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November 16, 2005 - 6:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
We have an update on a controversial Workers Compensation claim filed by a local county official.

Muskingum County Commissioner Don Madden say the claim filed by engineer Doug Davis has been denied by the State of Ohio.

Madden says that the attorney for Davis has announced that he plans to appeal the action by the state.

The hearing for the appeal is set for December 22nd in Columbus.

Commissioners are questioning the claim and say they do not want...
November 16, 2005 - 4:33pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Vagus Nerve Stimulation is clinically proven to decrease epileptic seizures, and has changed the lives of thousands of patients with epilepsy.

Watch the video to find out how VNS has helped one local woman get her life back.
November 16, 2005 - 4:16pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Since 1997 Cyberonix’s Vagus Nerve Stimulation, or VNS, has been gaining headway in the battle against epilepsy. This treatment has the ability to dramatically reduce seizures in epileptic patients.

Watch the video to learn more about how this treatment works…

You can also log onto the Cyberonix website at www.cyberonics.com.
November 16, 2005 - 4:09pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Epilepsy is a fairly common neurological disorder that affects about 2.5 million Americans. Of those, 30% are children.

There is no cure, but one local family has seen dramatic results in their 2-year old Daughter, Brooke Wilson, with one particular treatment: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, or VNS.

Click on video to learn more…

If after you watch the video you’d still like to learn more about how VNS therapy can help children suffering from epileptic spasms, you...
November 16, 2005 - 3:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It’s a special day for Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson.

Tonight he becomes the president of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association.

The organization helps keep county sheriff’s updated on the latest advancements in law enforcement techniques, technology, legal precedent and training.

Sheriff Stephenson tells Whiz News that “it is quite an honor to be selected president of the association.”

The event will take place tonight at the North...
November 16, 2005 - 3:14pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
While most of us were still sleeping this morning, a local service organization was gearing up for their annual fundraiser.

The Sertoma Club has hosted it’s annual pancake breakfast for 47 years, serving up pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice to feed the thousands that come through the door.

According to pancake breakfast co-chair, Jeff Tilton, no on has to worry about going hungry at this year’s event. “We have fifty pounds of frozen eggs, we have fifty-five cases...
November 16, 2005 - 3:06pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Students at Zane State College now have a new way to register for their classes.

Beginning this semester, Zane State College is offering online registration which allows students to get the classes they want in their own time, without waiting in line.

According to the schools dean of student services, Tim Shepfer, the new system is an invaluable tool for students on the go. “Students can register from their homes, they can do it from work, or from registration central here...
November 16, 2005 - 12:40pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Our community is still working hard to contribute to hurricane relief efforts, and today a Genesis Health Care representative handed over checks to the local Red Cross and Salvation Army, each for over $20,000.

A Salvation Army representative says the donation shows how giving our city can be.

“The generosity of the Zanesville community, it’s just wonderful that they would come along and be willing to help those others that are in need,” said Capt. Diane Campbell.
November 16, 2005 - 12:39pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Being an entrepreneur can be difficult, but with the help of the Muskingum County Business Incubator, one woman is watching her business dream come true.

Vicki Laudick is the founder of Puff Buddy Cloud, LLC, a company that creates pillows for children. The pillows come with a short book and are made to help children express and manage their emotions.

Laudick says after years of roadblocks she finally has the support she needs.

“I can’t say enough for the...
November 16, 2005 - 10:37am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A tentative agreement has been reached averting a strike by thousands of Kroger employees at central Ohio supermarkets which include stores in Zanesville, Newark, Heath and Lancaster.

The union says the deal was reached at 6:00 this morning, after an all-night negotiating session.

A statement posted on the website for Local 1059 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union says the deal has the unanimous recommendation of the union’s negotiators.

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