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March 1, 2006 - 4:28pm
7 years 7 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
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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
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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 7 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 7 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...
February 28, 2006 - 6:00pm
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One historic figure has made his way back to Downtown Zanesville, in the form of a bronze statue.

This life-size statue of Karl Kappes arrived today outside of the Muskingum County Welcome Center; and it’s an important part of Zanesville’s pottery heritage.

“Karl Kappes was a Zanesville native, who, after studying abroad in Germany and Paris, was an artist for the Weller Pottery Company,” says Dana Matz with the Zanesville Downtown Association. “We thought with the...
February 28, 2006 - 4:59pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Both sides say they are optimistic, but ultimately the fate of the Zanesville City School District will be decided today.

The Zanesville Education Association, the school board and a federal mediator will meet Wednesday in what both groups are hoping will be the final meeting.

President of the ZEA Carol Corns says after months of talks she is ready for this all to be over.

“We have been working on this for almost a year. The board and I have worked close...
February 28, 2006 - 4:45pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
After two weeks of raising money, today kids at Westview Elementary got a chance to raise their heart rates.

Today was the 8th annual Jump For Heart.

More than just raising money for the American Heart Association, the kids also got a lesson in keeping their own hearts healthy.

Physical Education Teacher Larry McCoy says, “At the end, the kids get to have a little bit of fun. They get to come to gym class and take part in jump rope or hoops for heart to help...
February 28, 2006 - 3:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville Highway Patrol is investigating a plane crash.

It happened Monday afternoon just after 3:00 at the Zanesville Municipal Airport.

Troopers say 61-year-old Charles Reaves of Wichita Falls, Texas was attempting to take off in a Cessna twin engine private plane when he experienced engine failure.

The pilot tried to land back on the runway…but went off the end onto the grass overrun. The left and right landing gear folded up and the right propeller...
February 28, 2006 - 11:58am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s not only history in the making for Zanesville but also for Black History Month, as a black female is now in a Supervisor position in the Y-City.

Kathy Singer, just named Superintendent of Parks and Cemeteries, has worked for the city since 1980.

Mayor Zwelling says her loyalty and knowledge of the area made her the perfect candidate.

Butch Zwelling, Zanesville Mayor says, “Just last week, she rose to the position of Superintendent of Parks and Cemeteries,...
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