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May 27, 2004 - 2:26pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A representative from Muskingum College was in Zanesville today asking the county commissioners for funding to support “The Invisible Child”.

It’s a program dedicated to overcoming the challenge of educating children in the heartland. Dr. Joy Cowdery of Muskingum College says there are a lot of programs for urban education, but when it comes to children living in rural poverty, the funds are lacking.

Cowdery says money is needed for a three day conference in September,...
May 27, 2004 - 12:25pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
Some elementary school kids in our area got a flying lesson from local aviation expert Art Moose.

He talked to the kids about plane safety and the dynamics of flying.

A group of second grader from Duncan Falls Elementary screamed and laughed as their teacher Mrs. Fuller boarded the small three-seat airplane and took off for a ride around River Side Airport. Moose has been doing tours since 1982 and says it’s good to start the kids young.

Many of those children...
May 27, 2004 - 12:21pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A Zanesville doctor got a prestigious national honor from his peers in medicine.

Doctor Sherman Katz, a Vascular Surgeon, was recently elected into the Society of Vascular Surgeons.

Katz says that there are only a few hundred members and he is the only one in the area that has ever gotten this honor.

Dr. Katz’s office performs vascular surgery as well as laser and cosmetic surgeries dealing with veins. He says that more people miss work due to vein disease than...
May 27, 2004 - 9:01am
6 years 35 weeks ago
You may recall when we told you that the merger of Unizan and Huntington banks
gained approved by stockholders.

Today comes word that two area bank branches will be closed as a result.

Whiz news has learned that the office in Duncan Falls in Muskingum County will shut down. Also, one office in Newark is slated to close.

No word on when that will happen or how many jobs will be affected.

In all 9 Unizan offices will close. The other 7 are...
May 27, 2004 - 7:23am
6 years 35 weeks ago
A judge in Cincinnati soundly scolded a woman who prosecutors say gave marijuana-filled brownies and wine coolers to her children.

Twenty-eight year old Melony Wikette was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday. The woman from Delhi Township Southwest of Cincinnati was convicted of endangering children, corrupting another with drugs and abusing harmful intoxicants.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Steve Martin told Wikette she breached the trust her children had...
May 26, 2004 - 8:39pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
18-year-old Ted Frame, Junior of Roseville pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count felonious assault.

Frame was arrested for his involvement in the attack of a 12-year-old Zanesville boy earlier this month.

On May 4th, Frame hit the boy repeatedly while the boy was on Ridge Avenue near Chapman Street. The boy suffered from minor injuries from the attack.

Frame is a senior at Maysville High School. His bond has been set at $25,000.
May 26, 2004 - 8:37pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The two men arrested for their involvement in a weekend armed robbery at the Speedway Gas Station on Blue Avenue were in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Wednesday.

According to court documents, 21-year-old B.J. Richard-Bey of Zanesville plead not guilty to aggravated robbery with a gun specification, one count misdemeanor theft, one count robbery, one count felony theft, and one count of having a weapon while under disability. His bond has been set at $150,000. Richard-Bey is also...
May 26, 2004 - 4:42pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A competency hearing was held for a man convicted in the death of a 13-year-old Cambridge boy.

Marvin Johnson appeared in court this morning at the Belmont County Justice Center in St. Clairsville.

Guernsey County Prosecutor Keith Plummer says Johnson was determined to be competent by Common Pleas Judge David Ellwood.

Johnson is in the sentencing phase of his trial and could face the death penalty.

The mitigation phase of the trial is expected to...
May 26, 2004 - 2:29pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
The Governor will be stopping in Zanesville tomorrow to talk about one of the largest school building projects in the state.

East Elementary, one of the eight new Zanesville schools will have their groundbreaking debut tomorrow. Several political leaders including Governor Taft will be on hand talking about the 96 million dollar project.

The new elementary school is part of Phase One of the project, which also includes two new middle schools.

The projected...
May 26, 2004 - 1:06pm
6 years 35 weeks ago
A local company received a prestigious honor from a military contractor, Lockheed-Martin. The ceremony was held in Zanesville at the Hollowed Hills and representatives from Lockheed-Martin from Akron and Rapicom from Grant, Alabama were present. In addition Mayor Jack Fenton gave out the awards.

Rapicom has a satellite company based here in Zanesville with three employees, but those employees made the company Lockheed Martin’s Star Supplier of the Year.

Peggy Harper,...
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