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March 31, 2005 - 7:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The United Way kicked off its 18th annual Muskingum County operation feed campaign today at the Zanesville Civic League.

Operation Feed is an annual community-wide food drive in which people in the area, can donate non-perishable items to our neighbors in need.

Special events Chairperson, Gretchen Sayre, says they are hoping to raise 120 tons of food for the people in need. And she says that last year they had a goal of 100 tons of food and they exceeded that total to 109...
March 31, 2005 - 12:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you’re planning a trip this weekend, you may want to reconsider. Prices at the pump are soaring even higher than before, with rates as high as $2.25 in our area.

We talked with local motorists on what they’ve been doing to conserve their fuel. Ralph Hill says driving less is definitely part of his plan.

“It’s getting expensive and we’re even re-thinking our vacation this year because we’re going out of state… if gas prices continue the way they are.”

March 30, 2005 - 8:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local minister has been charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Police in Fairborn, near Dayton arrested Graham Phillips of the North Terrace Church of Christ on Tuesday.

Fairborn police say Phillips solicited sex from someone who he thought was a teenager in chats via the Internet.

Minister Bobby Jackson expresses his anger and disbelief on this matter.

"We as a church are concerned, upset, and hurt about the news concerning...
March 30, 2005 - 5:13pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
WHIZ News has learned today that a Zanesville minister has been arrested and charged with attempted unlawful conduct with a minor.

According to Fairborn Police, Graham Phillips of The North Terrace Church of Christ was arrested on Tuesday.

Police say Phillips allegedly solicited sex from someone who he thought was a teenager in chats via the internet.

Police say the solicited individual was actually a Fairborn Police Detective posing as a teen.

March 30, 2005 - 3:59pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you haven’t checked out the John and Annie Glenn Museum, now is the time to go.

Starting this Friday, April 1st, there will be a variety of new displays to attract both first time and returning visitors to the New Concord location.

But whether you’re a student, veteran or local resident you’re sure to enjoy the rich history at the house. Some of the new features include a WWI display and military uniforms that John Glenn wore during the time he served.

March 30, 2005 - 3:52pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A former Zanesville City Council President appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court today.

Joanne Winland was arraigned in Judge Howard Zwelling’s courtroom this morning.

On behalf of Winland, her attorney Jonathan Greenberg announced her plea.

“On behalf of Ms. Winland we enter pleas of not guilty to each and every charge,” says Winland.

The charges allege that between January 1st of 1999 and December 31st of 2001 Winland stole money from...
March 30, 2005 - 11:44am
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s almost time again to turn those clocks. Sunday morning at 2 am, people all over will be losing an hour of sleep, but it can get confusing knowing which way to turn those watches.

So we asked some local residents how they remember which way to turn the hands on time change weekend.

Some say they still rely on the media to let them in on what to do, like Paul Hayes.

“Television or newspaper… they say enough of it, I just don’t really pay attention.”
March 30, 2005 - 12:27am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Tonight the United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties gave the community something to celebrate.

This evening, the annual awards banquet held at the Zanesville Holiday Inn celebrated the 2004-2005 campaign and recognized a number of volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to the great cause.

"Tonight's the night we can celebrate our success recognize individuals and organizations and companies in the community who have been particularly supportive...
March 29, 2005 - 9:16pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local police officer has handed in his resignation after 15 years with the force.

Zanesville Police Officer Daniel E. Clarks' resignation comes after appearing in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning.

He pleaded guilty to one count of gross sexual imposition. Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman says back in August of 2004, Clark had some type of sexual contact with a 12-year-old female.

Workman says, by pleading guiilty to a...
March 29, 2005 - 6:08pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Some Zanesville residents are in serious trouble today in South Carolina.

The Horry County Police Department says four Zanesville residents are being charged in connection with a murder.

Sergeant Maurice Jones says that Ross Zwelling, 23-year-old Jeremy Mcgilton, 19-year-old Janelle Reed and Rien Rogers Robb, all of Zanesville are facing charges tonight.

Sergeant Jones says Mcgilton and Robb are charged with murder.

Zwelling is charged with being...
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