Local News

November 5, 2004 - 3:21pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Senator John Edwards, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The type of cancer is called invasive ductal cancer, the most common type of cancer. Michele Hankinson, RN-BSN Genesis Health Source says, “About 80% of women usually get this breast cancer. It starts in the milk passage or duct of the breast. The cancer cells break through the wall of the duct or spread into the breast tissue.”

Mrs. Edwards found the lump in her breast while on a...
November 5, 2004 - 2:52pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
An early morning fire destroyed the home of two Zanesville families.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the blaze but the homeowners, Pat and Ray Fluharty, lost nearly everything they had. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross responded to the scene at four this morning. Apparently, the fire on Rock Road started in a utility room.

Red Cross Executive Director Dan Hartman says, “The home was a total loss. We had two families in a structure that went up so quickly that there were still a...
November 5, 2004 - 12:02pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s starting to get cold outside, and what better way to get warm than to cuddle with the furry animal in our featured “Pet of the Week.”

This week we are featuring a red lab from the Muskingum County Animal Shelter. Tech Vet Jack Nichols tells us about our puppy up for adoption.

“She’s a female, she’s 3 months old. She was a stray, unfortunately we have a lot of strays at the night drop-off because people don’t want to take the responsibility to care for them.”
November 5, 2004 - 12:01pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Next Thursday is Veterans Day and what better way to honor the heroes of our country than with a parade.

Secrest Auditorium will be hosting the event tomorrow and parade chairman Bud Johnson says this year there are 108 units involved in the celebration. He explains what made this year so different.

“Well, a lot of it is because we’re communicating with people in this town and they love it. This is a great town to be in, they’ll support anything. And our theme this year...
November 5, 2004 - 10:29am
6 years 24 weeks ago
An early morning fire in Zanesville has left two area families homeless.

It happened around 4:00 a.m. at 701 Rock Road.

Zanesville and South Zanesville Fire Fighters were called to the scene of the blaze that apparently started in a utility room.

We’re told everyone got out safely, although some of the family members did report suffering from smoke inhalation.

The home is owned by Pat and Ray Flutharty. They lived there with their son’s family....
November 5, 2004 - 7:42am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Troopers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol are still investigating the cause of a fatal accident last night.

According to Trooper Melanie Wyatt, the accident occurred around six o’clock Thursday evening on State Route 93 near the intersection of Edwards Road.

The driver, 74-year-old Charles McCauley of Zanesville, struck a tree head on causing injury to himself and killing his wife and passenger, 61-year-old Lillie McCauley.

The driver was...
November 4, 2004 - 3:33pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Nearly 200 ladies showed their support for the Salvation Army and their Youth Services and attended the Holiday Tea and Style Show this afternoon.

Reservations were 20 dollars apiece. Big appetites and bigger hats were required. Ladies tasted several gourmet teas and feasted on appetizers. Local models showed off trends from J.C. Penny and Trendy Trunk.

Organizer Joyce Krouskoupf says they do this every year to help our area children. All proceeds from today’s event...
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...
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