Stories tagged with: ohio

February 28, 2011 - 6:21pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Ohio gas prices have shot up nearly 30 cents in the last week.

A survey from Auto Club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service, and Wright Express puts the state's average price for regular-grade gasoline at about $3.38 from $3.09 last Monday.

WHIZ spoke to some area residents who expressed their concerns.

"The prices are rising too much, too fast and I fear as long as the way things remain in the middle east, they're just going to get worse," said Alice Maxwell....

February 22, 2011 - 6:46pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

It's only February and already 25 lives have been taken by fatal fires here in Ohio.

Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention Rich Palmer of the State Fire Marshals Office spoke at the Zanesville Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday afternoon to discuss their campaign for the use of smoke alarms in homes.

"Right now we're looking at campaigns around the state to reduce fatalities because we are seeing so many homes that have fires that don't have working smoke alarms,"...

February 16, 2011 - 7:19pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

Driving and texting is becoming a serious problem in the U.S. and now state lawmakers here in Ohio are working to ban it completely.

You're driving along and get a text message, you look down for just a few seconds and suddenly you find yourself in a near-accident. This scenario is becoming all too familiar to motorists across the country.

Auto Club AAA conducted a study last summer and you'd be surprised at the statistics they discovered.

"We found out in that study...

January 20, 2011 - 6:15pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Ohio officials say liquor sales hit a record 753.7 million dollars in 2010...19 million dollars higher than the previous year.

Winerak Beverage Manager Chad Lynn says liquor sales in Ohio right now are up 3 percent and in Muskingum County, they are up even higher coming in at 5.5 percent.

"I think a big credit to it is the new flavors of vodkas coming out, the new flavors of liqueur coming out, such as American Honey. You got the whipped cream flavored vodkas, the fruit...

November 20, 2010 - 6:28pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

An Ohio coroner has released her report on the three people found dead in central Ohio last Thursday.

The coroner says Tina Herrmann, her 11-year-old son Kody Maynard, and family friend Stephanie Sprang were stabbed to death before being dismembered. All three were struck mutliple times in the back and chest with a knife. Their bodies were then cut up, placed in plastic garbage bags and lowered into a hollow tree on an Ohio wildlife preserve.

Information from the suspect...

July 14, 2010 - 4:51pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

The race for governor is on, and candidate John Kasich wants your ideas on how to "Fix Ohio now."

Kasich's campaign started a website called ""

They are asking Ohioans to talk about their problems and ideas for potential solutions. Mary Taylor is Kasich's running mate.

"We all know that Ohio is in a mess and i think many of us agree that staying on this current path is not going to fix our...

June 9, 2010 - 4:17pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

Local baseball stand out and Rosecrans grad Jerod Yakubik was selected today in the 34th round by the Los Angeles Angels. The Ohio University senior became the third Bobcat selected in this years draft.

Yakubik recorded 19 doubles this past season for the Bobcats in 243 plate appearences. He was a main stay in the lineup for Ohio, hitting safely in 22 consecutive games which ties for the 10th longest streak in MAC history. With in the conference Yakubik was first in doubles with...

May 27, 2010 - 6:52pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

The Ohio House approved a bill by a vote of 86 to 12 that does not allow teens to send electronic nude images of themselves or others through any electronic device.

Punishment for doing so would send sexting offenders to Juvenile Court. Offenders would not face serious child pornography charges nor would they have to register as a sex offender. Those in favor of the bill say that it will make minors think twice before hitting the send button.

The bill now moves on to the Ohio...

April 25, 2010 - 4:16pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

Ohio is known for its great fishing waters.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants people to take advantage of them. So it's holding "Free Fishing Days" next weekend. On May 1st and 2nd, people will be allowed fish in any creek, river, or lake without a fishing license, but once these free fishing days pass, individuals will be required to purchase a 19 dollar license if they have anything further plans to remove fish, turtle, or any other creatures from Ohio's water...

April 24, 2010 - 3:29pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Development is extending dates for its Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.

It was supposed to wrap up last Monday, but Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel says Ohioans will still be able to sign their names on waiting lists until the remaining two million dollars in funding is gone.

May 24th is the set end date for gas storage and electric heat pump water heater rebates. If money is left over, Patt-McDaniel says it could transfer over to those on waiting...

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