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July 25, 2004 - 7:34pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
It was a final farewell to 47 years of service as the WHIZ Media Group gathered at the Shultz Mansion earlier today to thank former TV Programming Director Barb Mitter for her hard work and deication to the company.

Barb began her career at WHIZ when she was in high school with the Zanesville local version of American Bandstand called "Party Hop."

From there she worked her way up through production and was eventually offered a full time position with the company. Since...
July 25, 2004 - 4:16pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The media is helping to fight some serious crime here in Muskingum County.

The Sheriff's Office reports they have been extremely successful catching criminals by displaying photos in both the Times Recorder and here on WHIZ-TV.

Since April 2002, they have had a 91% success rate. As always if you have any information on any most wanted suspects call the Sheriff's Office at 452-3637.
July 24, 2004 - 11:32pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
We have a winner!!! The 2004 Y-city Star is Justy Christian. The panel of celebrity judges, and the 4th judge, (the public) voted and tonight crowned Justy the winner.

Justy will receive a $1000 cash prize, a professional 3-song demo recording CD and tons of other prizes. Justy says her faith gave her inspiration, along with so much support from her family and friends and co-workers.

The top 20 finalists performed tonight at a packed Seacrest Auditorium. Over 1,800 came...
July 24, 2004 - 4:56pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The battle for the White House is headed to the battleground state of Ohio, more importantly to our area.

President Bush recently announced he will be making a stop in Cambridge next weekend.

This news comes just a day after John Kerry’s campaign announced his visit to Zanesville.

Kerry’s visit is scheduled for next Saturday night July 31st. The date of Bush’s visit is still unknown.

Stay tuned to WHIZ News for more information about the locations and...
July 24, 2004 - 12:56pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Has shipping packages or important mail ever got you in a pinch…meaning you just don’t have the time or the money?

The new UPS Store in Cambridge can ease your mind. Saturday the store held its grand opening, even though they’ve been opened for eight weeks.

President of the store, Gerry Benson says the building is in a great location, being on State Route 209, just across from Wal Mart.

And the store is perfect not only for individuals, but also for the...
July 24, 2004 - 12:52pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The national panel looking into the September 11th attacks released its findings Thursday, and curious readers can sift through the near-500 page document themselves….

A paperback edition of the entire report is available at bookstores nationwide for $10.00. However you may have to wait to read the findings…Dodi Bessent, Manager of the Zanesville Waldenbooks says her store sold out of the copies quickly.

Bessent adds that now people are able to add their names to a...
July 23, 2004 - 4:56pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The race for President is going to make a stop in Zanesville.

Whiz News has learned that presumptive democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards will be in Zanesville next Saturday July 31st.

There will actually be two stops in Ohio for the Kerry campaign on this trip, the other is Bowling Green.

Muskingum County Democratic Party Chairman Darrel Lear says Kerry’s campaign team was recently in Zanesville checking out locations...
July 23, 2004 - 4:26pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is announcing ten new employees to their staff. The 10 new hires will be working at the brand new work release building on Adamsville Rd.

The new hires will serve as resident monitors for the non-violent offenders staying at the facility. Sheriff Stephenson says these new workers are currently going through an intense training period before starting their new positions.


The resident monitors will be unarmed, because the building...
July 23, 2004 - 4:14pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol reminds cyclists that even though they are permitted to ride on county and township roads, they must be no more than 3 feet from the edge of the roadway.

Sergeant Forshey of the State Highway Patrol says we have been fortunate this summer with the low amount of accidents, saying cyclists have been obedient of laws, and biking where they know its safe.

Sgt. Forshey adds cyclists are never permitted on the interstate and never allowed to ride in...
July 23, 2004 - 4:07pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The South East Transit or Z-Bus is asking the county for funding for new buses.


New Interim director Bob Reddish met with the commissioners this week asking for help to pay for new buses and a van equipped with handicap capabilities.

The system operates with 80% federal funds and 10% percent state funds and is now asking county to make up the rest.

The commissioners say they know how important the transit is and they have taken the matter into advisement...
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