Stories tagged with: WHIZ

July 8, 2013 - 11:03am
2 years 2 weeks ago

While kids might not want to hear it, it's already time to think about going back to school.

Three local organizations in the Zanesville Community want to make sure kids have new shoes on their feet for the start of the school year. Wendy's, Eastside Community and WHIZ have teamed up once again for "Lace Up for Kids Campaign." This is the 25th year for the event which kicked off Monday.

"There was a need to allow kids to go back to school on the right foot,"...

June 15, 2013 - 6:59pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

WHIZ's own triple threat Nichole Medaugh can write a story, fill in as an anchor and you can hear her on morning radio. Now she can add one more accomplishment to her list.

Saturday was Nichole's wedding to Brandon Hannahs who also works in the media. The couple met two and half years ago through mutual friends and Nichole says it wasn't love at first sight.

"It worked out really well for us.. yea a love for media. I didn't like him at first but he kind of grows on you,...

December 26, 2012 - 2:51pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

A major blood drive planned for Thursday will go on as planned for now.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said the only way the blood drive at Secrest will be canceled is if we reach a level three snow emergency.

The drive comes at a critical point in the year.

"This time of year we see an increase in the need. With every donation you have the ability to save three lives," said Support Specialist Susan Hoskinson.

The event is by appointment or walk-in. If you'...

December 14, 2012 - 11:41am
2 years 32 weeks ago

Live on the radio is nothing new for those of us that work at WHIZ, but Friday musical acts from around the community got a taste of what it's like.

For the second year the WHIZ Media Group gave a Christmas gift to the community in the form of live Christmas music on AM1240. There was a cappella groups, string ensembles, jazz bands and choirs. One of those is JG Company, a touring choir from John Glenn High School.

"They learn about 30 pieces of music for the Christmas...

December 5, 2012 - 5:34pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

One of the biggest bridal shows in Southeastern Ohio is 10 years old and moving to a larger venue.

The bridal, prom and pageant expo will be held at the colony square mall in February. It will have multiple high energy and exciting runway shows, door prizes, cake and food tasting and one stop shopping.

"You can plan and book your entire event at this particular expo. You could book your catering facility, your cake baker, choose the right gown, choose your accessories...

November 8, 2012 - 11:12am
2 years 37 weeks ago

An annual event celebrates the season of giving in Southeastern Ohio.

This Saturday, November 10, the Zanesville Jaycee's present C-day. The day is a way to collect clothing, toys, canned food and other gently used items, that will be donated to the Salvation Army to help families in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties.

"Our whole goal at the Zanesville Jaycees is to support the community," explained member Dave Mortimer. "We know that around the holidays and...

July 9, 2012 - 11:46am
3 years 2 weeks ago

This year's Lace Up for Kids will mark a major milestone.

They will surpass the 25,000 shoe mark for donations in the 24th year of the program.

"You get to see how needed this service is," said WHIZ Media Group President Hank Littick. "It's just a wonderful feeling to know that you've fulfilled a real need for a family that might have 4 or 5 children that are worried about how in the world they going to afford all these shoes. We're able to help out with that...

February 7, 2012 - 6:10pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

This fall, residents from the area have an opportunity to take a trip across the pond.

WHIZ is teaming up with Holiday Vacations for a week-long tour of London, England.

Informational meetings were held Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Spring Street for those interested in attending the London trip.

Tour Director Pam Green said the trip to London is a once in a lifetime experience without all the worry associated with a normal vacation.

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December 28, 2011 - 11:52am
3 years 30 weeks ago

With a decrease in blood donations and an increase in accidents, donating blood around the holidays is vital.

WHIZ Media Group is teaming up with the Red Cross and sponsoring a blood drive this Thursday. Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson says blood is in high demand right now.

"The holidays are always a very tough time for blood collections. We find that after the 15th of December, blood collections start to decrease. People are busy, the hustle and bustle with...

November 10, 2011 - 10:41am
3 years 37 weeks ago

A popular holiday event is moving weekends in order to help more people.

The Jaycee's sponsored C-Day is a way to collect clothing, toys, canned good and other gently used items for the Salvation Army. Taking part is as easy as picking up a phone. Residents with items can call into the WHIZ studios, give their address and the Jaycees will come to your home to collect items.

"The holiday season is all about giving," said Jaycee's member Ben Whitacre. "It's such...

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