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May 8, 2005 - 8:04pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
This is the time of year that college students across the United States prepare to receive the one piece of paper key to their professional careers.

But for one local student who has already retired from a professional career he has other intentions for his diploma.

Just yesterday Dean Reed was a seventy-four year old senior at Muskingum College, but today he can proudly say he is officially a college graduate.

Reed did things a little bit differently than most...
May 8, 2005 - 4:29pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Hundreds of people waited in long lines today to treat mom to a great meal, while helping a good cause.

Today marks the annual Washington Township mother’s day chicken Bar-B-Q. This event helps the firefighters pay for ongoing expenses like equipment and training.

People began lining up around 9:30 this morning, because once the chicken is gone; it’s gone.

According to Dave Kries, the Washington Township Fire Chief, “We’re cooking about 1,500 halves of chicken...
May 8, 2005 - 4:15pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
With the sudden jump in temperature, gardeners are suddenly frantic to get their gardens in full bloom.

Hundreds of garden enthusiasts ready to get their green thumbs busy came out to Wilson’s Lawn Center today, to browse, shop and to see what’s new.

Whether you need a last minute gift for mom, or something for yourself, you can probably find it a Wilson’s. According to Sharon Richards, Wilson’s retail manager. “There’s gift cards for mom, hanging baskets, planters, and...
May 7, 2005 - 11:56am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Fallen officers may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.

Today, the Fraternal Order of Police honored those fallen officers at a special ceremony at Zanesville Lodge #83.

More than forty officers and their families paid their respects during today’s annual event. Sheriff Bob Stephenson acknowledged today’s turnout. “I’m glad to see so many people here. I think it’s nice that people do remember. That’s one of those things that I’ve always wanted people to...
May 7, 2005 - 11:48am
7 years 11 weeks ago
It was a beautiful day to ring in the annual farmers market.

More than fifty vendors were on hand today to sell hundreds of items, including, flowers, baked goods, crafts and produce.

And for all the procrastinators out there who haven’t purchased a present for mom yet; the farmer’s market can help you give mom a gift she’ll treasure. According to Betty Tolliver, the market manager, “ Of course there are a lot of flowers. We have mother’s day cakes inside, and they can...
May 6, 2005 - 10:32pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Big League Biz Fest kicked off Friday evening in Licking County as Chamber of Commerce members set up exhibits to promote and showcase products and services, as well as promote business growth in and around Newark.

This being the first Biz Fest in three years, Chamber members are trying to bring back the event to boost their networking within the community.

Vice President of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer McDonald is encouraging residents to come out...
May 6, 2005 - 5:26pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriffs Department had their hands full today with a drug suspect round up.

It began early this morning and lasted a few hours. WHIZ Reporter Erin Packard went along with Sheriff deputies on today’s sting.

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May 6, 2005 - 3:56pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Mayor of Zanesville is stepping down due to illness.

Whiz News has learned that Jack Fenton, who suffered a recent stroke is resigning.

Fenton says he spent five days in the hospital as a result of the stroke and on the recommendation of his doctor and the wishes of his family he regretfully must resign.

It will be effective on Monday May 16th.
Fenton's career with the city began 46 years ago on august 4th, 1958 as a firefighter.

May 5, 2005 - 7:45pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The number of teens killed on our roadways is increasing, causing a lot of concern for our community.

In part one of our special local series, Teen Driving Deaths, Abbey Burchman takes a closer look at the problem facing our area teens.

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May 5, 2005 - 6:55pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Tomorrow will be a perfect spring evening to check out the work of local and statewide Artist’s, right here in Zanesville.

To kick off the event the Artist Colony of Zanesville is hosting a luncheon at Bryan Place that will focus on artists and community development in Muskingum County.

The opening reception of the first Friday event begins at 5pm. This event takes place the first Friday of every month and allows local residents to view the developments that the artist’s...
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