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December 1, 2005 - 5:22pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners listened to bids today for the Coopermill Rd Sewer Project.

After receiving several bids from area firms, the Commissioners listened to bids from four this afternoon.

The project comes after several conversations with the Health Department. “This will provide sewer services to homes that would be close to the city near the fairgrounds going out on Coopermill Rd, a certain distance away from Potts Lane and a couple of side streets...
December 1, 2005 - 5:21pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The holidays are just a few weeks away, and the post office is beginning to see an increase in traffic.

To ensure your letters and packages are delivered before Christmas, the post office recommends sending mail no later than these date.

December 5: Priority mail gift packages and APO and FPO 093.
December 10: All other APO and FPO along with Parcel Post Service.
December 20: Priority Packages within the US

“We want to remind people that you can...
December 1, 2005 - 11:49am
7 years 6 weeks ago
For troops overseas, the holiday spirit and coming home for the holidays is just a thought.

But now you can bring the holidays to them. All you have to do is visit www.whiznews.com and click on the “Home for the Holidays” link. Then you can submit the troop’s email address and they’ll get a link to watch the Home for the Holidays show right on the net. Coordinator Danny Maxwell says last year was a great success.

“A lot of families heard from their loved ones that are...
December 1, 2005 - 9:16am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A Buckeye Lake man accused of prostituting his daughter, who is now 13 years old, is in jail.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office says the girl told authorities that her dad's friends would pick her up and take her away for sex.

Authorities are withholding the man's name to protect the girl's identity.

The 46-year-old dad is charged with one count of rape, and detectives say he may have sexually abused the girl.

He appeared in a Licking County court...
November 30, 2005 - 10:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
There are more than 9,400 licensed dogs in Muskingum County, and State Law required every dog over 3-months old to have a license.

Starting tomorrow the 2006 dog licenses will go on sale. However, County Auditor, Anita Adams, says this year you’ll pay a little more to tag your pet.

“The commissioners, this past August passed resolution to increase the price of a regular dog license from $8 to $10, and a kennel license has been increased from $40 to $50,” says Adams....
November 30, 2005 - 10:32pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted a local man for a series of sexual assaults that he allegedly committed on a family member under 10-years old.

33-year old Chad Kullman of Zanesville is behind bars on several counts.

“He was indicted on four counts of Rape and one count of gross sexual imposition,” says Detective Sergeant Ric Roush of the Zanesville Police Department. “And this indictment stems from a number of incidents.”

Detective Roush says the...
November 30, 2005 - 10:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Tonight at the Muskingum County Welcome Center, WHIZ-TV, in conjunction with the Sylvan Learning Center, and Stiegler Chiropractic announced the winners of the Watch Shop and Win contest.

Coconis Furniture donated the Grand Prize, and the winner was ecstatic.

“We donated a total room makeover, which is a $3,000 gift certificate for the person that won, to come down and pick out $3,000 worth of free furniture from Coconis Furniture,” says President of Coconis Furniture...
November 30, 2005 - 10:17pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Downtown Zanesville was aglow with holiday cheer tonight, as hundreds came to witness a “Miracle on Main Street.”

Carolers of all ages sang, and the Zanesville High School Band played, Christmas tunes as people gathered to witness the lighting of the Courthouse.

And the man who coordinated the lights, Zanesville Fire Fighter, Fred Buck, says it was a special evening all around.

“It’s kind of a joint thing with our Christmas lighting and the holiday tour, and...
November 30, 2005 - 6:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office thinks three area robberies may be linked. And one un-named person is in custody.

We first told you Tuesday about the robbery of the Subway Restaurant in Frazeysburg.

Two female suspects made off with an undetermined amount of cash. No weapon was involved.

Today sheriff’s detective say an attempted robbery earlier on Tuesday at the Speedway gas station on the Maysville Pike may have been pulled off by the same bandits....
November 30, 2005 - 3:43pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As a way to extend holiday cheer to the community, the Black Run Church of God in Nashport is having their second giveaway of the year.

All of the items are new and free to the public. And they have a little of everything.

“We have a lot of personal items, we have lipstick and fingernail polish, boots and shoes. We do have items that are great for Christmas,” said Program Director Wade Wetzel.

The Church Pastor says this program is a way to reach out to the...
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