Stories tagged with: Christmas

December 24, 2012 - 1:43pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

A local business gets into the Christmas spirit to help those less fortunate in our area.

As a Christmas gift Pizza Cottage in Zanesville donated dozens of pizzas to Christ's Table and while those enjoying the meal were helped it also allowed the workers and volunteers a break.

"It is wonderful because it's hard with your staff and volunteers working every holiday, so when somebody calls and makes an offer to bring you 50 pizzas and you don't have to cook that's great...

December 24, 2012 - 1:15pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Christmas Eve didn't stop people from hitting the gym for a last minute holiday workout.

The Fieldhouse in Zanesville had a steady stream of people coming in starting at 5 a.m. Some people were travelers coming through town, other were family that are home for the holidays.

"It's a habit. It's just something you got to get used to. You can be sick and you still think you got to go outside and run and it's just in your blood," said Director of Operations Jim Fraunfelter...

December 25, 2011 - 7:06pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

For people who don't celebrate Christmas, and even for those who do, a trip to the movie theatre can be a nice change of pace.

Moviegoers have a lot of films to choose from this holiday season including "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "We Bought a Zoo".  WHIZ caught up with people in line at the Cinemark Theatre in the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville.

"Once the kids got older and didn't...

December 25, 2011 - 6:46pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

Not everyone had the day off from work on Sunday.  Even on Christmas, law enforcement and emergency personnel continue to serve the community.

The Zanesville Fire Department is fully staffed on holidays.  Firefighters work a 24 hour shift every three days, and this Christmas, Kenny Jones said it was his turn to be on duty.

"We're here every day," said Jones.  "We know each other's wives and kids, so we all just get together as a big family."...

December 23, 2011 - 6:41pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

The Colony Square Mall in Zanesville was packed with people looking for last-minure gift items Friday afternoon.

Shopper Kristyn Heagan was finishing up her Christmas shopping, and says she is looking forward to seeing family on Christmas.

" It's definitely crowded, it was hard to find a parking spot outside, but it's expected, it's Christmastime so everyone is out last minute trying to get some gifts, it hasn't been too bad though." said Heagan.


December 23, 2011 - 6:27pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

Those in need were able to have fun and celebrate Christmas Friday.

Christ's Table opened their doors at 11 a.m., serving around five-hundred to six-hundred meals. Volunteer Millie Combs dressed as Raggedy Ann for the children, and says she wanted to give someone else a nice and meaningful Christmas.

"We're furnishing bags for all the children, and he lost his only grandson two years ago, and we thought that would be something we could say was nice for him." explained...

December 26, 2010 - 7:49pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

After five weeks of planning, one local church welcomed people in for a warm holiday meal.

Grace United Methodist Church hosted a free community Christmas lunch Sunday where the congregation and locals came together.  The meal included all of your traditional holiday food along with 13 turkeys, weighing in at over 80 pounds.

"No one likes a warm meal better than somebody who has been out in the cold all day or somebody who is struggling. Everybody likes a warm meal...

December 25, 2010 - 10:18pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

One local church is hosting a Christmas luncheon Sunday, and you're invited!

Grace United Methodist Church is opening their doors ,and welcoming anyone in the community to a free luncheon at noon on Sunday, December 26th. Debbie McLain says she doesn't anyone to go hungry during the holidays, and says the luncheon wouldn't be possible without the supports of the community and her congregation.

"I was handed money for potatoes, I was handed money for...

December 25, 2010 - 7:27pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Today was an extra special Christmas for at least one Zanesville area family.

Baby Darian came into the world around 1:49 PM today weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces at Bethesda Hospital.  Father Gary Bell told WHIZ News that he feels pure excitement.  And mother Heidi Starks knows exactly why...

"Well, I was jinxed so I kind of expected it. Dad wanted a Christmas baby so it kind of worked in his favor," said Starks. 

Starks went into labor...

December 25, 2010 - 5:06pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

It's Christmas and the Emergency Department at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital is ready in full force for whatever may come their way.

Registered Nurse Jason Wells says the weather brings patients in who are involved in car accidents caused mostly by snow and slick roads.  Shortness of breath due to the weather is also a common occurence.  And with relatives and friends in from out of town, there are more people who may need to get checked out.

"We are a trauma...

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