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March 1, 2004 - 1:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Election time is here. Today people came to the Board of Elections to vote absentee, but tomorrow you’ll be able to vote for the primary.

The elections were moved up from May to March so Ohio could play a bigger role in the primaries. Martha Thomas, Director of the Board of Elections says it’s very important for people to come out and vote.

“It’s very important for people to voice their opinion and narrow down the field of candidates and the primary election,” said...
March 1, 2004 - 1:38pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today at the County Commissioners Office the board members reviewed the one and only bid they had for waste collection. Waste Management offered the new bid. The County has decided to re-advertise the bid to attract a better deal.

According to Ed Kenily, a Muskingum County Commissioner, the bid offered was $232 cheaper than what the original companies were charging.

Kenily says that the other bids may not have been offered because no one else saw the advertisement....
March 1, 2004 - 6:48am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Twelve Township Fire Departments spent about four hours last night and early this morning battliong a fire that scorched about eight acres of woods in Ross County.

Firefighters were concerned that the blaze might spread to the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater, where the outdoor drama "Tecumseh" is held. However the fire's progress was stopped short of that area.

No homes or businesses were damaged by the fire. One firefighter was taken to Adena Regional Medical Center for...
March 1, 2004 - 6:31am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Investigations are underway into a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday in Muskingum County.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened in Roseville on Payne Road. A 14-year-old resident of the home was shot in the back and med-flighted to Children's Hospital. The victim's condition is not known at this time.

No word yet on what prompted the incident, as deputies are still conducting investigations. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
February 29, 2004 - 8:59pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Birthdays are always special, but as Steve McCallister turns 48 today, it’s an extra special day for him; he only gets to celebrate his birthday every four years.

This is not the first time Steve has been in the media. WHIZ News interviewed Steve’s mother at Bethesda Hospital on February 29, 1956. Steve says he doesn’t mind being a leap year baby.

“No it doesn’t bother me at all, I enjoy it. And usually when people tell me ‘act your age’ I tell them, I am, I’m only 12.”...
February 29, 2004 - 8:37pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
February 29th, not a date that comes every year, but still a good day to be born.

Clay Carlos-Ray Creeks was the first leap year baby to be born this morning, at 3:00am at Good Samaritan Hospital, weighing in at 8 pounds 6 ounces.

Even though Clay’s true birthday will be come every four years, Clay’s parents say they don’t mind celebrating his on the 28th. Both healthy and happy, both Clay and his mom are going home on Tuesday.
February 29, 2004 - 6:34pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Walking down the isle soon?

Be a bridal fashionista with this spring and summers hottest looks. Some of the two most popular silhouettes out there are definitely strapless and halter.

Backs of gowns are certainly getting the attention they deserve. Corset backs are huge this year, as well as deep plunging low backs. It is what everyone sees as you walk down the isle, so why not make as statement?

But what’s a bride, with out her bridesmaids? The big trend...
February 29, 2004 - 4:35pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A double fatal accident in Perry County reminds us how important it is to wear your seatbelts.

At around 4:30 Saturday afternoon, troopers from the Fairfield post of the State Highway Patrol responded to a 3-car accident on State Route 13 near Moxahala.

The ladies who were killed are identified as 19-year-old Jena Synder of Crooksville and 19-year-old Jenna Mumford of Roseville. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the other drivers in the...
February 29, 2004 - 4:25pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Now that it is the first Sunday after “The Passion of the Christ” came out, how is the movie selling in church?

Father Jordan McConway of St. Thomas Church saw the movie and says he thinks the movie has made people talk more about religion then ever before.

He also says that although the movie is violent, it shows the reality of the time Jesus lived.
February 29, 2004 - 4:18pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Today was a sure sign spring is right around the corner and Zane Landing, Riverside Park, and Kidzville were perfect examples of that.

People were outside running, playing, soccer and even boating!

Even though tomorrow marks the first day of March, we still have three more weeks of winter.
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