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May 6, 2005 - 5:26pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriffs Department had their hands full today with a drug suspect round up.

It began early this morning and lasted a few hours. WHIZ Reporter Erin Packard went along with Sheriff deputies on today’s sting.

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May 6, 2005 - 3:56pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
The Mayor of Zanesville is stepping down due to illness.

Whiz News has learned that Jack Fenton, who suffered a recent stroke is resigning.

Fenton says he spent five days in the hospital as a result of the stroke and on the recommendation of his doctor and the wishes of his family he regretfully must resign.

It will be effective on Monday May 16th.
Fenton's career with the city began 46 years ago on august 4th, 1958 as a firefighter.

May 5, 2005 - 7:45pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
The number of teens killed on our roadways is increasing, causing a lot of concern for our community.

In part one of our special local series, Teen Driving Deaths, Abbey Burchman takes a closer look at the problem facing our area teens.

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May 5, 2005 - 6:55pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
Tomorrow will be a perfect spring evening to check out the work of local and statewide Artist’s, right here in Zanesville.

To kick off the event the Artist Colony of Zanesville is hosting a luncheon at Bryan Place that will focus on artists and community development in Muskingum County.

The opening reception of the first Friday event begins at 5pm. This event takes place the first Friday of every month and allows local residents to view the developments that the artist’s...
May 5, 2005 - 6:33pm
6 years 18 weeks ago
Local residents will have the opportunity this weekend to show their support for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect local communities.

May 7th is the annual police officer memorial service held at the F.O.P lodge in Zanesville.

Local residents are encouraged to attend the service which is a somber event including a twenty-one gun solute by the local VFW post.

Zanesville police officers along with officers from surrounding counties will attend...
May 5, 2005 - 12:05pm
6 years 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 18 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.
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