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June 29, 2005 - 4:59pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
There’s a major power outage on the north end of Zanesville.

American Electric Power says 1700 customers are without service after a transformer exploded at 4:30 this afternoon on McConnell Avenue.

A-E-P says its does not know how long it will take to restore power.

The Zanesville Police Department says that motorists using Maple Avenue need to be extra cautious since many of the traffic lights are not working due to the outage.
June 29, 2005 - 4:52pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Being a judge is a daunting task, and picking only one winner when you have so many talented performers to choose from makes it that much tougher; But someone’s got to do it.

The three judges making this years tough decision have a background in performance, which, according to Andy LeVeck, the owner of LeVeck Productions, makes them well qualified to pick the winner. “They’ve done it. They’ve actually performed and I think that’s critical. If you are going to judge a performer,...
June 29, 2005 - 4:14pm
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Fourteen-year-old Zachery Shelton has Elvis on the mind…literally. The high school freshman, who sings in his church choir and on cruises, is gearing up for this year’s Y City Star.

Shelton, who’s singing “Blue Suede Shoes,” says it was the initial audition that got him hooked.

“The audition, that was crazy,” he says. “You know, going up there and the light shining on your face and you can’t see anybody…it was fun…but I was glad when it was over.”

According to...
June 29, 2005 - 3:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A new regulation is hoping to make college students a little safer.

Beginning this year, college students will not be permitted to reside in on-campus housing unless they disclose whether they have been vaccinated against meningitis and hepatitis b.

Before going back to school, students will be required to fill out a vaccination status statement that the campus keeps on file, in case of an outbreak.

According to Gloria Kieffer, the director of nursing at the...
June 29, 2005 - 2:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
New details are now being released about the jet ski accident that left one local teen in serious condition at a Columbus hospital.

WHIZ News obtained the initial 911 tape where you can hear what one witness tells the operator about what he saw Monday afternoon.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office provided us with the tape.
June 29, 2005 - 12:28pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
This year’s Stars and Stripes on the River celebration promise to keep you entertained this weekend.

The two-day event which begins on Sunday is packed with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

“Stars and Stripes on the River is put on by the Zanesville Jaycees. We encourage everyone to come down to the downtown area on Sunday July 3rd. Opening ceremonies are at 6:30,” says Dana Matz Manager of the Downtown Association.

There will also be a 4th of...
June 29, 2005 - 12:14pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
We’re learning more about the condition of the teen injured in the Jet Ski accident that occurred on Monday in the Muskingum River.

Steele Cooper, a student at Maysville High School, is fighting for his life tonight and apparently his condition is worsening.

Sherrie Johnson, a close friend of the family, says this is a tough time for Steele’s family and they would appreciate if friends could put their visits on hold for right now.

“I know that everybody wants to...
June 29, 2005 - 12:12pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
When you think of the Red Cross you typically think of their help during disasters. But today their message is one of prevention.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is urging local residents to take precautions against the heat.

Statistics from the National Weather Service show excessive heat was the number one weather related killer causing more fatalities than floods, lighting, tornadoes, hurricanes and winter storms in the past few years.

“It is...
June 28, 2005 - 5:06pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Are you confident in your skills as a babysitter? If you need a refresher course, the Red Cross is here to help.

A babysitters training safety course is offered for those between the ages of 11 and 15.

Education consultant Carol Howdyshell says the course covers a variety of topics that will teach you everything you need to know to make a great babysitter.

In addition, kids will learn how to perform first aid and identify common safety hazards.

June 28, 2005 - 4:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
In world where it’s common to hear of stories where children are either unwanted or abused, there is one local couple that are doing everything in their power to have a child of their own.

Sarah Harper and her husband have been married for 4 years and so far are unable to have a baby.

After trying a variety of options, they decided to adopt.

“We want to get a little boy that way he can grow with us and learn that we’re his mommy and daddy,” says Harper.
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