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January 21, 2004 - 3:18pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says it’s in the second day of its search for a missing person.

Chief Deputy Wes Elson says Clark Balaj has not been seen since last Thursday.

His car was discovered by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office abandoned.

Elson say it’s thought that Balaj, who may have health problems, may have walked into Muskingum County.

Law enforcement officers on Tuesday searched from the air in a plane and helicopter and today are...
January 20, 2004 - 11:16pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
It’s a big day in court for a former Muskingum College student convicted of killing her newborn baby.

Jennifer Bryant appears before Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Howard Zwelling for an early release hearing on Wednesday. Back on June 2nd, Bryant was sentenced to three years on an involuntary manslaughter charge, one year on a child endangering charge, and six months on an abuse of a corpse charge.

At the time of her sentencing, Judge Zwelling told Whiz News...
January 20, 2004 - 11:05pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing person. According to Sheriff Thomas Jenkins, that person is 80-year-old Louis Huck, of McConnelsville. Mr. Huck was last seen on Sunday, January 18th. His vehicle, a 2002 pewter-colored Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck is also missing.

Whiz News has also learned from Sheriff Jenkins that his office and the Marietta Post of the State Highway Patrol are investigating a single vehicle accident where an unknown vehicle slid...
January 20, 2004 - 7:34pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Many Americans started the New Year out with going on a diet or at least thought about it, and if you are one of the many who has not figured out which diet to go on you might want to read up.

WHIZ asked a local expert about the two most popular diets: The South Beach and The Atkins.

Dietician Sharon Graff-Harrison says that both diets demand a lot from a dieter.

Unlike the Atkins diet, the South beach diet includes carbs and high fiber.

January 20, 2004 - 7:29pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Many are worried about mad cow disease; it’s mad plenty of headlines recently.

Last Month it killed one person in the US, but what is being done to prevent the disease from spreading further?

Mark Mechling, an Extension Agent for Muskingum County says since then there has been a lot of screening done and the good news is that there are no new cases.

However there is still one problem that remains, our trade beef exports with other countries has gone down.
January 20, 2004 - 7:25pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
While flu cases at least in our area are decreasing, in some other nations there is a new

kind of flu to worry about.

So far, 13 people have died from a new strain of influenza called the Bird Flu that comes

from chickens.

Vicki Whitacre Director of the Muskingum County Health Department says the chickens

that are affected by the flu are not being used for poultry in this country. The reason the

flu has killed so many people...
January 20, 2004 - 7:21pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
If you are looking for something to do this winter to get out of the cold, go to the Business Expo at The Colony Square Mall.

Tom Poorman, President of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says January is the perfect time of year for the Expo because of slow business.

This year the Expo is featuring more than 30 businesses.

The Business Expo is on January 23rd and 24th from 10-9 PM.
January 20, 2004 - 7:18pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
A fire in South Zanesville leaves one family without a home tonight.

The fire happened early this afternoon on Coopermille Road.

The south Zanesville Fire Department was the first to report to the scene.

At this time investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.

No one was inside the home when it set fire.
January 20, 2004 - 6:57pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
What do Nascar and the Democratic primaries have in common? Well actually more than you would think.

Mike King, Chairman of the Licking County Democratic Party compares the Democratic primary season to Nascar, saying there are a lot of key races, but it’s a long season so anything can happen.

King says, “This is a long season what we just had in Iowa was a bash and this is really a marathon so we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.”

John Kerry who...
January 20, 2004 - 6:45pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Thanks to the quick response by the Zanesville police department a man who apparently fled from officers was arrested and taken into custody this afternoon.

According to Sgt. Bob McDonald of the ZPD at about 2:45 pm the suspect stole a vehicle from the Country Fair shopping center on Maple Avenue.

McDonald says, “officers located at Maple and Adair then initiated pursuit when the driver refused to stop and pull over. They followed pursuit right on in the interstate...
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