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February 18, 2005 - 3:46pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville resident Shirley Rice says she received a message from God after learning Monday, 2-year-old James Stull and his sister 11 month old Samantha were killed in an early morning trailer house fire on Friendship Drive.

“I go home, and turn on the news find out the babies have burned, and I couldn’t take that, I know I had to do something.”

Shirley immediately made it her mission to help the family with expenses.
Shirley went to business after...
February 18, 2005 - 12:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Flu season has finally hit our area, as schools as close as Columbus are canceling classes because so many students are contracting the illness.

We spoke to local medical officials to see how Muskingum County is faring this flu season.

Doctor Vicki Whitacre is a Medical Director at the Muskingum County Health Department. She says flu season is at its peak, but that’s not the only epidemic to hit our residents.

“About two to three weeks ago, we started seeing...
February 18, 2005 - 12:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Starting today and ending Sunday, the Colony Square Mall will have some more foliage in its halls, as Hearth and Home is in full bloom; ready to provide you with all you need to better your home inside and out.

We took a trip there this morning and came upon a unique booth, a banana hut full of fresh fruits and flowers. Pick N’ Save Produce Director Jim Gibson says they try to get more creative each year.

“Every year we try to come up with something exciting for the people...
February 18, 2005 - 1:29am
6 years 7 weeks ago
There's bad news tonight for an area metallic plant, as WHIZ has received word that the Selkirk Metalbestos plant in Logan has officially informed its employees of a plant shutdown effective in 90 to 110 days.

According to workers at the plant, the announcement was made Wednesday, and the equipment from the Logan Factory will be shipped to Mexico and Canada within the coming weeks.

150 people will be affected by this plant closure.

The company has been in...
February 18, 2005 - 1:24am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Local authorities say they have a man in custody facing charges after a high speed chase earlier this week in the city limits.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the arrest comes after officers observed two vehicles drag racing on Maple Avenue Tuesday evening.

One vehicle then led officers on a high speed chase down Maple and onton some side streets, which resulted in an accident involving property on the side of the road....
February 18, 2005 - 12:48am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A guilty verdict has come back Thursday evening for a local woman accused of trafficking in drugs.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 26-year-old Kwame Clark of Zanesville was convicted in Judge Howard Zwelling's courtroom in a trial by jury, on one count of trafficking in drugs, specifically crack cocaine.

This crime carries the presumption of prison, and Clark could get 18 months in prison when sentenced.

According to Workman, the...
February 17, 2005 - 8:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Our special local series "A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter" continues tonight with part four, as we try to educate motorists on the rules of the road when an emergency vehicle approaches.

We'll also show Courtney's experience as she steps inside the firefighter gear!

Click on video view for more!
February 17, 2005 - 7:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Local artists are hoping a visit from a state official will help with funding to continue to make Zanesville an excellent mecca for artists and visitors.

This afternoon, local artists invited Director T.J. Justice from the Governors Office of Appalachia to visit Zanesville and get a taste of the art in our city.

Justice says he believes Zanesville is a great model for other counties in our region in terms of art and creativity.

Justice toured many parts of...
February 17, 2005 - 3:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Students at Muskingum College are opening up their wallets and lending a helping hand to the victims of the devastating tsunami.

Student Center President Bonnie Taylor presented a check of nearly 4,000 dollars to Red Cross Executive Director Dan Hartman this afternoon. Taylor says she asked the entire student body to contribute one dollar to the effort and says it was important for the students to help in any way they could.

Hartman says the money will go to the...
February 17, 2005 - 1:34pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Willing and ready to say “I Do?” If a wedding is in your near future, we have an opportunity you won’t want to miss. WHIZ, along with Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers is sponsoring a worry-free wedding for one lucky couple. You just have to be ready to tie the knot on July 9th.

Everything you can imagine will be provided for the nuptials, from the rings and the food to the dress for the bride. Our own Erin France is working as part of a team to prepare this event.

“We’re at...
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