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May 9, 2005 - 3:17pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
This is National Nursing Home Week and that means healthcare facilities across the country are celebrating the accomplishments of their care centers.

Locally, Mayor Jack Fenton recognized the Autumn Healthcare staff today for their improvements in the quality of care they provide local residents. Judy Moore, Director of Operations, says the Ohio Department of Health recently surveyed the facility and gave them high marks on their improvements.

“So we’re very proud of that...
May 9, 2005 - 11:13am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Last week, Mayor Jack Fenton announced his resignation. Now, the Democratic Party has only a few weeks to find a replacement.

The Democratic committee is currently in the process of interviewing prospective candidates. According to Democratic Committee Chairman, Darrell Lear, “We’re going to see what their plans are for the city, what direction they would like to see the city go, and their political views are important as well.”

In total, five people are running for the...
May 9, 2005 - 10:56am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is known to have some serious traffic, especially during rush hour. And with a surge of traffic and a surge in the population, comes more car accidents.

In the year 2004, there were over 2,000 accidents reported within the city limits, and a lot of those happen in the same areas of town.

Monday night, tune into the WHIZ news at 6 p.m. for Part One of a special series on the most dangerous intersections in Zanesville.

And Tuesday night,...
May 9, 2005 - 10:39am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Driving is a key to independence, and as we age, sometimes our ability to drive safely changes. For that reason, the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is hosting a “Mature Driving” seminar this Wednesday.

Drivers over the age of 65 are the second largest group of drivers involved in the most fatal car accidents, just behind those under the age of 25.

Lt. Donley says it is important to discuss with drivers how to deal if they can no longer get behind the wheel....
May 9, 2005 - 10:30am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Officials with the State Highway Patrol are investigating a three-car accident in Zanesville this morning that sent two people to the hospital.

Around 10 a.m., officials with the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol responded to an accident at the intersection of Millers Lane and State Route 146.

Sergeant Clark Felix was on the scene and explains how the crash occurred. “As you can see, the maroon Oldsmobile Alero was northbound on Millers Lane and it appears it...
May 8, 2005 - 7:04pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
This is the time of year that college students across the United States prepare to receive the one piece of paper key to their professional careers.

But for one local student who has already retired from a professional career he has other intentions for his diploma.

Just yesterday Dean Reed was a seventy-four year old senior at Muskingum College, but today he can proudly say he is officially a college graduate.

Reed did things a little bit differently than most...
May 8, 2005 - 3:29pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Hundreds of people waited in long lines today to treat mom to a great meal, while helping a good cause.

Today marks the annual Washington Township mother’s day chicken Bar-B-Q. This event helps the firefighters pay for ongoing expenses like equipment and training.

People began lining up around 9:30 this morning, because once the chicken is gone; it’s gone.

According to Dave Kries, the Washington Township Fire Chief, “We’re cooking about 1,500 halves of chicken...
May 8, 2005 - 3:15pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
With the sudden jump in temperature, gardeners are suddenly frantic to get their gardens in full bloom.

Hundreds of garden enthusiasts ready to get their green thumbs busy came out to Wilson’s Lawn Center today, to browse, shop and to see what’s new.

Whether you need a last minute gift for mom, or something for yourself, you can probably find it a Wilson’s. According to Sharon Richards, Wilson’s retail manager. “There’s gift cards for mom, hanging baskets, planters, and...
May 7, 2005 - 10:56am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Fallen officers may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.

Today, the Fraternal Order of Police honored those fallen officers at a special ceremony at Zanesville Lodge #83.

More than forty officers and their families paid their respects during today’s annual event. Sheriff Bob Stephenson acknowledged today’s turnout. “I’m glad to see so many people here. I think it’s nice that people do remember. That’s one of those things that I’ve always wanted people to...
May 7, 2005 - 10:48am
6 years 25 weeks ago
It was a beautiful day to ring in the annual farmers market.

More than fifty vendors were on hand today to sell hundreds of items, including, flowers, baked goods, crafts and produce.

And for all the procrastinators out there who haven’t purchased a present for mom yet; the farmer’s market can help you give mom a gift she’ll treasure. According to Betty Tolliver, the market manager, “ Of course there are a lot of flowers. We have mother’s day cakes inside, and they can...
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