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June 30, 2004 - 11:27am
6 years 16 weeks ago
If you’re looking to add a special someone to your family, why not adopt a pet from the Muskingum County Animal Shelter. For this Pet of the Week, we’ll take a look at an older cat that needs a loving home.

Meet this six-year-old chocolate/tan Siamese cat. This gentle giant doesn’t have a name, but needs a loving home. And Vet Technician Mark Miller says the older a cat is the harder it is to get them adopted.

“A lot of people want kittens and something younger cause...
June 30, 2004 - 7:14am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s Administration has quietly arranged to make health insurance coverage available to the domestic partners of City employees, something that caused a stir of controversy six years ago.

This time, a vote of city council wasn’t required because the city doesn’t pay anything.

Starting Friday, the City will offer a new carrier for any of its eight thousand employees who want health insurance for their unmarried partners, gay or straight.
June 29, 2004 - 10:46pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office reports a burglary Tuesday evening.

According to Sgt. Buchanan with the Sheriff’s Office, the county is not releasing much information at this time. However WHIZ does know that Tuesday evening a building on Wildwood Circle, off of Highland Drive, was burglarized.

Sgt. Buchanan says the county does have two male suspects in custody, but they have not been formally charged so their names and other personal information is being withheld...
June 29, 2004 - 9:16pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Tuesday President Bush approved the addition of ten Ohio counties to the Federal Individual Assistance Declaration, including several counties is southeastern Ohio.

According to Governor Bob Taft, the aid is for individuals and families who suffered damages from severe storms and flooding that occurred May 18th through June 21st.

The counties are Carroll, Crawford, Delaware, Geauga, Guernsey, Licking, Logan, Richland, Stark, and Tuscarawas.

Taft says today’s...
June 29, 2004 - 3:43pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Many people across the country will be looking to the sky this Sunday for fireworks, but in Cambridge people will also be looking to the pool.

Cambridge City Pool Manager Rick Spencer says, “ we’re going to have a DJ come in and we’re going to shut the overhead lights off and keep the pool’s inside lights on so people can see the reflection of the fireworks off the pool.”

There won’t be any swimming during the fireworks, but you are allowed out on the pool deck.
June 29, 2004 - 3:42pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Some pretty big changes are going on around Cambridge. The city is very excited about all the new construction that has helped build the new $50 million school complex as well as has helped bring in jobs.

Cambridge City Mayor Sam Salupo says, “The major construction has been in the retail area on Rt.209.”

The development doesn’t stop there; future plans suggest that there is much more to be done.

Mayor Salupo says this growth would never have happened if it wasn...
June 29, 2004 - 11:10am
6 years 16 weeks ago
People all across the country are scrambling to buy Mega Millions tickets.

The Mega Millions Jackpot is the second highest since Ohio joined the multi-state lottery game, at 220 million dollars. Accounting Manager for the West Main Drive through in Zanesville Niki Newman says ticket sales have been very good.

“We’ve had a couple people buy fifty to a hundred dollars at one time usually it’s about five that’s what the average is,” she said, “We do see a lot more sales when...
June 29, 2004 - 7:15am
6 years 16 weeks ago
A four vehicle accident left one person dead and three others injured last night.

According to reports from the Lancaster Post of The State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on US-33 at Pickerington Road Monday at around 7:23.

Investigators are trying to determine the identity of one of the drivers involved in the accident, who was driving a 1987 blue Chevy Blazer which caught fire after the crash.

Authorities say the victim could not be identified at the scene...
June 28, 2004 - 8:46pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Several Zanesville residents sat in City Council Chambers tonight awaiting a decision about a noise ordinance involving a nearby neighborhood and tonight the ordinance was in favor of The Barn.

They will continue to have music and live entertainment until midnight on Fridays and Saturday and until 10pm on all other days.

Owner of The Barn Bill Steed says he has already done something to control the noise coming from his outdoor patio and he just wants to give people a...
June 28, 2004 - 4:05pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority will no longer be handling their finances in the office.

Next Month, the books will officially be turned over to the County Auditor.

Executive Director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Larry Merry says, “They will actually be writing the checks. We’ll still be doing bookkeeping here, but a lot of the process will be done with the County.”

This all stems from the results of the Port Authority’s...
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