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October 25, 2004 - 5:30pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It's nearly a week away from Election Day and the heat is on for the 9th District State Board of Education.

Three candidates are running for this position. Several weeks ago, WHIZ News caught up with two of those candidates at the Candidate Forum in Zanesville. David Daubenmire did not attend the event.

However we did talk to William Moore and Jennifer Stewart. Stewart currently represents the 9th District and says she wants to provide access to educational opportunities...
October 25, 2004 - 5:24pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Now is the time of year when we usually see more leaves on the ground---and if you need to clear them out of your yard, the city of Zanesville is here to help.

Starting Monday, the city will pick up leaves in residential areas. Mayor Jack Fenton is asking you to make sure to rake the leaves to the curb or to the edge of the street--just don't leave them in the street.

If you would like to bag your leaves, the Sanitation Division will pick them up on your regular trash day...
October 25, 2004 - 5:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If you've been confused about provisional ballots, this should clear things up.

The ruling is final---in order to vote in Ohio, you must go to your correct precinct where you are registered. This is something that Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has been saying all along.

Finally the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a previous ruling. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director Martha Thomas says the rules are the same as before.

"The voters need to...
October 25, 2004 - 5:16pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Another arrest has been made--this time a recent armed robbery in Zanesville.

The ZPD arrested a man in connection with the October 20th robbery at the Duke and Duchess Station on the corner of Maple Avenue and Brandywine Blvd.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says the ZPD has arrested 35 year-old Henry Newkirk of Zanesville.

Newkirk was taken into custody less than an hour after the robbery. He is currently on parole for a February 2002 robbery which occured at the...
October 25, 2004 - 5:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a recent scam involving the Toys For Tots campaign.

David Forni was taken into custody Friday afternoon at a local motel room. Forni appeared in court this morning in front of Judge William Joseph at Zanesville Municipal Court.

Forni plead not guilty to all charges. Sergeant Detective Ric Roush says the charges stem from Forni soliciting donations from individuals and businesses throughout Muskingum...
October 25, 2004 - 10:47am
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s time to get ready for the holidays…and one local organization is starting on Election Day.

The Eastside Community Ministry will begin accepting applications on November 2nd for Thanksgiving meal baskets.

Executive Director of the ministry, Jack McClelland, says the baskets will include all the groceries necessary to prepare a hearty meal on November 25th.

“Folks get perishable items, such as bread, butter and milk, and we give them a gift certificate for...
October 24, 2004 - 10:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
An accident on SR 93 sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville post of the State Highway Patrol says assured clear distance was the cause of this accident involving a pickup truck and a Jeep Cherokee.

Trooper Fowler adds alcohol was not a factor in the crash and it appeared that all people were wearing their seatbelts.
October 24, 2004 - 5:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A new art exhibit at the Zanesville Art Center may have you seeing things in a different light.

Photographer Bill Grant says his black and white photographs are of ordinary, everyday things that seem fascinating to him.

Grant has been an artist for over 50 years. He started out as a painter then switched to taking pictures when he discovered it was cheaper to be a self-photographer when his first child was born.

You can visit Bill Grants...
October 24, 2004 - 2:35pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Lots of people came out to the 8th annual Souper Bowl benefit luncheon.

Over 14 area churches participated in the luncheon. Co-chair Yvonne Factor says, "The primary reason we wanted to bring all the churches together is because we have all different religions here."

All proceeds from today's event will go to the United Way.

Organizers say they've raised over $56,000 over the last seven years.
October 24, 2004 - 2:29pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The PAWS organization hosted their first-ever
pet fair at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus.

Dog lovers could pick up goodies for their four-legged friends or teach them a thing or two.
"Right now we've got demonstrations in hurdling, obedience, puppy training and rally obedience," says event organizer Lisa Werkhaven.

All proceeds from today's event will go to the PAWS organization.
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