Local News

February 4, 2005 - 2:17am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Another main road has been re-opened after weeks of shut down due to flooding.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Monday that State Route 83 at Wills Creek near the Coshocton County line has been opened to traffic.

ODOT's Phil Newman says that State Route 93 in Msukingum County is also clear and open, but crews are continuing to work on that portion of the road in Coshocton County.
February 4, 2005 - 2:15am
7 years 6 weeks ago
It was a day of apologies in Muskingum County Court Monday as a local man sentenced for the arson of a downtown church apologized to its members.

According to Muksingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 31-year-old Troy Hyson of Zanesville told the court that his act of setting fire to the Union Baptist Church on October 14th of 2004, was not racially or religiously motivated.

Hyson claims that when he committed the crime, he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol....
February 4, 2005 - 2:09am
7 years 6 weeks ago
An area man was shot to death Sunday after a shooting occurred in Coshocton County late that night.

Deputies with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received the report of a shooting at 614 Walnut Street, Apartment 4 around 10:30.

Upon arrival, officials found one man with a gun shot wound to the chest.

County Prosecutor, Bob Batchelor says 24-year-old Alan Bailey has been charged with murder in the death of Ray Tomack, Jr.

Batchelor says Bailey...
February 4, 2005 - 2:03am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A life-long member of a Morgan County community was laid to rest Monday.

John Finley was the longest member of the M...
February 4, 2005 - 1:38am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Saying goodbye to one of their finest community members, Crooksville residents turned out for the funeral of longtime Mayor Douglas Cannon on Wednesday.

Cannon died Sunday at his home after a long illness.

Friends, family and area residents came to pay their respects and to reflect on all of the wonderful memories of the well-respected man.

Cannon was very involved in the community, he served as a past member of the Crooksville School Board and member of the...
February 4, 2005 - 1:29am
7 years 6 weeks ago
The prevalence of drugs is making itself known in rural areas like Muskingum County.

The number of drug cases and drug related incidents has been on the rise just within the past six months.

The problem is not only that are more people are using than ever before, but the combination of drugs are becoming much more dangerous.

Drug counselors say marijuana has always been the drug of choice for many in this area, but now users are turning to drugs that are more...
February 4, 2005 - 1:10am
7 years 6 weeks ago
An announcement from the Zanesville Police Department Wednesday, that two men are are behind bars after being arrested and indicted by a Muskingum County Grand Jury.

According to Detective Sergeant Ric Roush, 18-year-old Joshua S. Perry of Zanesville was indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery with gun specifications and two counts of theft.

Also indicted was 19-year-old Ernest L. Taylor III, of Zanesville, on two counts of complicity to aggravated robbery with gun...
February 4, 2005 - 1:02am
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local man has been chosen by Ohio's Governor to represent ten counties in the buckeye state for economic development.

Bill Arnett, a radio broadcaster and former Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Specialist in Muskingum and Athens Counties will represent the eastern part of the state.

The Governor says Arnetthas the necessary skills to enrich the business climate in Eastern Ohio as he will be responsible for establishing an agenda for growth in Muskingum,...
February 4, 2005 - 12:58am
7 years 6 weeks ago
American troops continue to fight daily for our freedom in Iraq, and many of those soldiers are from right here in Southeastern Ohio.

On the WHIZ News at 6, we will continue to feature those "hometown heroes" who are joining the armed forces at a time when their country needs them the most...

19-year-old Brandon Stillon, a graduate of Meadowbrook High School will be working in the 89 D Explosive Ordinance Disposal for the US Army.
Brandon ships out February 9th. His...
February 4, 2005 - 12:57am
7 years 6 weeks ago
State Highway Patrol troopers are still investigating what caused a one car rollover Wednesday morning, that pinned a woman under the vehicle.

According to troopers on scene, the driver lost control of her car going northbound on the curvy road. Sergeant Michael Forshey with the Zanesville Post reports that one occupant was ejected and seriously injured.

The car is registered to a Phyllis Henry of Darlington Drive in South Zanesville. The woman driver was accompanied by...
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