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May 28, 2004 - 6:48am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A Northeast Ohio couple is searching for their escaped dinner.

David and Brenda Knepper were the proud owners of a Black Angus calf for about two minutes a week ago. Then their 500-dollar purchase ran off and jumped the electric fence surrounding their property in Canton Township outside of Canton.

They haven’t seen it since.

The couple had planned to raise the calf and butcher it in October to provide their food for the winter.

They’ve also taken...
May 27, 2004 - 9:52pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department announces a crack down on local prostitution.

According to Detective Steve Jones, three Zanesville women were arrested Thursday evening for soliciting between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Jones says two were taken into custody in the downtown Zanesville area, and one was arrested near Pine and West Main Street.

The women, ages 23, 37, and 45, are all currently locked up in the city jail awaiting Friday morning court appearances.
May 27, 2004 - 7:59pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The future of education looks bright in Zanesville. By 2008, 8 new schools will be built and one of them had their groundbreaking Thursday.

Governor Bob Taft and other state leaders came out to support the first dig. With shovels in hand, they officially broke ground at 3505 East Pike, soon to be East Elementary.

Taft said he wanted to make the trip to Zanesville to award a city that takes education seriously and is dedicated to building a bright future.

May 27, 2004 - 3:33pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
It was a big feeling of success for the United Way, as they wrapped up their annual operation feed campaign. The community wide food drive delivers critically needed food to the less fortunate in our area.

Everyone who contributed to the program had reason to celebrate this afternoon. The goal was to hit 100 tons of food, the amount it takes to keep pantries stocked for 4 months.
They went above that amount and collected 109 tons of food.

Operation Feed is divided...
May 27, 2004 - 3:26pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
A representative from Muskingum College was in Zanesville today asking the county commissioners for funding to support “The Invisible Child”.

It’s a program dedicated to overcoming the challenge of educating children in the heartland. Dr. Joy Cowdery of Muskingum College says there are a lot of programs for urban education, but when it comes to children living in rural poverty, the funds are lacking.

Cowdery says money is needed for a three day conference in September,...
May 27, 2004 - 1:25pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Some elementary school kids in our area got a flying lesson from local aviation expert Art Moose.

He talked to the kids about plane safety and the dynamics of flying.

A group of second grader from Duncan Falls Elementary screamed and laughed as their teacher Mrs. Fuller boarded the small three-seat airplane and took off for a ride around River Side Airport. Moose has been doing tours since 1982 and says it’s good to start the kids young.

Many of those children...
May 27, 2004 - 1:21pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
A Zanesville doctor got a prestigious national honor from his peers in medicine.

Doctor Sherman Katz, a Vascular Surgeon, was recently elected into the Society of Vascular Surgeons.

Katz says that there are only a few hundred members and he is the only one in the area that has ever gotten this honor.

Dr. Katz’s office performs vascular surgery as well as laser and cosmetic surgeries dealing with veins. He says that more people miss work due to vein disease than...
May 27, 2004 - 10:01am
6 years 4 weeks ago
You may recall when we told you that the merger of Unizan and Huntington banks
gained approved by stockholders.

Today comes word that two area bank branches will be closed as a result.

Whiz news has learned that the office in Duncan Falls in Muskingum County will shut down. Also, one office in Newark is slated to close.

No word on when that will happen or how many jobs will be affected.

In all 9 Unizan offices will close. The other 7 are...
May 27, 2004 - 8:23am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A judge in Cincinnati soundly scolded a woman who prosecutors say gave marijuana-filled brownies and wine coolers to her children.

Twenty-eight year old Melony Wikette was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday. The woman from Delhi Township Southwest of Cincinnati was convicted of endangering children, corrupting another with drugs and abusing harmful intoxicants.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Steve Martin told Wikette she breached the trust her children had...
May 26, 2004 - 9:39pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
18-year-old Ted Frame, Junior of Roseville pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count felonious assault.

Frame was arrested for his involvement in the attack of a 12-year-old Zanesville boy earlier this month.

On May 4th, Frame hit the boy repeatedly while the boy was on Ridge Avenue near Chapman Street. The boy suffered from minor injuries from the attack.

Frame is a senior at Maysville High School. His bond has been set at $25,000.
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