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February 4, 2005 - 1:02am
6 years 47 weeks ago
A local man has been chosen by Ohio's Governor to represent ten counties in the buckeye state for economic development.

Bill Arnett, a radio broadcaster and former Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Specialist in Muskingum and Athens Counties will represent the eastern part of the state.

The Governor says Arnetthas the necessary skills to enrich the business climate in Eastern Ohio as he will be responsible for establishing an agenda for growth in Muskingum,...
February 4, 2005 - 12:58am
6 years 47 weeks ago
American troops continue to fight daily for our freedom in Iraq, and many of those soldiers are from right here in Southeastern Ohio.

On the WHIZ News at 6, we will continue to feature those "hometown heroes" who are joining the armed forces at a time when their country needs them the most...

19-year-old Brandon Stillon, a graduate of Meadowbrook High School will be working in the 89 D Explosive Ordinance Disposal for the US Army.
Brandon ships out February 9th. His...
February 4, 2005 - 12:57am
6 years 47 weeks ago
State Highway Patrol troopers are still investigating what caused a one car rollover Wednesday morning, that pinned a woman under the vehicle.

According to troopers on scene, the driver lost control of her car going northbound on the curvy road. Sergeant Michael Forshey with the Zanesville Post reports that one occupant was ejected and seriously injured.

The car is registered to a Phyllis Henry of Darlington Drive in South Zanesville. The woman driver was accompanied by...
February 3, 2005 - 5:38pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
A new warning from the Food and Drug Administration is forcing anti-depressants drug companies to put a warning on all advertisements, saying the drugs may increase suicidal tendencies with children.


Local psychiatrists like George Moses say the warning is a little misleading, and says suicides may not be the direct result of the drug.


Dr. Moses says the children may be most at risk f or suicidal thinking when first starting or discontinuing the drug or...
February 3, 2005 - 3:03pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Most of us are looking forward to a warm-up from these winter temperatures, but some Licking County residents are dreading it… as one area road could be shut down if the temps have any effect on its current state.

A stretch of Toboso Road in Licking County was shut down for three weeks during the recent flooding, re-opening this Monday; now Licking County EMA officials say there’s a chance for it to see flooding again.

“The fields are ice covered in areas anywhere from two...
February 3, 2005 - 2:52pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
The health of Pope John Paul II has been making headlines all over the world, as he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other various illnesses. His most recent trip to the hospital has raised the question of what would happen if the Pope were no more?

We sat down with the priest as St. Nicholas Church today to find out the response of the Catholic Church to the Pope’s condition. Father Leo says they expect him to fully recover from this event, but sadly, the inevitable could...
December 2, 2004 - 2:26pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
One local mom is asking the community for help so she can adopt her special needs daughter from across the world and bring her home.


The Dueck family wants to adopt a 4-year-old girl from Russia, suffering from Turners Syndrome. With adoption fees so high, the family wants to throw a big yard sale to help cover the expenses. If the Dueck family doesn’t adopt little Christina, she would go to an orphanage for special needs children.


Hope Anne Dueck says the...
December 2, 2004 - 1:13pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
There’s nothing more symbolic of Christmas than a room full of pines… and that’s exactly what you'll see at the Festival of Trees tomorrow.

As part of the Holiday Tour 2004, the Chamber of Commerce is holding the auction at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center.

President of the chamber, Tom Poorman, says the event is vital to economic development.

“The Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser that the chamber organizes to support its operations...
December 2, 2004 - 1:08pm
6 years 47 weeks ago
Only about a week remains before the musical production “Home For The Holidays” hits the stage.

I talked with Manager, and Technical Director of Secrest, John Kunkel about what goes on behind the scenes in order to put on such an extravagant event.

As TD, he knows all too well how important his job is when it comes to making things happen… he says that once all the kinks are worked out, is when “the magic begins.”

Kunkel took me on a tour through Secrest,...
December 2, 2004 - 1:02am
6 years 47 weeks ago
A local man accused of the attempted rape of a minor was indicted today by The Muskingum County Grand Jury.

Thirty-year-old Jeffrey Hampton of Zanesville, pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempted rape and kidnapping.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor, Jim Workman, the charges stem from an incident that occurred on November 23rd when he was arrested for the attempted rape and kidnap of a 15-year-old girl at a residence located on the south side of...
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