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May 4, 2005 - 6:48pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Levy was the talk of the town as resident heard the levy was not passed.

One woman, who wants to be a teacher, says she spent the last four years of her life studying education. Now she is afraid that she will not be able to put her degree to use.

"I know that they're going to have to cut back on the funding part and they're not going to make the job make the job market scarce for me looking for a job,” says Zanesville resident Jessica Rosser....
May 4, 2005 - 6:14pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Over 400 high school students from 16 surrounding counties competed today in the Area 3 Envirothon at the Wilds.

The Envirothon is a competitive academic outdoor team event for students that tests their knowledge in five areas: soil, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues.

Students apply what they’re learning in school to answer the various questions and perform the activities.

“The testing involves hands-on questions. They’re...
May 4, 2005 - 6:06pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Since we’re now in the prom season, local law enforcement is making an effort to educate teens about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Today at Tri Valley High School juniors and seniors spent the day trying to drive a golf cart while wearing fatal vision goggles.

“The particular goggles we are using today have .17 to .20 percentage for blood alcohol content Ohio’s legal limit is .08 that’s a pretty high average for alcohol,” says Resource Officer Phil Snider.
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May 4, 2005 - 11:20am
6 years 11 weeks ago
The name of the man who died in a fire in Crooksville this week has been made public.

The fire happened early Monday morning.

The victim is identified as 46-year-old Larry Schlotzhauer.

He died in the fire at his home at 4260 Flint Ridge Road.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the fire, but authorities say there is no proof that the fire had been set.

The incident remains under investigation.
May 4, 2005 - 11:02am
6 years 11 weeks ago
It’s a tough defeat…that’s one way to describe the failure on the Zanesville City Schools emergency operating levy on Tuesday night’s Special election ballot.

The issue was soundly defeated by voter by over a two to one margin.

The final vote was 3459 against the measure and 1615 for the issue.

School Superintendent Mike Pockl tells Whiz News that “the people have told us that they wanted us to live within our means…they look at funding throughout the state...
May 4, 2005 - 10:57am
6 years 11 weeks ago
As the annual Operation Feed Food Drive continues in Muskingum County, local businesses are still coming forth with donations. Including the one today from Unizan Bank.

Operation Feed is the largest community-wide food drive for Muskingum County. Jeremy Morrow is a mortgage originator with Unizan and he says they decided to participate in the drive for obvious reasons… it’s such a good cause and really gives back to the community.

Unizan gave a monetary donation of $1,...
May 3, 2005 - 3:35pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Rotary International Club turns 90 and today local Rotarians celebrated the anniversary with a luncheon at Bryan Place in Zanesville.

President of the noon club, Scott Peterson, talks about strides the service club has made over the last 90 years.

“I would say the cornerstone of the projects that Rotary has done in Zanesville really has centered around beautification,” says Peterson.

He says there is no limit to what the organization can do to improve our...
May 3, 2005 - 3:29pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
You don’t have to be the next Michael Jordan or LeBron James to enjoy playing a friendly game of basketball… all you have to do is sign up for the 9th annual Gus Macker Tournament in Zanesville.

The 3-on-3-basketball tourney is set for June 4th and 5th and the application deadline is even sooner.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz encourages everyone to get in on the action by applying for the backyard, playground-style game.

“Gus Macker will be played in...
May 3, 2005 - 3:27pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and not even having to ask for a non-smoking booth? That may soon become a reality if the smoke free Ohio initiative passes.

Today all across Ohio, American Cancer Society representatives were asking people to sign a petition to make the entire state of Ohio smoke free.

“It gives the smoker and the nonsmoker a right, it’s not saying smokers can’t smoke at home, in their car, wherever, but it also gives that right to nonsmokers to...
May 3, 2005 - 3:24pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A local coffee shop is jumping on the technology bandwagon, as they are now offering wireless Internet service to their customers, free of charge.

Zeattle coffee, located downtown, is trying to bring in more patrons by creating a more relaxed atmosphere.

Co-owner Franklin Bates says its commonplace to have wireless net in the coffee shops in Seattle, which is what they are modeling their small shop after. So he only felt it fitting to install the latest technology.
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