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May 8, 2006 - 12:54pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The deadline to sign up for a new Medicare program is quickly approaching, and here in Zanesville seniors have mixed opinions about signing up for the program that has been prone to controversy from the beginning.

Senior citizen Ruth Roberts wasted no time choosing her new prescription plan.

After watching a presentation at the Senior Center she decided signing up was the way to go.

“A lot of people told me it was a good program and I just went ahead and...
May 8, 2006 - 10:56am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Heart procedure just approved by the FDA is right here in Southeastern Ohio, and it could make life easier for people with hardening arteries.

Dr. Albirini; “The stent procedure or the carotid stent procedure is basically a new procedure that is for people who have severe stenosis in the arteries that supply bold to the heart.”

This relatively new procedure is an alternative to surgery and Dr. Albirini says studies have proven its effectiveness in most patients with...
May 8, 2006 - 10:12am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Law enforcement officials say Ohio Congressman Bob Ney’s former Chief of Staff Neil Volz has agreed to plead guilty today to charges in connection with an investigation into influence peddling and public corruption.

Volz is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy charges stemming from his work and Capitol Hill and the lobbying practice he joined after leaving Ney’s office.

Two former aides of Congressman Tom Delay of Texas have already pleaded guilty to their roles in...
May 7, 2006 - 9:17pm
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The March of Dimes held its Walk America event at Riverside Park Sunday.

WHIZ’s Atish Baidya was there and found a perfect example of why the work the organization does is so important.

Darby Bolyard is a rambunctious 3-year old.

Looking at Darby today it is hard to imagine that her life got off to a shaky start.

“So Darby was born very early,” her mom Jacqueline Bolyard said. “She weighed 3 lbs 3 oz. She spent 7 weeks in the hospital before we...
May 7, 2006 - 8:08pm
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It was a rolling good time at the Lind Arena Sunday.

The roller rink hosted a “Skate On Your Can” event to benefit Operation Feed.

Admission was only $1 or one can of non-perishable food.

There were prizes and games for the kids and of course lots of skating and some falling too.

Organizers were surprised by the turn out.

“They were lined up about 5 o’clock down the street so we were really excited to see that.”

Donations to...
May 7, 2006 - 7:58pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Fans of blue grass gospel music gathered in Adamsville today to enjoy some tunes and help raise money to help the “Fellowship of Christ’s Community”.

The event called “Country Music in the Barn” took place at Roger’s Auction Barn.

It featured music groups like “The Coleman Family” and young gospel singer Taj Rohr.

The money raised goes to help the fellowship with their activities, which includes feeding the needy.

“It’s just a great cause,” Fellowship...
May 6, 2006 - 8:13pm
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Bishop Rosecrans High School held their annual fundraiser Saturday night.

The theme of the auction and dinner was “Shimmer of the Night.”

It was cheese, champagne and a lot of stuff up for bid during the school’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

One hundred fifty items were up for bid, among them, a trip to Las Vegas, an IPOD Nano, and a whole lot of Ohio State stuff.

“Basically anything for your sports loving fan to your art loving fan,” event...
May 6, 2006 - 12:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you saw more bikers on the streets today, you weren’t imagining things.

Around 100 bikers came out to The Barn this morning to start off a poker run, just another way to raise money and food for Operation Feed.

Barn owner Bill Steed says it is a neat way to get people to help.

“Yeah, a lot of the girls that work here said yeah we are going to go out. It’s just something to come out and then we will come back here by 5:00. The first bike out at 11:30, the...
May 6, 2006 - 12:33pm
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It has been more than 50 years since Robert Warner said goodbye to Muskingum College, but today he returned to the campus to speak to the class of ’06.

Dr. Warner left New Concord and went on to become a dean at the University of Michigan and then Archivist of the United States.

Today he was reminded of his own graduation and wants to show students anything is possible.

“I hope I am going to reminisce about my time here, and I hope it inspires them the same way...
May 5, 2006 - 9:31pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville High School celebrated their prom tonight.

The theme: Moonlit Cruise.

No prom is complete without a grand march, a chance for prom-goers to show of their fashions, like duct-taped tuxes and dresses, to almost nothing at all.

It is also a chance to make an entrance, be it rolling up in a party rental truck filled with balloons to hopping out of the car’s trunk; prom is all about fun.

“We wanted to be funny,” said Nolan Larry, who jumped out...
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