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November 2, 2005 - 4:37pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The trial of an area teenager charged in a fatal accident started today in New Lexington.

Perry County Court officials say that jury selection took most of today in the trial of Joseph Honis in the death of 9-year-old Keisha Kinney.

The accident happened in July of 2004 on State Route 93.

The victim was thrown from the vehicle as a result of the accident.

Court officials tell Whiz news that the trial is expected to last two or three days.
November 2, 2005 - 3:52pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local teenager’s talent will help thousands of victims of the recent hurricanes.

Last month we brought you the story of Emily Imes, a Zanesville teenager who wrote and produced a song entitled “Heaven’s Light”, to help those affected by Katrina and Rita. Today she presented a check to the Red Cross for more than $3,000.

Red Cross Executive Director, Dan Hartman, says the money raised will greatly help the Red Cross. “The Red Cross is estimating that Katrina and Rita...
November 2, 2005 - 12:38pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Seniors needing help with the new Medicare Part D Prescription Plan got a lending hand today at the Sunrise Center for Seniors.

More than 100 seniors attended the informational fair to sign up for Medicare and to learn the benefits of the different programs.

According to coordinator, Linda Gilden, today’s presentation included a wide variety of information that can be very confusing. “There are seventeen approved plans for the state of Ohio, and it’s a lot of information...
November 2, 2005 - 12:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
In an effort to increase tolerance, end stereotypes and decrease bullying, National Mix It Up Day takes place this month. We went to Tri-Valley High School where they were gearing up for Mix It Up Day with an assembly and speech by student teacher Julie Inboden.

“By DNA we’re 99.9% the same, but there’s that one-tenth of a percent that makes us different and we make that count. But a lot of times students are persecuted because of that individuality.”

Inboden says 160,...
November 2, 2005 - 12:28pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue isn’t just a place to get TVs or tools anymore. Today’s grand opening unveiled an expanded Wal-Mart where you can stop and grab some lunch at Subway Restaurant, get your hair done and make a full grocery shopping trip.

The store is 73,000 square feet bigger and among other renovations, boasts a portrait studio, tire and lube express and a bakery.

Store Manager Steve Jones says all the improvements are well worth the wait.

“We’re...
November 1, 2005 - 10:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A two alarm blaze Tuesday evening sparked in the basement of a home on Wayne Ridge Road.

According to fire officials with the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department, they received the call around 5 p.m. about a fire at the residence of 3105 Wayne Ridge. A passersby reported seeing smoke coming from the residence.

Only one occupant was in the home at the time of the fire. It took crews about two hours to knock it down.

Fire crews from Wayne Township and...
November 1, 2005 - 5:14pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Kroger grocery store on Maple Avenue in Zanesville is facing an important deadline this week.

A contract with members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union expires on Saturday November 5th.

The president of the U-C-W local 1059, Becky Berroyer says that talk of a possible strike is just an employee rumor.

Berroyer told Whiz News “I don’t think there will be a strike, we are in the process of negotiations with the company.”

She added...
November 1, 2005 - 2:57pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Starting next week, riders of Z-Bus will be looking for alternate means of transportation during some off peak hours.

The South East transit will be temporarily suspending a portion of its daily fixed route transit service during lower passenger demand hours, as well as suspending Saturday fixed route service in Muskingum County beginning November 7.

According to Z-Bus General Manager, Steve Connell, the changes are due for a variety of reasons. “The primary one is that...
November 1, 2005 - 2:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It’s a big day for Wal-Mart in Zanesville Wednesday.

The super Wal-Mart opens at 8:00 a.m. The store, on Maple Avenue, originally opened in 19-94.

It expanded 73,000 feet. It will feature a full line of groceries, a bakery, a delicatessen, fresh produce, a full line of electronics and more.

The new Wal-Mart will also include a Subway Restaurant, a Tire and Lube Express, a vision center and a salon.

Tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. Zanesville Mayor...
November 1, 2005 - 2:19pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
An area man gets five years in prison for a friend’s drowning last year.

41-year-old David Troxell of Thornville was sentenced this morning in Licking County.

Last month, he pleaded no-contest to reckless homicide in the June 2004 death of 29-year-old Roy Morgan of Columbus.

Authorities said the two men argued while boating together on Buckeye Lake.

Troxell hit Morgan and shoved him overboard without a life jacket, and his body was found a few...
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