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June 15, 2004 - 2:16pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Early Monday a tornado touched down near the Licking County Community of Brownsville. No major injuries were reported but it could have been a lot worse.

So we decided to talk to our local fire department to get tips on how to protect you and your family in the event a tornado is more than just a touchdown.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says occurrences like this a re very common. He says because of the hilly nature of our landscape tornadoes tend to skip around. In...
June 15, 2004 - 2:08pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
You know it’s been on your to do list for a long time, but it’s more important than ever to put together a first aid kit for you home and car while traveling.

Doctor James Kelley an Emergency Room physician at Genesis-Bethesda says you should keep many essential things.

“Bandages of various types, variety of sizes, special shapes for joints and knuckles and dressing and gauze,” said Kelley.

In addition you should have plenty of cleansing materials like iodine...
June 15, 2004 - 9:54am
5 years 47 weeks ago
A woman is recovering today from injuries she suffered Monday night after being hit by a passing motorist at a busy Zanesville intersection.

According to officers with the Zanesville Police Department, around 9:30pm, a pick-up truck driven by 32-year-old Gregory Bennett of Zanesville, was stopped at the light at Underwood. When he attempted to turn, 55-year-old Diane Burkard of Missouri, ran out into the street and was hit by the vehicle.

She obtained visible injuries and...
June 15, 2004 - 9:50am
5 years 46 weeks ago
After a foot pursuit overnight, the individual thought to be involved with a Monday evening shooting incident, has been apprehended for questioning.

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office reports that a shooting occurred at 5pm at a Barn at 8800 Sixteenth Road in Amanda Township.

Sheriff Dave Phalen says that the victim is 47-year-old Randall Miller, who was the current Board of Education President for Amanda Clearcreek School District, and also the Democratic Candidate...
June 14, 2004 - 10:38pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The Fairfield Sheriff’s Office reports a homicide case Monday night.

According to dispatchers as of 10:00 p.m. Monday evening, officers were searching for a 19-year-old male suspect, believed to be linked to the killing of another person.

As of news time, there was now information available about the victim.

WHIZ did learn that the homicide occurred at 5:00 p.m. late Monday afternoon, and that law enforcement officers are on foot searching for the suspect in...
June 14, 2004 - 10:34pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
He was in jail on two robbery charges and one theft charge when he attempted to escape from the Muskingum County Jail. And now 25-year-old Jeremy Garber of Zanesville plead guilty to a total of five counts.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman. While in jail on the first three charges, Garber and a co-defendant attempted to dig a tunnel in the wall and floor of the County Jail. Last week he plead not guilty to one count of escape and one count vandalism,...
June 14, 2004 - 8:30pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A brief tornado touchdown caused downed trees and powerlines near Brownsville in SE Licking county late Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down around 12:15am Sunday night-Monday morning in the SE corner of the county.

The tornado skipped along a 2 mile path and was determined to be about 75 yards wide. It was rated an F1 on the Fujita scale(F0-F5, F5 being the strongest) with winds from 73-112 mph.

A strong line of...
June 14, 2004 - 5:45pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A big announcement from the Mayor Jack Fenton’s office.

It’s taken two years, but a new shopping center has plans to make Zanesville it’s new home.

The first phase of the project will have around 20 –25 open spaces for stores and restaurants.

Senior Director of Shopping Center Development for the Zaremba Group Steve Trowbridge says, “the project is expected to generate several thousand jobs and should open the first phase in the fall of 2005.”

June 14, 2004 - 3:55pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
A new treatment program begins this week for people with eating disorders.

Muskingum Behavioral Health is offering the program to both adults and adolescents. There are several sessions relating to the different types of eating disorders.

Executive Director Steve Carrel says, “We have programs for folks with anorexia, bulimia as well as compulsive over eaters.”

There is room still available for anyone who would like more information about eating disorders....
June 14, 2004 - 3:52pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
All across our nation we celebrate Flag Day. And one of the biggest producers of flags in the world is Annin flag makers right here in Coshocton.

State representative Jim Aslinides says for the past ten years patriotism has been rising in this country. He also adds freedom isn’t free which is why it’s important to understand and celebrate Flag Day.

Currently across the nation flags are flying half-staff for former President Ronald Reagan. And Annin plant manager Rick...
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