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February 4, 2004 - 2:58pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Girl Scout cookie sales are down right now.

Although one percent may not sound like a lot, it accounts for about 713 cases or nine thousand boxes.

Megan Crowthers the Director of Communications says, “ We really think that being down in numbers of cookie sales is related to the economy and to the fact that people are more health conscious.”

For those who might be watching their diet, there are some ways to still enjoy the delicious cookies and feel good about...
February 4, 2004 - 1:12pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Its final days are here. The Big Bear grocery store on Maple Avenue will be closing for good on Thursday.

That means shoppers only have today and tomorrow to get what’s left.

Zoning Administrator, Bryan Mason says no one has contacted him about buying the Big Bear lot; he doesn’t expect the area to remain vacant for a long time. The Big Bear Store In Mt. Vernon also closes this week.
February 4, 2004 - 12:05pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery.

It happened last night at the Certified Gas Station on Greenwood Avenue.

Police say a white male entered the store with a knife and demanded money.

The suspect then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

He’s described as around six feet tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing black pants and a camaflage coat, camaflage gloves, ski mask and tan work boots.

February 3, 2004 - 7:19pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
As our area prepares for the 50 million dollar ethanol plant that is to be built in Coshocton, WHIZ News caught up with Bill Huston of the Farm Agency to find out how this will affect the local farming industry.

Huston says, “ anytime we develop a business that uses an agricultural product its good news for the industry in general I think in this area of the state most of our grain is fed to livestock that’s gonna create more of a demand.”

Huston cites the only negative...
February 3, 2004 - 6:48pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Girl Scouts are out and about in the community again, but not just selling their cookies.

Instead, they are donating scarves they hand-made to the Eastside Community Ministry.

Barbara Ranck the Troop leader says, “ we decided we’d do a project for Eastside Ministry buying the material through the fund the girls have earned through nut and cookie sales and make scarves. We ended up making 40 scarves.”

Ranck says this was a good project because it taught...
February 3, 2004 - 6:41pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The South Zanesville Fire Department has their own little hero tonight.

Five-year-old Dalton Britton is credited with saving the lives of his family and six kittens after a fire ripped though their home last Saturday. Today he was presented with a plaque for his heroic efforts.

Dalton’s mother is certainly proud of her son and grateful he saved her life.

She says, “ I definitely know that I would not be here today if it wasn’t for him.”

As a special...
February 3, 2004 - 6:37pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville Rotarians were given the opportunity to bid on some pretty nice items today at their annual auction.

All items were donated from each of the members’ organizations, which brought a lot of variety to the auction.

All proceeds from today’s event go to the Rotary International Foundation and the local Rotary club to support all of the projects they do throughout the year.

As always, Ohio State gear and electronics such as DVD players and digital...
February 3, 2004 - 3:27pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The mother of a Zanesville soldier killed in the line of duty in Iraq says his memorial service is this weekend.

Barbara Lloyd tells Whiz news the event for her son, 27-year-old Sergeant Lester Kinney II is Saturday at the South Zanesville Methodist Church and it starts at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

Kinney was one of three soldiers killed in late January when a roadside bomb exploded west of Baghdad.

Kinney entered the army after graduating from John...
February 3, 2004 - 12:41pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
It’s an Ohio Supreme Court decision that has been a controversial subject.

And in early April the Concealed Weapons Bill will become a law, but there are a few stipulations before you can be a carrier like ten hours of classroom training and two hours of range shooting.

To teach those classes is Rick Davis a certified firearms instructor at Briar Rabbit Sporting.

In the classroom, Davis will go over everything from pistol parts, ammunition, pistol safety,...
February 2, 2004 - 7:34pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Zanesville had a special visit from Congressman Bob Ney today as he helped discuss how President Bush’s proposed budget will affect our region.

The Congressman says the national proposal will have a direct effect on the Appalachian area.

Ney emphasizes the importance that Bush has incorporated our area into his budget and what this means for the community.

No word yet on which programs the Bush administration will cut, but the bright news is that the Appalachian...
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