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August 2, 2006 - 10:37am
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Former Buckeyes basketball coach Jim O’brien has been awarded about 2.2 million dollars plus interest over his firing from Ohio State.

O’brien was dismissed in 2004 over money he gave a recruit, but a judge ruled earlier this year it wasn’t a serious enough infraction to warrant the coach’s firing.

The award in the Ohio Court of Claims ends two years of controversy at Ohio State.

The university not only lost the lawsuit but also was handed N-C-A-A sanctions...
August 2, 2006 - 9:35am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Four Deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office returned early Wednesday morning after aiding in the search for an escaped inmate in Ross County.

35-year-old John Parsons was convicted of killing a Chillicothe Police Officer in 2005, and escaped from prison on Saturday.

Crews have been out searching day and night since then, so Captain Ross with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says our local law enforcement went to offer some relief.

August 2, 2006 - 9:21am
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Three men took matters into their own hands today, as they removed thousands of bees from a home in Zanesville.

Randy Buckley owns the house at 807 Findley Avenue and wanted to do some work on it. That is, until he realized a four-foot beehive was hiding beneath some trim under the roof.

Three local beekeepers came this morning to get to the bottom of the problem and stop all the buzzing before it was too late.

“It would have been a big problem,” says Jim...
August 1, 2006 - 6:30pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you watched a video online chance are you got it from the website Youtube.com.

In the first of two part series WHIZ’s Atish Baidya has more on the website that is changing pop culture and people’s lives.
August 1, 2006 - 5:45pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Several local people are sweating it out to help a man they didn’t even know.

Last week, WHIZ brought you the story of a wheelchair bound man who couldn’t get home because he didn’t have a handicap accessible ramp. For Jasmine Lo’s full story about the volunteers who have stepped up to help, working in almost 100-degree heat, click “Watch Video” or read below.

They’re really feeling the heat. But that’s not stopping these people from getting Rick Buck...
August 1, 2006 - 5:21pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A well-known Zanesville businessman has died.

Joe McClelland was 58 years old when he passed away today. He was the President and owner of O-K Coal and Concrete in South Zanesville for almost two decades.

Funeral services are incomplete but we do know that calling hours have been set for 2:00 until 4:00 and 7:00 until 9:00 Thursday at the Thompson and Son funeral home in White Cottage.

Funeral arrangement details will be released later this week.
August 1, 2006 - 2:12pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville School Board President has called a special meeting.

Tom Vandegriff says the purpose of the meeting is to declare it necessary to levy an additional half-mill tax.

The board will request that the Muskingum County Auditor certify the total current tax valuation of the school district and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by that additional levy.

The meeting is set for Friday August 4th at 12 noon.
August 1, 2006 - 10:51am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking closer at a Muskingum County company after some of its employees recently became ill.

O.S.H.A area administrator Deborah Zubaty says it happened last Wednesday. She says 11 National Distribution Center workers were taken to the hospital after they complained of being ill.

Two employees were kept overnight in the hospital, according to Zubaty. O.S.H.A allots six months for its investigations so there is...
August 1, 2006 - 10:34am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s been a half of a century for an area woman who has been working in the same office and she isn’t stopping any time soon.

Carolin Parks started working for the Ohio State Extension Office in 1956 as a secretary and she has seen her share of changes.

“I started out with a manual type writer and the mimeograph with a crank and then we graduated to the electric type writer and then a computer.”

Parks says the best part of her job is interacting with people in...
July 31, 2006 - 9:48pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Over the past few years, hundreds of businesses have opened in Cambridge, creating thousand of jobs and boosting the area’s economy.

To see Jasmine Lo’s story on how it all happened, click “Watch Video” or read below.

One business, building and home at a time, Cambridge’s Model City Program is changing the community.

Mayor Sam Salupo said becoming a model city means having the best possible social services. Police, hospitals, schools, fire...
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