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January 25, 2006 - 4:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
While unemployment is up in our area and many companies are choosing to export jobs, the Muskingum County Port Authority is trying to bring jobs home.

At their meeting today, the Port Authority talked business development in the area. And although there are several projects in the works, Executive Director Jerry Nolder could only discuss a few details.

"One project would bring 60 jobs to the area, the other project could mean a little over 100 by 2010. So it's...
January 25, 2006 - 4:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Break out your bowling shoes and brush up on your skills. There's a chance to bowl for a good cause.

Bowl For Kids' Sake helps raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville.

Local business representatives gathered today to talk aobut how to rally up a team for the event. Some say fellow employees get pretty competitive, but in the end it's still about helping the kids.

"It's important to help them in school and after school as well,...
January 25, 2006 - 4:28pm
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If you never got the chance to run for the king or queen of a dance in your day, you may have another chance.

The Center for Seniors in Zanesville is hosting a Sweetheart Dance on February 17th at 5:30 pm. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

"We will be having a live band and we'll also crown the King and Queen for Valentine's Day. We're also planning some other fun events for that night," said Rosemary Sherfy of the Center for Seniors.
January 25, 2006 - 1:03pm
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A community event is getting ready to sell some unique items to raise money for the community.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is having its 21st annual Groundhog Day Fundraiser.

Executive Director David Mitzel says the event has been a success in the past and he expects the same this year.

Last year Mitzel says they raised more than 50 thousand dollars for charity.

The foundation raises money from people in the community and then turns...
January 25, 2006 - 12:43pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
You could call it a life saving device with a 30 minute recovery rate.

The Muskingum County Sheriffs Department has implemented Project Lifesaver, a combination of radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team.

Officers say the technology is a way for loved ones to find the elderly or children that wander because of a condition.

Captain Mark Ross says it is a search and rescue device that the sheriff’s office has adopted in...
January 25, 2006 - 10:52am
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Despite skepticism within his own party, Congressman Bob Ney has announced he’s running for re-election.

The republican remains popular in his vast rural district, even after a lobbyist guilty plea identified Ney as the central figure in a scheme to bribe members of Congress.

Ney says he’s ready to fight in what he expects will be a “vigorous” campaign.

He plans to hold his first campaign event tomorrow.

Ney’s supporters have been unfazed by Ohio...
January 24, 2006 - 11:18pm
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A former Zanesville Mayor is slowly recovering after being admitted into a local hospital late last week.

Hospital Officials at Good Samaritan report that Jack Fenton was admitted Thursday night and is still being treated at this time.

WHIZ contacted the Fenton family and spoke with the former Mayor's son, Michael Fenton who says "he is currently in stable condition and resting at this time."

No further details on why Fenton was hospitalized or...
January 24, 2006 - 7:33pm
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If you have trouble losing weight, you may soon have access to a weight control drug that is now sold only by prescription.

Recently an FDA advisory board recommended putting the weight-control medication, Xenical, on the shelves for non-prescription usage.

If the FDA follows the recommendation, Xenical will go by a new name, Alli, but will work the same way.

“This drug works completely in the intestines,” says Rod Stickrath, director of...
January 24, 2006 - 7:26pm
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If you find yourself down-in-the dumps this time or year, you’re not alone.

A British psychologist calculated that today, January 24, is the most depressing day of the year, for a number of reasons

Late January is the time for high Holiday bills, cold weather and short days. This is enough to give most people the winter blues.

“It’s because of the season basically,” says Kathy Jutson, Social and Behavioral Specialist at Bethesda Hospital. “A...
January 24, 2006 - 5:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
State officials say beware of letters or phone calls from an organization calling itself the “Department of unclaimed funds.”

It’s a scam.

The so-called organization is telling Ohioans that they have unclaimed funds waiting to be claimed and asks for a credit card number to charge 80 dollars to receive a claim form.

The organization also has asked for copies of driver’s licenses and social security cards.

The Ohio Department of Commerce says...
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