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March 20, 2006 - 6:40pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
You may recall when we told you about a testing security breach involving a Tri-Valley School District teacher that cost her job.

Whiz news has learned last week Zanesville City School officials received an anonymous letter claiming a breach in security on a test taken by elementary students on March 8th.

The letter alleged that a teacher helped the students with answers.

Zanesville school official Kevin Appleman says immediately the Ohio Department of...
March 20, 2006 - 6:27pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
It looks like we’re going to get the first snowfall of the spring season late
Monday night and Tuesday, and no matter what Mother Nature dumps on us, ODOT says they’re ready.

Before the crews go home tonight, Transportation Director Phil Newman says spreader gates will be put on the back of the trucks and plows put on the front.

He says his crews don’t have to take any extra steps because they are usually ready.

“We’ve got over 4,000 tons of salt on...
March 20, 2006 - 6:13pm
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It is a disease that affects 1.5 million people in this country, but for one local boy Autism hit a little close to home.

Levi Dickerson’s little brother Dalton was diagnosed Autistic five years ago; now Levi hopes he can help in the fight to raise awareness.

“I’ve been to several races myself, and I just realize it is a good way to get the word out and make a little money the same way,” Levi said.

Levi will be holding a run and/or walk for Autism on Saturday...
March 20, 2006 - 1:29pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Zanesville City Schools are on the verge of a strike; it’s just four days away.

Tonight the leader of the Zanesville Teachers Union, Carol Corns, is speaking out on the contract stalemate with the School Board.

Corns says she is anticipating tomorrow negotiating session with the other side.

“Teachers are willing to pay more for their insurance, in fact in the new plan some of us will be paying 4x more than what we are paying now. However we have not had a...
March 19, 2006 - 7:00pm
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It was a day of song and worship for several area churches, as they gathered together at the Calvary Baptist Church for a citywide Singspiration.

These bi-monthly events have been going on since 1982m and they’re still going strong.

Singspiration Director Carlotta Workman says her mother helped start these to bring the community together.

“Several churches in the community decided, yes we would like to have a citywide Singspiration, bring the choirs together...
March 19, 2006 - 6:51pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
One local artist has taken his work throughout the region, and now it’s back here in Zanesville for an exhibition at the Zanesville Art Center.

Zanesville native, Paul Emory, has received several awards from the Ohio Art Council.

The most recent one allowed him to work in Provincetown, MA, which is the reason for the exhibit’s title, “Provincetown and Hometown.”

“He hoped to change his style, find out more from other artists, study new subjects, and we have...
March 19, 2006 - 6:36pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Monday marks the first day of spring and that means it’s time to get outside and start some spring cleaning.

This weekend’s Home and Garden Show at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds had the perfect tools to start sprucing up your yard. All it takes is a little work.

“Clean out all your old dying plans, perennials, cut off your ornamental grasses, and put a fresh layer of mulch down,” says Jerry Miller with Twin Hills Landscaping.

Putting a new coat of paint on...
March 18, 2006 - 7:11pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Some local students may have caused some trouble in the past, but a group of administrators are hoping after this weekend they’ll say out of the principal’s office for good.

WHIZ’s Jennifer Jarrell reports:

It started as a form of punishment that turned into an eye opening experience.

“I’m here for arguing with a teacher, and it kind of teaches you next time it comes along to just bite your tongue-let it go. Now I am ending up in a place like this on the...
March 18, 2006 - 6:56pm
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Boxers from all across the Midwest were in the ring and ready to rumble today at the Police Athletic League.

The boxers tied up their gloves and practiced their punches to raise money for the league.

Ten of the boxers are from here in Zanesville, but wherever they were from, today was a day to show off their skills.

PAL President Brady Boyden says, “This is an invitational only and we mail out to gyms in the state of Ohio and outside of Ohio to come to our show...
March 18, 2006 - 6:46pm
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The halls of the Zanesville Art Center are typically filled with sculptures and paintings, but today they were filled with art of a different kind.

Models walked the catwalk today, modeling fashions to benefit the Nelson T. Gant Foundation.

Members of the community modeled the spring fashions; some faces were a little familiar.

“Our models today were students from Zanesville High School from other area high schools. We had Mayor Zwelling, he modeled a tuxedo;...
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