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11 Precinct Location Changes in Muskingum County

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

The Muskingum County Board of Elections is moving 11 voting precincts this November. Director Chris Hamill says the moves are necessary to comply with the American Disabilities Act. “It has to be so that a person with a wheelchair can get in independently or someone with a disability. So, therefore, we have to check that… Continue Reading

West Muskingum Puts Emergency Levy on November Ballot

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

The West Muskingum School District will be putting a 7.9 Mil Five Year Emergency Property Tax on the November ballot. Superintendent Sharon Smith says it will be consistent with the levy that was on the May ballot. The decision was made at an August 5th Board of Education meeting. It also was decided to have… Continue Reading

Yard Sale to Benefit Huntington’s Disease Research

by Katie Jeffries on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

A local woman wants to raise money and bring awareness to a disease that affects her family. Phyllis Shoemaker is having a second yard sale this Saturday at St. Luke Church to raise money for the research of Huntington’s disease. Shoemaker was astounded and humbled by the donations and support at her first yard sale… Continue Reading

Boeing Staying in Heath

by Kelly Mills on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

Some positive economic news out of Licking County, as a new lease is struck guaranteeing a major employer will stay in the area for five years. The Boeing Company has signed a lease to continue manufacturing at their Heath facility through 2014, with an option to continue the lease through 2018. The Heath-Newark-Licking County Port… Continue Reading

Faces of Adoption: Tylor

by Nichole Hannahs on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

A few weeks ago this month’s Faces of Adoption Child wouldn’t have a thing to do with horses, but now this talented teen can’t get enough of them. If you knew Tylor three weeks ago seeing him ride a horse would have been the last thing you’d thought he’d be doing. “When I left him… Continue Reading

Two Vehicle Accident Kills One; Injuries Two

by Nichole Hannahs on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

A two vehicle accident in Fairfield County is under investigation by the State Highway Patrol. Troopers say just after 12:30 Wednesday morning 28-year-old Billy Maynard of Amanda was traveling east on Royalton Road in Amanda Township, when he was killed after a head on collision with a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Samantha Seeger of Ashville…. Continue Reading

Muskingum County’s Most Wanted: Murder Suspect

by George Hiotis on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is again starting to announce its Most Wanted suspects. This week, deputies are looking for 23-year old James McCrae of Zanesville. He is a black male, 5’6″ tall, weighs 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his right arm that spells McCrae in Old… Continue Reading

HS football player’s tragedy brings community together

by on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

Tragedy united students, parents and football players Tuesday evening at Maysville High School. Two weeks ago, an ATV accident paralyzed Maysville senior and football player Bryan Havens. Tuesday night, the community came together for a benefit, One Team One Family, to show their support. “He has a lot of friends here. A lot of teammates… Continue Reading

Guernsey Cancer Society Celebrates 50 Years

by Katie Jeffries on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

Cambridge is celebrating a big anniversary tonight. The Guernsey County Cancer Society was established 50 years ago today. Shon Gress, President of the Board of Trustees, tells of the group’s inception,”The cancer society was founded by a group of concerned individuals fifty years ago who saw there was a need, due to the local rate… Continue Reading

Brown Holds Forum at Southeastern Med

by Emily Baird on September 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

U-S Senator Sherrod Brown is getting feedback from hospital administrators, health officials, and area residents dealing with the rising costs of health insurance. He held a forum this morning at Southeastern Med in Cambridge to discuss a major part of the health care bill, health insurance reform. WHIZ’s Emily Baird has more. Click on the… Continue Reading