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August 20, 2005 - 10:41am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The number of deaths on the roadways has spiked in the month of August, and highway patrolmen are doing everything they can to make sure the numbers go down.

As of August 13, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that 545 people have been killed in traffic fatalities in Ohio. That’s compared to 516 people for the same period in 2004.

Local patrol officers are monitoring the highways and back roads of Muskingum County to ensure everyone is safe.

According to...
August 20, 2005 - 10:29am
6 years 35 weeks ago
With gas prices hitting record highs, people are looking at hybrid cars.
The cars are the wave of the future because their economical engines get up to sixty miles to the gallon, which is creating a demand issue.

According to Tansky Auto Sales General Manager, Jim Kobunski, those who really want to ride the wave of technology may have to wait.

“They are a little scarce and they’re always sold before we get them in. We are taking deposits on them because...
August 20, 2005 - 10:21am
6 years 35 weeks ago
In the past, area residents have had to wait a whole week to get the best deals on fresh produce, crafts and snacks, but stating next week that won’t be the case.

The downtown farmers market is adding an extra day for area residents to shop their stands. According to farmer, Jeff Swingle, merchants are excited about the extra activity downtown. “We’re going to have produce, and flowers, and baked goods, and food of all kinds. The Sweet Shop is going to stay open and it should be a...
August 19, 2005 - 2:06pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
White, pink, blue, and green were among a few of the colors children were able to choose from, as they fit their feet with cushiony kicks.

The 17th annual lace up for kids was held today at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center in Zanesville.

The United Way, Wendy's restaurants, and the WHIZ Media Group sponsored this years lace up bringing school aged children and teens to the center for a free sneaker-shopping spree.

"We just have an army of volunteers...
August 19, 2005 - 1:53pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A new kind of worm does more than invade your crops; it can work its way through your computer, deleting any valuable information you have stored.

If you are a frequent user of e-mail or instant messenger, your pc is a primary target for a computer worm.

The most recent worms that have just been discovered this month can have a deadly effect on Microsoft programs.

"If you don't have a reliable back-up your data is permanently gone, that happens way to often in...
August 18, 2005 - 4:48pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Ohio State Auditor, Betty Montgomery stopped by the WHIZ studios today to discuss her opinion of Taft’s conviction.

Montgomery says today is a sad day for Governor Taft, his family and for the state of Ohio, however she commented that only he can decide whether he is still capable to lead the state of Ohio.

Montgomery says that her chances for seeking the title of Governor in the future will not be effected by her comments regarding Taft.

"I think that Governor...
August 18, 2005 - 3:41pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Where can you find the young, the old, county officials, businessmen and women and agricultural experts all together in one day.... the Muskingum County Fair.

People of all ages come to the Muskingum County Fair year after year to experience the fun and excitement the fair has to offer.

One local resident says he and his wife enjoy the fair just as much as their son does.

"My little one will be 2 in September so this is a place for us to get out and have a...
August 18, 2005 - 3:31pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
There might be a new building in store for one local organization as the Muskingum County Commissioners passed a motion in their favor today.

After the original owner's of McDonalds, Ray and Joan Kroc, contributed approximately 1.5 billion dollars to the salvation army nationwide, local salvation army officials are working hard to receive some of these well deserved funds.

Over the past several weeks the local Salvation Army has prepared an application for the major grant...
August 17, 2005 - 4:21pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
While thousands of Muskingum County residents and visitors are flocking to one major summertime event there is certainly one thing they don't have to worry about...their safety.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is working full time to make sure the safety of fair goers is not an issue at this year’s event.

"There’s always someone here 24-hours a day especially from 3pm to 12am we have 17 officers working in different areas," says Sheriff Bob Stephenson.
August 17, 2005 - 1:34pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
As students across the nation are gearing up for another school year, locally one university is offering anyone eligible the chance to sign up for a free course.

Ohio University Zanesville Director of Student Services Monica Jones says in order to apply all you have to do is answer three important questions, and if you’re eligible, you can take a free class.

“Those three important questions are have you graduated from high school before 2000? Do you have less than a 4 year...
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