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July 24, 2006 - 6:17pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s time to lace up your running shoes. After being closed for two weeks, the Genesis Fitness Trail is now re-opening to the public.

The trail closed on July 10th for routine maintenance and repairs.

Now Genesis Foundation Director Paul Brown says it looks brand new.

“The humps and bumps that developed over the years through having the past five or six years have been taken out. The foundation has been repaired, new overlayment, then covered with a new...
July 24, 2006 - 6:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
For some people, back-to-school shopping can be a burden on the budget. But as the first day of class approaches, the Salvation Army is holding its annual Free School Clothing Giveaway.

For Jasmine Lo’s story with all the details click “Watch Video” or read below.

The Salvation Army has collected a roomful of clothing, but with hopes of giving each child five outfits, they are still taking donations.

“We’re looking for children’s sizes and...
July 24, 2006 - 1:19pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The former editor and publisher of the Daily Jeffersonian in Cambridge has died.

Robert Woodrow Amos was 93. He held the top post at the Guernsey County newspaper, as did his father and grandfather, who founded the Jeffersonian in 1886.

Amos retired in 1978 from the newspaper but continued to write for four more years.
July 24, 2006 - 12:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you have ever visited The Wilds Animal Preserve you might think the zebras, antelopes and rhinos are just for the public’s enjoyment, although they are, things are changing a bit.

Veterinarian Dr. Evan Blumer runs the Muskingum County Preserve and says it’s time to shift the focus back to being science based, the way the founders intended the preserve to be back in the 80’s.

“The Wilds was meant to be something more than just a tourist facility. Certainly we have a...
July 23, 2006 - 10:30pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The 5th Annual Gun and Hoses Blood Drive and Family Day was held at the Fraternal Order of Police Zane Lodge Saturday.

Organizers say about 15 people donated blood during the event.

They say it’s important to donate especially this time of year.

“It’s important to donate blood because you are saving lives,” Pamela Wells-Exline said.

Clowns from Genesis Health Center were on hand to entertain the kids.

There was a K-9 demonstration and an...
July 23, 2006 - 8:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Another water main break has lead to another boil alert in the area.

This time in Southern Perry County. The Water Department issued the alert Saturday for customers in the Industrial Park (New Lexington) area and on Tunnel Hill Road.

The alert will remain in effect until further notice.

Residents should boil their water for two mintues before consuming.
July 23, 2006 - 6:17pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Nowadays it is hard enough to get someone to donate a couple of cents, or volunteer a few minutes of their time, but imagine having to ask people to donate their time, energy and risk their life for no pay.

Volunteer firefighters are harder to come by these days because most people have fulltime jobs, and can’t fit volunteering hours in to their already packed schedules.

“Your daytime coverage at most volunteer departments is really tough. That is why a lot of...
July 23, 2006 - 6:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Grilling out is a summer pastime, but if you don’t know what you are doing you could end up getting sick.

WHIZ’s Jennifer Jarrell has some tips to keep in mind next time you fire up the grill.

Bob Neel has been grilling out for more than three decades that explains why when it was time to fire up the grill at the family reunion they handed him the tongs.

Bob has the right idea, he says everything brought in for the picnic was transported in coolers, and all...
July 22, 2006 - 5:09pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
They have to dress in 40-pound suits, run into the middle of burning houses, and they don’t even get paid.

It doesn’t seem fair, but as WHIZ’s Jennifer Jarrell tells us, that is the life of a volunteer firefighter.

21-year-old Niki Crippen may only be 5’6”, and not much over 100 pounds, but her size isn’t enough to stop her dreams.

“I think it would be awesome to go fight a fire, I would like to be a medic, keep working my way up, but this is a great learning...
July 22, 2006 - 4:40pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s a wrap. After six days of food, rides and lots and lots of livestock, fairgoers in Perry County are headed home tonight.

Even though over 16,000 people turned out for the annual event, members of the fair board say attendance this year was down by almost 2,000 people, and they can think of a couple of reasons why.

“I think the weather, the hot weather we had the first part of the week. Then we had a couple of rains, and there again the price of gasoline cut into the...
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