their goal is to bring about a sense of awareness to anyone who has or works with children… on the topic of on-line Internet predators.

She says children tend to get...
July 31, 2006 - 10:09am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A woman is in the Zanesville City Jail today facing attempted aggravated robbery charges.

Zanesville Police say early this morning a woman attempted to rob the B-P gas station on Forest Avenue, Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue and McDonald’s restaurant.

No many details have been released yet, but after a short chase on Maple Avenue the suspect was caught by police.

She’s expected to be formally charged today.
July 30, 2006 - 8:33pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The clock is slowly winding down on summer vacation for most kids.

With little less than a month left until school starts how are kids enjoying the rest of their vacation?

WHIZ’s Atish Baidya went to the lake to find out.
July 30, 2006 - 4:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Community members in Frazeysburg celebrated the Fourth of July a little late this year but Saturday’s belated celebration went to help raise funds for a new community park.

The event was cancelled in July because of the weather and rescheduled for today.

A new community park is needed because the old one is being used for something else.

“About two weeks ago we lost the fields,” Steve Flesher said. “The new schools will be built on our old fields. Now we need...
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