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March 13, 2006 - 5:38pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you spent any time outside today, you already know that the spring storm season is upon us.

Storms usually occur in the spring and summer, but they can happen at any time if conditions are right.

Local emergency officials say with spring only a week away, it’s time to start planning ahead.

“When you look at preparedness, you talk about making sure you have supplies,” says Dan Hartman, the Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross...
March 13, 2006 - 5:24pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Exotic animals, museums, and lots of pottery; these are just a few things that come to mind when people think of Zanesville.

But the 2006 Visitor’s Guide is showing travelers that there is more to the Y- City than what they think.

The guide is used as a tool to attract new visitors to the area.

This is the 11th guide that has been printed, and this year there are a few new additions.

“There is a little different focus this year, and again one of...
March 13, 2006 - 5:22pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
With the recent rise in temperature, also comes a rise in pollen levels, and for allergy sufferers that means itchy eyes and a runny nose are right around the corner.

Although there isn’t really an allergy season, the majority of people suffer from springtime allergies, including the grass, pollen and trees.

Dr. Grant says if you have springtime allergies a little spring-cleaning may be in order.

“If you are having symptoms try to make sure your environment...
March 13, 2006 - 12:50pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Price at the pump has gone up once again, this time it’s up 11 cents Nationally.

Prices around Zanesville followed suit with prices as high as 2.49 and as low as 2.33, up and down Maple Avenue.

Some Motorists say they are use to the fluctuation but still don’t like it.

Chad Hatfield says, “Most of the jobs around here don’t pay much, you got to go to work and you have to have money for gas and prices go up and down all the time. “

Brett Rolf says...
March 13, 2006 - 12:46pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s time once again to get your bowling shoes shined and get ready for “Bowl For Kids Sake” at the Maysville All-Star Lanes.

Big Brother Big Sisters is holding its annual fundraiser that brings the community together as a team for a great cause.

Manager of Maysville All-Star Lanes, Michael Clarke; “We have always liked to be on board for “Bowl For Kids Sake”, it’s for a great cause and they put together such a great program. People are having fun while they are raising...
March 12, 2006 - 8:12pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
For many the annual car show is an opportunity to take a peek at a different type of racecar, but for Joe Chambers and his family racing has become a family affair.

Joe’s son may be the one behind the wheel, but everyone else does their part.

“It is kind of a family deal, everyone gets together and comes to my place and works on the car, and his uncle helps a lot. I build the motor for it, he drives it, his mother and sister, everyone else is there for moral support,”...
March 12, 2006 - 8:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
St. Patrick’s Day may still be a week away, but it was shamrocks and leprechauns as far as the eye could see today.

Community members got together to show their Irish spirit and raise some money.

Today’s Irish celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall featured entertainment from all over the state.

“Step dancers, the Irish Brigade band, the Cadillac of Woody Hayes impersonators, Steve Biro, from Columbus,” Coordinator Paul Nestor said.

While...
March 12, 2006 - 8:10pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s a growing industry with good pay and great benefits, but trucking companies are having a hard time filling their empty seats.

WHIZ’s Jennifer Jarrell tells us why.

Looking at I-70 you would never guess, but truckers are disappearing.

“It is a capacity issue, we have more trucks on the road, there is more freight moving than ever before, but what we are having problems with are filling those trucks,” VP of Putnam Truckload Direct Rick Hennessey said....
March 12, 2006 - 6:49pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you’ve ever experienced a burn, you know it can be painful. They can come from a number of sources, and range from sunburns to burns that actually break the skin.

All burns should be treated, but for more serious burns doctors have found ways to repair the skin by using a skin graph.

“Once we get a good base, we can typically use a skin graph, which is typically taking skin from another source of a patient’s body and placing it on a burn,” says David Skrobot, the...
March 11, 2006 - 4:18pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
High school and middle school students’ from all around the area took their love for math and science to the racetrack today.

Today was the Regional Formula 1 Race Competition at the Mid-East Career and Technology Center.

Of course, these Formula 1 cars were a little smaller than a real racecar and made of wood, but they were designed just the same.

“Students design a Formula 1 car and it is manufactured on a CAD machine and powered by a C02 cartridges,”...
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