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July 28, 2004 - 2:11pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Despite advances in security it always seems the crooks are one step ahead, especially when it comes to getting your banking information.

Nearly two million Americans have had their online banking accounts tampered with in the past twelve months. The data indicates the number of raided accounts coincides with the current e-mail scam.

"Phishing" is an e-mail scam that attempts to trick consumers into revealing personal information, such as credit or debit account numbers,...
July 27, 2004 - 9:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reports a hit-skip accident from Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Patrol, at about 12:30 p.m. the crash occurred on State Route 757 and Township Road19. Investigators say 31-year-old Tammy Hetrick of Glenford was traveling south on 757 when her car was struck by another vehicle. The impact from the crash caused Hetrick to travel off the road, strike a sign and the ditch, then her car roller onto its top and struck a fire hydrant....
July 27, 2004 - 6:19pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The race for president makes a stop in Zanesville and Cambridge this Saturday.

And today details of Senator John Kerry and President George Bush’s schedule are starting to leak out.

Whiz news has learned that Senator Kerry and his running mate John Edwards are expected in downtown Zanesville between 8:15 and 9:15 Saturday night.

We’re told they will appear at the Muskingum County Courthouse.

We’ve also found out that President Bush is expected in...
July 27, 2004 - 4:34pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Some Muskingum County teens are trying to put out unhealthy habits one smoker at a time and they are doing so by making the community aware of the harmful side effects of tobacco.

Recent studies have shown that kids are starting to smoke at an earlier age and the awareness of the dangers needs to begin at home.

The teens involved in the Muskingum County Youths against Tobacco will also be starring in commercials that will air on WHIZ-TV during the Olympics.
July 27, 2004 - 4:31pm
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The West Nile virus claimed the life of an 80-year-old Ohio man yesterday and officials warn that the prevention is the best way to fight the deadly virus.

Even though peak-breeding season isn’t until late August, early September, there are things you can do now to prepare yourself.

The county is also trying to prevent West Nile from entering the area by spraying bug repellant to help kill and adult mosquitoes carrying the virus

For a complete list of streets...
July 27, 2004 - 3:18pm
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They’re as close as you can get to local celebrities in town and today some of the Y-City Star competitors were given the opportunity to sing for local residents again.

They were invited to sing for the noon Rotary club at their weekly meeting to show off the success of one of the hottest events in Zanesville.

This was a great experience for the contestants who still are shocked at the fan base they’ve developed throughout this competition.

Justi Christian, the...
July 27, 2004 - 12:47pm
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One important local charity is fighting to stay alive and active in our community.

For almost twenty years they’ve been feeding the people in our community. And although it’s been tight they’ve always managed to pull through, but that could change.

It’s a desperate situation for this local charity that’s been in existence since 1986. Christ’s Table here in Downtown Zanesville is at the point where they might have to shut their doors.

Gretchen Sayre, Executive...
July 27, 2004 - 12:37pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Christ’s Table in Downtown Zanesville got a little help from out of State. Florissant Presbyterian Church Youth Group from Florissant, Missouri came here to Zanesville to help give back to our community.

Youth Director Debbie Galle says she’s been to Christ’s Table four times in the past twelve years and says they come here because it’s important to get the kids out of their comfort zone.

“It gives the kids a chance to put a face on people they would normally pass by....
July 26, 2004 - 9:17pm
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A Coshocton couple who left their 4-year-old child inside a burning house chained to a crib, has been ordered held on $25,000 bail.

Gerald Stewart and Ridgley Allington was facing second-degree felony child endangerment charges, stemming from a fire at their home last Friday.

A witness spotted flames from the home and the couple emerging from the residence. When firefighters arrived on the scene the broke an upstairs window and found 4-year-old Karen Stewart chained to a...
July 26, 2004 - 8:42pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Still no decision as to whether or not the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority will receive the 120,000 dollars from the City of Zanesville.

But at city council tonight, Mayor Jack Fenton voiced his opinion on the issue saying he’d like to keep in line with what the County plans.

Mayor Fenton says, “I think we’re going to do the same thing the County is, we’re working together on it and we’ve worked together on a lot of projects. We’ve had a lot of conferences so we...
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