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November 11, 2004 - 3:46pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Christ Table has been struggling with funds to feed the hungry in our area for months.

This Friday and Saturday nearly 80 volunteers will be at 9 area Zanesville locations with canisters asking for help to feed the hungry.

Executive Director Gretchen Sayer says they are hoping to raise at least 3 thousand dollars to help cover the additional 10,000 meals they need to serve this year.

Volunteers will be at both Zanesville Wal-Mart, Pick- N-Sav...
November 11, 2004 - 3:39pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Putnam Tavern is holding a cancer run this Saturday for Candy Mercer, who's life is threatened by the illness.

The event also includes an all-you-can-eat meal for 5 dollars and a silent auction. Organizers say the run will happen rain or shine.

The event kicks off at noon. Organizers say they hope to raise enough money to help with Candy’s medical bills.

If you would like to send Candy a message, you can, at Candymercer4life@yahoo.com
November 11, 2004 - 3:30pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Several Zanesville Residents celebrated Veterans Day by sending messages to their local heroes.

The WHIZ Radio Stations had a live remote broadcast, downtown at The American Legion on 3rd St.

Visitors typed special messages to soldiers and veterans here and abroad.

If you missed us today at the Legion, you can still post your message to your soldier. Go to our home page and click on the “send a message link” and your special note will go out to...
November 11, 2004 - 3:19pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Veterans Day is a day to remember all those who fought for our country and to keep those in mind still fighting today.

This Veterans Day has special meaning to one proud Zanesville mother. Her son, like many is on the front lines in Baghdad.

It’s been nine months since Sergeant Danny Fannin left for Iraq. His mother Carol Weatherspoon says everyday she’s anxious to hear from her son who is stationed in Baghdad, right outside of Fallujah.

November 11, 2004 - 11:00am
6 years 34 weeks ago
More than 100 sex offenders live in Licking County, but administrators at Newark City Schools say they are doing everything they can to make sure kids are safe at school.

Assistant Superintendent Dan Montgomery says, "Our kids come to school expecting to be safe so it's our job to do everything possible to maintain that safety."

All teachers have been notified if there is a sex offender living near the school and see a picture of the offender.

"We put camera...
November 11, 2004 - 10:44am
6 years 34 weeks ago
Today is Veterans Day--a day where we honor all the brave men and women who have fought to defend our nation.

We caught up with two former soldiers to talk about why this day is so special to them. Doug Lambert is a Korean veteran and his father servied in WWII. Now his son is serving our country in Iraq.

"Veterans have done so much for this country than anyone seems to be aware of, right back to the Revoluntionary War," says Lambert.

We'd like to say a special...
November 11, 2004 - 12:27am
6 years 34 weeks ago
An accident is under investigation by authorities tonight after a pedestrian was struck in Licking County.

According to reports from the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Andrea L. Salyer of Newark was driving northbound on Pleasant Chapel Road at about five til six Wednesday evening when she struck a pedestrian, 51-year-old Mary C. Slevin of Newark who was attempting to cross the roadway.

Slevin was med-flighted to OSU Medical Center where she later...
November 11, 2004 - 12:16am
6 years 34 weeks ago
A man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a car and striking the vehicle's owner in the Duke and Duchess parking lot on Maple Avenue last week.

According to Zanesville Police Detective Ric Roush, 25-year-old Tshaka Mustaquim, aka Kevin Clover of South Euclid, Ohio, was indicted by a Muskingum County Grand Jury today on one count of robbery, one count of theft of a motor vehicle and one count of felonious assault.

The incident occurred on November 1st at 10pm when an...
November 10, 2004 - 5:45pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
A local bank merger takes another step toward becoming a reality.

Shareholders with First Federal Bancorp adopted the plan to merge with Park National bank Corp., the parent company of Century National.

The closing preparations are expected to take place by the end of next month if all required regulatory approvals received in sufficient time.

First Federal has banking centers in Muskingum, Licking, Guernsey, Morgan, Coshocton, and Perry and Tuscarawas...
November 10, 2004 - 2:48pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
It’s time to get into the giving season..and to help you with that the Muskingum Christian Academy is hosting their annual holiday auction.

The auction will be on Saturday November 20th at the Senior Center in the Sunrise Center.

A lot of items have already been donated, including everything from bikes to Ohio State gear. But nothing tops this year’s most unique item.

“We also have a pig or a hog processing the hog’s donated and then a local business is doing...
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