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October 12, 2004 - 2:06pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Many of you may not know about how the office of criminal justice services helps us here in Muskingum County but they provide some essential services for our area.

Director Karen Hughey, who was appointed by Governor Taft spoke about a variety of topics at today’s noon rotary meeting.

The office of criminal justice knows counties all across the state are strapped financially and want to help out in any way they can.

Hughey says Muskingum County is unique in that...
October 12, 2004 - 1:05pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Many students depend on scholarships to get them through college. One local university held a scholarship breakfast to recognize students who earned money to help them through the financial burden of attending college.

Zane State College held their 19th Annual Scholar Recognition this morning at their campus center. 105 students were awarded a total of over $90,000 today. Executive Director of the Zane State College Foundation, Bob Adams, says the breakfast has three main points...
October 11, 2004 - 4:11pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
A case of meningitis has been reported in a Muskingum County School. One local doctor says this time of year is when meningitis cases are on the rise. Dr. Charles Feicht of Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital says meningitis is more common when kids head back to school.

Feicht says there are two types of meningitis---bacterial and viral. Most of the cases he’s seen lately have been viral meningitis, the less serious type. “Bacterial is very serious and life-threatening but viral caused...
October 11, 2004 - 4:05pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
We hear about the presidential candidates all the time, but what about local candidates running for office? If you need to learn more about the local candidates before the election, this Sunday you will have the opportunity to meet and listen to over 20 candidates running in this year’s election.

Organizers want to stress the importance of Ohio voters in this year’s election. The more you know about the issues, the better decision you’ll be able to make.

Event organizer...
October 11, 2004 - 3:17pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
If you were thinking about having a Burger King whopper today, it does not look like you’re going to be able to have it your way in our area.

Whiz news has learned that the man who owns several franchises in this region has shut some of them down.

He is Frank Lorch. He is from Newark.

He owns two stores in Zanesville, two stores in Newark, one in Buckeye Lake and one in Coshocton.

We contacted Lorch’s Burger King headquarters in Heath and a...
October 11, 2004 - 2:50pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Two local organizations are asking for your help on Make A Difference Day.

The Nelson T Gant Foundation and the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center are looking for volunteers to help out with projects for this year’s Make A Difference Day.

While they are two separate organizations they both share a common goal..working to preserve the Underground Railroad here in Zanesville.

“The PURE Center will be producing metal plates and that will reflect...
October 11, 2004 - 2:43pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
There’s been a major break in a local bank robbery investigation.

The Zanesville Police Department announces tonight they arrested a man in connection with the September 30th robbery at Unizan Bank near the Colony Square Mall.

33-year-old Deric Marshall of Columbus is currently locked up in the Franklin County jail. He was charged with 4 counts of robbery and one count of grand theft.

Sgt Ric Roush with the ZPD says, “We had him as a suspect in this case for...
October 11, 2004 - 10:47am
5 years 46 weeks ago
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Yes… today is Columbus Day, an American holiday commemorating the date of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. Besides a day off of work, we asked people around Zanesville what this day meant to them.

“My daughter was born on Columbus Day in 1953,” says Ilene Hutton.
“I just know that Columbus Day was established to celebrate Columbus coming to America and discovering the United States,” says Darla Sowers.

October 11, 2004 - 5:02am
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department will hold a news conference this morning to release details of a bank robbery investigation. WHIZ News has learned that police detectives made an arrest in connection with the September 30th robbery of the Unizan Bank at the Colony Square Mall.

At the time of the incident, witnesses said a clean cut black male in his 20’s with a dark colored hat and white shirt was spotted running out of the bank dropping money.

Police say he...
October 10, 2004 - 6:46pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Wanna get spooked? Grab a friend to hang on to and head down to Frightmare at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Proceeds from Frightmare help the Maysville Youth League. This year organizers say they a giving a portion of their funds to help the Muskingum County Animal Shelter.

Scare yourself silly at Frightmare the next couple weekends before Halloween.
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