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September 16, 2004 - 9:34am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Longaberger Company today announced more layoffs, and this time it is affecting 215 salaried and administrative employees, most of those jobs at the home office in Newark.

Last week the company laid off 784 manufacturing workers, bringing the total amount of layoffs up to 999.

Longaberger President Dave DeFeo says “we are deeply committed to direct selling and a focus on products and programs that support our customers and sales field and this restructuring boosts our...
September 15, 2004 - 3:44pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority is tightening its belt on spending.

County Commissioners already pulled their annual contribution of $120,000 in July after a settlement was made in the Executive Director Larry Merry sexual harassment case. Two of the organizations female employees and their lawyers received $120,000 in that settlement.
Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton says he does not intend to ask City Council to reinstate the Port’s funding either, but no...
September 15, 2004 - 1:52pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Zanesville Kiwanis Club is once again holding it’s major fundraiser of the year. The annual peanut sale is set for this weekend.

The five locations chosen to sell the peanuts include both Wal-Marts, both Pick N Save’s and Kroger’s. And this fundraiser is all about helping kids.

Joe Lemon, Peanut chairman, says, “It’s put directly into area youth programs such as the Christmas party for disadvantaged kids we have each December, special riders a program at the Carr...
September 15, 2004 - 11:20am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Residents of the southern portion of the country may be evacuating due to another hurricane blast, this time from Ivan. Locally, people in Morgan County are being warned; they too could face a possible evacuation this weekend if Ivan is as damaging as Frances was.

The county is prepared though, today they ordered 500 sandbags in case the river begins to overflow.

Public Information Officer for the Morgan County Emergency Management Association Keith Spare says, “Right...
September 15, 2004 - 9:57am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency is warning area residents to be prepared for possible flooding this weekend.

Morgan County E-M-A Director Terry Robison says it the area is hit with heavy rains from the remnants of hurricane Ivan flooding could happen quicker due to saturated grounds.

Robison says the Muskingum River is at 7 feet today as opposed to 3 feet last week.

Residents should be ready to evacuate flood prone areas quickly.

September 15, 2004 - 9:52am
6 years 35 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville says it has a big water main break on its hands this morning.

It happened at the intersection of Chester and Race Streets.

Water department superintendent Neil Maxwell sys around 150 customers are without service.

No word on how long the repairs will take.
September 15, 2004 - 9:02am
6 years 35 weeks ago
We’re sure you’ve noticed some fresh new programs on WHIZ-TV’S schedule this season. This is because we were unable to reach an agreement to bring some of our old programs back this fall.

So weekdays at 4, Today Show veteran Jane Pauley gives her unique insight into topics that affect everyone.

At 7pm we broadcast Entertainment Tonight the #1 ranked entertainment news program across the nation. Then at 7:30 we bring you the game show phenomenon “Who Wants to Be a...
September 15, 2004 - 7:11am
6 years 35 weeks ago
Hello everyone, we've had a wonderful celebration of the first 50 years of WHIZ-TV. We'd like to offer you a collection of the news stories highlighting our past coverage.

Available on DVD we've compiled a collection of the stories that you've seen in the past. Stories like the move to the new Bethesda Hospital, the major storm flooding Zanesville that happened just a few years ago, the Y-Bridge demolition, Bob Hopes visit to Zanesville, The Casino Restaurant Fire, John Glenns...
September 14, 2004 - 9:42pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Officers with the Zanesville Police Department responded to a call at 781 Dryden Road at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday evening of shots fired.

However according to Lt. Bill Shaw, after speaking with the resident of the home, Tina Francis, shots were not fired…a suspect was yelling verbal threats all evening.

22-year-old Aaron Gray of Zanesville was arrested a short time later. Shaw says when officers stopped Gray’s vehicle crack-cocaine; a marijuana pipe; and checkbooks, wallets...
September 14, 2004 - 3:55pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Clean up efforts are still underway in Guernsey County and already city officials are planning how to deal with what the next storm brings.

Today members of the street department met with other officials to discuss a strategy for when the next disaster strikes.

The city is now taking action to prevent the same mistakes from happening again.

Superintendent Jerry O’Donnell says, “We know where the flooding is now. Where it’s going to happen and so we’ll take those...
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