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September 7, 2004 - 4:34pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Zanesville Art Center is actively looking for a new Executive Director.

Phil Ladouceur who was the Executive Director for ten years has since left the Arts Center.

Dean Cole, Board President says, “We had a clause in our contract that he could be dismissed without cause and that’s what we did and so we wish Phil the very best.”

The Arts Center has been without a director since June and are in the process of searching for a replacement.

As a side...
September 7, 2004 - 2:32pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Today Hollinee workers sit at picket lines instead of going to work.

More than 90 union workers at the fiberglass manufacturer have been on strike since Sunday night for several different reasons.

Former operator Wesley Clutter says, “Insurance has to be the main thing. Pay raise is another. We don’t want to stop. We want to progress. Everything is going up, gas prices and everything. We don’t want to go backwards.”

The union is used to getting a pay raise every...
September 7, 2004 - 2:22pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The November Presidential Election is only two months away and already polling palaces are prepping for the big day and since Ohio is playing a key role in this year’s election, officials want to make to avoid another situation similar to Florida.

Some areas across the state may have additional security at the polls, however in Muskingum County, it will remain the same.

Muskingum County Board of Election Director Martha Thomas says, “at our polling places, we are not...
September 6, 2004 - 4:12pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department has a suspect in custody from Sunday evening’s armed robbery at the Subway Restaurant located at 304 North 7th Street.

According to Detective Ric Roush, at 8:25 p.m. a 42-year-old Zanesville man entered the restaurant and demanded money from a female Subway employee.

Roush says no gun was observed, but the suspect did refer to having a gun. After removing an undisclosed amount of money the suspect fled on foot northbound on 7th Street....
September 6, 2004 - 2:39pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Motorcyclists are also being warned to take extra precautions on this holiday.

State Highway Patrol troopers with the Zanesville post responded to an accident this morning on Route 146 westbound.

Sgt. Clark Felix says, “It looks like the motorcycle was westbound on 146 the car was going south on Millers Lane and from what it appears, it failed to yield at the stop sign and pulled out in front of the motorcycle.”

The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the...
September 6, 2004 - 2:33pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
While the majority of Americans celebrate Labor Day today, State Highway Patrol troopers didn’t get the day off. They were out keeping our roadways safe.

The latest statewide campaign slogan “You drink you drive you lose” has kept many local law enforcement officials busy catching drunk drivers.

Over this weekend alone the patrol has already made 13 DUI arrests in just our area.
As far as traffic crashes there have only been 8.

Lt. Barry Donley with the...
September 6, 2004 - 2:28pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Florida is now recovering from the devastation brought by Hurricane Frances. Although this storm was slow moving it was definitely destructive.

Locally, the Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross is busy helping with relief efforts. They have already sent one person down to Florida to assist.

James Applegate, Emergency Services Director says the biggest issues as hand right now are water and power.

Applegate adds, “They’re running out of drinking water...
September 6, 2004 - 11:39am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Dear WHIZ TV viewers,

Mistakes happen.

During the NASCAR race on Sunday night WHIZ TV made a big mistake. WHIZ unfortunately cut away from the race with 25 laps remaining for local news, which was the wrong thing to do, and for that, on behalf of WHIZ TV, I apologize.

I know that many of you have watched WHIZ TV through good times and bad, and it is my hope that you will continue to watch WHIZ TV in the future, rest assured that steps are being taken to make...
September 5, 2004 - 8:25pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
The Duncan Falls Fire Department will soon be receiving some new equipment thanks to locals showing off some cool wheels.

The Fire Department’s car show was a big hit with over 213 cars and a huge turnout.
All the money raised today will provide new life saving equipment for the fire department

This is the 11th year for the event.
September 5, 2004 - 7:10pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Newark Police report a fatal shooting Friday night at an apartment complex licated at 495 Wehrle Ave. above Buffalo's Pine Cafe.

Police say 38 year-old David North was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital and pronouced dead.

Through investigations Newark Police arrested and charged 38 year old Randall Bemus with murder. Bemus now sits in the Licking County Justice Center.

Bemus will be arraigned on Tuesday...
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