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Could Owe Money on Tax Return

by Emily Baird on November 17, 2009 at 6:55 am

President Barack Obama’s "Making Work Pay" tax credit is providing many Americans with more money on their paychecks. It started back in April and was able to do so by withholding less of the federal tax. However, that tax credit may end up costing you more on your tax return. United Way Financial Stabilization Partnership… Continue Reading

Picture with Amelia Earhart

by Emily Baird on November 17, 2009 at 6:55 am

The face and legacy of Amelia Earhart is resurfacing at theaters across the country. Richard Gere and Hilary Swank star in the 2009 film, titled "Amelia," which was released to the public on October 23rd. One Zanesville woman says she’s excited to see it, especially since she got the chance to meet Earhart when she… Continue Reading

Cell Phones Could Land Teens Behind Bars

by Katie Jeffries on November 17, 2009 at 1:51 am

Being a teenager has always been complicated, but it is much more risky for this generation than ever before. In part one of WHIZ’s Katie Jeffries’s series on "Risky Teen Behaviors", she explores why teenagers could face felony charges due to their cell phones. A phone is no longer just a phone. Nowadays it can… Continue Reading

Gargus Candle Light Vigil

by Audry Kensicki on November 17, 2009 at 1:28 am

On Sunday a 17-year old Heath teen was accidentally shot and killed by his friend. Tonight the community gathers together to mourn the loss of Tyler Gargus at a candlelight vigil. "It’s not meant to be some kind of fancy ceremony," said Heath High School Principal Ellis Booth. "It’s rather just a simple sharing of feelings,… Continue Reading

Team Dominates the Turkey Bowl

by Katie Jeffries on November 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

A local flag football team has bragging rights, well, at least for a year. Team Foxfire and team Pepsi battled it out on the Maysville High School football field for the turkey bowl championship. The turkey bowl is sponsored by the Avondale Youth Center and all proceeds go to their Christmas fund. The Avondale Youth… Continue Reading

Xayia’s Story

by Kelly Mills on November 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

It’s likely you never heard of Rett Syndrome, but every 90 minutes a girl is born who suffers from the neurological disorder. A girl suffering from this severe form of Autism will live a long life, but it’s like she’s trapped in her own body, unable to communicate or control body movements. Xayia Moorehead is… Continue Reading

Students Help Animal Shelter Raise Money

by Ashley Drane on November 16, 2009 at 11:39 am

Local students are decorating bulb after bulb this holiday season to help support their four legged friends. Grover Cleveland Middle School art student David Dillender says he loves his dog Smokey so he’s glad to help out. "We are making bulbs for the animal shelter," Dillender said. The project is to raise money for the… Continue Reading

Gunshot Wound Kills Area Teen

by Emily Baird on November 16, 2009 at 10:36 am

A gunshot wound kills a Heath teenager. It happened around 1:30 p.m. near the 9700 block of Stradley Road Northeast in Eden Township. Licking County Sheriff’s Office Detective Captain Dave Starling says the 17-year-old male was found at the scene and pronounced dead. The incident is still under investigation. Starling says the Sheriff’s Office is… Continue Reading

Schiele & Bosco Appearance Cancelled

by Emily Baird on November 16, 2009 at 7:06 am

Zanesville Police Patrolman Mike Schiele and his K9 partner Bosco were scheduled to drive to Chicago Tuesday to tape an interview for the Oprah show, but the talk show host cancelled the appearance late Monday afternoon. Schiele was going to share the story of what happened when he and Bosco were shot August 23rd to… Continue Reading

Schiele & Bosco Appearance Cancelled

by Emily Baird on November 16, 2009 at 7:06 am

Zanesville Police Patrolman Mike Schiele and his K9 partner Bosco were scheduled to drive to Chicago Tuesday to tape an interview for the Oprah show, but the talk show host cancelled the appearance late Monday afternoon. Schiele was going to share the story of what happened when he and Bosco were shot August 23rd to… Continue Reading