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December 23, 2003 - 8:55am
5 years 50 weeks ago
Zanesville residents discussed many big issues Monday night at the last city council meeting of the year.

Questions were raised concerning the recent fires on Greenwood Avenue. Some Greenwood residents think there isn’t enough being done to stop the arsons.

Meg Dedrick a city council member says it’s important to note that the homes that were burned recently are not a part of the revitalization project.

Also, last night the final passage of an ordinance...
December 22, 2003 - 8:32pm
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Puppies can be great Christmas gifts, but require a lot of work.
If you are interested in buying a puppy or have any questions for the Great Dane breeder from our Holiday Program, e-mail me at chelbymk@whizamfmtv.com
And I'll send the message along. Happy Holidays!
December 22, 2003 - 5:29pm
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Some less fortunate people hopefully will have a merrier Christmas this year, thanks to several caring individuals at Christ’s Table.

With the help of Santa, volunteers and youth groups passed out blankets, toys and other gifts to the needy.

Christ Table welcomes volunteers from all over Ohio including the Youth Group from the New California United Presbyterian Church in Marysville. The Youth Group has made this an eight-year tradition.

Christ Table will have...
December 22, 2003 - 5:12pm
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One of the candidates running in the Republican Primary for Muskingum County Commissioner spoke out about his plans if he’s elected.

Brian Hill, a livestock nutritionist says his experience with farmers and other hard working people in the county will give him a hometown advantage.

“I have such a vast background of diversity, because I worked with so many different people through business and agriculture the past seventeen, eighteen years.”

Hill says he wants...
December 22, 2003 - 3:14pm
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The state has raised its terror alert to orange, which coincides with the national level raised over the weekend.

Public safety director Kenneth Morckle says the level is expected to remain at orange, or high, until after the new year.

Morckle says the state highway patrol has increased security at state buildings in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo.

The patrol also is increasing enforcement along interstates and keeping truck weigh stations open longer....
December 22, 2003 - 2:06pm
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Salvation Army, as they prepare for their annual children’s toy drive.

Toys have been donated from local area businesses and organizations to help those who are less fortunate enjoy the holiday.

Major Susan Walter adds that efforts such as this toy drive are really reflective of what the Salvation Army stands for. She says, “It really goes to show that people do care about each other.. in today’s world we’re all so...
December 22, 2003 - 2:01pm
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It was a busy day at the Muskingum County Board of Elections. Candidates filing for various positions lined up to field their petitions.

State Representative Jim Aslanides and State Senate candidate Joy Padgett are running for re-election and explained why they believe they deserve your vote.

Aslanides says, “I think we’ve come a long way in making sure the budget address the concerns of a lot of folks we need to continue to make sure that tort reform is at the top...
December 22, 2003 - 1:46pm
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As Christmas draws near, the giving spirit continues at the Eastside Community Ministry. Today plenty of local community members came to pick up presents so that their teenagers will have a merry Christmas this year.

Jack Mcclelland, executive director of the Eastside Community Ministry says this year’s toy drive was different from year’s past because it primarily focuses on helping teenagers which is a change from helping younger kids.

Toys for Tots supplied about...
December 22, 2003 - 9:40am
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The former chairman of a grocery chain headed a consulting firm that collected millions from the company as it is twice declared bankruptcy in four years.

The Columbus Dispatch reports today that Gary Hirsch was a partner of a consulting firm that worked for Penn Traffic. The company in Syracuse, New York, paid the firm 26 million dollars from 1988 through early 2000. That’s when Hirsch retired and got nearly three-and-a half million dollars.

A bankruptcy judge this...
December 22, 2003 - 1:13am
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Gunshots rang out around 2:30 this morning, outside the Only One’s Motorcycle Club in Zanesville. 23-year-old Michael Fowler, also known as Freedom Allah, opened fire and killed 32-year-old Willard Pullie, who died at the scene.

Witnesses led officers to Fowler, by describing his car, which was found at his residence. After obtaining a search warrant, officers surrounded his home at 1307 Jackson Street at approximately 10 o’clock this morning.
Chief of Police, Eric Lambes called...
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