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November 21, 2004 - 6:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Another Christmas parade in our area---this time Santa made the trip to South Zanesville.

It was a huge turnout for the parade as people lined the streets. Parade organizer DeeDee Dodson says it was a success.

"This parade is getting larger and larger every year. Some entries come and they tell other people to come. It's just a wonderful day, everything turned out great," says Dodson.
November 20, 2004 - 1:47pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Seems like Santa has been making quite a few rounds lately and lots of kids came out to see Santa today as part of the 2nd annual WHIZ Media Group parade.

WHIZ's George Hiotis and Brian Wagner served as grand marshalls. Organizers say despite the gloomy weather, the turnout was great.

After the parade, Santa took pictures with kids inside the mall as they told Saint Nick their Christmas wishlist. If you missed Santa today, you can catch him tomorrow at the South Zanesville...
November 20, 2004 - 1:37am
6 years 3 weeks ago
We brought you the story first on WHIZ-TV of a structure fire that was in progress.
We now have more information on the massive fire that brought eleven area fire crews to the scene tonight in Coshocton. Fire fighters have spent over four hours trying to extinguish the flames.

As of 12:30am the fire was contained, but still burning according to eye witnesses.

Dispatchers with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office say the blaze began around 9:36pm at Ferris-Drennen...
November 20, 2004 - 12:42am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Several fire crews from around the area are currently on scene of a massive fire that's burning an auto center in Coshocton.

According to dispatchers with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, the fire began at around 10 o'clock at Ferris Auto Center in the downtown area.

Word right now is that everyone on the 3rd Street block has been ordered to evacuate the area for fear of a structure collapse.

Details are limited, however we can tell you that there have...
November 19, 2004 - 8:57pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It was buckeye fever tonight as fans gathered for a huge Pep Rally at the K of C Hall to cheer on the buckeyes tomorrow and to raise money for Bib Brothers/ Big Sisters.

They hope to raise at least 20,000 to help with recruitment.
November 19, 2004 - 8:51pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Downtown Zanesville was glowing blue and red this evening.

A special tree lighting ceremony was held to pay tribute to our heroes who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The blue lights are in honor of our fallen police officers and red are for fallen firefighters.

The trees will stay lit the whole holiday season.
A large crowd of people turned out for the event. A moment of silence and a prayer was said after the lighting for all...
November 19, 2004 - 6:24pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The annual Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is officially underway but this year there are some problems.

Local Salvation Army officers are worried they might have to shut down at several Zanesville locations because of union picketers.

A Salvation Army Thrift Store in Heath was shut down a few weeks ago after a union formed and several people lost their jobs.
Picketers are now coming to Zanesville kettle locations with flyers telling people not to donate.
November 19, 2004 - 3:29pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The United Way agencies of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties is halfway through their campaign.

So far the United Way has raised about 47% of its goal. Co-interim director Marcy White says they still have alot of work to do.

"The goal of the campaign during 2004-2005 is $1,115,000 and as of today we have raised $529,290," says White.

The United Way supports 19 local agencies in our community.
November 19, 2004 - 3:23pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
This Sunday get ready for the annual Christmas parade which will kick off in South Zanesville.

The parade, which will feature Santa Claus, will start at 2 p.m. at the Family Dollar store and will travel down the Maysville Pike. The parade will finish at the Eagle Sticks upper parking lot.

Parade organizer DeeDee Dodson says this year will be bigger and better than ever. "It is so big. We have so many entries from Cambridge, Newark, Dresden. People get so excited, they hear...
November 19, 2004 - 3:18pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A suspect has been named in the fatal shooting on Wednesday night.

Zanesville police have now charged
19 year-old Matthew McIntyre with the shooting, which took the life of 19 year-old Aaron Rey of Zanesville. McIntyre is charged with one count of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder.

"The aggravated murder charge has to do with the death of Aaron Rey and the attempted murder charge is for the attempt of life on Chad Morrison," says Detective Sergeant...
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