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March 1, 2006 - 8:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It was a big day in court Wednesday for a Guernsey County couple convicted on charges of child endangerment.


William and Andrea Brink of Buffalo both entered no contest pleas to the charges in court. According to Prosecutor Dan Padden, the charges relate to the May 2005 death of Charles Brink, the couple's nephew.


Padden says Mr. and Mrs. Brink failed to protect the child from the injuries caused by Christopher Fancher.


Fancher is currently...
March 1, 2006 - 8:13pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Two area men were indicted by a Guernsey County Grand Jury late last week on drug charges.


According to Prosecutor Dan Padden, 23-year-old Corey Cobb is charged with possession of crack cocaine with a specification, possession of drugs with a specification, escape and theft.


Padden says the charges stem from an incident that occurred on February 9th of this year when Cobb who is also a Cambridge resident, was apprehended by police after being on the run for two...
March 1, 2006 - 8:01pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local residence was raided Wednesday morning by drug detectives with the Zanesville Police Department.


According to detective Steve Jones with the ZPD, around nine a.m. drug officers entered the home at 551 Matthews Street in Zanesville where they found crack, and drug paraphenalia.


Jones says three people were inside the home at the time of the bust, one person was arrested he's identified as 54-year-old Jesse Coleman of Zanesville. Coleman is charged with...
March 1, 2006 - 7:34pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville School Board is currently meeting with Zanesville Education Association representatives and a federal mediator in a last ditch effort to come up with some type of contract settlement.

Teachers have parked their lawn chairs outside of the City School Administration Building in Downtown Zanesville to await a final word.

Those present today said they’re tired of the situation hope it will end with a settlement.

“We’re very sorry and sad that this...
March 1, 2006 - 7:22pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s a special day for Catholics and other Christians today. It’s Ash Wednesday, and ash is placed on the foreheads of people around the world on this special day.

This day marks the start of the Lenten season, and it’s an ancient custom.

“The ashes are an old biblical sign of fasting, of penance, of conversion,” says Father Jordan McConway, O.P. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting that starts off the 40 days of Lent. Modern...
March 1, 2006 - 4:28pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has named a principal for the newly formed Bishop Fenwick School in Zanesville.

It’s Mary Walsh of New Jersey. Walsh holds two master’s degrees, one in educational administration and supervision and one in speech arts and educational theater.

Bishop Fenwick School was formed by the consolidation of St. Thomas and St. Nicholas in response to declining student populations at both schools.

A reception is being planned for...
March 1, 2006 - 2:00pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The dress, the tux, the ring, planning a wedding can get pretty expensive, but WHIZ along with a number of other sponsors are bringing back, “Worry Free Wedding”.

With the success of last year’s wedding, sponsors like Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers are excited for another year. “We are looking for couples that are not necessarily the most debt worthy but most enthusiastic couple, but that the judges feel they have a great personality.”

This year viewers and listeners will be...
March 1, 2006 - 1:54pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A hometown university is trying to make its mark with area educators, while showcasing all they have to offer.

Ohio University-Zanesville held their 11th Annual Educators Luncheon to familiarize area teachers, guidance counselors and principals with the opportunities OUZ has to offer.

According to Chris Shaw, Public Relations for OUZ, “We do this to welcome educators in the community to our campus and let them see the great things that Ohio University has to offer for...
March 1, 2006 - 1:52pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Nutrition is a struggle for most people, so with March being National Nutrition Month it is the perfect time to remember to take care of yourself.

Mayor Zwelling proclaimed that Zanesville will not only participate in nutrition month but also he challenges the community to take an active role in their health.

Jennifer Hiestand represented the Muskingum County Health Department and says with so many fast food options in Zanesville, it is difficult to keep healthy. “The...
March 1, 2006 - 5:37am
7 years 6 weeks ago
In the second part of this local series, I will continue to look at the problem with teen drug use in Muskingum County. This part focuses on how the county is helping to turn the statistics around for the future of kids in our region.

Suzanne Wiles is a Prevention Specialist with the Muskingum County Schools. She says she sees kids struggle and make poor choices on a daily basis.

“The biggest reason we see children engage in choices that harm them is because they’re...
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