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May 5, 2005 - 12:05pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
When a fire threatens you or your family, the last thing you’d want to have is a broken fire hydrant delaying the firefighters.

As other Ohio cities fight the problem of too many broken fire hydrants, we checked with local officials to see how Zanesville is faring.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says there are over 1,000 active hydrants in the city limits and more are expected as the Northpoint expansion is completed.

But Lacy assures us that Zanesville...
May 5, 2005 - 11:56am
6 years 16 weeks ago
The issue of bus safety is important to all school districts, but it is especially vital when those buses travel all over Muskingum County on a daily basis.

That’s why Starlight School is hoping for a fair deal when it comes to maintaining their fleet of buses.

Jim Tom is the Operating Manager at Starlight. He made a visit to the Muskingum County Commissioners today for a chance to see the bids placed for their bus maintenance.

He says the majority of their...
May 4, 2005 - 6:48pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Zanesville City School Levy was the talk of the town as resident heard the levy was not passed.

One woman, who wants to be a teacher, says she spent the last four years of her life studying education. Now she is afraid that she will not be able to put her degree to use.

"I know that they're going to have to cut back on the funding part and they're not going to make the job make the job market scarce for me looking for a job,” says Zanesville resident Jessica Rosser....
May 4, 2005 - 6:14pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Over 400 high school students from 16 surrounding counties competed today in the Area 3 Envirothon at the Wilds.

The Envirothon is a competitive academic outdoor team event for students that tests their knowledge in five areas: soil, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues.

Students apply what they’re learning in school to answer the various questions and perform the activities.

“The testing involves hands-on questions. They’re...
May 4, 2005 - 6:06pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Since we’re now in the prom season, local law enforcement is making an effort to educate teens about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Today at Tri Valley High School juniors and seniors spent the day trying to drive a golf cart while wearing fatal vision goggles.

“The particular goggles we are using today have .17 to .20 percentage for blood alcohol content Ohio’s legal limit is .08 that’s a pretty high average for alcohol,” says Resource Officer Phil Snider.
May 4, 2005 - 11:20am
6 years 16 weeks ago
The name of the man who died in a fire in Crooksville this week has been made public.

The fire happened early Monday morning.

The victim is identified as 46-year-old Larry Schlotzhauer.

He died in the fire at his home at 4260 Flint Ridge Road.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the fire, but authorities say there is no proof that the fire had been set.

The incident remains under investigation.
May 4, 2005 - 11:02am
6 years 16 weeks ago
It’s a tough defeat…that’s one way to describe the failure on the Zanesville City Schools emergency operating levy on Tuesday night’s Special election ballot.

The issue was soundly defeated by voter by over a two to one margin.

The final vote was 3459 against the measure and 1615 for the issue.

School Superintendent Mike Pockl tells Whiz News that “the people have told us that they wanted us to live within our means…they look at funding throughout the state...
May 4, 2005 - 10:57am
6 years 16 weeks ago
As the annual Operation Feed Food Drive continues in Muskingum County, local businesses are still coming forth with donations. Including the one today from Unizan Bank.

Operation Feed is the largest community-wide food drive for Muskingum County. Jeremy Morrow is a mortgage originator with Unizan and he says they decided to participate in the drive for obvious reasons… it’s such a good cause and really gives back to the community.

Unizan gave a monetary donation of $1,...
May 3, 2005 - 3:35pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Rotary International Club turns 90 and today local Rotarians celebrated the anniversary with a luncheon at Bryan Place in Zanesville.

President of the noon club, Scott Peterson, talks about strides the service club has made over the last 90 years.

“I would say the cornerstone of the projects that Rotary has done in Zanesville really has centered around beautification,” says Peterson.

He says there is no limit to what the organization can do to improve our...
May 3, 2005 - 3:29pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
You don’t have to be the next Michael Jordan or LeBron James to enjoy playing a friendly game of basketball… all you have to do is sign up for the 9th annual Gus Macker Tournament in Zanesville.

The 3-on-3-basketball tourney is set for June 4th and 5th and the application deadline is even sooner.

Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz encourages everyone to get in on the action by applying for the backyard, playground-style game.

“Gus Macker will be played in...
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