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April 24, 2006 - 9:47pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Some local elementary students are trying to ease the devastation of a house fire.

In a project called “Bucks for Blankets” students at West Muskingum’s Dillon Elementary raised money for material to make blankets.

Mrs. Scott’s fourth grade class made the blankets. Now they’ll donate them to the Muskingum Valley Red Cross so they can be passed on to families whose houses have burned down.

“We made different styles for the different people...
April 24, 2006 - 6:19pm
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With only a little over a week until the polls officially open for the May primaries, some voters are still feeling apprehensive about the new touch screen voting machines, but poll workers at the Muskingum County Board of Elections says they’re ready.

This is the 2nd election the poll workers have used the new machines , but just to make sure they didn’t forget anything they all had to be re-trained.

BOE Director Martha Thomas says, “We trained the pollworkers on all...
April 24, 2006 - 6:17pm
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It’s been a five-year project, but now the Nader building is one step closer to becoming Pollock Apartments.

Today members of the Zanesville Housing Development Corporation, Metropolitan Housing Authority and eager community members gathered in front of the Nader Building to celebrate the progress of the project.

President of ZHD Corp. Steve Randles says, “ Demolition has begun on the structures that were on Market St., in the wake of today’s ceremony this building will...
April 24, 2006 - 6:14pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Members of the Downtown Association are hoping that more city apartments will spur economic growth.

Apartments have been popping up through the city all year, most have been going in above downtown businesses.

Dana Matz says they are trying to give people a unique urban setting while boosting the local economy.

“People often say the sidewalks close at 5:30, the more people we have living downtown the more businesses will be wanting to stay open later and the...
April 24, 2006 - 12:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Morning commuters may have had some trouble making it to work today, after an accident in downtown Zanesville re-routed traffic and sent three people to the hospital.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Zanesville police officers were called to a crash on the corner of Underwood Street and Market. According to Officer Shiele, with the ZPD, a female juvenile in a Ford Escort ran a red light on Market Street, causing the driver of a gold Chevy Impala to strike the driver’s side of her car.
April 24, 2006 - 11:34am
7 years 7 weeks ago
With American drivers addicted to gas many are wondering if their everyday habits are adding to the cost at the pump.

A recent study shows turning you’re a/c off doesn’t actually save gas; so don’t feel bad about driving comfortably.

We talked to a local mechanic who dispelled some other common myths about improving fuel economy.

Scott Showalter; “Drive at a regular speed, use cruise control when possible, keep your car tuned up, your tire pressure up, change...
April 23, 2006 - 11:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
More than 30 million people wear contact lenses in the United States.

But do they ever think about the possible health hazards associated with wearing them.

WHIZ’s Atish Baidya takes an eye-opening look at contact lens hygiene.

16-year old Tessa Cognion has been wearing contact lenses for about a year.

Like many Americans she prefers them over glasses.

“Glasses sometimes get in the way,” she said. “Especially when you are in school or in...
April 23, 2006 - 4:02pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local motorcycle organization is doing more with their bikes than just riding them, the members of the Y-Bridge Chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders traded in the roadways for hallways this weekend.

Members brought their bikes in to the Colony Square Mall hoping to impress some shoppers into giving them a little cash to help keep kids away from drugs.

“We have a bucket on each motorcycle, you like a motorcycle you put money in the bucket and whoever has the most money...
April 22, 2006 - 2:00pm
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It once housed hundreds of kids, today the future of Pleasant Grove Elementary is unknown, but the one thing that is for sure—the school district no longer needs to worry about it.

Today around 80 people turned out for a public auction of the building, the lucky winner took home the old school and the 6.72 acres of land for $127,000; a price that even surprised him.

Curt Luburgh says, “ I didn’t think it would go for anywhere close to what we ended up with, we just...
April 22, 2006 - 1:58pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
They may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any talents.

Today 20 energetic seniors showed off their skills at day two of the Senior Superstar's auditions.

Co-Chair Jane Thompson says they have seen just about everything today.

“We’ve seen everything from bone playing to comedian that was Minnie Pearl, people have played the piano, accordions, they sang; it is really a diverse group,” Thompson said.

This is the second year for...
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