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May 25, 2005 - 5:32pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Here we go again, gas prices are changing and this time for the better. At some stations the price was below two dollars.

The question is whether they will stay this low as we approach the long Memorial Day weekend.

WHIZ caught up with area residents as they discussed the rapid change.

"You never know from one day to the next how much the gas is going to be I do a route everyday and you just never know," says area resident L.A.J. Hill.

These ups and...
May 25, 2005 - 4:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Students at Grover Cleveland Middle School had a special visitor who is also an alum of the school…

Kevin Martin, who now plays for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA, doesn’t forget his beloved hometown of Zanesville and says he loves coming home to speak to the youth in our area.

“If they see someone from Zanesville that made it then that gives them more hope to try to strive for their dreams,” says Martin.

His main message for the kids included how to be a good...
May 25, 2005 - 4:02pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
We have a follow up to a story we brought you last night about the Zanesville City School budget cuts for next year.

After a 7.9 million levy failed, board members were put in a position where they needed to make some changes in order to cut costs and reduce the 1.6 million dollar deficit.

We told you about the resolutions that passed which involved consolidation of schools, elimination of 5 bus routes for high school students and the pay to participate program.
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May 25, 2005 - 3:36pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville city officials continue working on emergency repairs on State Street after a storm sewer collapsed.

At this time, State Street remains closed northbound from West Main to the north side of the State Street Bridge.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says what started out as a minor problem turned into a monster.

“It’s a project that started out to be a simple replacement its manufactured itself into a monster now so we don’t know what the cost is...
May 25, 2005 - 3:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A sense of closure tonight for the family of John Mumaw as his body was found near the Blue Rock area.

Last Tuesday, his family reported the 43 year old was missing and a search began. Crews from the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office as well as cadaver dogs and divers combed through the Muskingum River, looking for Mumaw, but were unsuccessful until last night.

“It was a resident that found Mr. Mumaw in front of their residence tangled up some debris,” says Capt. Mark...
May 25, 2005 - 2:38pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A major power outage is planned for Thursday in Muskingum County.

The Guernsey Muskingum Electric Cooperative says about 900 customers will lose service for between 60 and 90 minutes.

Customers who live in the following townships will be involved…Blue Rock, Brush Creek, Meigs, Rich Hill, Salt Creek, Perry, Union, Washington and Wayne.

The planned power outage, which will happen at 10 a.m., is necessary so crews can repair equipment damaged during a recent...
May 25, 2005 - 11:04am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Aviation can either be a hobby or a profession, and one local airport wants to show those interested in flying how to get involved with planes. They are hosting a fly-in to raise money for an important program.

Riverside Airport is hosting a pancake breakfast this weekend to raise money for the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Chuck Bruckelmeyer is a member of EAA. He says the association is gearing more toward the younger generation, so they can get involved with...
May 24, 2005 - 8:54pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Big changes are coming to the Zanesville School District next year. Tonight at a special board meeting, members voted on resolutions to fix the projected deficit of 1.6 million dollars for 2006.

One of the major decisions board members had to make was to decide if they should eliminate public transportation for high school students.

The board ended up voting on a modified plan which consolidates bus routes, in turn forcing kids to walk a little further to get to a...
May 24, 2005 - 6:30pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Some area school kids are speaking out against tobacco.

Today, sixth and seventh graders at West Muskingum Middle School made T-Shirts to warn the public about the dangers of tobacco use. One of those students, Elizabeth Sandlund, shares her reason for taking a stand. “We believe that smoking isn’t right and that it’s just not killing you but it’s killing us too. If we show that we’re against tobacco maybe more people will follow.”

According to teachers the kids decided...
May 24, 2005 - 6:24pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Sheriff Bob Stephenson recently launched a new internet based technology service, which will keep the county’s citizens better informed of the whereabouts of registered sex offenders. According to Stephenson, “These data bases were formerly only for law enforcement and now they have been open to the public. We think this is going to be great for daycare centers, for churches and for the public.”

This new service will provide citizens with access to the names, physical descriptions...
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