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November 1, 2004 - 12:10pm
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The temperatures are dropping… which means winter isn’t far away. The Ohio Department of Transportation knows it’s vital to be ready for what’s to come.

ODOT had their annual equipment testing today statewide; we visited the Muskingum County location to see what they do to ensure our safety. They have all the snow and ice equipment checked out before the snow hits.

ODOT spokeswoman Cindy Brown says it’s good to have an outside eye.

“We actually have mechanics...
November 1, 2004 - 12:31am
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There are no tricks about it, WHIZ News received word from the Kerry-Edwards campaign that Elizabeth Edwards will be visiting Zanesville tomorrow.

Mrs. Edwards is expected to arrive around 12:45 at the Kerry Edwards headquarters located at 44 South 6th Street.
She is not scheduled to speak at the event, but it is open to the public.

She is coming to thank the volunteers and rally voters to go to the polls on Tuesday.

We’re planning to speak with Mrs....
October 31, 2004 - 7:51pm
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Tonight is Trick-or-Treat night in Zanesville and some kids got more than candy at one house.

In fact, youngsters got quite a scare as they visited this haunted house off of Military Road. Frankenstein and all his buddies scared kids as they walked through the haunted house. He says his favorite part is seeing the looks of terror on the kids' faces and of course, the smiles.

Trick or Treaters were chased with a chainsaw as they ended the tour, but even over the roar of the...
October 31, 2004 - 6:15pm
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As a way to promote literacy and reading, the Zanesville Country Club is hosting a two-day book festival.

Tomorrow is the 6th annual National Family Literacy Day. Christopher Canyon, an award-winning artist, musician and performer spoke about the importance of reading. "The purpose of the program is for children to create a feeling of empowerment of their own creativity and to enjoy their own stories and share those stories with others," says Canyon.

Canyon's wife Jeanette...
October 30, 2004 - 8:06pm
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A one car accident Friday night sent an area man to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to officials with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, the 9-1-1 call came in at 9:17 of an injury accident involving a vehicle driven by Brian L. Bassett.

Apparently Bassett lost control of his car while traveling west on CR 9 close to the intersection SR 751. It slid off the roadway and struck an embankment then went airborne eventually landing on its wheels.

October 30, 2004 - 6:30pm
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500 people came to show support for the re-election of President Bush and his right-hand man Dick Cheney.

They came to hear one last appeal to voters in a state that could make or break this election. They chanted and cheered “4 More Years…” and told me the issues they felt were the most important:

B. Rex Conley, a swing voter, says, “The war on terror because we had to go over there and bomb, otherwise we’d have had a whole bunch more. Let’s keep them over there and not...
October 30, 2004 - 6:14pm
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Less than three days away, the national election closes in on area voters and the candidates are campaigning relentlessly in battleground states, including Ohio.

Today Vice President Dick Cheney made a stop in our own backyard, right here in Muskingum County at the Hallowed Hills Auditiorium.

For the first time ever, the vice president campaigned in Zanesville, but before he took the stage his wife Lynne had this to say, "Being here in beautiful Ohio is part of it, what a...
October 30, 2004 - 1:18pm
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A special cartoon character made a stop at the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville today.

Scooby-Doo was there to help out the Kiwanis Club as part of their annual Children's Health Fair. Fifteen local agencies took part in passing out information about children's health issues and child safety.

Kiwanis Chair Sonya Mawhorter says education intervention services are the biggest issue for kids in our area.

"Getting learning problems cited early on and mediated when...
October 29, 2004 - 11:38pm
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A drug bust was conducted earlier today by local authorities.

Officials describe it as another example of a positive shutdown of a local drug house.

The search and seizure occurred shortly before three o'clock today at 861 Lee Street in Zanesville, the residence of Brian K. Norris.

According to Detective Mike LeCocq with Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, deputies assisted by Special Response Team took four individuals into custody after the search of the home....
October 29, 2004 - 11:30pm
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Another basket party for the Longaberger Company brought community members out to support and of course buy baskets at Bryan Place this evening.

Employees and area residents are pushing to keep Longaberger on top, and promoting basket sales is their focus.

Even the mayor of Zanesville, Jack Fenton turned out to show his support, loyalty and appreciation to a company he believes has brought so much to the Y-City and The county as a whole.

This was Zanesville's...
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