Local News

May 13, 2005 - 8:58am
6 years 11 weeks ago
We have some good news if you travel on State Route 146 west.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will reopen the road this evening.

State Route 146 has been closed two miles east of the Dillon Dam entrance since late February for a major slip repair project that happened as a result of flooding.

O-Dot spokesperson Cindy Brown says the road will reopen tonight sometime between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

O-Dot says next week work crews will still be...
May 12, 2005 - 6:50pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
If you were one of the many local residents tied up in traffic on Maple Avenue today, you may still be wondering, why the delay?

Shortly after 11am the local water department was notified of a crack in the cement between Fairmont and Maple Ave.

As a result, water was gushing out of the road.

Maple Avenue was quickly cut down to one lane on both the north and south bound sides of the roadway.

After opening the road where the leaking water was coming...
May 12, 2005 - 6:45pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville resident Rian Robb was on the run for over a month but it was Wednesday morning that authorities were alerted to his whereabouts through an anonymous phone call.

After deputies arrested Rob, at his fathers home he was then detained in the county jail.

The Sheriff says Horry county officials are in the process of filing paperwork to extradite him back to South Carolina.

Right now there’s no exact time frame of when Robb will leave Muskingum County to...
May 12, 2005 - 6:40pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Living in Southeastern Ohio we are always at risk for disasters such as floods.

Already this year we’ve reported many fires that destroyed homes and devastated families.

This is why today was an important day for one local organization to raise money for future disasters in the area.

The 16th annual disaster relief golf outing for the local chapter of the Red Cross was held today.

The event sponsored by Wal-Mart provided food, door prizes, and of...
May 12, 2005 - 6:29pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Students at one local elementary school practiced the gift of giving today as they aimed to make a difference in the lives of others.

Since the beginning of the school year second graders at St. Nicholas elementary worked hard to raise money for coloring books, crayons, and other toys to donate to children in the pediatric unit at Genesis Bethesda hospital.

Students raised a total of $275 by holding a Popsicle and pencil sale at their school.

While visiting the...
May 12, 2005 - 10:30am
6 years 11 weeks ago
Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, a soulful jazz concert may spark your interest, as the Ohio University Jazz and Percussion Ensemble will be coming to OUZ on Saturday.

This jazz fest is the first of its kind, but organizers hope it will become an annual event. Assistant Music Professor Bill Christy says the jazz fest is being tied into the university’s “Kennedy Lecture Series,” which includes a special guest who is hip to the jazz scene.

“Our special guest...
May 11, 2005 - 7:04pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
There's breaking news in a recent murder case, as a local suspect was captured and taken into custody.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson, the search for Rian Rogers Robb has ended.

Robb is one of the suspects charged in the March murder of a South Carolina man, and was on the run since the incident occurred.

Sheriff Stephenson says an anonymous phone call came into his office early Wednesday morning that Robb was spotted dining at Denny's...
May 11, 2005 - 5:34pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
If the warm weather is making you crave a cold treat, this weekend will be the perfect time for you to indulge.

Wendy's restaurants across the country are taking part in free frosty's for everyone. Beginning Friday frosty's will be available to anyone who stops by the restaurant.

The reason for the free frosty giveaway is for Wendy's officials to thank customers for their support before and after the "finger in the chili" incident.

"It's just a way for us to...
May 11, 2005 - 5:25pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Caretakers across the country are honored this week in light of national nurses week. One local hospital went above and beyond to make sure their nurses were recognized.

Today a reception was held to recognize nurses at Genesis Bethesda hospital.

A variety of different foods were served for those who had a chance to take a break during their workday.

Since nurses work twenty-four hours a day, the hospital also does something special for those who work the night...
May 11, 2005 - 5:05pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Last week we reported that Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton announced his resignation. Today in an exclusive interview with WHIZ he shares his reaction to stepping down.

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