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July 21, 2004 - 3:36pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The fatal side of the war in Iraq is again being felt in Muskingum County.

A Marine from Zanesville dies this week from injuries he received during enemy action in Iraq.

The U-S Defense Department made the announcement today.

Marine Corporal Todd J- Godwin died yesterday from shrapnel wounds to his face after a bomb exploded while he was conducting combat operations. Godwin was 21 years old.

Whiz news talked with Godwin’s father, Bill, who says...
July 21, 2004 - 2:14pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Starting September 1st, Robinson Paving Company will be paving 21 streets in our city, totaling 11 ½ miles. The project should be completed by mid November.

NO PARKING signs will be posted the night before paving. Several streets will be closed as well, only for a short time. The streets that will be paved:

Abbey Place, Bailey St, Ball St., Central Ave, Commissioner St, Grant St, Hall Ave, Headley Ave, Hickory Ave, Liberty St, Lincoln St, Luck Ave, Maple Ave. (McIntire...
July 21, 2004 - 12:04pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
If you’re in the need of a cuddly companion, how about finding that new friend at the Animal Shelter Society in Zanesville.

Executive Director Gary Graham says the Shelter takes in over 7300 pets a year, but during the Spring and Summer months there is always a huge influx of cats. While in the Fall months there is a larger influx of dogs and puppies.

“Dogs come into heat twice a year, normally they come in early Spring, early Fall, then they have their litters,” said...
July 21, 2004 - 7:05am
6 years 12 weeks ago
Mental health advocates say the man accused in the Columbus-area highway shootings could be an example of someone who could have been helped by a legal tool that is hardly used.

Ohio and 41 other states have laws allowing courts to order people with severe mental illness into outpatient counseling or treatment if they refuse to comply on their own.

But many judges are reluctant to use the power, and some say the laws violate the patient’s rights.

Charles McCoy...
July 20, 2004 - 9:52pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
One person is medflighted after a one-car, pin-in accident on North River Road Tuesday afternoon.

Trooper Jeff Fowler, Jr. of the Zanesville State Highway Patrol says a total of four people were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital following the accident, which occurred at about 5:00 p.m.

Fowler says the driver, 19-year-old Amanda Gross of Reynoldsburg, was medflighted to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. The conditions of 3-year-old Joseph Robbins, 44-year-old Sandra...
July 20, 2004 - 2:39pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
There’s a change in the leadership of Zanesville’s two rotary clubs.

The noon service club’s new President is Scott Peterson.

He says his new role has him very enthusiastic about the club and working with members in both the local and international chapters.

As President, his duties and responsibilities include overseeing all the committees and helping with upcoming projects.

The daybreak rotary club also recently elected Gary Hamilton as its new...
July 20, 2004 - 2:30pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The war against prostitution in downtown Zanesville is now in high gear. The Zanesville downtown association along with the police department is working together to crack down on the problem.

In a recent board meeting, the downtown association decided to take an active approach at eliminating prostitution downtown.

Dana Matz, manager of the downtown association says, “We’ve had several businesses complain it affects their business so with that we’ve met with officials...
July 20, 2004 - 12:58pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Another new business has popped up in downtown Zanesville and it’s brought a little bit of Seattle, WA with it.

Owner of Zeattle Coffee, Sarah and Franklin Bates opened up shop just one week ago and so far they’re very pleased with the response they’re getting from the local community.

With the addition of 15 new businesses in the past two years, Downtown Association Members have the vision of making Zanesville’s downtown more attractive to tourists as well as the locals....
July 19, 2004 - 8:04pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Monday, July 19, 2004 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of 58-year-old Donna Weaver in her business, Weaver’s Cycle Shop.

On July 19, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. Zanesville Police Officers responded to a call at the business that Donna Weaver had been found bludgeoned to death in the rear of her store. It’s taken a year, but police now think they’re close to filing charges against their suspect.

Detective Ric Roush says the reason the investigation has taken so long is...
July 19, 2004 - 6:38pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The octagon mounds in Newark are most known for the golf course that sits upon them, but local Native Americans are finding it difficult to pray on their native land with the current restrictions to the public.

For many Americans Monday is a typical work day, but for Native Americans living in our area, it’s your one and only day to pray at your sacred ground.

Barbara Crandell, a member of the Native American Alliance says, “If you wanted to go to your church and pray, I’m...
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