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December 14, 2003 - 12:48am
5 years 46 weeks ago
Snow and icy roads caused problems for motorists Saturday night. There were numerous accidents reported around the county.

Three people were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital after an accident on State Route 60. Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville Post of the State Patrol says the driver lost control, slid sideways, and struck a utility pole.

A fourth passenger, being a child, had to be extracted from the back seat of the vehicle. Names are not being released at...
December 13, 2003 - 12:17pm
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Toys for Tots officials made their lists and checked them twice Saturday morning as the annual campaign culminates at the County Fairgrounds. It’s there that the wishes of area children are made a reality.

As packages were organized and distributed to the eleven organizations, those working were encouraged by the feeling of giving.

Marsha Harmon, chairperson for Muskingum County, says this year $20,000 worth of toys will bring smiles to about 1,500 children.
December 13, 2003 - 12:13pm
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In a baking spectacle, puppy love was evident Saturday morning in the smiles of many animal lovers.

And during the PAWS’ annual Cookie Walk, the affiliate of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter hopes to raise substantial funds for their spay and neuter program.

The Cookie Walk has an array of homemade goodies, ranging from pretzels to chocolates to cookies (obviously.)

Co-chair of the event Bonnie Lavy says the group would like to raise $3,000 this year.
December 12, 2003 - 10:30pm
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There’s good news at Miami University’s Hamilton Campus. School officials say a private donor’s gift of $3.3 million will allow Miami to build and operate a botanical conservatory on the campus.

Officials say the 7,000 square foot building will allow the University to expand its programs in Horticulture, Greenhouse Management and Landscape Technology.

The Richard Fitton Family of Hamilton, a longtime supporter of Miami University, donated the money. Construction of...
December 12, 2003 - 10:09pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Ohio officials are offering a reward for information about the death of a woman who was killed in a string of shootings along a Columbus highway.

They are now offering a $30,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin says authorities are getting a steady stream of tips on the 15 connected shootings.
December 12, 2003 - 10:04pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
The front seat passenger of a Chevy Lumina mini-van has died, after a Thursday evening accident with a Community Ambulance vehicle. The accident happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Bell Street.

Unfortunately authorities confirmed early Friday morning that 73-year-old Bessie Moore of New Lexington died as a result of complications from the crash.

The other vehicle involved is a Community Ambulance vehicle, which authorities say was traveling south on Bell at normal...
December 12, 2003 - 7:42pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
With only two weeks until Christmas, the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is nearing an end, and they are asking for more donations.
Compared to last year at this point, they are sixteen hundred dollars behind. Major Susan Walter for the Salvation Army said, “We’re just hoping that the community will be able to dig a little deeper to help us this Christmas Season.
We would like to help over 900 families from Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties.”
Walter said they have had...
December 12, 2003 - 5:44pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
An area State Senator is resigning to take a job with the state Natural Resources Department.
Senator Jim Carnes, a Saint Clairsville republican, will become deputy director for resource conservation at the Department of Natural Resources.
Carnes was appointed to the Senate in 1995 and would have been forced out by term limits at the end of next year.
The 61-year-old Carnes is a former chairman of the Senate’s energy, natural resources and environmental committee as well as...
December 12, 2003 - 5:21pm
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In our endeavor to make whiznews.com even better, we have now added a classifieds section.

Our classifieds sections are free to the public and are provided as a community service. All that is required is to sign up for a free account.

Users will be able to Buy and Sell – Automobiles, Electronics, Miscellaneous Items, and Pets. We hope that this will be beneficial to our users and the local community.

So if you have something to sell this is your chance...
December 12, 2003 - 12:40pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Authorities in Licking County will meet today to discuss a 2002 killing witnessed by the victim's then 2 year old daughter.

Charges against 32-year-old Richard Nicholas Robinson of Lancaster have been dropped. Prosecutor Robert Becker cites newly discovered evidence as the reason, but says Robinson remains a suspect in the stabbing of 38-year-old Rhonda Boggs in her Pataskala home.

Becker says he wants to present new evidence to a grand jury next year.

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