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May 10, 2004 - 8:12pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department continues its search for an armed robbery suspect.

According to Zanesville Detective Ric Roush, police are looking for the man seen in the pictures. At about 5:45 Sunday morning, police say the suspect entered the Speedway- Super America Station at 930 Blue Avenue, threatened the two clerks with a handgun, and took an undisclosed amount of money from the register.

As he was exiting the store, he stole a purse from a car near the gas pumps...
May 10, 2004 - 7:51pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
There may be more jobs coming to Zanesville…that’s what Executive Director of the Port Authority Larry Merry said tonight in City Council.

You might remember WHIZ brought you a story at the end of April announcing that Worthington foods will be closing their facility.

Tonight Merry confirmed that announcement and had this to say about the positive news for Zanesville, “we’re not at this time sure how many jobs but there will be a gain in jobs here in Zanesville community...
May 10, 2004 - 5:28pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Dow Jones industrials average is back below the ten thousand mark, a place it hasn’t been since December.

For many this is rather significant since we look at the Dow as a representative of the major stocks in the market.

Shawn Phelps of Century National Bank says the 2 main factors that are driving the market today are corporate earnings and interest rates.

Phelps says, “when there’s a chance for interest rates to go up typically investors pull out of the...
May 10, 2004 - 2:25pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
It’s been a month since the new concealed carry law took effect here in Ohio an many gun advocates say the time it takes to actually get your permit is too long.

According to Major Bryan Hoover of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office they process about ten applications a day.

“We have so far 220 applications and we’ve issued 144.” Sad Hoover.

Business may be going well for them, however people are saying the 45 days it takes to get the permit is an...
May 10, 2004 - 2:23pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
If you’ve been through downtown Zanesville lately, you’ve probably noticed the old Pollicks’ Jewelry building is being renovated.

The new owner of the building says they are completely restoring it.

Also while doing renovations they discovered remnants of what could have been a multiple fire at one time.

After completion, they hope to open an antique furniture store.
May 10, 2004 - 11:48am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Today is National Women’s Check-up Day and in honor of this day Genesis-Bethesda offered a variety of screenings, assessments and information about women’s health.

Not all of the programs were free but some were, like the DermaView, it’s a machine that tests skin for the potential of cancer.

Patients place their face in a small curtained box. An ultraviolet light is shined on the face. Wellness Technician Nancy Swope says its one of the best ways to detect pre-cancerous...
May 10, 2004 - 11:43am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Some Crooksville residents will be left without power service for part of this afternoon.

American Electric Power says a planned power outage will occur at 4:00 p.m.

Officials say it will affect around 400 customers.

The outage is expected to last around two hours.
May 10, 2004 - 9:16am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Gun advocates say the process to get county sheriff’s to issue permits should be made easier.

Sheriff’s have 45 days to issue or deny permits under a new state law and some say they need every day of it.

More than 450 licenses have been issued in central Ohio since the law took effect a month ago.

Ohioans for Concealed Carry representative Gerald Valentino says getting a permit should not be any different than a driver’s license.
May 10, 2004 - 5:40am
6 years 16 weeks ago
Senator John Edwards of North Carolina said in Columbus over the weekend that the humiliating abuse of Iraqi prisoners is not about the Secretary of Defense but about the President of the United States.

HE said the only way to send a message to the rest of the world that Americans emphatically reject the abuse is to elect Democrat John Kerry as President.

Edwards, who dropped out of the Presidential race after the Ohio Primary, spoke at the State’s Democratic Party’s...
May 10, 2004 - 3:55am
6 years 16 weeks ago
With more and more people moving into downtown Columbus, there's bound to be some city dwelling pet lovers coming to town.

However, proposed legislation to establish dog parks citywide has left downtown out of the plans, to the disappointment of some dog owners.

As many as 15-thousand people are expected to move to Columbus' core by 2012. Currently, about three-thousand people live there.

A group of dog lovers calling themselves the Doggie Park Porject Team have...
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