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November 16, 2005 - 9:54am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Kroger is bracing for a strike by 10,000 unionized employees at 82 central Ohio stores if last-ditch negotiations don’t produce an agreement on a new contract.

That includes stores in Zanesville, Newark, Health and Lancaster.

Talks with local 1059 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union are to continue today heading into tomorrow’s deadline.

The old contract expires November 5th but the agreement was extended until 2:00 p.m. tomorrow.

November 15, 2005 - 5:33pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Area residents stopped by Family Video this afternoon to give the gift of life, and to support the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross set up shop in the store’s parking lot, hoping to attract donors.

Stacy Fleming was one of those who stopped by today. She says this is her fifth time donating.

Fleming says she hopes with the upcoming holiday season approaching, everyone takes the time to donate. “I think it’s really critical. It’s getting...
November 15, 2005 - 5:24pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
An area video director has taken a stand against tobacco.

Al Taylor, who has produced videos on bullying, has just released a new project, entitled "Addie's Album", hoping to encourage children not to smoke.

It tells the story of one student who creates a scrapbook of photographs encouraging others to stay away from tobacco.

According to Taylor, it gives a reason to refrain from smoking, in an easy to understand way. “The kids learning experience through film...
November 15, 2005 - 5:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Questions regarding the future of one area park are being answered tonight.

WHIZ News had received a tip regarding a rumor that the city of Zanesville planned to shut down the skate park located off of Linden Avenue.

The rumors began after city officials changed the locks on the main gate to the park. According to public service director, Mike Simms, the locks were changed to protect the safety of the skaters. “It is always locked because we don’t want vehicles in there...
November 15, 2005 - 2:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Zanesville man gets four years in prison for beating his pregnant girlfriend and causing her to lose their unborn child.

In September, a jury convicted 22-year-old Stephan Marshall of involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors said he slapped cookie Lee Nicholson, knocked her to the floor, picked her up and threw her down again, then kicked her several times.

She was 15 weeks pregnant at the time of the assault on News Year’s day of last year. She miscarried...
November 15, 2005 - 1:14pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
High school can be intimidating when you’re only 13 years old, so local school officials are trying to ease the transition for middle schoolers in the area.

Bishop Rosecrans High School held and open house today to familiarize younger students with the school. One Rosecrans teacher, Catherine Laplante says this is one of a series of activities they are offering to the students.

“We invite them and give them free tickets to our sporting events, to our dramas and this year...
November 15, 2005 - 1:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
This Friday, you can gear up for the Ohio State vs. Michigan game and support a good cause at the same time at the Buckeye Pep Rally. All the proceeds are going to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville.

Beth Chapman, Pep Rally Co-chair says this is a great way to give to the community.

“There’s a lot of things that this office does to place kids that need a helping hand, that need some mentorship, that need guidance. And that money goes locally.”

November 14, 2005 - 5:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
One area restaurant is honoring those who serve our country.

The Golden Corral has decided to offer a free meal to all area veterans, thanking them for all their hard work, and protecting our freedoms.

According to district owner, Shannon White, the company enjoys giving back to those who sacrificed so much. “We get a lot of thanks from the veterans. But it’s not about them thanking us, it’s about us thanking them.”

According to White, it’s not only the...
November 14, 2005 - 4:42pm
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A new walk-in clinic in South Zanesville opens its doors to customers tomorrow.

Muskingum Pediatrics walk-in clinic held its ribbon cutting this afternoon.

Located in the Maysville Market Center, the office is opening after a demand from patients at the north end location. “The area needs a specialty pediatric practice for a long time and some of my patients, mothers mainly, were asking me when I was going to move to the South Zanesville area,” said Dr. Othello Repuyan...
November 14, 2005 - 3:57pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
It’s Ohio State/Michigan week…and if you want to be part of the annual blood battle…you can here in Zanesville on Tuesday.

A special Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Family Video on Maple Avenue.

Every presenting donor tomorrow will receive an “I blood scarlet and gray” lapel pin with a chance to win an autographed O-S-U football.

The blood drive starts at 12 noon and runs until 6 p.m.
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