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April 7, 2006 - 10:52am
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Improving the skills of local nurses and medical personnel is the objective.

Today at the Holiday Inn Zanesville medical professionals gathered to talk about the aging mind and body.

Several topics discussed are the role of diet and drugs in treating age related depression, prevention methods of stroke and many others.

Donna Israel spoke today at the seminar; “If we take advantage of the current knowledge and research we can look toward a better future of having...
April 7, 2006 - 12:18am
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A tractor trailer fire on Interstate 70 in Licking County shut down part of the roadway for over an hour Thursday.

According to dispatchers with the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol, a semi truck caught fire a little before eight o'clock in the eastbound lane near the 139 mile marker outside of Gratiot.

Fire crews responded to the scene to put out the flames, and no injuries are being reported however traffic was backed up for quite some time as...
April 7, 2006 - 12:06am
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It was announced Thursday by Ohio Congressman Bob Ney that Zanesville City will be receiving almost 140-thousand dollars in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The money, 138-thousand-500 dollars to be exact, will be used to make important safety improvements to Zanesville's Municipal Airport.

The funds will specifically go towards the second phase of rehabilitating the terminal apron used to enhance operational safety at the...
April 6, 2006 - 11:36pm
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Zanesville native Anthony Stewart is back home after two tours in Iraq.

WHIZ's Atish Baidya sat down with the hometown hero to talk about his expereinces overseas and at home.

Twenty-two year old Anthony Stewart is reluctant to be called a hero.

He sees his job as a soldier as part of his duty to the country and carrying on the family tradition.

"My father was in the Army," Steward said. "He did two tours in Vietnam so it cmes naturally to my family...
April 6, 2006 - 11:22pm
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False fire alarms happen all the time but some can be avoided.

WHIZ's Atish Baidya takes a close look at false fire alarms and some of their consequences.

Each year the Zanesville Fire Department repsonds to hundreds of emergency calls.

But some of those calls end up being false alarms, some as a result of alarm companies testing the system without notifying the department.

"Most of the alarm companies are really good about letting us know when they...
April 6, 2006 - 12:43pm
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Reducing fatalities to only one in every 100 million-vehicle miles traveled is the goal for Life stat 1.o Program.

It’s a Nation wide initiative; keeping the Nations roadways safe with force and the Zanesville Post Highway Patrol is joining the team.

The program involves computer data to provide the Troopers with statistics to help them determine sites of patrol.

Lieutenant Lee; “Every Post Commander has access to traffic crash data base and it gives us real...
April 6, 2006 - 12:40pm
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112 pairs of empty boots, each representing an Ohio service man or woman killed in the Iraq War.

Students and Professors from Muskingum College displayed the boots on the lawn of their atrium to stir emotions of those walking by.

Stephanie Carter, a Junior at Muskingum College, “I think it is very important to show everyone the impact that the war has even to honor the fallen soldiers, the Iraq civilians who have lost a lot of their lives doing this.”

April 5, 2006 - 9:39pm
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Its a Hunka-Hunka theater fun at Grover Cleveland Middle School.

Students are hard at work preparing for the first play at the school in over ten years.

Thirty-eight students from all three grade levels are putting on a production of the play "Who Killed Elvis?"

Most of the students haven't had any theatrical experience before this play but say they couldn't pass up the potential for fun even if they are nervous.

"It looked like something fun," said...
April 5, 2006 - 5:32pm
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It’s been in the works for several months, but now the Children’s Advocacy Center in Guernsey County is a reality.

The center was officially opened at noon today. It’s a place where mistreated children can tell their story to just one person instead of several different people before going to court.

Board President Michelle Dayton said they’re ready to accept children.

“If there’s a case tomorrow that requires the disciplinary team, we’re...
April 5, 2006 - 5:27pm
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Coyotes are all over Ohio, but recently one in Guernsey County has been causing some problems.

For Jasmine Lo’s full report, click “Watch Video” or read below.

Cambridge resident Melissa Scott said one night she heard barking and yelping noises. She went outside to check on her cat and when she opened the door, she came face to face with a coyote.

“I just froze in my tracks. It was real mangy looking and had these eyes. I mean they were...
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