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Tests for Flu Not Always Reliable

by Audry Kensicki on November 11, 2009 at 5:09 am

As flu season continues to run rampant throughout the United States, measures to detect which strain you have may be getting easier. Currently the "rapid test" is used by doctors to detect which strain of the flu patients have. It does not test specifically for H1N1, which is a sub-type of influenza a, but new… Continue Reading

Most Wanted Suspect

by Kelly Mills on November 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is once again asking for your help in finding this week’s most wanted suspect. They are searching for 42-year-old Mitchell Bruce Miller who is wanted on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender. Miller, who has a history of violent tendencies, is described as a white male… Continue Reading

Fairfield County Crash Claims One Life

by Kelly Mills on November 10, 2009 at 8:11 am

Fairfield County had its 17th fatal crash of the year Tuesday afternoon, more than doubling the amount of fatal crashes the county saw in all of 2008. According to the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol, around 4 p.m. 73-year-old Barbara West of Carroll was traveling southbound on Mill Park Road in Hocking Township… Continue Reading

New Genesis Heart Care Program

by Audry Kensicki on November 10, 2009 at 7:21 am

Southeastern Ohio residents will no longer have to travel to Columbus for cardiac care. Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital recently expanded its heart care program to include new technology to help treat abnormal heartbeats and other cardiac issues using electrophysiology. Doctor Magdui Migeed of Genesis Healthcare System says it’s easy understand if you think of your… Continue Reading

Cash For Clunkers Success?

by Audry Kensicki on November 10, 2009 at 7:14 am

Well, the numbers are in. After a successful two months during the Cash for Clunkers program, local auto dealers are hoping to continue profitable sales throughout the holiday season. "The car business in general had slowed down right before that and Cash for Clunkers actually gave us a good boost," said Dave Wallace, New Car… Continue Reading

Sheriff Investigating Llama Killed on Election Night

by Emily Baird on November 10, 2009 at 7:03 am

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is actively looking for anyone responsible in the death of a Blue Rock Station llama, named Michelle, and the Warmke family says they have a reward in place for anyone with information surrounding the incident. It happened during the night of November 3rd at 1190 Virginia Ridge Road, the same… Continue Reading

Major Deals at Local Mall

by Emily Baird on November 10, 2009 at 7:02 am

Shoppers are definitely reaping the benefits of a struggling economy this year. If you head out to Zanesville’s Colony Square Mall, you can find discount after discount to help you save a little…or a lot on your holiday shopping this season. "A lot of retailers are getting the good deals out there early. With the… Continue Reading

Do Farmers Follow Farmers’ Almanac?

by Emily Baird on November 10, 2009 at 7:01 am

The Farmers’ Almanac is known for its long-term weather predictions, and it continues to be published-almost 200 years after the first edition went to the presses in 1818. But with the advances in the field of meteorology, is the Farmers’ Almanac still reliable? In the second part of WHIZ’s "Storm Team Series," Forecaster Emily Baird… Continue Reading

More Illegal Burns

by Emily Baird on November 10, 2009 at 6:53 am

Burning your trash or leaves within the city of Zanesville is illegal, unless you have a permit, but fire chief Dave Lacy says his department has had to go out on a number of illegal burns. "I think there’s a bigger problem out in the county with them. You know, I hear on the county… Continue Reading

6 Million Children Lacking Vitamin D

by Emily Baird on November 10, 2009 at 6:52 am

A new health study is indicating that nearly six million US children aren’t getting enough Vitamin D. Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Dr. Vicki Whitacre says doctors began noticing a deficiency of Vitamin D in adults about two to three years ago and have recently noticed the problem in children. "A lot of it has to… Continue Reading