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June 23, 2004 - 12:16am
5 years 42 weeks ago
An accident on the Maysville Pike Tuesday evening closed lanes of traffic.

According to the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, the incident involves three to four cars, including a squad. It happened at around 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of Maysville Pike and Pickerington.

As of news-time, the patrol says someone was trapped inside his or her car. Rescue crews were attempting to get to that person using the jaws-of-life.

WHIZ news will bring you the updated...
June 22, 2004 - 6:17pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Muskingum County Child Support Enforcement officials have a message for people who are late paying child support.

17 people learned the hard way today at their civil proceding and now will be serving jail time.

31 people were supposed to be in the Domestic Relations Courtroom, but only 21 actually showed. Many of these individuals this wasn't their first visit to the courtroom and county officials say consider this your warning.

While these individuals sit...
June 22, 2004 - 4:33pm
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It’s been a few weeks since Zanesville’s Gus Macker and now it’s time to get ready for the Cambridge tournament.

And take note, this year’s event will be on July 10th and 11th, which is a few weeks earlier than normal.

Sharon Cassler a member of the executive committee says, “The Columbus tournament got cancelled so we moved ours up and hopefully get a few more teams in.”

The Cambridge Gus Macker will have a newer event that they started last year, that’s sure...
June 22, 2004 - 1:15pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
A leading company of Morgan County is getting bigger and that means more jobs for the county that currently leads the state in unemployment rates.

Monday the state made the big announcement that approves a two million dollar loan to Morgan County Improvement Corporation. That loan allows the McConnelsville site of Miba Bearings to expand services to the Gould building.

Miba Bearings specializes in the manufacturing of high performance engines bearings for diesel and gas...
June 22, 2004 - 12:16pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
It’s a new business investment that could bring more money and more jobs to the City of Zanesville.

Tom Poorman, President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce. Says the purpose of this incubator is to target a few small businesses, which have the potential to grow at a national of even a global level.

“Manufacturing and I.T. businesses would import dollars into our community they would do business in an area that’s greater than just the local region,” he...
June 22, 2004 - 9:15am
5 years 42 weeks ago
A Columbus man accused of carrying out a 16-year crime rampage, including multiple rapes and burglaries, pleaded innocent at his arraignment in Franklin County Common Pleas Court Monday.

Forty-one year old Robert Patton also asked for a court-appointed attorney because he is indigent.

The criminal case against Patton, which included 71 counts of rape involving 37 women, has been assigned to Judge Jennifer Brunner will set a trial date.

Prosecutors say DNA...
June 22, 2004 - 8:51am
5 years 42 weeks ago
Just before his jury trial was to begin Monday, a Columbus man changed his plea ti guilty to killing a woman shortly after his car nearly collided with the minivan the woman’s husband was driving.

The judge sentenced Antwan Carter to 15 years to life in prison for the murder of Tonya Jones last July 7th.

Prosecutors said 23-year old Carter was playing cards with friends when he agreed to go for more beer. Outside the store, his car nearly collided with a minivan driven by...
June 21, 2004 - 10:03pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
There’s plenty of sad news in the world…and that’s why a local church has once again opened their doors to children of all ages for their Vacation Bible School Program.

Over 400 kids are finding out about positive events and things in their lives. Children’s Minister for the North Terrace Church of Christ, Graham Phillips, says the theme for this year’s event is “Lava-Lava Island.”

The camp runs all week long from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and it’s not too late to sign up...
June 21, 2004 - 5:50pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

A 19-year-old Circleville man was sentenced Monday for attempting to break out of the Muskingum County Jail.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, Scott Haughey originally plead not guilty to one count of aiding escape and one count vandalism for his part in the May 23rd attempted escape from the jail.

Smith says Monday Haughey withdrew that plea and pleads guilty. He was sentenced Monday as well by Judge Mark Fleegle to 15-months in prison....

June 21, 2004 - 4:30pm
5 years 42 weeks ago
Dieters take note…there’s a new place in town for you to go if you are trying to lose weight.

Today the Physicians Weight Loss Center opened their Zanesville office and has a lot to offer our community.

Phyllis Wycoff, the owner, says she located in Zanesville mostly because of the great network of physicians and the clientele that come from surrounding counties.

Wycoff also says this is not a form of fad dieting. They have 16 week programs designed to help...
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