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September 3, 2005 - 11:49am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The last fly-in for the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 425 went off without a hitch today… as organizers say they had the greatest turnout all year at Riverside Airport this afternoon.

Almost 300 people came out to take a look at various airplanes from all over the state of Ohio and surrounding areas, all while enjoying a pancake breakfast. Fly-in Chairman Chuck Bruckelmeyer says the event raises money for the local chapter of the E.E.A.

“The money goes to help...
September 2, 2005 - 1:28pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local high school graduate is feeling the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Aidan McCarty, who graduated from Rosecrans High School in 1997, escaped Katrina’s wrath in New Orleans with his girlfriend, only to be left with nothing.

“At this point in time, I’m just looking for direction I guess. I just sort of want to know where I’m going,” McCarty said.

Dr. Paul Hoffman, whose known Aidan for over 20 years, is trying to help him get back on his feet, and is...
September 2, 2005 - 1:16pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
In an effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the WHIZ Media Group and St. Thomas Church, along with Faith United Methodist Church have come together to send food and supplies to the gulf coast.

The three organizations are asking local residents to dig deep and help out those who are without right now. People can drop off food and clothing at the Pick-n-Save in downtown Zanesville from 9am until 1pm.

“We want everyone to really open up their hearts and stop by...
September 2, 2005 - 11:15am
6 years 35 weeks ago
These boots weren’t made for walking… but for filling, as today is the first day that the Zanesville Fire Department is out collecting money for their annual Fill the Boot Campaign.

Fire Departments from around the nation as well as our local departments started collecting money today at 10:00am at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Bell Street.
Scott Ford, Zanesville Fire Department Firefighter says “today is our annual fill the boot drive and the money we collect today will...
September 2, 2005 - 10:58am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol will be out in full force this weekend as the Labor Day Holiday is upon us.

Officers began patrolling just past Midnight. Sergeant Michael Forshey, from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, says all of the officers will be working around the clock to help enforce safe driving this weekend. They will be out taking enforcement on people wearing their safety belt, speeders and to remove drunk drivers from the roadways.

“Everyone is working...
September 2, 2005 - 4:10am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The WHIZ Media Group is leading an effort to help the victims of hurricane Katrina.

Whiz, Faith United Methodist Church and Saint Thomas Church will be filling two trucks Saturday September 3rd at the Pick’ N Save in downtown Zanesville.

Early this morning the Zanesville post office announced that its carriers will pick up any food donations today and saturday if you can't drop off your donations. This is just for mail customers in Zanesville.

The local...
September 1, 2005 - 3:45pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
As gas prices continue to soar, people are searching for ways to conserve fuel.

There are a few things you can do according to Bob Jones, Dutro Service Manager. “First off, it’s tire pressure. Maintain proper tire pressure and good tires; old tires roll hard. Make sure you have good tires, and keep the recommended tire pressure, that’s real important, like a wheelbarrow full of dirt. If you get a flat tire, it pushes hard.”

Jones also recommends changing your fuel...
September 1, 2005 - 3:36pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Fire departments across the nation are preparing for the annual “Fill-the-Boot” campaign.
Zanesville fire department crews will be around city streets collection money Friday and Saturday to help fight muscular dystrophy.
“All the money we receive from “Fill-the-Boot” goes directly to MDA for research and supplies equipment,” Zanesville Firefighter Jim Prang.
“The fire department doesn’t want you to feel intimidated by their presence, but does ask that you take caution when...
September 1, 2005 - 3:35pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville city school board is looking at ways to overcome a miscalculation in this year’s budget.
The board recently learned of a $350,000 accounting error.
“When I started working on the projections for this year, I discovered there were some calculation errors involving particularly payroll calculations for potential severance payments,” City schools treasurer Cindy Nye explained.
Nye said the error was not intentional, and was the result of an underestimation in...
September 1, 2005 - 3:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
As tragic stories continue to pour in about communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina, we’ve been following the story of the Devoll family from Louisiana.

The Devoll’s evacuated from the Gulf Coast traveling 15 hours to Zanesville on Saturday. Sunday night they welcomed their first child into the world. Now they are faced with the question, when can they return home?
“The mayor basically said it’s going to be 12 weeks before any power gets turned back on, so at...
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