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May 3, 2006 - 11:43am
7 years 2 weeks ago
The first of 65 New Bakery trucks hit the road today sporting custom designed decals promoting the Dave Thomas Foundation.

With more than 119,000 children in the foster care system who are waiting to be adopted, the decals are designed to raise awareness across the nation.

Director of Dave Thomas Foundation Rita Soronen; “This is just another way in our partnership across the nation that we can raise awareness and maybe alert those who have been thinking about adoption.”...
May 3, 2006 - 11:36am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Small red flowers are made each year by the hands of veterans for their sacrifice of life and health.

The red flower or the “Poppy Flower” is designed to remind Americans of those who have fought for our freedom.

Mayor Howard Zwelling presented the Zanesville American Legion Post 29 with a proclamation to ask the citizens of Zanesville to recognize this important cause.

As millions of Americans have answered the call to protect the citizens of this Country,...
May 3, 2006 - 10:46am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Middletown-based AK Steel says it has a tentative agreement on a new contract at its Zanesville works.

The steelmaker says U.A.W. negotiators will present a proposal to the almost 200 production and maintenance workers in Zanesville.

The agreement would replace the contract that expires May 20th. Meanwhile, the lockout at AK Steel in Middletown is in its 3rd month.

The company says it’s operating at 85% capacity with salaried personnel and replacement...
May 3, 2006 - 8:53am
7 years 2 weeks ago
Talking to your children, even your adult children, about the dangers of posting personal information on the Internet is a must.

According to the center for missing and exploited children, each week an average of 50 children fall prey to online predators, a statistic that most parents are unaware of; and being unaware is just what one local computer specialist advises against.

Director of Computing, OUZ Lary Tumblin; “everyone likes to put their picture online and that’s...
May 3, 2006 - 12:18am
7 years 2 weeks ago
If you had a levy on the ballot in Muskingum County you had a bad day at the ballot box on Tuesday.

The Zanesville City Schools, the West Muskingum School District, the Mid-East Career and Technology Center and Muskingum County Children’s Services all suffered defeats.
Zanesville City Schools Superintendent Mike Pockl and Children Service Executive Director Dave Boyer reacted to the results.

“We’re extremely disappointed it was defeated,” said Pockl. “The...
May 2, 2006 - 8:30pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
There will be a delay in the reporting to election results from today’s Ohio primary.

A federal judge has ordered a precinct in Cuyahoga County remain open until 9:30 tonight and as a result the Secretary of State’s Office has ordered boards of election not to release any results until 9:30 p.m.

State law does not allow results to be released until all the polls are closed.
May 2, 2006 - 7:09pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Dangerous living conditions, being away from family and friends and weapons accessibility have all contributed to an increase in soldier suicides.

WHIZ Reporter Jennifer Jarrell tells us what the military is doing to stop it.

“It was just the impact, if you’ve ever heard an impact, like an artillery or a rocket it just rattles everything, you get used to it.”

25-year-old Sergeant Tony Kellogg thinks back on the 15 months he spent fighting in Afghanistan and...
May 2, 2006 - 5:50pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A local artist is making it easy for people to experience several downtown hot spots in one night.

This Friday starts Celebration of the Arts. Local artist Susan Stubbins from Studio 202 in Zanesville is sponsoring a bus tour around downtown.

The bus will stop at several locations in the area where people can view local art or stop and shop.

“It’s getting harder to see all the locations in three hours, so this bus trip will enable folks to get...
May 2, 2006 - 5:43pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Several people trying to vote within the Zanesville City School District noticed a problem on their ballots early this morning.

According to Board of Elections Director Martha Thomas, the first few people to vote at a precinct on Taylor Street alerted poll workers that West Muskingum School District issues were appearing on the ballot, instead of Zanesville City Schools.

But Thomas said there were a couple of residents that didn’t notice the mistake.
May 2, 2006 - 12:37pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Tuesday is Election Day, and voters have been out casting ballots since 6:30 this morning. With major tax levies, Gubernatorial candidates and school levies to vote on, how busy have the polls been?

Muskingum County poll worker Pat Opdyke says there was a good turnout at her precinct, compared to years past. She says the six electronic voting machines were constantly full.

State officials had predicted a low voter turnout around Ohio, but poll workers say the large...
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