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April 14, 2006 - 9:52pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Severe weather may have caused a house fire on 841 Orchard Hill Road.

Fire crews were called out to the home shortly after 6 p.m.

Crews from Falls Township and Zanesville Fire Department responded to the call.

“Upon arrival we had fire coming out of the electrical panel, we were able to contain the to the electrical panel and basement of the house,” Lt. Brady Johnson of the Fall Township Fire Department said.

The occupants of the home were inside at...
April 14, 2006 - 5:55pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
One hundred and six flags are flying high this evening, each representing Ohio servicemen and women killed in action.

The flags were planted in the ground at Zane Landing Park as the killed soldier’s names were read aloud.

One area chaplain says the flags are just a reminder of all the soldiers did for this country.

“It’s a memorial for the men and women who laid down their lives in service from Ohio, and these flags represent their sacrifice, and honor for...
April 14, 2006 - 2:12pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s never too early to start making healthy lifestyle choices, and a health fair today aimed to show kids just that.

Dozens of kids filled the James Singer Center at the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority today looking for tips on healthy eating, and ways to stay in shape.

Resident Services Coordinator Bill Hollins says, “A lot of the kids today, they are playing Play Station and Xbox and we want them to be more active, learn about exercising and eating healthy...
April 14, 2006 - 1:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It is a way to spread the meaning of Good Friday without ever speaking a word.

Today around 30 members of the Grace United Methodist Church carried a large wooden cross from their church to First United Methodist on Putnam Avenue.

Pastor Jim Sands says the meaning of Good Friday is often forgotten; today’s cross walk was a reminder.

“Well, it is a symbol, a lot of people don’t even know that this is Good Friday, and so the mile long walk we will pass by number...
April 14, 2006 - 11:01am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s official; South Zanesville appoints a new police chief, the third in just four months and as of now the only member of the force.

At ten this morning South Zanesville village officers announced Ray Wheeler as police chief and they are also hoping to hire two officers within the next week so the Village can finally have their police force back.

South Zanesville Mayor Herb Perry; “We are ready to have one, move on and have good things happen for our Village, the people...
April 14, 2006 - 12:04am
7 years 7 weeks ago
After losing four city jailers this week, the Zanesville Chief of Police is looking for some new hires.

Chief Eric Lambes says Thursday that one jailer resigned, two others have been placed on administrative leave and the fourth got another job.

Lambes identifies the jailer who resigned as Russ Coen. Lambes says he placed inaccurate information on his application. Coen had been at the jail for four years.

One of the jailers on administrative...
April 13, 2006 - 11:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The investigation into a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 70 Wednesday night has the bus driver who was cited in the deadly accident speaking out.

The crash occurred around 10:30 when a tour bus crossed the median and slammed head on into a car in the east bound lanes near the Buckeye Lake St. Rt. 79 ramp.

Troopers say 72-year-old Loren Porter of Fairfield, who was the driver of a charter bus,
failed to maintain control of the bus which crashed...
April 13, 2006 - 11:41pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
An undercover drug search and seizure operation Wednesday night brings down three suspected drug traffickers as a city wide narcotic sting was conducted around 8:30 p.m.

Drug detectives from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office went undercover to round up individuals selling narcotics in the community.

According to Detective Mike LeCocq, detectives averaged one arrest per hour while the operation was up and running.

Those arrested in the sting...
April 13, 2006 - 10:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Summer like conditions have visited our area over the past few days and plenty of people are taking advantage of the beautiful weather.

W-H-I-Z’s Atish Baidya took advantage as well and went out to see what people were doing.

Four-year-old Madison Murphy is spending a perfect afternoon enjoying the nice weather.

“I like being outside and play,” she said.

With the summer weather we’ve been having kids like Madison are taking the time to enjoy the great...
April 13, 2006 - 6:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville City School Board Members voted to cut eighteen teacher positions for the 2006-2007 school year today because of insufficient funds.

The cuts come as part of the school board’s efforts to get the district’s financial house in order.

“We are facing a deficit in fiscal year 2007 of $1.9 million,” Superintendent Michael Pockl said. “The state has placed us into financial caution which means we have to develop a plan within 30 to 60 days on how we are going abate...
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