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November 26, 2004 - 8:03pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It's been a rough night for one local volunteer fire department as three of their volunteer members were sent to the hospital tonight after one of their engines overturned en route to a tire fire on Coal Run Road.

The fire started in a stack of tires earlier this evening, then spread to a wooded area off of Old Adamsville Road.

When the call came in, Washington Township sent their engines out immediately to the scene, however the second one overturned before it arrived....
November 26, 2004 - 7:28pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
This is the busiest traveling weekend of the year and because of the amount of motorists on the roadways, law enforcement agencies across the map are on high alert for any problems that may arise.

Locally The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is staying busy, trying to keep folks safe this holiday weekend.

Troopers say Wednesday was a busy day, and now they are turning their attention to Sunday, as everyone heads home.

According to Sergeant Michael...
November 26, 2004 - 3:51pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Producers and organizers of the holiday spectacular “Home for the Holidays” are announcing they are ready for their big production to pay tribute to our troops.

The event will showcase a star-studded cast, as many of the Y-city Star performers and several new talent will be on stage.
Over 100 cast members will be singing and dancing to a variety of traditional holiday and patriotic music.

With the technical support of the WHIZ Media Group, the concert will...
November 26, 2004 - 2:11pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It’s officially here… The Christmas shopping season has begun! Shoppers filled the Colony Square Mall today, many of them up way before sunrise to buy everything from clothes to electronics and toys.

Marketing Director for the Colony Square Mall, Kevin Pinson says the volume of shoppers today is up, from years past.

According to a nationwide survey, shoppers on average buy gifts for 9 people and spend 93 dollars per person. The bulk of gift buying begins today, but...
November 26, 2004 - 12:13pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
What do you get when you mix Seattle coffee lovers with Zanesville? Zeattle coffee of course!

Sarah and Franklin Bates met over 4 years ago over a cup of joe in Seattle Washington, and have since aspired to open their own place. But why coffee in Zanesville?

Franklin Bates explains, “It’s hard to find a good cup of coffee, this makes it easier, having my own shop.”

But it was no easy feat getting them off the street and into the Armory on Elberon Ave.
November 25, 2004 - 11:58pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Newark family is spending their Thanksgiving holiday praying for their loved one who is serving overseas in Iraq.

WHIZ's Courtney Coleman sat down with the family to learn more about their efforts to send love and support to members of the military, and why they are encouraging others to do the same.

To learn more about soldier support, click on the View Video link.
November 25, 2004 - 11:39am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Christ’s Table was ready to set places for over 250 people today, assuring that everyone got a good meal on Thanksgiving.

Executive Director Gretchen Sayre says she didn’t mind working today because she has so many things to be thankful for.

“Well, I’m thankful we’re able to keep our doors open, and it’s a blessing to us that we’re able to serve so many people, we’re thankful we can help those in need.”

Sayre says they were lucky to have so many volunteers from...
November 25, 2004 - 10:20am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Many people will be traveling home to Zanesville this Thanksgiving weekend to feast with family and friends.

Manager of Downtown Association Dana Matz says use this time to tour the Y-city. It’s a great time for out of town family and friends to experience all downtown has to offer.

Zanesville is known for some of the best antique shops around and since Friday is the biggest shopping day of the whole year, get into the holiday spirit and go hunting for...
November 24, 2004 - 11:54pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It took a Perry County Jury today only 3 1/2 hours to return a verdict of guilty for two area men who were charged in the February deaths of two Crooksville High School graduates.

Twenty-five-year-old Jason Barron and 20-year-old Larry Wilson, both of Corning, were convicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Jenna Mumford and Jena Snider were killed at the intersection of Ohio 13 and Township Road 312 in Perry County as their car was hit by Wilson's first,...
November 24, 2004 - 6:48pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local man is now in custody after being arrested for the attempted rape of a minor at a south side residence on Tuesday.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the ZPD, 30-year-old Jeffrey C. Hampton of Zanesville has been charged with one count of attempted rape, and one count of kidnapping. The incident involved a 15-year-old girl.

Hampton's case will be presented to The Muskingum County Grand Jury next week.
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