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July 25, 2004 - 7:01pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Despite the threat of rain that loomed over those who attended the "Fun on the Farm" event in Sonora today, nothing was going to stop a day complete with hayrides, horseback riding, live dance entertainment and an auction put together by the Ohio Grand
Council of Masons.

All proceeds from the event go toward sending kids with diabetes to camp to help them learn more about their disease.

This is just one of the many projects the masons are a part of. They donate over...
July 25, 2004 - 6:48pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A celebration of life brought Zanesville residents to the Buckingham House earlier today for some fine food and entertainment.

A lot of hard work goes into preserving history as the Buckingham House is owned by Dave and Katherine Mitzel, and it was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Today's event marked the birthday of one of Zanesville's historic figures, Nelson T. Gant. This was the second year for the celebration.

Special guests were on hand and some...
July 25, 2004 - 6:41pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
No one knows what's in the seasoning, but they can tell you one thing, it must be good because 800 chicken dinners are sold to hungry community members each year.

These are the people who come out to fill their stomachs and support their local volunteer fire department that utilize the money for important supplies.

Other goodies were also a part of the day, but the main attraction was the chicken as well as the fact that many local dignitaries turned out to support their...
July 25, 2004 - 6:34pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It was a final farewell to 47 years of service as the WHIZ Media Group gathered at the Shultz Mansion earlier today to thank former TV Programming Director Barb Mitter for her hard work and deication to the company.

Barb began her career at WHIZ when she was in high school with the Zanesville local version of American Bandstand called "Party Hop."

From there she worked her way up through production and was eventually offered a full time position with the company. Since...
July 25, 2004 - 3:16pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The media is helping to fight some serious crime here in Muskingum County.

The Sheriff's Office reports they have been extremely successful catching criminals by displaying photos in both the Times Recorder and here on WHIZ-TV.

Since April 2002, they have had a 91% success rate. As always if you have any information on any most wanted suspects call the Sheriff's Office at 452-3637.
July 24, 2004 - 10:32pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
We have a winner!!! The 2004 Y-city Star is Justy Christian. The panel of celebrity judges, and the 4th judge, (the public) voted and tonight crowned Justy the winner.

Justy will receive a $1000 cash prize, a professional 3-song demo recording CD and tons of other prizes. Justy says her faith gave her inspiration, along with so much support from her family and friends and co-workers.

The top 20 finalists performed tonight at a packed Seacrest Auditorium. Over 1,800 came...
July 24, 2004 - 3:56pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The battle for the White House is headed to the battleground state of Ohio, more importantly to our area.

President Bush recently announced he will be making a stop in Cambridge next weekend.

This news comes just a day after John Kerry’s campaign announced his visit to Zanesville.

Kerry’s visit is scheduled for next Saturday night July 31st. The date of Bush’s visit is still unknown.

Stay tuned to WHIZ News for more information about the locations and...
July 24, 2004 - 11:56am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Has shipping packages or important mail ever got you in a pinch…meaning you just don’t have the time or the money?

The new UPS Store in Cambridge can ease your mind. Saturday the store held its grand opening, even though they’ve been opened for eight weeks.

President of the store, Gerry Benson says the building is in a great location, being on State Route 209, just across from Wal Mart.

And the store is perfect not only for individuals, but also for the...
July 24, 2004 - 11:52am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The national panel looking into the September 11th attacks released its findings Thursday, and curious readers can sift through the near-500 page document themselves….

A paperback edition of the entire report is available at bookstores nationwide for $10.00. However you may have to wait to read the findings…Dodi Bessent, Manager of the Zanesville Waldenbooks says her store sold out of the copies quickly.

Bessent adds that now people are able to add their names to a...
July 23, 2004 - 3:56pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The race for President is going to make a stop in Zanesville.

Whiz News has learned that presumptive democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards will be in Zanesville next Saturday July 31st.

There will actually be two stops in Ohio for the Kerry campaign on this trip, the other is Bowling Green.

Muskingum County Democratic Party Chairman Darrel Lear says Kerry’s campaign team was recently in Zanesville checking out locations...
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