Local News

September 15, 2004 - 10:02am
7 years 6 weeks ago
We’re sure you’ve noticed some fresh new programs on WHIZ-TV’S schedule this season. This is because we were unable to reach an agreement to bring some of our old programs back this fall.

So weekdays at 4, Today Show veteran Jane Pauley gives her unique insight into topics that affect everyone.

At 7pm we broadcast Entertainment Tonight the #1 ranked entertainment news program across the nation. Then at 7:30 we bring you the game show phenomenon “Who Wants to Be a...
September 15, 2004 - 8:11am
7 years 6 weeks ago
Hello everyone, we've had a wonderful celebration of the first 50 years of WHIZ-TV. We'd like to offer you a collection of the news stories highlighting our past coverage.

Available on DVD we've compiled a collection of the stories that you've seen in the past. Stories like the move to the new Bethesda Hospital, the major storm flooding Zanesville that happened just a few years ago, the Y-Bridge demolition, Bob Hopes visit to Zanesville, The Casino Restaurant Fire, John Glenns...
September 14, 2004 - 10:42pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Officers with the Zanesville Police Department responded to a call at 781 Dryden Road at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday evening of shots fired.

However according to Lt. Bill Shaw, after speaking with the resident of the home, Tina Francis, shots were not fired…a suspect was yelling verbal threats all evening.

22-year-old Aaron Gray of Zanesville was arrested a short time later. Shaw says when officers stopped Gray’s vehicle crack-cocaine; a marijuana pipe; and checkbooks, wallets...
September 14, 2004 - 4:55pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Clean up efforts are still underway in Guernsey County and already city officials are planning how to deal with what the next storm brings.

Today members of the street department met with other officials to discuss a strategy for when the next disaster strikes.

The city is now taking action to prevent the same mistakes from happening again.

Superintendent Jerry O’Donnell says, “We know where the flooding is now. Where it’s going to happen and so we’ll take those...
September 14, 2004 - 4:20pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Over 39 companies took part in the job fair at the Zanesville Holiday Inn. All kinds of companies including Dollar General, catalog companies and trucking schools offered information on how to find work.

Career Center Supervisor Bob Mercer says lots of companies like to hire people right before the holidays. With the recent shutdown of Longaberger Basket Company, many people in the area are still looking for work. “With this

Longaberger layoff there were 970 people laid...
September 14, 2004 - 4:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Perry County residents are still dealing with the aftermath of last week's flooding. Today they're asking FEMA for help. Chasity Whissen and her family lived here for 6 and 1/2 years and because of the flooding, they've lost nearly everything, including their home.

Ridenour Randall lives next door to Whissen. He's in the same situation. He says it's time for the federal government to step up to the plate. "I called FEMA two or three time and they said if we're not a national disaster...
September 13, 2004 - 8:51pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The woman accused of robbing the Red Roof Inn on March 29th, 2004 was sentenced in Judge Howard Zwelling’s courtroom.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 25-year-old Joyai Powell of Cambridge was arrested shortly after the incident, and was originally indicted on one count of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification and one count of theft.

However Workman says in exchange for a guilty plea, the state lowered her charges, and she was...
September 13, 2004 - 8:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The 146-60 connector road project was once again a topic of discussion at the Zanesville City Council meeting tonight.

Public service director Mike Sims says the goal of opening bids on March 1st of 2005 is for the most part realistic.

In order to keep the process moving and not lose any time, Sims says council is inserting their own funding to keep the engineer busy.

Jobes Henderson and Associates are under contract for the design of the project.
September 13, 2004 - 6:13pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Good news for the family of Micah Jones. Since the day the 23 year old Zanesville grad was struck by an off-duty police officer in Tennessee, our community has been nothing but supportive both emotionally and financially.

Today the committee raising money for Micah was presented with a check from Adornetto’s for $8,500 all raised in Micah’s honor.

Rick Jones, Micah’s father says, “We’re thankful to our friends and for the people who had any and every part of this benefit....
September 13, 2004 - 6:06pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A local agency could be in the “red” soon if they don’t get some help.

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross is in desperate need of money tonight as they continue assisting local families devastated by the flood.

Executive Director Dan Hartman says, “Right now we spent close to $40,000 of assistance we’re not done, but that’s the kind of help we’re going to need.”

The Red Cross has already paid for food, clothing and shelter for close to 100 people in...
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