Local News

December 1, 2004 - 7:48am
7 years 2 weeks ago
American Electric Power is reporting several scattered power outages around the area including the entire western part of Licking County. Crews have been working through the night so, they are aware of all of the outages. Drivers use extra caution when heading out this morning. Make sure if you do come across any traffic signals that are out-to treat that like you would a four-way stop. Watch for plenty of trees down and lots of debris on the roads.
December 1, 2004 - 12:27am
7 years 2 weeks ago
A close call for some motorists in Adamsville earlier tonight as a two vehicle accident occured on 93 North around 8:15.

According to officials who were on the scene, the crash occurred as one vehicle that was southbound on State Route 93 went left of center and struck another vehicle traveling northbound while rounding a curve.

Extra assistance was called to the scene to deal with the multiple injuries involved.

Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville Post of...
November 30, 2004 - 8:38pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Area residents spent the night perfecting all the last-minute details for the upcoming "Home for the Holidays" Christmas production.

Ten year-old Aaron Jackson of Zanesville is participating in this year's performance for his first time--and for Jackson this show has a very special meaning.

"I wanted to do it because my father's in Iraq," says Jackson. Jackson's father, Mike, has been serving as a soldier in the Army National Guard since last January and is expected to...
November 30, 2004 - 4:22pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Local authorities are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Monday around 7:45.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department, the robbery occurred at the United Dairy Mart at 13-29 Maysville Avenue, when two suspects described as two blacks males came into the store. One was armed with a knife and threatened the female clerk on duty.

The clerk was not injured and the suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of...
November 30, 2004 - 2:23pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Yesterday kicked off the deer gun season here in Muskingum County and hunters took advantage of the 30,000 acres of land we have to offer.

But this season also has a positive impact on our economy.

Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce says its no surprise why hunters would choose to visit our area.

Ashby says, “We were the number one county last year for deer hunting because Muskingum County has a lot to offer the hunter and I think that...
November 30, 2004 - 2:15pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
We recently told you about the bank merger between Century National Bank and First Federal. Well now Century announces they are selling their First Federal branch in Roseville.

President and CEO of Century Tom Lyall says it all boils down to competition. Federal regulators suggest they sell an office to an outside third party since they are both in this county.

Lyall says, “We have signed an agreement with People’s National Bank of New Lexington to acquire the Roseville...
November 30, 2004 - 1:27pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Money was under the microscope last night at the first of two budget hearings held before Zanesville City Council.

The 2005 budget for numerous city departments was discussed and those discussions were nothing less than heated debates.

Zanesville officials say the city is not doing well financially. They are not yet in a state of emergency, however, if revenues don’t improve, the city departments could be in trouble. That’s including the fire and police departments,...
November 30, 2004 - 1:16pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
Still waiting to read the Da Vinci Code or the latest Danielle Steele novel?

If you’re on a long list of readers who have to sit back and wait for the chance to read the newest additions at the Muskingum County’s local library….it may soon be getting a little easier.

The John McIntyre Library will be instituting a new automated system, called Info Tree, for its readers at the start of next week. Customer Service Manger Blair Tom explains.

“The library will be...
November 30, 2004 - 12:36pm
7 years 2 weeks ago
With Christmas just around the corner, one local school is raising funds for someone other than the common charity.

The St. Nicholas Home and School Association is hosting a holiday auction mainly based on donations from parents. Peggy Hill, who has three kids at the school, explains where the money goes.

“The auction is held annually for our teachers to raise funds for items that they need in their classrooms that are not provided by the diocese or anything.”

November 30, 2004 - 2:07am
7 years 2 weeks ago
As deer gun season continues, this week WHIZ will provide you with the Buck of the day each night during our eleven o'clock newscast.

Monday's Buck of the day was killed by Chris Williams of Zanesville.

He bagged an 11-point..Congratulations to Chris!

Stay tuned each night for our feature on local hunters and their prize deer.
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