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November 26, 2004 - 1:13pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
What do you get when you mix Seattle coffee lovers with Zanesville? Zeattle coffee of course!

Sarah and Franklin Bates met over 4 years ago over a cup of joe in Seattle Washington, and have since aspired to open their own place. But why coffee in Zanesville?

Franklin Bates explains, “It’s hard to find a good cup of coffee, this makes it easier, having my own shop.”

But it was no easy feat getting them off the street and into the Armory on Elberon Ave.
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November 26, 2004 - 12:58am
6 years 12 weeks ago
A Newark family is spending their Thanksgiving holiday praying for their loved one who is serving overseas in Iraq.

WHIZ's Courtney Coleman sat down with the family to learn more about their efforts to send love and support to members of the military, and why they are encouraging others to do the same.

To learn more about soldier support, click on the View Video link.
November 25, 2004 - 12:39pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Christ’s Table was ready to set places for over 250 people today, assuring that everyone got a good meal on Thanksgiving.

Executive Director Gretchen Sayre says she didn’t mind working today because she has so many things to be thankful for.

“Well, I’m thankful we’re able to keep our doors open, and it’s a blessing to us that we’re able to serve so many people, we’re thankful we can help those in need.”

Sayre says they were lucky to have so many volunteers from...
November 25, 2004 - 11:20am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Many people will be traveling home to Zanesville this Thanksgiving weekend to feast with family and friends.


Manager of Downtown Association Dana Matz says use this time to tour the Y-city. It’s a great time for out of town family and friends to experience all downtown has to offer.


Zanesville is known for some of the best antique shops around and since Friday is the biggest shopping day of the whole year, get into the holiday spirit and go hunting for...
November 25, 2004 - 12:54am
6 years 12 weeks ago
It took a Perry County Jury today only 3 1/2 hours to return a verdict of guilty for two area men who were charged in the February deaths of two Crooksville High School graduates.

Twenty-five-year-old Jason Barron and 20-year-old Larry Wilson, both of Corning, were convicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Jenna Mumford and Jena Snider were killed at the intersection of Ohio 13 and Township Road 312 in Perry County as their car was hit by Wilson's first,...
November 24, 2004 - 7:48pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
A local man is now in custody after being arrested for the attempted rape of a minor at a south side residence on Tuesday.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the ZPD, 30-year-old Jeffrey C. Hampton of Zanesville has been charged with one count of attempted rape, and one count of kidnapping. The incident involved a 15-year-old girl.

Hampton's case will be presented to The Muskingum County Grand Jury next week.
November 24, 2004 - 7:44pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The man accused in the fatal shooting incident last week that killed one man and seriously wounded another was indicted today by a Muskingum County Grand Jury.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, 19-year-old Matthew P. McIntyre of Zanesville, is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification, murder with a firearm specification, attempted murder with a firearm specification, felonious assault with a firearm specification, and...
November 24, 2004 - 3:16pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Monday night the Zanesville City Council approved the temporary budget for 2005, and some city departments are experiencing cuts.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says although their overall budget increased they had to make some major cutbacks in key areas.

“The cuts that we have to make are in our operating budget which is for things like equipment, training, fuel, tires, maintenance of the vehicles, and upkeep on the stations,” says Lacy.

It’s up to the...
November 24, 2004 - 12:53pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Food pantry’s are constantly in need of donations, especially during the holiday season. But one local organization says they have been exceptionally lucky this year.

On average, the Eastside Community Ministry feeds 10 families a day, during the holidays that jumps to 15.

They have already given over 350 families food for Thanksgiving, and Executive Director Jack McClelland says people in the community have since been very helpful.

“Since then, we’ve had...
November 24, 2004 - 12:44pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Today is Wes Elson’s last day on the force…Muskingum County’s Chief Deputy is hanging up his hat and retiring.

Elson has been working for the Sheriff’s Department for 27 years. He says there comes a time when you need to focus on other things in life.

“It’s a pretty demanding job and it’s time that I give a little bit back to my family that the job has taken away… I’ve already been given my honey do list, so I’d say for the next couple of months at least, I’ll be working...
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