South Zanesville Burger King employees came to pick up their last paychecks today, after six of the fast food chains abruptly closed this week.
The owner of these franchises, Frank Lorch, owns two stores in Zanesville, two in Newark, one in Buckeye Lake and one in Coshocton. Former employee Kathe Robinson was there today getting her paycheck and saying goodbye to her fellow employees. “They’re hurt. Like I said, we were one big family and it just hurts. We made all these...
South Zanesville is proposing an income tax increase for its residents on the November ballot.
The ½% increase is needed to maintain services currently in the village, and without it, Herb Perry, Mayor of South Zanesville, says they may have a lot to worry about. “People are concerned about the security of the village, you know, the police department, the fire department.”
Perry says that when he spoke to the sheriff in their village, he said their average response time...
In the spirit of volunteerism the Genesis Healthcare Foundation has announced the recipient of the 2004 Community Service Award.
The award annually recognizes an individual who significantly contributes to the commmunity and exemplifies the Genesis values of compassion, trust, innovation and excellence. This year, WHIZ's Van Vannelli was honored.
A reception dinner was held tonight to present Van with this award. Vanelli has been a member of the Zanesville community for 36...
A thirty-year run for a local pottery company is coming to an end.
The Hartstone Pottery Outlet on Dearborn is closing up shop. The Company is owned by Carlisle Home Products. Director of Manufacturing, Wes Foltz says it’s due to big competitor imports and a declining demand for their hand painted items.
Foltz says there is still the possibility that local investors will pick up the product and keep Hartstone alive.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. That’s why Muskingum County hosted their 8th Annual Sophomore Career Expo today at Hallowed Hills in Zanesville.
With more than 1,000 students expected to attend, businesses of all types set up shop and got ready to guide students into being prepared for a career. Lynne Dunn, Project Coordinator, says they target sophomores because they’re in such a crucial time in their life to decide on their future.
The Zanesville Fire Department is in search of some firefighters to join their squad.
Fire Chief Dave Lacy says he has to maintain a list with a certain number of potential firefighters and he is currently accepting applications. He says the first part of the event will be a written test that will be administered on October 23rd, followed by a physical auxiliary test.
Lacy adds that anyone who is interested should stop by the Zanesville Civil Service Office at...
A suspected arson fire at a local church had Zanesville firefighters hard at work this morning.
The Union Baptist Church on 8th Street was a sad sight after the flames were put out.
Ashes, burnt furniture and tears were all that was left this morning after a suspected arson fire took its toll on the building. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says the Zanesville Fire Dept. took only 3 minutes to respond to the fire and when they got there, it wasn’t pretty. “Pretty much when we...