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April 4, 2004 - 12:42am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Local artists belonging to ZAAP, that’s Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, got another chance to display their artwork all over local city businesses tonight, including the Java House in Buchanan Square.

Art lovers young and old came out to get a glimpse of some of some of the most talented artists in our area.

ZAAP artwork was also displayed tonight at Bryans Interiors and Framing, The Ohio Education Credit Union, and Custom Frames.
April 3, 2004 - 3:07pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
There’s a new face in the Zanesville’s upcoming artist colony, Karen Shaw Honaker. This local artist has returned home to bring a little tourism and culture to downtown.

Honaker is a self-taught artist who was born in Zanesville, grew up in Florida and came to Ohio as teen and was resided in Ghanna.

Honaker describes her passion and her inspiration to be cowboys, horses and anything related to the western life.

Honaker has been painting with oils and water...
April 3, 2004 - 3:06pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
This morning at Salt Creek Beagle Club on Irish Ridge Road in Philo, friends and family gathered together to mourn the loss of Adam Hill and to raise money for the three-month old daughter he left behind.

Hill was killed on March 5th in Duncan Falls in a truck accident. His widow, Celenna Hill and others coordinated a benefit to help raise money for the care of his daughter Madilyn.

Friends and family describes Adam as being outgoing and always willing to lend a hand....
April 3, 2004 - 3:05pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Despite the weather, The Easter Egg Hunt at the Muskingum Family Y was still on. The only difference was they didn’t hide the eggs.

The Egg Hunt was almost cancelled, Roosevelt Middle School Advisor, Lisa Kaufman says she didn’t want to disappoint the children.

This is the second annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Muskingum Y. The event was for children ages 3 through 10. Over 1000 eggs, stuffed with Domino’s coupons and jellybeans were prepared for the hunt.
April 3, 2004 - 7:38am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A man, who said he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his girlfriend along Interstate 270, has been found guilty of murder.

Scott Copely of Columbus showed no emotion as a Franklin County Common Pleas jury handed down the verdict. Judge Richard Sheward sentenced the 25-year old Copely to 18 years to life in prison.

Copley has said 18-year old Jennifer Duncan shot him three times before he wrestled the gun away and shot her in the head along I-270.

April 3, 2004 - 12:36am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is searching Friday night for an armed robbery suspect.

According to Sgt. Rice with the Z-PD, the suspect robbed the Clark Oil and Gas Station at 503 Putnam Avenue at around 9:35 Friday evening. He reportedly held up the store at knifepoint.

Rice says the suspect fled on foot north towards Jefferson Street. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6-feet tall, with a thin build.

Anyone with information is...
April 2, 2004 - 11:10pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Less than 100 customers lost power Friday evening.

According to American Electric Power representative Tracy Button, about 88 AEP customers off Maple Avenue lost power Friday at about 9:10 p.m.

As of 10:00 p.m. a truck was en route to restore power.
April 2, 2004 - 10:56pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Muskingum County Sheriff deputies confirm that the Sheriff’s Office is conducting a drug investigation at the Days Inn on East Pike, near the Airport Exit.

As for arrest, or any other information, deputies were not able to comment further.

Stay tuned to WHIZ news: we’ll have the latest information pertaining to this story as details become available.
April 2, 2004 - 3:31pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s almost that time of year again, when we turn our clocks one hour ahead for daylight savings time to make better use of daylight. But did you ever wonder where the idea came from?

Good Old Benjamin Franklin came up with the concept in 1784, by letting people take advantage of longer daylight hours to save money on whale oil, the oil used to light lamps.

At first, the idea of losing one hour of sleep wasn’t well received, but as time passed, people grew to love the...
April 2, 2004 - 2:59pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Here’s a scary statistic. According to the Center for Health and Health Care in schools, it reports the percent of school age children ages 6 to 11 that are over-weight, more than doubled between the late 1970’s and 2000.

To combat the problem in our area, local educators herd speakers today from the Ohio Department of Health to discuss way s to conquer the obesity problem and to promote healthy kids in our schools.

One idea for kids’ healthier eating habits is a new...
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