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May 15, 2006 - 9:58pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office says they don’t think 27-year-old Jeremiah Merrbaugh’s death was murder, but they don’t think it was an accident either. Whiz’s Jennifer Jarrell explains.

It was common for Jeremiah Merrbaugh and his friends to go fishing at the Tuscarawas River. They usually had a few drinks and did some shooting, but Saturday night’s fishing trip was Jeremiah’s last.

Lt. Don Devore says, “I was at the autopsy today and for all practical purposes it...
May 15, 2006 - 6:24pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Some exceptional students were recognized at Tri-Valley Middle School.

Eighty-six seventh and eighth graders became members of the National Junior Honor Society. The induction included a lighting of seven candles that represent the characteristics of an Honor Society member, including scholarship and leadership.

New inductee Kelsey Dotson says it’s not an easy organization to get into.

“We had to have a 3.5 PGA to be in the Honor Society and...
May 15, 2006 - 6:21pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
In a joint meeting with the County Commissioners of both Muskingum and Coshocton Counties, Senator Joy Padgett and State Representative James Aslanides tried to identify common issues of both areas.

Senator Padgett says there are ongoing discussions to improve productivity.

"Just what's happening with the price of fuel is incentive enough that the private investors will come forth and that's a good thing."

Padgett also says while agriculture is big in Ohio, we...
May 15, 2006 - 5:34pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Huntington National Bank has filed a lawsuit against some Zanesville bankers.

The case, which was filed in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, shows the Huntington National Bank and Huntington Insurance Agency suing Ronald Davis, Bruce Lee, Colin McCall, Michael Snode, Roberta Schenkel, all of Zanesville and Community Financial Advisors.

The suit is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and...
May 15, 2006 - 1:45pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s not uncommon to take your mom out to lunch or dinner for Mother’s Day, but to the fire station?

That’s where hundreds in Washington Township went today, and WHIZ reporter Jennifer Jarrell tells us why.

It may not be a five star restaurant, they don’t have the finest china or the biggest menu, but the Devoll family wouldn’t spend Mother’s Day anywhere else.

Betsy Devoll says, “This is our 19th year of family tradition coming out here for Mother’s Day.”...
May 15, 2006 - 10:27am
7 years 11 weeks ago
The threat of pandemic flu is a scary reality in this Country, and with local health officials attending several seminars in the last few months, where do we stand in the fight against a possible outbreak?

To answer that question area health officials gathered at the Muskingum County Emergency Operations Center to enhance preparation procedures in the event of flu pandemic.

Corrie Marple from the Health Department; “We are there today with other local agencies to test our...
May 15, 2006 - 9:12am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A reminder for seniors still needing to enroll in a prescription drug program, the deadline is Monday night at midnight.

If you have not signed up for a new Medicare Part D plan, there are two ways to do so. You can call 1-800-MEDICARE and speak to a representative, or you can log onto www.medicare.gov.

If you do not sign up for a plan by midnight, you will have another chance in November, but may have to pay a penalty.

Only about half of the seniors eligible...
May 15, 2006 - 9:08am
7 years 11 weeks ago
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning after a weekend shooting leaves one man dead and sheriff’s officers looking for a suspect.

On Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting near the Tuscarawas River by Sunset Drive in Newcomerstown.

Upon arrival, officers found 27-year-old Jeremiah Merrbaugh, of Massillon, with a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities are still investigating.
May 15, 2006 - 8:57am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the number one cause of adult disability.

With these staggering numbers May has been designated as stroke awareness month to get the word out about its risks and also recovery methods.

Stroke is one of the most preventable conditions these days, yet many don’t understand or recognize the signs and symptoms in a stroke patient.

Therapists like Libby Hardwick say some people are more prone to stroke than...
May 14, 2006 - 7:24pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Soccer moms spent Mother’s Day at the Longaberger Homestead in Frazysberg cheering on their kids.

108 youth soccer teams from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia participated in the first annual Longaberger Soccer Shootout.

Despite the rain, boys and girls ages 8 to 16 played with enthusiasm.

Organizers say they’ve also received an enthusiastic response to the tournament.

“The turn out from the teams has been incredible,” Nick Welch of the...
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