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February 16, 2005 - 2:51pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Homeowners, businesses and local governments affected by the December 22 to February 1st floods can now register for damage with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Jennifer Hiestand, a local EMA official says there is no deadline set right now, but encourages those who have damage to register for funding.

“They’ll be taking phone calls from 8am to 6pm 7 days a week until further notice,” says Hiestand.

FEMA officials will need to have as much information...
February 16, 2005 - 2:45pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
If you’re a homeowner and looking to spruce up your place, then you should definitely check out the Hearth and Home Show this weekend.

The show will be at the Colony Square Mall and anyone and everyone are welcome to attend.

Even Coordinator for WHIZ Media group, Jay Benson says there will be something there for everyone.

“We’ve got 75 booths filled up with people that are contractors, landscapers, floor man, doorman, window people, anything and every that would...
February 16, 2005 - 1:38pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
President Bush’s proposed budget cuts in farm subsidies and other agricultural programs aren’t sitting well with many farmers, especially here in the Buckeye State where many of the farmers campaigned for the president.

We spoke with Bill Huston from the local farm service agency to see how Southeastern Ohio is being affected.

Huston says those being impacted by these budget cuts are feeling a little betrayed by Bush. The goals of farm subsidies are to ensure that we...
February 16, 2005 - 1:29pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Schools with the zip code 43701 are in luck today as Dollar General is starting a new campaign in connection with RIF, which stands for “Reading is Fundamental.”

The Dollar General Distribution Center, here in Muskingum County, held a conference today with local school officials to announce their upcoming contributions. Manger Ron Dennis says they have always been interested in literacy, and what better way to get kids to read than to offer to buy them books.

“Over the...
February 16, 2005 - 3:30am
6 years 17 weeks ago
We continue our special series on "A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter" as Courtney Coleman brings us more of her exciting 24 hour experience with the Zanesville Fire Crew.

Tonight we go along on a school inspection, take a tour of the local fire stations, and ride with Courtney for her first trip 85 feet in the air in the station's "Tower #5" aerial ladder.

Click on video view for more!
February 16, 2005 - 3:22am
6 years 17 weeks ago
We go into work each day, never really taking the time to think about how what we do, impacts the lives of others.

What would it be like to do something else? Work in a completely different field, one that impacts the community?

Recently I decided I wanted to learn more about a group of people that have a very difficult, but important job that doesn't get much attention. Firefighters.

So to learn more about these brave, courageous guys, I spent 24 hours with...
February 16, 2005 - 3:09am
6 years 17 weeks ago
All this week on the WHIZ News at Six, we are featuring our special local series "A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter" as Courtney Coleman shares what she learned in her 24 hours spent at the Zanesville Fire House.

Click on video view to hear more!
February 15, 2005 - 7:28pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency today announced that President Bush is making funds available to help victims of this past year’s floods.

Today they announced that Muskingum County is one of 59 counties that’s receiving the special designation.

Local E-M-A official Judy Hatfield says they found out about the federal declaration today from the federal government and it means this area is eligible for disaster grants.

It stems from the weather...
February 15, 2005 - 6:45pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a house explosion.

It happened this morning at 10:00 a.m. at Buckeye Lake.

Sheriff Dave Phalen tells Whiz News that a burner and a tank consistent with the production of Crystal Meth were found in the house and garage.

Three men have been charged in the incident: 24-year-old Patrick Falvato of Lewis Center, Ohio.

He also suffered burns in the explosion.

23-year-old Randy...
February 15, 2005 - 1:44pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Newton Township Fire Station is honored to announce that MedFlight has arrived in White Cottage, though this is only temporary housing for the life-saving helicopter, it is in full commission and working hard for people in our region.

MedFlight 6 will be moving to Morgan County as soon as weather permits, and will be providing healthcare to Muskingum, Noble, Morgan, Perry and other surrounding counties. MedFlight Team Leader, Marilyn Hatem, says the crews have been busy even...
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