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November 4, 2004 - 3:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Veterans day is one week from today and this year you can send a special message to a soldier telling them how much you appreciate their service.

The WHIZ Radio Stations and WHIZnews.com are teaming up to bring thoughts and prayers to your favorite soldier via the Internet.
Everyone is encouraged to meet at the American Legion this Thursday to send out messages to loved ones.

Director of interactive media, Justin Davy will be onsite to help post notes and...
November 4, 2004 - 3:05pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Air and Radio Control Club paid a visit to our WHIZ Studios today, showing off their highflying model airplanes.

Pilot Bill Bangert says these planes fly as high as 2,000 ft. and can do flips, rolls and figure eights.

Bangert says flying model airplanes is a great hobby for someone at any age.

You can see model planes at a swap meet this Saturday at the Good Samaritan Gym
9am -1pm.
November 4, 2004 - 11:45am
6 years 24 weeks ago
One local issue that depends on provisional ballots is the Franklin School District Levy.

The levy passed on Tuesday night by a slim margin of only nine votes…and with the large number of ballots left to count, it could go either way.

Superintendent David Branch says he hopes to know by Thanksgiving, “The term I’d like to use as to how we feel is ‘cautiously optimistic.’ We know we’re ahead by nine votes, but we know in Muskingum county there’s 871 provisional votes, and...
November 4, 2004 - 11:37am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Many people think the elections are over…but there are still provisional ballots all around the state that could inevitably change the outcome of some issues.

I talked with Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Martha Thomas, to find out just how many ballots are left in our area.

According to Thomas, “Muskingum County has a total of 871 provisional ballots, which after 12 o’clock today we are permitted to begin processing these and verifying then with other...
November 3, 2004 - 11:53pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A local man who allegedly robbed the Duke and Dutchess store on Maple Avenue last month appeared in Judge Mark Fleegle's Court today.

Porsecutor Workman states that the alleged suspect, 35-year-old Henry J. Newkirk of Zanesville entered a not guilty plea for the two charges he is facing.

He's charged with one count of aggravated robbery and one count of theft.

Investigators say the defendant claimed to have a knife when he robbed the Duke and Dutchess on October...
November 3, 2004 - 11:47pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The man who allegedly set fire to a local church appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court today.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 30-year-old Troy L. Hyson of Zanesville entered a not guilty plea in front of Judge Mark C. Fleegle.

Hyson has been charged with one count of arson, one count of breaking and entering and one count of possessing criminal tools.

Hyson allegedly set fire to the Union Baptist Church on 8th Street on...
November 3, 2004 - 6:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Talking with local residents, we received reaction to President Bush’s win.

Kyle Jones says he voted for Bush.
“Bush started this war and I guess I picked him because I knew he would finish it out, if you’re wining a baseball game you can’t change pitchers in the middle of the game, and I guess that’s how I decided.

Other residents said moral issues including abortion and same-sex marriage were key issues with Bush winning the election.
November 3, 2004 - 6:24pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
One of the biggest local races in Muskingum County Tuesday night centered on Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

And Kelly Cottrill defeated Howard Zwelling for the position.
Zwelling stood on a platform of experience. Cottrill says his stand on tough crime put him over the top with voters because people in the community want to feel safe.

Cottrill says he’s encouraged and excited to start his new position in this county.
Ohio Common Pleas Judges serve a...
November 3, 2004 - 3:19pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
When was the last time you recycled? Well the Muskingum County office of recycling is reminding you of the importance of this vital program.

Program Administer Joyce Gibbs says there are many items you can recycle in 7 different categories.

Gibbs says, “We accept plastic, glass, cardboard, magazines, paper and just anything else that can be recycled.”

There are warehouses scattered throughout the county to make it easier for you to bring your recyclables and...
November 3, 2004 - 3:12pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Although we’re not even a week past Halloween, the annual Christmas parade in South Zanesville is rapidly approaching.

This year’s parade is on Sunday November 21t. Parade Chairman Dee Dee Dodson says this year will be even better than year’s past.

“It’s going to be bigger and better because bigger corporations bigger businesses, but it can be the smallest business it could be an independent you don’t even have to be a business you can just want to have a great time,”...
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