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July 2, 2004 - 3:35pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
A Zanesville man wanted for having 25 pounds of marijuana in May of 2003 failed to appear at his court hearing recently and now a bench warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Kevin Sands.

If a person with a bench warrant has fled to another area then the county they are wanted in, that person is then entered into a nationwide systems that contains information about their arrest.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Muskingum County Sheriff’...
July 2, 2004 - 3:34pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
She may be little, but 4-year-old Hannah Moody is fighting and may win her battle with cancer.

After almost a year of different treatments, chemo and even having her left kidney removed, Hannah may finally hear the words she been waiting to hear.

While Hannah is battling cancer, her cousin who is away at war in Iraq has had many soldiers from there and Afghanistan send Hannah a letter of their own.

Hannah’s mom, Connie Moody says, “it’s wonderful. They say...
July 2, 2004 - 10:59am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Independence Day is only two days away and the Zanesville Highway Patrol is bracing themselves for the biggest and most dangerous driving holiday of the year.

Sgt. Michael Forshey says there will be a lot more patrol cars out on the highways. They’re hoping motorists see the cruisers and slow down.

“The aim for this weekend as far as any holiday weekend we’re looking towards removing the aggressive driver off the roadway or at least slowing them down,” said Sgt. Forshey...
July 2, 2004 - 7:37am
5 years 51 weeks ago
A man left a quadriplegic after a Meijer security guard broke his neck has died at his New Albany home.

Leroy Spangler Junior was 70. He became a quadriplegic in 1990. Spangler had gone to Meijer store to buy some batteries and two guards confronted him.

When he tried to leave, one slammed his face to the concrete floor.

Spangler’s wife had died five years before his injury. After it, two of his sons dropped out of college to care for him.

They...
July 1, 2004 - 9:58pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Area teens can have a chance to meet new friends this summer and have a great time. The Muskingum Famliy Y is holding Teen Night every Thursday night through the summer.

Teens can swim, play basketball, tennis and volleyball. Teen Night lasts from 7-10 pm. The cost is only 3 dollars per person.
July 1, 2004 - 1:33pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
There’s a new addition to the WHIZ website that will make getting all of your local news a lot easier.

WHIZ Web Developer Justin Davy says the internet newsletter is a compilation of the last 24 hours worth of news stories, including sports and weather, sent directly to the registered person’s e-mail.

“We’re also using it to send out different promotions and different prizes,” said Davy.

WHIZ decided to start this newsletter because of interest from our web-...
July 1, 2004 - 1:24pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
It’s every little girl’s dream to be queen of the festival, and this high school student is adjusting well to her queenly duties.

Quaker City resident Hannah Miller is the Queen of the Ohio Hills Folk Festival and it’s not all fun and game. It’s also a lot of hard work.

“I’m just queen of the festival and do things during the festival and I have to travel to at least 20 other festivals around Ohio for a year,” said Miller.

Miller says she has a five-dress...
July 1, 2004 - 1:08pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The summer holiday season is here and the Muskingum Valley Red Cross wants to remind you that donations drop dramatically this time of year.

Executive Director Dan Hartman says it’s even more critical to have a sufficient blood supply for Independence Day.

“Especially the Fourth of July holiday. We’re seriously in need of donations and then going into a holiday people are thinking about other things which is fine, but this is a terrible time with all the accidents a lot...
July 1, 2004 - 1:00pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department’s got a new look, well their cruisers did.

The Police Department has made a major purchase to make visibility of their cruisers better.

They have added new lights to their marked vehicles.

“We have been looking for a while and we are going from the old fashioned mechanical rotating lights to an L.E.D light bar which flashes individually,” said Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes.

Lambes says the new lights are brighter...
July 1, 2004 - 8:36am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The open shelter in downtown Columbus closes today after 20 years in operation, leaving nearly 100 homeless men without a roof over their heads.

Ironically, a desire by open shelter officials to concentrate on helping homeless men downtown led to its demise.

Four years ago, they backed out of a deal with the community shelter board, which oversees local shelters, to move to the North side of the city.

Following that decision, the shelter lost a third of its...
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