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January 28, 2004 - 4:53am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The executive director of an alcoholism prevention program in Licking County has resigned following his second charge of drunken driving in ten years.

58-year-old James Billow of Heath gave his resignation to the Licking County Alcoholism Prevention Program Board in Newark and it was accepted.

Board President Robert Baldwin says Billow will be replaced by program supervisor Jim Takacs.

Police arrested Billow on a drunken driving charge on December 27th, when...
January 27, 2004 - 9:18pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Good news for Morgan County residents…the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency received word Tuesday afternoon that President Bush has approved federal funding for residents affected by the January 3rd flooding in the county.

According to Public Information Office for the Morgan EMA, Keith Spare, assistance programs will now be available for county residents and local businesses affected by the flooding through both the state and federal Emergency Management Agencies.
January 27, 2004 - 6:16pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A normal day for many, but a big day for Jennifer Bryant.

Last Wednesday Bryant’s attorney, Aaron Miller asked Judge Howard Zwelling to grant her early release.

Bryant, a former Muskingum College student convicted of killing her newborn baby, has served seven months of her three-year prison sentence.

The state of Ohio and the Muskingum County prosecutor’s office argued that an early release didn’t justify her conviction. Today Judge Zwelling made his decision...
January 27, 2004 - 5:51pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
You might want to think twice before starting your car in the garage, it could be deadly.

Four people died in Columbus after authorities found the bodies in a house yesterday after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says especially with the inclement weather we’ve been having it’s important to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Lacy says, “ an automobile is one of the things that probably causes the least problems as...
January 27, 2004 - 5:38pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Coldness in the Zanesville City Jail has left some inmates shivering throughout the night.

A problem with the furnace has the temperature reaching 50 degrees. It is normally set at 65, but for some reason the heat won’t work.

Inmates at the jail have called WHIZ about the cold conditions and they say they would like something done about it.

And today maintenance people were working on the heat trying to fix the problem.

At first the male inmates were...
January 27, 2004 - 5:31pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Life after retirement doesn’t have to mean you are giving up an unproductive life…

Instead Mel Helitzer, has his own version of retirement. And to prove it he has written a book about 65 people who have made a difference in their retirement years.

Two of those people live right here in Zanesville, Carl Mitzel and Ray Thomas.

His book is called-“ It’s Never Too Late to Plate a Tree.”

To honor those individuals in his book he grants each of them an...
January 27, 2004 - 5:03pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
With another day off from school area kids took to the slopes today to enjoy everyone’s favorite winter pastime—sledding!

But one thing kids forget when they hit the slopes is their helmet.

Alan Ranck, Assistant Park Manager of the Dillon State Park says, “ I’ve heard a lot of people trying to emphasize safety and helmets are an up and coming thing for kids whether they’re on bicycles or here with the sledding. It’s always a good idea.”

While sledding can be a...
January 27, 2004 - 10:40am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Columbus-based Huntington Banchsares incorporated today merged with Canton-based Unizan Financial Corporation for 587 million dollars.

The banks say Unizan shareholders will get shares of Huntington common stock in exchange for their Unizan shares.

Unizan has numerous branches in our area.

Huntington shares closed yesterday at just over 23 dollars. Unizan shares closed at more than 22 dollars. The merger was unanimously approved by both boards.

January 27, 2004 - 5:26am
6 years 24 weeks ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department says roadways in the county were slick and ice covered this morning.

A dispatcher from the sheriff’s office says they have had numerous calls about cars sliding off the road into a ditch.

Right now Coshocton County is under a level-1 snow emergency, which means drive with caution.

Here’s the way other...
January 26, 2004 - 9:29pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
One day before Judge Howard Zwelling is set to announce his decision on her early release, Jennifer Bryant’s attorney Aaron Miller files a memorandum in response to the state’s memorandum filed last week.

Bryant served seven months of a three-year sentence on involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse charges. She was convicted last year of killing her newborn baby and placing him in a trash bin outside her Muskingum College apartment.

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