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July 23, 2014 - 2:32pm
1 day 21 hours ago

A Zanesville man who pleaded guilty in connection with the assault of a homeless man learned his fate in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.  Judge Kelly Cottrill sentenced 27-year-old Michael Estep to 11 years in prison.  In May Estep pleaded guilty to felonious assault, assault, abduction and two counts of disrupting public service. A number of other charges including attempted murder were dropped a sentencing. Police say the charges resulted after 58-year-old Timothy Jenkins...

July 23, 2014 - 1:33pm
1 day 18 hours ago

A young Ohio woman was awarded $10,000 for her outstanding achievements with the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Mallory Spring earned a $250 scholarship from the local chapter of NWTF, Y-bridge Long-Beards and a state wide scholarship in the amount $1,000 which led to her eligibility for the nationally competitive scholarship. Spring said she hopes to pass on the knowledge and passion for hunting and conservation that was instilled in her childhood

" I want to teach...

July 23, 2014 - 11:28am
1 day 18 hours ago

The Transportation Improvement District while helping to secure funding for a turn lane on State Route 146 is having trouble funding itself.

The TID Board's Mike Jacoby said financially the TID can fund itself for the rest of the year, but moving forward something will need to be done.

"Next year we're going to need some administrative money from somewhere so we're looking to the county where we've looked historically for that," said Jacoby. "There may be some...

July 23, 2014 - 10:35am
1 day 18 hours ago

Traffic congestion on State Route 146 and Northpointe will be the past with the addition of a right hand turn lane.

The City of Zanesville received an almost $170,000 grant to put in the 600 foot turn lane from the State of Ohio. Zanesville City' s Engineer said this project is much needed.

"It's a congestion problem and when you have congestion you also have accidents that go along with that," said Engineer Chip Saunders. "We are trying to elevates that situation...

July 23, 2014 - 5:04am
2 days 7 hours ago

A popular home improvement store faces citations for repeat electrical hazards and could pay a penalty of $53,240.

Lowe's Incorporated has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for five repeat and one serious safety violations for exposing workers to electrical hazards and failing to provide information on respiratory protection to employee's of its Zanesville store.

OSHA's Columbus Area Director Deborah Zubaty said electrical safe work...

July 22, 2014 - 5:51pm
2 days 18 hours ago

The Ohio Auditor stopped in Zanesville today to talk about his new fraud app.

Ohio Stops Fraud is available for download for both the iPhone and the Android. It's free, easy to use and if one wishes, allows you to remain absolutely anonymous in tip sharing on suspected fraud activity. Auditor Dave Yost says this app is a way to help fight fraud, and make sure money is going where it should.

"At a time when nobody wants to do taxes and government never has enough money to do...

July 22, 2014 - 3:05pm
2 days 21 hours ago

A prominent Zanesville man has died.  Robert Nicholas passed away this weekend at the Helen Purcell Home.  He was actively involved in downtown Zanesville, a member of the Downtown Business Association and organized the annual Veteran and Christmas parades.  That success led to Nicholas being  Marshall of the Zane Trace Commemoration parade at its peak of 250 units.  He was also active in many civic groups.  Calling hours are on Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the...

July 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
2 days 18 hours ago

The race for the Ohio Attorney Generals position heated up in Zanesville today.

Democratic candidate for position, David Pepper called for federal authorities to investigate Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's handling of lucrative collections contracts in the wake of a newspaper investgation. The Dayton Daily News found that state bid documents were changed to favor a newly created collections firm founded by a DeWine political ally over a seasoned collections company. Pepper says...

July 22, 2014 - 11:45am
2 days 18 hours ago

The Chamber of Commerce in Muskingum County took advantage of a great local product.

Five Barracuda Intruder Defense Systems were purchased for the office suites in the Muskingum County Welcome Center building. The product is designed to keep doors securely locked in the event of an active shooting situation. President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman says they purchased these devices to give the individuals working in the offices a sense of security...

July 22, 2014 - 11:09am
2 days 18 hours ago

The Zanesville Police Department goes with a new look for their patrol vehicles.

When the Crown Victoria police cars the department used since 1994 were no longer being made the police department tried out the Dodge Chargers. Now in an attempt to find the car that works the best for them, they've purchased two Ford Police Utility Interceptors and two four door sedans.

"What in the civilian would be the Explorer and the Taurus is actually a purpose built vehicle which is...

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