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February 29, 2004 - 8:59pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Birthdays are always special, but as Steve McCallister turns 48 today, it’s an extra special day for him; he only gets to celebrate his birthday every four years.

This is not the first time Steve has been in the media. WHIZ News interviewed Steve’s mother at Bethesda Hospital on February 29, 1956. Steve says he doesn’t mind being a leap year baby.

“No it doesn’t bother me at all, I enjoy it. And usually when people tell me ‘act your age’ I tell them, I am, I’m only 12.”...
February 29, 2004 - 8:37pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
February 29th, not a date that comes every year, but still a good day to be born.

Clay Carlos-Ray Creeks was the first leap year baby to be born this morning, at 3:00am at Good Samaritan Hospital, weighing in at 8 pounds 6 ounces.

Even though Clay’s true birthday will be come every four years, Clay’s parents say they don’t mind celebrating his on the 28th. Both healthy and happy, both Clay and his mom are going home on Tuesday.
February 29, 2004 - 6:34pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Walking down the isle soon?

Be a bridal fashionista with this spring and summers hottest looks. Some of the two most popular silhouettes out there are definitely strapless and halter.

Backs of gowns are certainly getting the attention they deserve. Corset backs are huge this year, as well as deep plunging low backs. It is what everyone sees as you walk down the isle, so why not make as statement?

But what’s a bride, with out her bridesmaids? The big trend...
February 29, 2004 - 4:35pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
A double fatal accident in Perry County reminds us how important it is to wear your seatbelts.

At around 4:30 Saturday afternoon, troopers from the Fairfield post of the State Highway Patrol responded to a 3-car accident on State Route 13 near Moxahala.

The ladies who were killed are identified as 19-year-old Jena Synder of Crooksville and 19-year-old Jenna Mumford of Roseville. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the other drivers in the...
February 29, 2004 - 4:25pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Now that it is the first Sunday after “The Passion of the Christ” came out, how is the movie selling in church?

Father Jordan McConway of St. Thomas Church saw the movie and says he thinks the movie has made people talk more about religion then ever before.

He also says that although the movie is violent, it shows the reality of the time Jesus lived.
February 29, 2004 - 4:18pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Today was a sure sign spring is right around the corner and Zane Landing, Riverside Park, and Kidzville were perfect examples of that.

People were outside running, playing, soccer and even boating!

Even though tomorrow marks the first day of March, we still have three more weeks of winter.
February 28, 2004 - 12:56pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Zanesville Teens spent the last 30 hours not eating…but the reason was for a good cause.

The youth group at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church is just one of the many groups participating in the nationwide mission.

It is the fourth annual 30 hour fast designed to get youths involved in raising awareness and money to fight hunger overseas through service projects like picking up trash.

Nationwide the group hopes to raise 10 million dollars through...
February 28, 2004 - 12:52pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
It’s reported to be the largest of it’s type in Ohio.

The fifteenth annual Perry County eight ball tournament held at the American Legion was kicked off this afternoon with tournaments running all day.

Over one hundred people were expected to play in the tournament.

The event isn’t all fun and games; it’s for a good cause too.

The American Legion 40&8 Vets also make a donation from the money raised to a local charity.
February 27, 2004 - 10:59pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office reports an afternoon accident in which 41-year-old Daniel H. Brillhart of Coshocton was med-flighted to OSU Medical Center.

According to Sheriff Tim Rogers, the accident happened shortly before 4:30 on County Road 16…it appears Brillhart’s car went off the right side of the roadway while rounding a curve. The car eventually overturned.

A 45-year-old passenger refused treatment. Alcohol is considered a contributing factor in the...
February 27, 2004 - 6:46pm
6 years 16 weeks ago
Two years of trial delays for a Columbus area man accused of killing a Muskingum County Sheriff came to an end today.

It was an apologetic day for 29-year old Henry Hager of Grove City who escaped the death penalty by agreeing to a plea bargain to a 3-judge panel.

The panel was composed of Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle and Franklin County Common Pleas Judges Dan Hogan and David Cain who sentenced Hager to life in prison without parole.

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