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March 26, 2006 - 7:52pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney was among those celebrating the National Road anniversary celebration.

The Friends of the National Road Society invited the Congressman because of his track record in helping preserve historical sites.

“When I was a state senator I was chairman of the finance committee and involved with actively funding the historical society and different things involving historical preservation,” Ney said. “In Congress I’m a member of the historical Preservation...
March 25, 2006 - 4:36pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If your sweet tooth has got the best of you, now you don’t have to go far to satisfy it.

A new bakery in Frazeysburg specializes in sweet treats just like mom used to make, WHIZ’s Jennifer Jarrell has more.

“Tomato basil bread people love, my swirl garlic bread I can’t keep in this place, my head size chocolate chip cookies,” and those are only three of the 25 tempting treats Hollie Nelson says she bakes up every morning at her new bakery-A Busy Woman’s Friend.
March 25, 2006 - 3:33pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Spring may be in full bloom according to the calendar, but flower gardens still have to wait a while.

Although the days of seasonal flowers like tulips and daffodils are still six to eight weeks away, landscapers say it isn’t too early to prepare.

“I think garden sanitation is the first thing, you want to clean all the old debris out of your flower beds, old leaves, old twigs stuff like that. That could breed insects and disease later on. It’s good to start garden...
March 25, 2006 - 3:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s not unusual to see people stroll the shops along Main St. in Dresden, but only wearing their pajamas?

That was the scene today as shoppers from as far as Virginia came out for the 3rd Annual Dresden Pajama Party.

Event Coordinators thought wearing your p.j.s out-and-about was a creative way to get in the spirit of spring.

Executive Director of the Dresden Village Association Tricia Kidd says, “A couple of years ago, we decided we needed an event to kick-...
March 24, 2006 - 11:32pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local teen returns home after being missing since early Thursday.

We brought you the story first on the WHIZ News at Eleven Thursday that Roberta Haser, the girl's mother, was desperately searching for her daughter.

According to Lt. Bill Shaw with the Zanesville Police Department, the teen girl left her Greenwood residence Thursday, skipped school and was not located until Friday.

Seventeen-year-old Beverly "Marie" Gonzalez
was found...
March 24, 2006 - 5:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s finally over, after months of negotiating the Zanesville Teacher’s Union and the School Board are in agreement

But more than just the school board and the teachers were happy to return to the classroom this morning, parents also let out a huge sigh of relief.

As they rolled in to pick up their kids from school, they let us know what the decision not to strike means to them.

“I could tell the children were really anxious, not really knowing so I was really...
March 24, 2006 - 4:59pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
He’s worked there for over 20 years, today Phil Newman says goodbye to the Muskingum County ODOT Post.

Co-workers surprised Phil with a little party this morning.

Now he says he is moving on to the next chapter in his life, but he is leaving all of his options open.

“I may want to do some part-time things, I don’t want to do anything full time; I don’t want to be tied down. I will be doing a lot of work around the house, I know I am ready to leave it all...
March 24, 2006 - 1:12pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In an attempt to bring in more jobs and help consumers save some cash, the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority is bringing a new trend to the forefront.

Officials say it would be a good idea to bring an Ethanol plant to the region, since Ohio is lagging behind in Ethanol production.

Some states have up to 14 already built, with more in the planning stages.

Executive Director of the Muskingum County Port Authority Jerry Nolder, “Ohio has really not been...
March 24, 2006 - 1:01am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Wednesday WHIZ News brought you the story of a student who was tased by police officers after causing a disturbance at Newark High School.

Thursday, authorities are considering filing charges against the juvenile who is currently incarcerated.

According to Newark Police reports, the 17-year-old male student could face charges of attempted assault on a police officer, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The name of the...
March 24, 2006 - 12:55am
7 years 6 weeks ago
One of the men accused of taking part in a teen prostitution ring appeared in court Thursday to change his plea to guilty on three counts of compelling prostitution, and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct, all felonies.

69-year-old Joseph Saunders of Reynoldsburg could face 30 years in prison and over 60-thousand dollars in fines if convicted. Saunders' girlfriend 26-year-old Trudy Smith and the teenage girl's father of Buckeye Lake are all charged in the case. The girl's...
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