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April 1, 2005 - 7:00pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
An area state route remains closed tonight after an afternoon hazardous chemical spill. A tanker truck filled with 76-hundred gallons of diesel fuel. Overturned off to the side of the road on state route 146 East near North Dietz Lane.

Trooper Travis Woodyard says the man driving the truck was 41-year-old Andrew Starkey, of Marietta. Trooper Woodyard says Starkey entered a left curve at an unsafe speed, causing the load to shift in the tank. The truck rolled over the right side of...
April 1, 2005 - 12:59pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
April 1st is a day for fools across the world, and even a few right here in Muskingum County, as over 20 local representatives took part in the 4th annual “Fools on the Roof” fundraiser.

Volunteers for the Muskingum County American Cancer Society have raised over $40,000 and hope to add another $10,000 this year. Although they claimed they were on the roof of Wal-Mart and needed donations to get down, the construction of the store caused Heavenly Ham to be their actual destination....
April 1, 2005 - 12:49pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Health is always an important issue, and with the 2005 Health Fair kick-off today, local residents have the chance to learn more about their own health.

The fair, presented by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, is being held at the Colony Square Mall, with many area participants. As part of the of the Rambo Memorial Health Center’s booth, they offer free screenings for many vital health concerns. Executive Director Cindy Harrison shares all they have to offer....
March 31, 2005 - 11:36pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Local police are now checking out a possible sighting of a murder suspect.

We reported to you earlier this week about four Zanesville residents charged in connection with a murder near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

One suspect still on the loose is Rien Rogers Robb of Zanesville.

Today police say they are checking out a possible sighting of Robb at a fast food restaurant in Zanesville.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes says so far the sighting has...
March 31, 2005 - 7:30pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
With gas prices on the rise, many of you may be fed up with paying the high prices. If that is the case for you, then Z bus has the solution.

Z-bus General Manager, Steve Connell says that the South East Area Transit, travels around the area 6 days a week.

Connell says, “we just wanted to make people aware of the fact that we provide service throughout Muskingum and Guernsey Counties, and we even have a route that goes up to Coshocton 4 times a week. So what we are doing...
March 31, 2005 - 7:20pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The United Way kicked off its 18th annual Muskingum County operation feed campaign today at the Zanesville Civic League.

Operation Feed is an annual community-wide food drive in which people in the area, can donate non-perishable items to our neighbors in need.

Special events Chairperson, Gretchen Sayre, says they are hoping to raise 120 tons of food for the people in need. And she says that last year they had a goal of 100 tons of food and they exceeded that total to 109...
March 31, 2005 - 12:31pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you’re planning a trip this weekend, you may want to reconsider. Prices at the pump are soaring even higher than before, with rates as high as $2.25 in our area.

We talked with local motorists on what they’ve been doing to conserve their fuel. Ralph Hill says driving less is definitely part of his plan.

“It’s getting expensive and we’re even re-thinking our vacation this year because we’re going out of state… if gas prices continue the way they are.”

March 30, 2005 - 8:55pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A local minister has been charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Police in Fairborn, near Dayton arrested Graham Phillips of the North Terrace Church of Christ on Tuesday.

Fairborn police say Phillips solicited sex from someone who he thought was a teenager in chats via the Internet.

Minister Bobby Jackson expresses his anger and disbelief on this matter.

"We as a church are concerned, upset, and hurt about the news concerning...
March 30, 2005 - 5:13pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
WHIZ News has learned today that a Zanesville minister has been arrested and charged with attempted unlawful conduct with a minor.

According to Fairborn Police, Graham Phillips of The North Terrace Church of Christ was arrested on Tuesday.

Police say Phillips allegedly solicited sex from someone who he thought was a teenager in chats via the internet.

Police say the solicited individual was actually a Fairborn Police Detective posing as a teen.

March 30, 2005 - 3:59pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you haven’t checked out the John and Annie Glenn Museum, now is the time to go.

Starting this Friday, April 1st, there will be a variety of new displays to attract both first time and returning visitors to the New Concord location.

But whether you’re a student, veteran or local resident you’re sure to enjoy the rich history at the house. Some of the new features include a WWI display and military uniforms that John Glenn wore during the time he served.

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