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July 28, 2004 - 3:35pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
As the Zanesville Police Department prepares for the visit of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry, they are working with federal agents on a plan to secure the downtown area.

Today police chief Eric Lambes told WHIZ News that they will be assisting the secret service with security surrounding the Muskingum County Courthouse.

Lambes says, “We’ll probably secure about a 2 block area in all directions from the Courthouse and traffic will be curtailed from that 2...
July 28, 2004 - 2:59pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville says some of its water customers will be without water service on Thursday.

A water valve replacement job will take place at 3085 Lookout Drive.

If you live on Lookout Drive, Venture Lane, East Highland Drive, North Willow Drive, East and West Willow Drive, Hilltop Road and South Seabaugh Drive, you will lose water service tomorrow.

The shutoff will start at 7:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 noon.

The city says it will also be...
July 28, 2004 - 2:18pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Art lovers listen up! This weekend at the Victoria Garden on Abbey Place, local Zanesville artists will be displaying their work.

We visited the home of local artist, Kathy Thomas, as she showed off some of her paintings, including several copies of 19th Century artwork.

“Everything, everywhere is my inspiration. The garden, I love to do florals but my bread and butter are portraits. I do quite a few portraits of people and their pets,” she said.

The Art Show...
July 28, 2004 - 2:11pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Despite advances in security it always seems the crooks are one step ahead, especially when it comes to getting your banking information.

Nearly two million Americans have had their online banking accounts tampered with in the past twelve months. The data indicates the number of raided accounts coincides with the current e-mail scam.

"Phishing" is an e-mail scam that attempts to trick consumers into revealing personal information, such as credit or debit account numbers,...
July 27, 2004 - 9:27pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reports a hit-skip accident from Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Patrol, at about 12:30 p.m. the crash occurred on State Route 757 and Township Road19. Investigators say 31-year-old Tammy Hetrick of Glenford was traveling south on 757 when her car was struck by another vehicle. The impact from the crash caused Hetrick to travel off the road, strike a sign and the ditch, then her car roller onto its top and struck a fire hydrant....
July 27, 2004 - 6:19pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The race for president makes a stop in Zanesville and Cambridge this Saturday.

And today details of Senator John Kerry and President George Bush’s schedule are starting to leak out.

Whiz news has learned that Senator Kerry and his running mate John Edwards are expected in downtown Zanesville between 8:15 and 9:15 Saturday night.

We’re told they will appear at the Muskingum County Courthouse.

We’ve also found out that President Bush is expected in...
July 27, 2004 - 4:34pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Some Muskingum County teens are trying to put out unhealthy habits one smoker at a time and they are doing so by making the community aware of the harmful side effects of tobacco.

Recent studies have shown that kids are starting to smoke at an earlier age and the awareness of the dangers needs to begin at home.

The teens involved in the Muskingum County Youths against Tobacco will also be starring in commercials that will air on WHIZ-TV during the Olympics.
July 27, 2004 - 4:31pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The West Nile virus claimed the life of an 80-year-old Ohio man yesterday and officials warn that the prevention is the best way to fight the deadly virus.

Even though peak-breeding season isn’t until late August, early September, there are things you can do now to prepare yourself.

The county is also trying to prevent West Nile from entering the area by spraying bug repellant to help kill and adult mosquitoes carrying the virus

For a complete list of streets...
July 27, 2004 - 3:18pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
They’re as close as you can get to local celebrities in town and today some of the Y-City Star competitors were given the opportunity to sing for local residents again.

They were invited to sing for the noon Rotary club at their weekly meeting to show off the success of one of the hottest events in Zanesville.

This was a great experience for the contestants who still are shocked at the fan base they’ve developed throughout this competition.

Justi Christian, the...
July 27, 2004 - 12:47pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
One important local charity is fighting to stay alive and active in our community.

For almost twenty years they’ve been feeding the people in our community. And although it’s been tight they’ve always managed to pull through, but that could change.

It’s a desperate situation for this local charity that’s been in existence since 1986. Christ’s Table here in Downtown Zanesville is at the point where they might have to shut their doors.

Gretchen Sayre, Executive...
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