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October 25, 2004 - 8:45pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
“Beggar’s Night” or “Trick or Treat” was a hot topic at the Zanesville City Council meeting this evening.

Councilman Dan Vincent says the resolution they passed designates one night for Trick or Treaters that he says eliminates confusion.

“We passed it to put it all on one night so we didn’t have different neighborhoods doing trick or treat on different nights so this way everyone can pay close attention when they’re out driving around during the evening.”

October 25, 2004 - 8:37pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Longaberger company needs your help! We all know about the problems they have encountered already, so in an effort to keep the company alive, they are asking for your support this Friday at Bryan Place.

They are hosting a basket party and everyone is encouraged to attend.

A Longaberger branch leader says, “We have a basket maker demonstrating on site from 11-8 it will be open from that time the special guests will be here from 5-7 and we’re open to take your orders.”...
October 25, 2004 - 5:58pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Dresden library now has a brand new piece of eye candy.

The Muskingum County Library System announced the winner of their sculpture contest and Alan Cottrill’s piece won.

He says young children reading was his inspiration for creating this sculpture.

Cottrill says, “I was the school board President back in Washington PA until last December and I haunted the Muskingum County library as a kid so it’s a special place for me and I think kids should be reading a...
October 25, 2004 - 5:30pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
It's nearly a week away from Election Day and the heat is on for the 9th District State Board of Education.

Three candidates are running for this position. Several weeks ago, WHIZ News caught up with two of those candidates at the Candidate Forum in Zanesville. David Daubenmire did not attend the event.

However we did talk to William Moore and Jennifer Stewart. Stewart currently represents the 9th District and says she wants to provide access to educational opportunities...
October 25, 2004 - 5:24pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Now is the time of year when we usually see more leaves on the ground---and if you need to clear them out of your yard, the city of Zanesville is here to help.

Starting Monday, the city will pick up leaves in residential areas. Mayor Jack Fenton is asking you to make sure to rake the leaves to the curb or to the edge of the street--just don't leave them in the street.

If you would like to bag your leaves, the Sanitation Division will pick them up on your regular trash day...
October 25, 2004 - 5:20pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
If you've been confused about provisional ballots, this should clear things up.

The ruling is final---in order to vote in Ohio, you must go to your correct precinct where you are registered. This is something that Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has been saying all along.

Finally the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a previous ruling. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Martha Thomas says the rules are the same as before.

"The voters need to...
October 25, 2004 - 5:16pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Another arrest has been made--this time a recent armed robbery in Zanesville.

The ZPD arrested a man in connection with the October 20th robbery at the Duke and Duchess Station on the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Blvd.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says the ZPD has arrested 35 year-old Henry Newkirk of Zanesville.

Newkirk was taken into custody less than an hour after the robbery. He is currently on parole for a February 2002 robbery which occured at the...
October 25, 2004 - 5:11pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a recent scam involving the Toys For Tots campaign.

David Forni was taken into custody Friday afternoon at a local motel room. Forni appeared in court this morning in front of Judge William Joseph at Zanesville Municipal Court.

Forni plead not guilty to all charges. Sergeant Detective Ric Roush says the charges stem from Forni soliciting donations from individuals and businesses throughout Muskingum...
October 25, 2004 - 10:47am
5 years 45 weeks ago
It’s time to get ready for the holidays…and one local organization is starting on Election Day.

The Eastside Community Ministry will begin accepting applications on November 2nd for Thanksgiving meal baskets.

Executive Director of the ministry, Jack McClelland, says the baskets will include all the groceries necessary to prepare a hearty meal on November 25th.

“Folks get perishable items, such as bread, butter and milk, and we give them a gift certificate for...
October 24, 2004 - 10:11pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
An accident on SR 93 sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol says assured clear distance was the cause of this accident involving a pickup truck and a Jeep Cherokee.

Trooper Fowler adds alcohol was not a factor in the crash and it appeared that all people were wearing their seatbelts.
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