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October 11, 2004 - 3:05pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
We hear about the presidential candidates all the time, but what about local candidates running for office? If you need to learn more about the local candidates before the election, this Sunday you will have the opportunity to meet and listen to over 20 candidates running in this year’s election.

Organizers want to stress the importance of Ohio voters in this year’s election. The more you know about the issues, the better decision you’ll be able to make.

Event organizer...
October 11, 2004 - 2:17pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
If you were thinking about having a Burger King whopper today, it does not look like you’re going to be able to have it your way in our area.

Whiz news has learned that the man who owns several franchises in this region has shut some of them down.

He is Frank Lorch. He is from Newark.

He owns two stores in Zanesville, two stores in Newark, one in Buckeye Lake and one in Coshocton.

We contacted Lorch’s Burger King headquarters in Heath and a...
October 11, 2004 - 1:50pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Two local organizations are asking for your help on Make A Difference Day.

The Nelson T Gant Foundation and the Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center are looking for volunteers to help out with projects for this year’s Make A Difference Day.

While they are two separate organizations they both share a common goal..working to preserve the Underground Railroad here in Zanesville.

“The PURE Center will be producing metal plates and that will reflect...
October 11, 2004 - 1:43pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
There’s been a major break in a local bank robbery investigation.

The Zanesville Police Department announces tonight they arrested a man in connection with the September 30th robbery at Unizan Bank near the Colony Square Mall.

33-year-old Deric Marshall of Columbus is currently locked up in the Franklin County jail. He was charged with 4 counts of robbery and one count of grand theft.

Sgt Ric Roush with the ZPD says, “We had him as a suspect in this case for...
October 11, 2004 - 9:47am
6 years 35 weeks ago
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Yes… today is Columbus Day, an American holiday commemorating the date of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. Besides a day off of work, we asked people around Zanesville what this day meant to them.

“My daughter was born on Columbus Day in 1953,” says Ilene Hutton.
“I just know that Columbus Day was established to celebrate Columbus coming to America and discovering the United States,” says Darla Sowers.

October 11, 2004 - 4:02am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department will hold a news conference this morning to release details of a bank robbery investigation. WHIZ News has learned that police detectives made an arrest in connection with the September 30th robbery of the Unizan Bank at the Colony Square Mall.

At the time of the incident, witnesses said a clean cut black male in his 20’s with a dark colored hat and white shirt was spotted running out of the bank dropping money.

Police say he...
October 10, 2004 - 5:46pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Wanna get spooked? Grab a friend to hang on to and head down to Frightmare at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Proceeds from Frightmare help the Maysville Youth League. This year organizers say they a giving a portion of their funds to help the Muskingum County Animal Shelter.

Scare yourself silly at Frightmare the next couple weekends before Halloween.
October 10, 2004 - 5:42pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Some caring volunteers are helping to make less fortunate kids have a brighter Christmas.

The annual Toys for Tots auction was held this afternoon, with all the funds going to purchase gifts for the area children.

Organizers buy the toys for the kids then donate them to local agencies such as Eastside Community Ministry, The Salvation Army and Children’s Services. Those agencies then distribute the gifts to the less fortunate.
October 10, 2004 - 2:38pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
For over forty years, local churches have joined together to raise money for people in crisis around the world and in Muskingum County. Today they held their annual Crop Walk at the Zane Landing Park in Zanesville.

"We have a variety of churches representing all denominations. Our goal is to have 20 different churches or organizations. Last year we had 17 so I hope we will achieve that goal today," says Reginald Martin.

Organizers hope to raise $15,000 from today's event...
October 10, 2004 - 2:29pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
October is national pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. To raise awareness the "Healing After Infant Loss" program is hosting the Genesis "Walk to Remember."

About fifteen people walked the Genesis-Betheseda Fitness Trail this afternoon. They also planted flowers and held a special ceremony.

The walk is dedicated to all the babies who die each year through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.
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