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November 3, 2004 - 1:08am
6 years 25 weeks ago
For the County Commissioner Race whose term begins on January 2nd, Democrat Rick Shriver beat out Mike Oliver and John Thompson. Shriver won with 2,088 votes. Oliver came in 2nd with a little over 2,000 votes. Thompson received 14,001 votes.

For the other county commissioner seat, Republican Dean Cain beat Rebecca Clawson by more than 1,000 votes.

Republican Kaye Tatman won for Morgan County Treasurer over Shirley Bellville.

For the Clerk of Courts Race, Mary...
November 3, 2004 - 1:01am
6 years 25 weeks ago
There were some big wins in Perry County last night in the County Commissioner Races. Thad Cooperrider, a Republican was the victor with 6,476 votes over John Taylor and Tom Shafer for the seat that begins its term 01/02/05.

Democrat Charles Van Horn stole the other seat with 5,865 votes over Michael Heavener and Fred Shriner.

For auditor it was very close, there may even be a recount, as Republican Larry Householder edged out Democrat Bill Crane with 7,422 votes....
November 2, 2004 - 4:10pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Some Zanesville voters may have been unable to get to their precinct today.

Voters called to complain after realizing one of the entrances to precinct 4-B was blocked. Public Service Director Mike Sims says, "We had a temporary closure in front of the building. It left some people unsure of the area how to get there."

Apparently the city's water replacement project along Kane Street blocked one of the entrances to the poll at the Civic League Community Center. Sims says...
November 2, 2004 - 3:57pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Local republican and democratic headquarters in Muskingum County are working up to the last minute.

Dean Young is volunteering at the Bush-Cheney headquarters today for the first time-ever. "It's really encouraging to me hearing the number of people supporting Bush," says Young.

Young even dressed up for the occasion, but not in the typical Election Day fashion. "I wore black and white because there are Kerry supporters in our office. The choice is clear, either black or...
November 2, 2004 - 1:11pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
November 2nd is finally here…and with all the talk leading up to today’s election, it’s hard to tell what to expect at the polls.

I talked with local voters after they cast their ballots…here’s who they voted for:

“Yes, I voted for Bush,” Wendy Staker says.

“I voted for John Kerry,” says Dustin Kreis, a student at OUZ.

“I voted for John Kerry,” Tami Paul says.

“Bush,” says Patricia Roelofs.

Those voting say that no matter whom...
November 2, 2004 - 7:13am
6 years 25 weeks ago
Important information regarding Morgan County voters this morning, the phones are down at the Board of Elections.

Morgan County Elections Director Nancy Robison, says they are not sure how long the phones will be down for.

Anyone with questions is asked to call (740) 350-7351 and/or (740) 607-1902.

Whiz news will bring you more information as it becomes available.
November 1, 2004 - 5:50pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Tomorrow’s election could be one for the history books with an expected record turnout by voters.

Martha Thomas, Executive Director of the Muskingum County Board of Elections reminds voters to show up early.

“The polls open at 6:30 am November 2nd for election day and they’re open all day until 7:30 pm so there’s a lot of time in there to get down here to the polls and vote,” says Thomas.

Thomas adds this year’s election day will be slightly different because...
November 1, 2004 - 5:45pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A very big announcement was made today regarding a gift for the Muskingum County Community Foundation.

Executive Director Dave Mitzel says this big gift couldn’t have come from a more humble person—Emmitt France.

“It was a gift from a gentleman who was very quiet, lived a quiet life on a farm, it was announced by two of his nephews Lloyd and Tim France and it was a gift of $922,000 to the foundation,” says Mitzel.

The announcement was made at the 2nd annual...
November 1, 2004 - 5:40pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Most of the 650 workers furloughed by the Longaberger Company for six weeks will return to work one week earlier than planned.

The nation’s largest handmade basket-maker said in September that it would furlough 650 workers at its Frazeysburg plant for about six weeks to reduce surplus inventory.

The furlough began October 4th. About 70 workers came back today and all but 26 of the others will return a week from today.

The rest will be back by November 15th...
November 1, 2004 - 5:39pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The election is just one day away and as you can imagine candidates are doing everything they can in the last hours of the campaign. In Zanesville today volunteers had a special visitor to help them get the word out.

At the Kerry Edwards headquarters today it was all about the volunteers especially with a visit from Mrs. Edwards herself who came to rally the troops and thank all the volunteers for their support.

“We can not let up not a single moment. Everything looks...
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