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October 29, 2004 - 10:38pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A drug bust was conducted earlier today by local authorities.

Officials describe it as another example of a positive shutdown of a local drug house.

The search and seizure occurred shortly before three o'clock today at 861 Lee Street in Zanesville, the residence of Brian K. Norris.

According to Detective Mike LeCocq with Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, deputies assisted by Special Response Team took four individuals into custody after the search of the home....
October 29, 2004 - 10:30pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Another basket party for the Longaberger Company brought community members out to support and of course buy baskets at Bryan Place this evening.

Employees and area residents are pushing to keep Longaberger on top, and promoting basket sales is their focus.

Even the mayor of Zanesville, Jack Fenton turned out to show his support, loyalty and appreciation to a company he believes has brought so much to the Y-City and The county as a whole.

This was Zanesville's...
October 29, 2004 - 4:08pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
On local woman dedicated to helping kids and education is receiving praise for all her hard work.

Anne Hoffer has been a school board member for ten years. She was recently nominated by her fellow board members for the “South East Region Outstanding School Board Member”.
Hoffer says she’s proud of all the

accomplishments she and her board have made and loves to see the students excel.
Hoffer has put in more than 400 volunteer hours in our district....
October 29, 2004 - 12:12pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Republican Party is gearing up and getting ready for the Vice President to make his appearance here in the Y-city.

1,300 people will be at the Hallowed Hills Auditorium on East Pike to hear Dick Cheney tomorrow afternoon. Cheney will speak around 3 o’clock.

There are still plenty of tickets available at the Bush/Cheney Headquarters, located at 47 North 4th Street downtown Zanesville. They will be passing out free tickets tonight until 9 o’clock.
October 29, 2004 - 12:00pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A two-day conference at OUZ is celebrating the heritage and accomplishments of Appalachian women.

The program highlights women from 10 states and their achievements.

Homemade quilts from local Appalachian women are being showcased as well as book signings from featured authors.
This is the 6th year for the event.
October 29, 2004 - 9:57am
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s that time again… time to turn back your clocks and gain one more hour on Saturday night, but that’s not the only thing you should remember to do this weekend.

It’s very important to check your smoke detectors twice a year and to replace the batteries. Zanesville Fire Chief, Dave Lacey, says they use time change as a reminder.

“In the Spring when you set your clocks forward and in the fall when you set them back, they just coordinated that to be a good time so...
October 28, 2004 - 4:04pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Community Foundation is announcing their 2004 Grant Distributions.
The largest amount of money was awarded to the Artist Colony of Zanesville.

$5,000 dollars will be used to promote local artists who have relocated and work in downtown Zanesville.

With these funds Mitzel says he hopes with publicity to continue to establish downtown Zanesville.

With these funds, Mitzel says he hopes with publicity to continue to establish...
October 28, 2004 - 1:04pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Our coverage continues with more comments from our local candidates running for Muskingum County Commissioner.

Candidates talked about important issues Wednesday night on our WHIZ Forum here in our studios. Moderator George Hiotis asked questions to candidates Jerry Lavy and Brian Hill, the two candidates running for the second County Commissioners seat.

Jerry Lavy noted the Port Authority needs a new direction and perhaps new directors and a fresh outlook to...
October 28, 2004 - 1:00pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Zanesville High School has more to celebrate on Friday than their weekly football game…. It’s the 40th anniversary of their stadium.

The stadium was dedicated to John D. Sulsberger on November 13, 1964.

A 1963 grad of Zanesville High, Sulsberger went on to receive a 4-year scholarship for Ohio State University from legendary football coach Woody Hayes. …But before he could play, he lost the battle to cancer.

Athletic Director of Zanesville High, Dave Bell,...
October 28, 2004 - 12:51pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, 44% of American adults do not read even one book a year.

Local students and teachers from the ABLE program and James Madison joined together for a literacy parade today in hopes to start area kids off on the right foot.

Literacy Coordinator for the Zanesville City Schools, Vicky French, says it is very important to start reading at a young age. “What we’re trying to do is develop a love of reading and to read for enjoyment because...
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