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June 24, 2014 - 7:32pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

A dozen hopefuls worked their way to becoming peer support coaches for those suffering from mental illness and addictions.

The Peer Support Program aims to help people get into recovery and stay sober for the remainder of their lives. The students learn a variety of tactics to help them through the process while supporting others just starting their journey.

" A lot of what's talked about here are rules and boundaries," said Steve Carrel, CEO of Muskingum Behavioral...

June 24, 2014 - 6:40pm
2 weeks 20 hours ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says a missing man has been found dead.  Lutz says the body of 67-year-old John Barthelow of Blue Rock was found Tuesday evening in the river north of the 719 Bridge.  He had been missing since June 13th.  Sheriff Lutz says the body was found by people searching for two white males who were reported in the river yelling for help after they apparently fell in.

June 24, 2014 - 3:56pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville Fire Department has been called to the Muskingum River after a report of two white males in the water.  The initial call indicated it is in the area of Harper’s Auto Body Shop.   Whiz News has a crews going to the scene to check it out. As of 4:35 p.m. rescue crews in boats have not found anything.  Emergency crews are now asking bystanders to move away from the the river bank.


June 24, 2014 - 12:05pm
2 weeks 23 hours ago

Take a deep breath and clear your thoughts as we continue our fitness challenge between the Muskingum Recreation Center and WHIZ.

In the last year I've gotten married, had a baby who came ten weeks early and dealt with the death of a family member. While life hasn't been overwhelming it's been a little stressful.

So to find what's left of my inner peace I tried out Vinyasa Yoga.

"You flow through the poses as you breathe," said Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Sandy Booth...

June 24, 2014 - 10:49am
2 weeks 18 hours ago

Zanesville Police say they have been having problems in the Baker Street area recently and Sunday night it turned into a beating incident. Captain Doug Merry says officers have received reports of a crowd of people stopping traffic on Baker Street.  Sunday night around 7:30 Thomas Probasco was driving down Baker Street and encountered the group of people who blocked his vehicle and began yelling at him.  Merry says after he slowly made it past the crowd he returned and got into a...

June 24, 2014 - 9:03am
2 weeks 1 day ago

Beginning Wednesday, June 25th I-70 west will be restricted to one lane in Muskingum County.

ODOT crews will begin work at 8:30 a.m. to repair concrete on the bridge deck at the Norwich exit, crossing over US 22.  All ramps will remain open during the duration of the roadwork. 

Traffic will be restricted to one lane westbound for the duration of the repair and the lane will reopen Thursday, June 26th at 5:30 a.m., weather permitting.



June 24, 2014 - 8:27am
2 weeks 1 day ago

Newark Police said they've concluded their investigation into a subject that entered a local gas station with blood on his arms, clothing, legs and shoes.

Authorities said the subject entered the Circle K on West Church Street around 11:14a.m. Monday, when the clerk asked about the blood he made the comment, "You should see the guy in the back of the truck."

He made his purchase and left the area in his truck. A concerned customer got his license number and called...

June 23, 2014 - 8:57pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Zanesville City Council's ordinance regarding panhandling and enterprise solicitation has been passed.

After taking up the ordinance which had been tabled at the last meeting, Council approved an amendment to allow 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for a permit to solicit in the right of way if approved by the public safety director. All others caught soliciting funds on public property would be in violation of the law.

"We have quite a few service groups within the city who...

June 23, 2014 - 5:02pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said nearly 400 cars passed through their sobriety checkpoint on Maple Avenue Friday night.

The checkpoint was held between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. just north of Kay Drive. Despite a large volume of vehicles, Lt. Matt Boyd said the troopers encountered virtually no issues with drivers.

"We made contact with 383 people in the checkpoint," Boyd said. "We did not get any impaired drivers out of the...

June 23, 2014 - 3:17pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

The Military Families Support Group of Zanesville and Muskingum County formally introduced an ongoing project that will be displayed at the John McIntire Library.

On Monday they unveiled the Veteran's Memorial Project to the public. It took four years of research to compile the eight binder series. Each one includes local history of area veterans.

"It consists of binders that have the obituaries of our veterans that have passed on from Muskingum, Perry, Morgan and some from...

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