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June 5, 2006 - 12:31pm
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The Coshocton teenagers charged earlier this year with conspiracy to commit murder were in juvenile court today.

They entered pleas to lesser amended charges. At the time the two were 7th graders at Coshocton Junior High School and wrote plans to kill a substitute teacher and three classmates.

Coshocton County Court officials say the two entered guilty pleas to one count of aggravated menacing.

Each girl was sentenced to 90 days in juvenile detention with...
June 5, 2006 - 10:26am
7 years 6 weeks ago
For over 80 years participation in school safety patrols has significantly reduced the number of deaths and injuries to school age children, and for most of those years the AAA has been giving awards into the Ohio Auto Club School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.

This year’s recipient is from right here in Zanesville.

Savanah Hollins has been patrolling the corner of Pine and Pershing all year and says it’s a real honor to be recognized for her daily job.

Bill Porter...
June 4, 2006 - 9:44pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Another successful Gus Macker tournament concluded here in the Y-City on Sunday.

By Monday the downtown streets will be back to normal.

But what does it take for that to happen?

WHIZ's Atish Baidya went to find out.
June 4, 2006 - 6:22pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Ten million Americans are cancer survivors, and today some of them came out to celebrate.

Today was the Genesis Healthcare System’s 15th Annual Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration.

Pam Muyan has been battling cancer for almost ten years, and says she likes knowing that she is not alone.

“Oh, yeah, I know I am never alone in this battle. It’s just like a war without guns, we just have to do the best we can and do the best for other people.”

The Blues...
June 4, 2006 - 3:01pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
People flock to downtown Zanesville for Gus Macker 2006 but not all come for the basketball.

WHIZ's Atish Baidya has more on the tasty side of Gus Macker.
June 3, 2006 - 1:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
One local couple is doing all they can to help out their neighbors.

John and Missy Alford have lived next door to the Huffman’s for ten years so when 17-year-old Ryan Huffman was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last year, they wanted to hold a golf tournament to help.

Ryan passed away May 23rd, but the Alford’s say the family still needs the help.

“Everybody kept calling to make sure we were still having it. We wanted to still have it for him, help out...
June 3, 2006 - 1:48pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Are you looking for a new vacuum, a weed whacker, or what about a kitchen sink?

Well, no matter what it is your looking for, chances are you will find it along the 824 miles of yard sale that lines the National Road.

The sale stretches from Baltimore, Maryland to St. Louis, Missouri.

National Road-Zane Grey Museum Director Alan King says it’s a way to celebrate the road’s history.

“There is nothing more American than a yard sale, and we thought...
June 2, 2006 - 6:16pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It may only be the beginning of their educational journey, but today James Madison students celebrated graduation.

In caps and gowns, around 100 preschoolers and kindergarten students accepted their diplomas.

Even though the students are still young, Director Vicky French says celebrating achievements is important.

“We want to make sure that our kids have the vision that education is very, very important and it starts in children very young.”

June 2, 2006 - 6:01pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Laws are obeyed and broken everyday, but today was a day to celebrate American law.

Law Day was established back in 1957 by the American Bar Association. Today it is celebrated nationwide.

Today former, current and future lawyers filled Judge Fleegle’s courtroom for a few unveilings.

“Something new for Law Day 2006, the bar association commemorated a plaque for all of the past presidents of the Muskingum County Bar Association. So that plaque with all of the...
June 2, 2006 - 10:22am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Streets are already blocked off and registration is underway, as Gus Macker 2006 starts Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

With over 400 volunteers working day and night to put together 47 basketball courts and prepare for the nearly 15,000 people set to visit downtown Zanesville, organizers say they are ready for all the action to begin.

“Let’s have fun down there,” says Dana Matz, Downtown Association Manager, “None of the children down here are going to receive scholarships for...
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