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October 29, 2004 - 1:00pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
A two-day conference at OUZ is celebrating the heritage and accomplishments of Appalachian women.

The program highlights women from 10 states and their achievements.

Homemade quilts from local Appalachian women are being showcased as well as book signings from featured authors.
This is the 6th year for the event.
October 29, 2004 - 10:57am
6 years 17 weeks ago
It’s that time again… time to turn back your clocks and gain one more hour on Saturday night, but that’s not the only thing you should remember to do this weekend.

It’s very important to check your smoke detectors twice a year and to replace the batteries. Zanesville Fire Chief, Dave Lacey, says they use time change as a reminder.

“In the Spring when you set your clocks forward and in the fall when you set them back, they just coordinated that to be a good time so...
October 28, 2004 - 5:04pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Community Foundation is announcing their 2004 Grant Distributions.
The largest amount of money was awarded to the Artist Colony of Zanesville.

$5,000 dollars will be used to promote local artists who have relocated and work in downtown Zanesville.

With these funds Mitzel says he hopes with publicity to continue to establish downtown Zanesville.

With these funds, Mitzel says he hopes with publicity to continue to establish...
October 28, 2004 - 2:04pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Our coverage continues with more comments from our local candidates running for Muskingum County Commissioner.

Candidates talked about important issues Wednesday night on our WHIZ Forum here in our studios. Moderator George Hiotis asked questions to candidates Jerry Lavy and Brian Hill, the two candidates running for the second County Commissioners seat.

Jerry Lavy noted the Port Authority needs a new direction and perhaps new directors and a fresh outlook to...
October 28, 2004 - 2:00pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Zanesville High School has more to celebrate on Friday than their weekly football game…. It’s the 40th anniversary of their stadium.

The stadium was dedicated to John D. Sulsberger on November 13, 1964.

A 1963 grad of Zanesville High, Sulsberger went on to receive a 4-year scholarship for Ohio State University from legendary football coach Woody Hayes. …But before he could play, he lost the battle to cancer.

Athletic Director of Zanesville High, Dave Bell,...
October 28, 2004 - 1:51pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, 44% of American adults do not read even one book a year.

Local students and teachers from the ABLE program and James Madison joined together for a literacy parade today in hopes to start area kids off on the right foot.

Literacy Coordinator for the Zanesville City Schools, Vicky French, says it is very important to start reading at a young age. “What we’re trying to do is develop a love of reading and to read for enjoyment because...
October 28, 2004 - 1:45pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
There is nothing small about small businesses…. That was the topic today at a Bush-Cheney event in Zanesville.

Hector Barreto, administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, came to speak about the present and future of small businesses in our area.

Barreto says that over 90% of jobs in our area come from small businesses and this year is historic, “this year we’ll do more loans for small businesses than at any time in 51 years, we’re going to facilitate around...
October 27, 2004 - 4:45pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
With Halloween only a few days away, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter is banning black cat adoptions for the rest of October.

The Shelter says in the past black cats have been abused or even sacrificed this time of the year due to Halloween superstitions.

Executive Director Gary Graham says unless you have adopted from the shelter in the past, there will be no adoptions in the next week.

Humane officials are also warning cat owners to keep a close...
October 27, 2004 - 3:14pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Although the real Presidential debates are over, students at the Mideast Ohio Vocational School held their own debate today, battling back and forth on some of the key issues that define this election.

Whether they sat on the left or on the right, these students were fired up about their respective candidates and the issues.

Deborah Wesner who is a teacher at the school says, “It’s so hard for kids out there because they’re bombarded with all the negative campaign ads so...
October 27, 2004 - 12:51pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Attention farmers: Would you like to take advantage of some extra cash from the government?

The Secretary of Agriculture announced on Monday she’s projecting a 40 cents counter-cyclical payment for corn.

What that means is farmers are eligible for a 35% advance on that.

Bill Huston, Director from the Farm Service Agency says “The problem is we only have until Friday to do it and a lot of farmers when you signed up probably didn’t mark the box saying they wanted...
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