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June 17, 2005 - 11:58am
7 years 7 weeks ago
On any given day, there is a tremendous demand for blood, but the summer months send that demand into high gear.

In an effort to help with the need for blood, an area teen is making it part of his Eagle Scout project to help collect the needed pints.

Marlene Henderson of the local Red Cross says they are holding a rare Sunday blood drive for the project, and she explains why the donations drop in June, July and August.

“Summer time is very critical for blood...
June 17, 2005 - 1:44am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Y-City Star semi-finalists gathered Thursday evening for an orientation on the upcoming production.

The top twenty contestants, ranging in ages from nine years old to some in their mid 30's, spent the evening practicing for the event's semi-finals set for Friday July 8th.

Thursday night was just the beginning of many days of hard work and sweat.

Co-producer of Y-City Star, Vicki LeVeck, says those involved got the opportunity to meet one another as well as go...
June 17, 2005 - 1:29am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It was a close call for an area man Thursday afternoon as he suffered injuries from a motorcycle versus car accident on Memorial Bridge in Zanesville.

According to Officer Scott Blaton with the Zanesville Police Department, around 4:20 Thursday afternoon, a motorcylce and car collided after the vehicle pulled out in front of the cyclist. Traffic was backed up to the bridge due to a previous accident that occurred on Underwood Street.

According to reports, the motorcycle...
June 16, 2005 - 6:20pm
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If you are thinking of adopting a pet and have a puppy in mind there is now a good reason to opt for a slightly older dog.

The animal shelter in Muskingum County has come up with a creative way to train older dogs that are looking to be adopted.

Three area prisons work with the shelter by taking the dogs in for a six to twelve week period.

The inmates train the dogs on basic obedience techniques.

The shelter typically sends twelve to fifteen dogs to...
June 16, 2005 - 6:15pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Frazeysburg fire department is investigating an early afternoon fire today.

The fire was in the garage of a home located at 1110 Cannon Road in Frazeysburg.

When officials arrived at the scene the roof of the building had already collapsed damaging the one vehicle that remained inside.

No one was injured in the fire. it is suspected the cause stemmed from an electrical fire coming from a generator in the garage that was running since early morning.
June 16, 2005 - 5:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The race for Miss Ohio is underway this week in Mansfield.

One of our own Whiz reporters is a contestant.

Bryn Hough is vying for the statewide crown. Wednesday night Bryn won the talent portion of the pageant by singing opera.

She was one of three contestants who sang as part of the competition.

Tonight Bryn will taker part in the swimsuit contest of the pageant.

The finals are set for Saturday night.
June 16, 2005 - 5:10pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Genesis Health Care Systems says it's passed a major test when it comes to the care of its patients.

The medical facility was recently evaluated by the joint commissions who evaluate how the hospital takes care of its patients.

The evaluators pick a number of patients in the hospital and track them to every ward they were sent through making sure standards were met in each department.

But soon it will get tougher to gain the accreditation.

Starting in...
June 16, 2005 - 5:01pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you plan on being on the road Friday night make sure you keep an extra careful eye on the road.

Beginning Friday night at 10 p.m. the Muskingum County Sheriff's office in conjunction with the State Highway Patrol will set up a checkpoint right here in Muskingum County. It will be located on State Route 60 between Zanesville and Duncan Falls.

The checkpoint is intended to let residents know that drinking and driving will not be tolerated.

"We're just wanting...
June 16, 2005 - 1:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you are planning on partying this weekend get ready for a sobriety checkpoint.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office will be setting up the checkpoint Friday night between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Lieutenant Barry Donley says officers will be conducting a roadside check of drivers for alcohol and drug impairment.

The exact location of the sobriety checkpoint is expected to be released sometime on Friday.
June 16, 2005 - 11:25am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Looking for a new place to take your family this summer? Well, what better way to get away than to take a one-tank trip to some hot spots in Ohio.

Local AAA officials say that the high gas prices are a good reason for taking a one-tank trip. Manager Bill Porter says they have a book dedicated to oddities around Ohio and surrounding areas that would be great weekend getaways.

“Cleveland area there’s Amish country, and through Pennsylvania. There’s the West Virginia...
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