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February 7, 2006 - 1:37pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
After auctioning off several rare pieces of art in New York, the Zanesville Art Center now has the money for some improvements.

The money will be used for cleaning and framing paintings in the gallery. It will also help improve conditions for pieces in storage, and allow the Art Center to bring in a guest.

“In March we’re going to have the curator of Asian art in Cincinnati come up and look at our 500 pieces of Japanese and Chinese art,” said Susan Talbot-...
February 6, 2006 - 11:42pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A local man could face life in prison for a series of sexual assaults he allegedly committed over a period of two years.

According to court documents, 33-year-old Chad Kullman of Zanesville entered a guilty plea to one count each of rape and gross sexual imposition in court on Monday.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred from September of 2001 to October of that year, involving a female family member under the age of ten years old.

February 6, 2006 - 6:40pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox today announced that he is officially looking into an issue involving a former Muskingum County Commissioner’s wife.

The issue involves former commissioner Ed Kenily’s wife, Marie.

She used to work in former county engineer Loren Camp’s office three years ago.

Haddox tells Whiz News that the investigation will determine if there was any impropriety or illegal activity in the hiring of Marie Kenily or in her employment....
February 6, 2006 - 6:26pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A Zanesville man went to the hospital after completely splitting a wooden light pole with his car today.

According to Zanesville police, 54-year-old Paul Kulisek was driving down Pine Street in Zanesville just before 1:00 this afternoon, when he crashed into a light pole, knocking it into the roadway.

Police temporarily closed off Pine Street. Kellie Miller was visiting her mother, who lives right across the street from where the accident happened.
February 6, 2006 - 6:17pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Sex offenders living in Zanesville may soon face stricter rules that would help ensure the safety of area children.

Zanesville City Council representative David Tarbert is working on an ordinance to restrict sex offenders from living within 1,000- 1,500 feet of a certain city facilities.

“City parks, schools, licensed day cares, pre-schools, public libraries and maybe city recreation centers,” would all be included in the ordinance, says Tarbert.
February 6, 2006 - 5:55pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
A Zanesville landmark caught on fire today. The old Steak-N-Stein on Maple Avenue burst into flames this afternoon, and tonight fire officials are calling the fire suspicious.

More than two years after the old restaurant and bar shut down, one of the former owners drove by and saw her memories ablaze.

“Well it’s tough, you know, we owned it forever, we grew up here, and I couldn’t just drive by without stopping,” says Amy Mesre.

The fire...
February 6, 2006 - 5:27pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Hot water can burn skin in seconds. And each year 600 kids across the country die from burn injuries. That’s why during National Burn Awareness Week local firefighters are offering tops to keep your home safe.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the kitchen in the place to use the most caution.

“Use the rear burners on the stove. Keep the handles turned back so that a small child couldn’t come up and pull one of the handles,” he said.

February 6, 2006 - 5:21pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
After a week of foul shooting and games of corn hole, the students from St. Nicholas School raised money for the Carr Center in Zanesville.

Two student representatives presented a $515 check to the Carr Center this morning. One student said all the students wanted to help out a good cause, and the competition got pretty tough.

“All the little kids wanted to show what they could do to the older kids. Then the older kids, they’re just competitive,” said eighth-...
February 6, 2006 - 5:17pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Catholic Schools Week continued today at Bishop Rosecrans High School.

The rosary came to life in the school’s auditorium. The senior class first reenacted it this morning. And the Junior High also conducted a living rosary.

“We’re just acting out the mysteries for the little kids so that it’s easier for them to understand,” said Senior Liz Wolfe.

Each student played an important role in the production. Catholic Schools Week will continue...
February 6, 2006 - 5:04pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
They can be embarrassing to talk about, but the fact is millions of people who have sex have a sexually transmitted disease. And there are millions of new cases each year.

Click "Watch Video" for Jasmine Lo's in-depth report on this issue or read below for more information.

Chlamydia was the top infectious disease in Muskingum County last year, followed by gonorrhea. So if you are infected with and STD, you’re not alone.

“It’s so prevalent....
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