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July 23, 2004 - 4:56pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The race for President is going to make a stop in Zanesville.

Whiz News has learned that presumptive democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards will be in Zanesville next Saturday July 31st.

There will actually be two stops in Ohio for the Kerry campaign on this trip, the other is Bowling Green.

Muskingum County Democratic Party Chairman Darrel Lear says Kerry’s campaign team was recently in Zanesville checking out locations...
July 23, 2004 - 4:26pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is announcing ten new employees to their staff. The 10 new hires will be working at the brand new work release building on Adamsville Rd.

The new hires will serve as resident monitors for the non-violent offenders staying at the facility. Sheriff Stephenson says these new workers are currently going through an intense training period before starting their new positions.

The resident monitors will be unarmed, because the building...
July 23, 2004 - 4:14pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol reminds cyclists that even though they are permitted to ride on county and township roads, they must be no more than 3 feet from the edge of the roadway.

Sergeant Forshey of the State Highway Patrol says we have been fortunate this summer with the low amount of accidents, saying cyclists have been obedient of laws, and biking where they know its safe.

Sgt. Forshey adds cyclists are never permitted on the interstate and never allowed to ride in...
July 23, 2004 - 4:07pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The South East Transit or Z-Bus is asking the county for funding for new buses.

New Interim director Bob Reddish met with the commissioners this week asking for help to pay for new buses and a van equipped with handicap capabilities.

The system operates with 80% federal funds and 10% percent state funds and is now asking county to make up the rest.

The commissioners say they know how important the transit is and they have taken the matter into advisement...
July 23, 2004 - 1:37pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
A good education is important for all children, but a new study is saying the State needs to beef up support for children in foster care to prevent future problems.

You’ve heard the old story before: kid goes to foster care, kids ends up running away and living on the streets. Well a new study out is saying State agencies need to do more to make sure children in foster care succeed in school to prevent these situations from becoming a reality.

The Knowledge-Works...
July 22, 2004 - 9:36pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
Former Democratic rivals Dennis Kucinich announced Thursday that he is endorsing Senator John Kerry for President.

The Ohio congressman says he is throwing his support behind the Kerry-Edwards tickets to unite the Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, Kucinich is pledging to enlist the tens of thousands of volunteers who helped the Kucinich Campaign towards electing Senator Kerry.
July 22, 2004 - 6:28pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority takes a major hit. The Muskingum County Commissioners issued a press release stating they are not legally allowed to fire or hire anyone on the Port Authority Board.

So they came to the decision to hold funding for this year, saying it will serve as a probationary period for Exec. Dir. Larry Merry and give the opportunity to prove corrections that have been made. The Commissioners say the Port Authority has significant cash reserves...
July 22, 2004 - 2:32pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
The U-S House has sent a clear message today that it won’t back down efforts to postpone this year’s Presidential elections due to terrorist threats or attacks.

Lawmakers voted 419-to-2 in support of a Congressional resolution from St. Clairsville republican Bob Ney that says no one will be given the authority top postpone such elections.

Unlike a bill, a House resolution is not binding and doesn’t have the force of law.

It merely expresses the sentiment of...
July 22, 2004 - 2:28pm
6 years 11 weeks ago
21-year-old Marine Corporal Todd Justin Godwin of Zanesville was stationed at Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina and then was deployed to Iraq, where he was killed Tuesday from combat operations.

According to Godwin’s family, Todd wanted to be a soldier since he was a toddler; he loved being a marine. They say he was a comedian, always making everyone laugh. Todd was described as hardworking, and a person who never complained.

He was extremely active and held 2 black belts in...
July 22, 2004 - 11:29am
6 years 11 weeks ago
The U.S. Department of Justice made the announcement on Wednesday; Marine Corporal Todd Godwin had died from shrapnel wounds to his face after a bomb exploded during combat operations.

So we decided to get some local reaction to the death of this local soldier.

Godwin’s family and friends as well as the rest of the community are mourning the loss of this young man.

“I just think it’s a shame,” said Gus Alexander, a Zanesville resident.

“It’s very...
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