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May 10, 2006 - 10:48am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, this year it falls on Sunday, May 14th. And to give you some ideas of what to buy your loved one, we found some moms to fill us in on what they want this year.

Some say the usual cards and flowers are always good. But mother of two Jean Dennis says she told her kids what to buy this time around… because it’s not your average gift.

“The main thing I really want this year is an ice cream maker, because I love making ice cream. And...
May 10, 2006 - 8:43am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A gruesome discovery in Perry County.

For the second time in two weeks a body was found in a burned vehicle.

The most recent discovery came on Monday around 1:00 a.m. on Amish Ridge Road.

But this incident is being treated as a fatal accident.

Perry County Sheriff’s deputy Ed Miller says he is still waiting on a preliminary autopsy report but this is not being treated as a homicide at the moment.

Miller did say it is very unusual to...
May 9, 2006 - 10:36pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Good news Tuesday night for union members at local AK Steel branches including Zanesville, as workers had a chance to ratify a six-year proposed contract and they chose to avoid a lock-out and possible devastation to the community.

According to Dick Snyder, the International Representative of United Auto Workers, and Scott Kirkbride, the President of the UAW Local 4104, 74 percent of workers voted to approve the contract.

In a statement released Tuesday night,...
May 9, 2006 - 6:03pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s often a thankless job, but today some local nurses got the recognition they deserve.

As part of National Nurses Week, Genesis Health Care System honored their Bethesda Nurses unit today with a reception.

Registered nurse Melanie Steed got the highest honor – the Nurse of the Year Award.

“I’ve been with the organization for eight years and for the most part I’ve been on 5 West A which is the unit I work, so I know a lot of the ins and outs...
May 9, 2006 - 5:57pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville’s firefighters, police officers and city employees can rest assured their raise is official today after City Council passed ordinances to allow for a raise of one percent this year, four percent in 2007 and 2008.

Passing the ordinances was a formality in the process. Firefighters Union President said getting the negotiations out of the way will make for other departmental concerns.

“It’s been a long process. It’s been frustrating but I think for...
May 9, 2006 - 4:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In the second part of our special local series on “The Pride and Patriotism of Southeastern Ohio,” we talk to a Morgan County family that has made serving their country, a way of life.

Courtney Coleman recently sat down with the Bragg family to learn more about their generations of service.

It’s a family tree with almost every branch pointing to a life in the military. This family is doing it all.

Jeff Bragg is a retired military man, he...
May 9, 2006 - 3:59pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
WHIZ-TV is experiencing technical problems with its broadcast signal and that means some of you cannot watch our station.

Whiz Chief Engineer Dan Slentz says we experienced a catastrophic failure in the lower part of our antenna Sunday night after the 11:00 p.m. newscast.

This failure involved scorching in the lower portion of our antenna called the power divider.

It takes effective power of about 1 million watts and divides it into eight vertical poles...
May 9, 2006 - 2:09pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident.

It happened on Amish Ridge Road near the intersection of Cooperrider Road.

Sergeant James McCall says the accident happened on private property.

No names have been released pending notification of next of kin.
May 9, 2006 - 10:14am
7 years 6 weeks ago
After completely scorching a trailer on Monday afternoon, a fire re-kindled Tuesday morning at a home off of State Route 146 in Muskingum County.

Around 7:30 a.m. firefighters were called to 8250 Black Run Road, the home of the Tibias family. Licking Township Fire Chief Chris Miller says after the damage that took place yesterday, they hurried to the scene this morning.

“You can see by the heavy damage done to it, there was a lot of fire showing in the front. There was a...
May 8, 2006 - 9:12pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Robert Brandford is already Zanesville’s Public Safety Director, and on Friday he was named the Second Vice President of the Public Safety Director’s Association of the State of Ohio.

Mayor Zwelling announced Brandford’s new title at Monday's City Council meeting.

Brandford said he has belonged to the Director’s Association for six years.

“They thought enough of me to think that maybe I should step it up. And so you always look forward to...
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