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June 15, 2005 - 11:09am
6 years 35 weeks ago
If you are trying to watch Whiz T-V and you cannot get our signal, the problem is not likely in your set.

Whiz T-V is currently experiencing transmitter problems.

We are actually operating two transmitters – one analog and the other digital. The analog transmitter is being fixed.

If you normally watch Whiz T-V on cable you should be ok. But if you watch us over the air you are not able to receive our signal.

Our engineers are working on the problem...
June 15, 2005 - 9:56am
6 years 35 weeks ago
We have the latest developments in a high-speed chase that sent one local officer to the hospital last night. We spoke with the Zanesville Police Chief this morning to find out all the latest details.

Chief Lambes says that 27-year-old Timothy Ignasiak Junior, of Cambridge, was the driver of the car that led officers on a high-speed chase yesterday around 6 p.m.

Lambes says Ignasiak was attempting to return an air conditioner that he had stolen from Wal-Mart, when store...
June 14, 2005 - 7:57pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local police officer, briefly hospitalized after an accident involving a high speed chase is back to work.

A little before six Tuesday evening, the pursuit of a suspect began on foot at Wal-Mart on Maple Avenue after a Cambridge man allegedly shoplifted from the store.

The chase began as the suspect fled from officers. Before he could be apprehended he hopped into a light colored vehicle and sped up Maple Avenue, avoiding stop spikes and other methods used by officers....
June 14, 2005 - 4:33pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A former Zanesville City Council President admits she’s guilty of theft.

Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith says Joanne Winland entered a plea of guilty to charges that she stole money from Universal Credit Consulting Services over a two year span.

She officially entered the plea to one count of aggravated theft, a third degree felony.

The state accepted her guilty plea and recommended community control and restitution of 150,000 dollars.
June 14, 2005 - 2:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft today announced his appointment for Muskingum County Court.

Taft says that Eric Martin has been appointed to the court for a term that starts August 9th, 2005.

Martin will replace Kelly Cottrill who was elected to the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

Martin is an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office, criminal division.

Martin is from Nashport.
June 14, 2005 - 2:18pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
While national statistics show domestic violence is on a steady decline, local officials say its still a big problem in our area.

Janie Malloy is the director of the Reponse organization which is designed to help local victims.

She says they are very busy and the number of abuse cases is growing.

“It is an ongoing problem. Our courts are packed, we’re as busy as ever so I’m glad to hear nationally the rates are going down for domestic violence that’s very...
June 14, 2005 - 2:04pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Today our country honors a national symbol ..the American flag.

Across the states, flag raising ceremonies were held to observe the holiday.

American veterans, and members of the local VFW, along with representatives from the boy scouts and girl scouts participated in the commemoration at the Colony Square Mall.

“There are so many things you can think of when you look at the flag. To me sometimes it brings tears to my eyes. I just get all goosed up it just...
June 14, 2005 - 1:52pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Seventh and eighth grade girls are being treated like “stars” this week as they participate in the 2nd Annual S.T.A.R.S Summer Institute.

Cindy Brandi, co-director of the program, has been a middle school teacher for twelve years. She says this is an important age for their development.

“I think that girls at this age are at a crossroads where their self esteem can either be boosted and they can therefore reach goals/dreams or they kinds of get lost in the shuffle,”...
June 14, 2005 - 1:47pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
There’s a major development in an old murder case that happened in New Concord in 1984.

The United State Supreme Court has overturned the 6th Circuit Court in the shooting death of Mary Jane Stout of New Concord.

This week the high court overturned a decision by the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that had set aside the murder conviction of John David Stumpf.

Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro says the Supreme Court recognized that Stumpf’s guilty...
June 14, 2005 - 9:38am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Summertime means many kids will be outside playing, whether riding their bikes or just crossing the street, it's important to teach them how to be safe around town, which is the purpose of the widely known program titled “Safety Town.”

One local church is hosting the program right here in Zanesville on behalf of the Carr Center. Jenny Sampson is the Youth Services Coordinator; she says you’d be surprised at how much the kids really remember after spending a week at Safety Town....
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