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January 28, 2006 - 12:49pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
With the economy constantly fluctuating there are many families in our area who are in need of a good home.

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity is making that possible for a deserving family.

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January 28, 2006 - 12:36am
6 years 47 weeks ago
A close call for one local woman who accidentally left a candle lit in her home, therefore sparking a blaze late Friday afternoon.

Zanesville Fire Crews were called to the scene at 535 Thurman Avenue after the homeowner realized her kitchen was filling with smoke.

Crews say when they arrived on the scene, smoke was visible from the rear of the home.

According to Assistant Zanesville Fire Chief Bruce Burley, the resident apparently lit a candle...
January 28, 2006 - 12:23am
6 years 47 weeks ago
An area teen was injured Friday in a two car crash outside of Adamsville on State Route 93.

According to Trooper Kelly with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. when 18-year-old Jessica MeHaffey of New Concord collided with 69-year-old William Wisecarver of Frazeysburg, who was attempting to turn into a private driveway.

MeHaffey was transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus by med-flight, no word on her...
January 27, 2006 - 4:47pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
It’s something most women dread… but a pap smear can prevent diseases and even save your life.

January is cervical cancer month and the Muskingum County Health Department is stressing to women everywhere how important it is to get a yearly exam.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre said cervical cancer is slow to develop, so you shouldn’t be afraid that you will walk into the doctor’s office and have full blown cancer.

“If your pap smear is a little bit...
January 27, 2006 - 4:33pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School District has faced millions of dollars in budget cuts over the past few years. The Board said they will have to continue to make cuts in the future, but the severity of the cuts will now depend on the public’s vote on the May 2006 ballot.

The Board called a special meeting today to determine the amount of a five-year property tax levy.

The Board set the mill at 6.9. That means for the average Zanesville home worth $60,600 the tax...
January 27, 2006 - 4:13pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A man accused of raping a Zanesville woman in Columbus is found not guilty.

But Adam Saleh’s problems are far from over since he now faces new charges in a different case involving a former Ohio State University Student.

A Franklin County jury found Saleh not guilty this morning. A Zanesville woman, who has not been identified, met Saleh through a phone dating service.

She claims the first time they met he attacked her. Well, the jury apparently did not...
January 27, 2006 - 4:01pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
There is some good news to tell you concerning the negotiations between the Zanesville School Board and the Zanesville Education Association.

Whiz News has learned that both sides are going to return to the bargaining table to talk about the issues.

At last report both side were at a stalemate and were going to a federal mediator. Zanesville Education Association President Carol Corns says this week the school contacted her and asked to go back to the bargaining table....
January 27, 2006 - 3:04pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
With the threat of terror prevalent in our country, local officials are asking the community to do their part to keep our region safe.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is launching a homeland security initiative called “See Something, Say Something.” They’re encouraging Ohioans to report suspicious activity or possible signs of terrorism.

“Someone taking pictures of government buildings, bridges, highways. If you see someone wearing heavy clothing in the summer...
January 27, 2006 - 11:53am
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department announced the details of two recent drugs busts.

It resulted in the indictment of two area men. Deputies say 46-year-old Richard Bochin of Roseville and 27-year-old David Michael Giamarco of Zanesville are both in custody.

Bochin is charged with 10 counts of illegal processing of drug documents.

Deputies say Bochin was caught passing forged prescription blanks at a pharmacy in an attempt to acquire oxycontin....
January 27, 2006 - 7:14am
6 years 47 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office had a busy week fighting the war against drugs.

Deputies report that a series of drugs arrests were made on Wednesday and Thursday.

Over 30 people have been arrested following secret indictments that were handed up by a grand jury.

The Central Ohio Drug Task force and the Highway Patrol assisted the sheriff’s office with the arrests.
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