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October 26, 2004 - 4:14pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation plays a major role in the battle of crime in the Buckeye state.

John Monce was the guest speaker today at the Zanesville Rotary club and says the latest crime tools are helping investigators tremendously in solving crimes in the state of Ohio.

Monce says, “Extremely valuable the ability to have DNA profiles in index are searchable a lot recently solved 202 crimes that without DNA would not have been solved.”

The two main...
October 26, 2004 - 3:46pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again where deer are taking over our county—literally. And this year there are even more to worry about.

It only takes a second to hit a deer and between the months of September and December, they’re everywhere.

Sergeant Clark Felix with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says, “This month alone we’ve handled 50 it’s getting got be that time of year, the deer are more prominent out there they’re starting to run more so this month and...
October 26, 2004 - 11:29am
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you get a letter in the mail with a Christmas Seal asking for a donation, don't be surprised.

That's because the Muskingum Respiratory Care Association mailed over 10,000 letters today. The mailing is part of their annual Yule Time Seal Campaign. And to help get all the letters in the mail, the West Muskingum Key Club help out as well.

All the money raised will go to the Muskingum Respiratory Care Association. Many of the funds that are raised will also help support...
October 26, 2004 - 10:37am
6 years 12 weeks ago
An update on a story brought to you exclusively by WHIZ. The condemned house on the corner of Sheridan and Linden Avenue was finally demolished early this morning.

After only two hours, a huge pile of debris was all that remained. Ryan Wisecarver, operator for Russell and James Contractors, says the house needed to come down.

“It was definitely in bad shape, it was definitely needing demolished. It had an awful smell to it, ungodly. It was getting bad and needed to be...
October 25, 2004 - 8:45pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
“Beggar’s Night” or “Trick or Treat” was a hot topic at the Zanesville City Council meeting this evening.

Councilman Dan Vincent says the resolution they passed designates one night for Trick or Treaters that he says eliminates confusion.

“We passed it to put it all on one night so we didn’t have different neighborhoods doing trick or treat on different nights so this way everyone can pay close attention when they’re out driving around during the evening.”

The...
October 25, 2004 - 8:37pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Longaberger company needs your help! We all know about the problems they have encountered already, so in an effort to keep the company alive, they are asking for your support this Friday at Bryan Place.

They are hosting a basket party and everyone is encouraged to attend.

A Longaberger branch leader says, “We have a basket maker demonstrating on site from 11-8 it will be open from that time the special guests will be here from 5-7 and we’re open to take your orders.”...
October 25, 2004 - 5:58pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The Dresden library now has a brand new piece of eye candy.

The Muskingum County Library System announced the winner of their sculpture contest and Alan Cottrill’s piece won.

He says young children reading was his inspiration for creating this sculpture.

Cottrill says, “I was the school board President back in Washington PA until last December and I haunted the Muskingum County library as a kid so it’s a special place for me and I think kids should be reading a...
October 25, 2004 - 5:30pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
It's nearly a week away from Election Day and the heat is on for the 9th District State Board of Education.

Three candidates are running for this position. Several weeks ago, WHIZ News caught up with two of those candidates at the Candidate Forum in Zanesville. David Daubenmire did not attend the event.

However we did talk to William Moore and Jennifer Stewart. Stewart currently represents the 9th District and says she wants to provide access to educational opportunities...
October 25, 2004 - 5:24pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Now is the time of year when we usually see more leaves on the ground---and if you need to clear them out of your yard, the city of Zanesville is here to help.

Starting Monday, the city will pick up leaves in residential areas. Mayor Jack Fenton is asking you to make sure to rake the leaves to the curb or to the edge of the street--just don't leave them in the street.

If you would like to bag your leaves, the Sanitation Division will pick them up on your regular trash day...
October 25, 2004 - 5:20pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you've been confused about provisional ballots, this should clear things up.

The ruling is final---in order to vote in Ohio, you must go to your correct precinct where you are registered. This is something that Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has been saying all along.

Finally the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a previous ruling. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Martha Thomas says the rules are the same as before.

"The voters need to...
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