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June 20, 2005 - 5:01pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
On a campaign trip across southeastern Ohio, State Auditor Betty Montgomery made a stop at the WHIZ News studios to tell us why she thinks she’s the best candidate for the job.

Montgomery has been a state elected official for ten years and says she’s got the experience to be the next Governor.

“I started out as a county prosecutor, I was a city prosecutor before that I was a state senator. I was the attorney general so I represented all of state government and saw it from...
June 20, 2005 - 3:07pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
One local woman will be blowing out a lot of candles today.

Nellie Thompson turns 100 today and to celebrate her family, staff and residents at Autumn Healthcare are planning a big celebration.

Thomson is from Zanesville and lived on her own until she was 97. She says she is excited about reaching the three-digit mark, “I like it, I think it’s nice.”

Thomson stays active by attending daily exercise classes and cooking lessons. According to members of the...
June 20, 2005 - 12:10pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A recent survey shows that Muskingum County is highly competitive with the rest of the state in terms of wages and benefits.

The Chamber of Commerce and Muskingum Growth Partnership conducted a survey of the wages and benefits of more than 40 companies in February. The results are important because it provides local businesses with vital information. According to Jim Poorman of the Muskingum Chamber of Commerce, “There’s information on there on benefits. Employee benefits are...
June 20, 2005 - 11:38am
7 years 11 weeks ago
A weeklong performing arts camp kicks off today for area teens, as they are gearing up for a free concert at the end of the week and special guests to perform each night.

The 2nd annual C.A.S.S. Performing Arts Camp began this morning at Hallowed Hills in Zanesville. After their aerobic and vocal warm-ups, the teens, grades 7-12, participated in a jam session. CEO Cassandra McDonald says creating a program like this was her dream.

“I’m from Detroit and I went to the...
June 19, 2005 - 10:20pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Bike fanatics from around the area spent the weekend showing off their prized possessions at the Perry County fairgrounds second largest annual event.

The 23rd annual slow Joe’s bike show brought motorcycle lovers to town from across the Midwest.

President of the show Randy Altier says there is more to the event than just showing off bikes, money is raised for many causes.

“Benefits, people in need as far as hospital bills our fallen brothers and sisters,...
June 19, 2005 - 9:32pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
After all of the outdoor activities dads engaged in today, it was necessary to fill their tummies with a hearty meal.

The 41st annual barbeque held at the fire department is more than just a one-day event; fire department officials along with other volunteers begin preparing three days in advance for this major feast.

Lt. Brady Johnson gives us an idea of the hard work that goes into the annual event.

"It starts early Friday morning with cleaning and setting...
June 19, 2005 - 9:23pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Today was an extra special day for the children of fathers who have passed away and one family took a creative approach to honor their fathers for the second year in a row.

Tina Smythe and her sisters lost their father Joe Bluhm to cancer a few years back and began an event in his memory.

Today was the second annual car show held at tri-valley high school.

"The reason we chose fathers day obviously is because it is in memory of our father my other two sisters...
June 19, 2005 - 12:17pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Friday night we notified you of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Muskingum County.
Now we have an update on its outcome.

Officials are calling this sobriety checkpoint a worthwhile one.

Not only because it deterred intoxicated drivers from being on the road but also because it brought the law enforcement community together.

Click on view video for more.
June 18, 2005 - 1:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Today many family members came together at the Zanesville holiday inn to celebrate 200 years of family history.

John Alter settled in Zanesville in 1805 with his family. 200 years later four generations of the Alter clan came from all over the United States to celebrate and recall John Alter’s lineage.

“We are celebrating 200 years, and we felt that fathers day was a good weekend to celebrate our fore fathers. About 65 of us are gathered here looking at the roots of our...
June 18, 2005 - 1:35pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum College held its yearly alumni weekend today, honoring the Golden Jubilee of the class of 1955.

At this years gathering, alumni from all over came to take part in a weekend full of activities and seminars about the upcoming modifications the school plans to make. President of Muskingum College, Anne Steele says in one of their seminars they were talking about the master facilities plan for a new campus center and a new building for their music program.

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