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February 23, 2005 - 5:44pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is hoping for new Buckeye Sheriff Associate Memberships this year.

Soon in the mail Muskingum County Residents will be receiving letters from the Association asking for a 20$ contribution.

Major Terry Newman says the contribution will be used for technical resources, legislative support on key criminal justice issues and training for deputies.

As a member you will receive a membership card, a special window decal for your...
February 23, 2005 - 5:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Parents are speaking out tonight about the future of Catholic education in Zanesville.

Earlier this month the announcement was made to consolidate St. Thomas and St. Nicholas as one elementary school and St. Nicholas will house the middle school students.

The ultimate decision was made due to low enrollment at both schools.

Debbie and Tim Lasure have 5 children that have been through Catholic education in Zanesville. Their youngest, Lindsey is a fourth...
February 23, 2005 - 5:21pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Rape is a serious and violent crime that occurs most in women between the ages of 16 and 24.

Janie Malloy is the program Manager for the Response Program in downtown Zanesville. She says rapists almost always know their victims.

“The majority of sexual assaults occur not by a stranger and a victim but thru someone they know someone they went out with, somebody they work with or a neighbor.”

Malloy explains the rapist is usually looking for a woman who won’t...
February 23, 2005 - 3:24pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio’s Governor stopped by the Y-City to tour Russett Printing and to talk about his tax reform plan this morning.

About 30 local businessmen and women came to hear the speech on Taft’s new five-year plan. The plan will mainly benefit small businesses, of which there are over 20,000 in Ohio.

First, he wants to decrease personal income tax for small businesses, because most of them pay on a personal level and not corporate. This is only one of his three main goals....
February 22, 2005 - 8:19pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A couple of incidents at an area intermediate school has sparked some concern among parents of students.

According to officials from the Frazeysburg Police Department, some recent incidents are currently under investigation.

Authorities say vandals broke into Frazeysburg Intermediate School early Monday morning and caused damage to school property.

Investigators right now say no arrests have been made, but they are following up on leads.

Details of...
February 22, 2005 - 8:11pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Guernsey County is facing big problems with recent budget cuts, as WHIZ has received word that nine county employees have been laid off as of Saturday.

This comes as Guernsey County Commissioners have asked all elected officials within the county to cut their operating budgets by ten percent.

Sheriff Mike McCauley says these cuts are hitting his office hard, as seven full time and two part time employees, most of them corrections officers, have lost their jobs.

February 22, 2005 - 6:44pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is keeping a close eye on a leak at the dam at Salt Fork Lake in Guernsey County.

It was discovered last week and at its peak was seeping around 75 gallons of water per minute.

Late last week state officials installed an inverted filtration system consisting of thousands of pounds of gravel to stabilize the area.

Dena Barnhouse is the project engineer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. She tells Whiz News...
February 22, 2005 - 6:15pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
If you visit any Ohio State Parks like Dillon or Salt Fork, you may soon have to pay a fee to get in.

After a public hearing last week, regional park manager Mark West says it’s very likely this new law will take effect.

“If it passes, if everything goes as it’s supposed to, we’ll be looking at somewhere beginning of May 2005. Then we’ll start introducing the Parks Pride passes,” says West.

The parks will most likely offer two types of passes: a day pass for $5...
February 22, 2005 - 5:55pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
We’re in the peak of the cold and flu season right now and if you come down with something the last thing you feel like doing is taking the time to pick which medicine will best treat your symptoms.

Darren Wooley, a pharmacist at Genesis says there are a lot of products on the market which can be confusing for people. He suggests checking out the labels when choosing the right remedy for your symptoms.

“Basically just read the label and it will hit all the symptoms...
February 22, 2005 - 12:12pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The feasibility study for Potter’s Alley is now in Phase 3, as the Zanesville Downtown Association, in conjunction with the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Muskingum Growth Partnership, is making progress on the $21 million project for our city.

BAW Services, out of Cincinnati, is funding the project, which will bring an arts and entertainment facility to the downtown area. Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz says the study is created to help the developer with...
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