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July 22, 2004 - 8:36pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Former Democratic rivals Dennis Kucinich announced Thursday that he is endorsing Senator John Kerry for President.

The Ohio congressman says he is throwing his support behind the Kerry-Edwards tickets to unite the Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, Kucinich is pledging to enlist the tens of thousands of volunteers who helped the Kucinich Campaign towards electing Senator Kerry.
July 22, 2004 - 5:28pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority takes a major hit. The Muskingum County Commissioners issued a press release stating they are not legally allowed to fire or hire anyone on the Port Authority Board.

So they came to the decision to hold funding for this year, saying it will serve as a probationary period for Exec. Dir. Larry Merry and give the opportunity to prove corrections that have been made. The Commissioners say the Port Authority has significant cash reserves...
July 22, 2004 - 1:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The U-S House has sent a clear message today that it won’t back down efforts to postpone this year’s Presidential elections due to terrorist threats or attacks.

Lawmakers voted 419-to-2 in support of a Congressional resolution from St. Clairsville republican Bob Ney that says no one will be given the authority top postpone such elections.

Unlike a bill, a House resolution is not binding and doesn’t have the force of law.

It merely expresses the sentiment of...
July 22, 2004 - 1:28pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
21-year-old Marine Corporal Todd Justin Godwin of Zanesville was stationed at Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina and then was deployed to Iraq, where he was killed Tuesday from combat operations.

According to Godwin’s family, Todd wanted to be a soldier since he was a toddler; he loved being a marine. They say he was a comedian, always making everyone laugh. Todd was described as hardworking, and a person who never complained.

He was extremely active and held 2 black belts in...
July 22, 2004 - 10:29am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The U.S. Department of Justice made the announcement on Wednesday; Marine Corporal Todd Godwin had died from shrapnel wounds to his face after a bomb exploded during combat operations.

So we decided to get some local reaction to the death of this local soldier.

Godwin’s family and friends as well as the rest of the community are mourning the loss of this young man.

“I just think it’s a shame,” said Gus Alexander, a Zanesville resident.

“It’s very...
July 21, 2004 - 8:31pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
18-year-old Ted Frame of Roseville changed his not guilty plea to guilty in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Wednesday.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor’s documents, Frame plead not guilty to one count of felonious assault in May…a charge stemming from his alleged involvement in the attack of a 12-year-old Zanesville boy. The incident happened on May 4th on Ridge Road near Chapman Street.

Wednesday Frame changed his plea to guilty. A pre-sentence investigation has...
July 21, 2004 - 2:36pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The fatal side of the war in Iraq is again being felt in Muskingum County.

A Marine from Zanesville dies this week from injuries he received during enemy action in Iraq.

The U-S Defense Department made the announcement today.

Marine Corporal Todd J- Godwin died yesterday from shrapnel wounds to his face after a bomb exploded while he was conducting combat operations. Godwin was 21 years old.

Whiz news talked with Godwin’s father, Bill, who says...
July 21, 2004 - 1:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Starting September 1st, Robinson Paving Company will be paving 21 streets in our city, totaling 11 ½ miles. The project should be completed by mid November.

NO PARKING signs will be posted the night before paving. Several streets will be closed as well, only for a short time. The streets that will be paved:

Abbey Place, Bailey St, Ball St., Central Ave, Commissioner St, Grant St, Hall Ave, Headley Ave, Hickory Ave, Liberty St, Lincoln St, Luck Ave, Maple Ave. (McIntire...
July 21, 2004 - 11:04am
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you’re in the need of a cuddly companion, how about finding that new friend at the Animal Shelter Society in Zanesville.

Executive Director Gary Graham says the Shelter takes in over 7300 pets a year, but during the Spring and Summer months there is always a huge influx of cats. While in the Fall months there is a larger influx of dogs and puppies.

“Dogs come into heat twice a year, normally they come in early Spring, early Fall, then they have their litters,” said...
July 21, 2004 - 6:05am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Mental health advocates say the man accused in the Columbus-area highway shootings could be an example of someone who could have been helped by a legal tool that is hardly used.

Ohio and 41 other states have laws allowing courts to order people with severe mental illness into outpatient counseling or treatment if they refuse to comply on their own.

But many judges are reluctant to use the power, and some say the laws violate the patient’s rights.

Charles McCoy...
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