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March 6, 2004 - 1:46pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The rain didn’t stop people from thinking about gardening this spring.

An educational seminar about anything and everything that ahs to do with gardening was held today at OUZ.

There were several speakers talking about different gardening topics.

This was the first event of its kind. The Group hopes this will be come an annual event.
March 5, 2004 - 6:46pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Some famous former professional athletes will be traveling through the Zanesville area this weekend.

Former Bengals and Stealers players will be at the Colony Square Mall, to hang out with fans and sign autographs, at the sports cards and collectables show.

If you are a buckeye fan, you are in luck; there is plenty of Ohio State souvenirs to choose from as well as some interesting collectables.
The show runs through Sunday.
March 5, 2004 - 5:38pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Family and friends are asking for the public’s help for any information leading to who’s responsible for the burglary and assault of area businessman Ron Hall of Ron’s Auto Parts.

The incident took place last Saturday on Center Road near South Zanesville.

The family is hoping that by offering a $10,000 reward anyone who knows anything will speak up.

Hall was taken to Genesis Hospital where he was treated and released. He is now recovering, but has a vague memory...
March 5, 2004 - 5:37pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Cambridge couple arrested in Canada Thursday for a vicious child pornography case may now face charges in Ohio as well as Canada.

Thursday John Stoneman and Patricia Kelley were arrested after a tip about the couple’s car led officers to their location.

The pair is accused of raping a 4-year-old, severely handicapped girl all while video taping the entire thing for the Internet.

Guernsey County officers say this case is the worst they’ve ever seen.

March 5, 2004 - 3:27pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family services today released the January jobless rate and once again Morgan County leads the state with 22.4 percent unemployment.

Here’s how the rest of the counties in our area fare…Perry County’s jobless rate is 13.9 percent, Noble is at 11.6 percent, Coshocton and Guernsey Counties are at 10.9 percent. Then, it’s Muskingum County at 9.5 percent and the lowest rate in our area belongs to Licking County at 7 percent joblessness.

March 5, 2004 - 2:44pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Today the American Red Cross and the Golden Corral Restaurant teamed up to raise relief money for the victims of disasters.

The Golden Corral Celebrity Server Breakfast started at 9 a.m. and ended around 11 a.m. All tips raised during this two-hour event went towards local Red Cross projects.

This event is being held simultaneously in five areas Golden Corrals including New Boston. Kentucky and West Virginia.

The Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley...
March 4, 2004 - 10:54pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A sad story from the Licking County Sheriff’s Office. At about 12:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon, deputies responded to the home of Crystal Peebles at 587 Citation Drive in Pataskala.

Upon investigation 6-month-old Savannah Moss was found unresponsive. The infant was transported to Children’s Hospital in Columbus, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Bill and Nicole Moss, the parents have been notified. The case remains under investigation by the Licking County...
March 4, 2004 - 10:50pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
WHIZ News first brought you the story of two Guernsey County residents accused of raping a severely handicapped 4-year-old girl on tape last summer.

Thursday Ontario Provincial Police arrested that American couple.

The girl is blind, suffers from spinal bifida, seizures and other ailments that have left here unable to move or talk. She was under the woman’s care last summer in Kipling, southeast of Cambridge.

Patricia Ann Kelly, a former homecare nurse...
March 4, 2004 - 6:54pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Elected Muskingum County Officials met today lunch for their monthly meeting about important issues that arise in our community.

Human Resources Director Michelle Campbell says these monthly meetings help our county with the hiring process and job retention.

Campbell says she is in the process of
designing a website where the public can go and obtain information about career opportunities in Muskingum County.

The website will also include printable...
March 4, 2004 - 6:44pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners today opened bids for the New County Work Release Facility.

Contractors are hoping to work on the new County Sheriff’s Facility on Adamsville Road.
The building will serve as a work release center as well as be the county’s main evidence storage space.

With 21 contractors vying for the project, County Commissioner Ed Kenliy says the competition will be tough.

Commissioners predict the whole project should be completed by...
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