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June 9, 2004 - 1:48pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
It was almost like something out of Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, but more serious, a deer was creating havoc for drivers and store employees on Maple Avenue.

From where our WHIZ News Crew was standing, the deer ran across the Tansky Honda parking lot and jumped right onto Maple Avenue, where it was hit by a red pickup truck.

Miraculously the deer survived only to run scared and injured into the Country Fair Shopping Center. That’s when it crashed into the front window...
June 9, 2004 - 1:05pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Even though it may feel like it today, the hazy, lazy days of summer are officially just around the corner and many people are looking for ways to cool off, but local fire officials warn that by opening and playing with fire hydrants as a water source can be unsafe and may come with a heavy price to pay.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says, “when you open one of these, there is a possibility of rock and things like that because of construction can come out as projectiles. The other...
June 9, 2004 - 7:00am
6 years 34 weeks ago
Hundreds of volunteers too part last night in an extensive search of the Southwest Ohio village of Oxford for an 81-year old Alzheimer’s disease patient who has been missing since May 21st.

But the approximately 600 searchers found no trace of Charles Capel, a retired Miami University Professor.

While volunteers searched the ground, helicopters from television stations and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office scouted the area from above.

Capel apparently left his...
June 8, 2004 - 8:06pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Columbus Public Schools plan to offer students an internet-based high school in the fall.

School officials say the virtual school is an alternative to internet-charter schools, which use phones, e-mail and other technology to communicate with students.

The district has lost more than 1,000 students to internet-charter schools and nearly 4,000 students to charger schools overall.

Because students take about $5,000 apiece in state aid with them if they go to a...


June 8, 2004 - 3:24pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Next week is men’s health week and to help celebrate Genesis Healthcare System invites everyone to come out for their first ever Men’s Health Expo.

The event will be on Wednesday June 16th from 5:30 to 8pm at the Inn at Eaglesticks.

There will be a variety of health issues discussed and some special guest speakers.

Space is limited so if you would like to make a reservation you can call the Genesis Nurseline now to sign up. The number is 1 800 948-4949.
June 8, 2004 - 3:16pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Goodwill Industries is taking a giant step for the community by removing themselves as a member of the United Way.

Lou Cvetnic CEO of Goodwill Industries believes they are a true success story and says they will always be indebted to the United Way.

Goodwill feels that they can be productive on their own now and for the last three United Way campaigns, Goodwill has asked to allocate the funds to agencies that really need it.

Cvetnic says, “That was the...
June 8, 2004 - 2:52pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Former President Reagan’s death is having a profound effect on Americans across the country.

Thousands of people some who knew him, most who did not, are mourning his loss and paying their respects.

Brian King, a political science instructor at Muskingum College is just one of the many Americans inspired by Reagan.

King says that he didn’t realize how upset he’d get when he heard Reagan had passed away, but it really affected him. King says, “I looked at my wife...
June 8, 2004 - 10:36am
6 years 35 weeks ago
With summer temperatures on the rise, people with breathing problem, the elderly and young children need the relief of air conditioning more than ever. A recent Federal program is providing that help.

The Summer Crisis Program started five years ago as a way to help low income families get an air conditioner. Community Services Coordinator Gary Wilson says the high humidity is a health risk to those with respiratory problems and can even cause death.

“All across the...
June 8, 2004 - 7:00am
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Columbus City Council could vote as soon as June 28th on controversial proposal to ban smoking in most public places.

Council Member Charleta Tavares, who heads the Health Committee, promised a rapid response to the Smoke-free Columbus Proposal with two public hearings in the next two weeks, followed by legislation and a council vote.

It remains to be seen whether the legislation will contain everything sought by Smoke-free Columbus. Its proposal would ban smoking in...
June 7, 2004 - 9:38pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The two men arrested for their alleged connection to a drug deal near the East Pike in April were back in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Monday morning.

On April 14th 53-year-old Rodney Colucy of Arizona, plead not guilty to one count of trafficking in marijuana and one count possession of marijuana. But according to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, Monday Colucy withdrew that plea and plead guilty to both counts.

Colucy was arrested April 2nd near the...
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