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June 29, 2014 - 6:40pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The community support for an area girl injured in a motorcycle accident last month continues to build.

After a successful poker run that saw over 100 bikes turn out to help the Mariah Swingle Benefit Fund on Saturday, well over 100 showed up at the Fieldhouse Event Center for yet another benefit on Sunday. In addition to food and music, there were a variety of items to bid on in live, silent, and Chinese auctions.

"We asked for some donations from local businesses,"...

June 29, 2014 - 4:52pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Those who visit the Fieldhouse Sports and Wellness Center are sure to notice some changes.

Where tennis courts once stood is now a multi-purpose surface that Fieldhouse CEO Mick Amicone hopes the entire community can enjoy.

"This houses a lot of different things," Amicone said. "Obviously, folks who have been around for the last 30 years know that it was a tennis center, and obviously it's going to be an indoor baseball (little league), and softball for...

June 29, 2014 - 12:32pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

A couple of road closures have been announced in Muskingum County for this week.

Clay Pike Road will be closed Monday, June 30, 2014 for cross culvert replacement. This closure will be between South Pleasant Grove Road and Fulkerson Road from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weather permitting.

The Zanesville Department of Public Service has also announced that Market Street will be closed from the intersection of 2nd & Market and continuing west to the end of Market Street...

June 28, 2014 - 7:49pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Hannah McClellan, a 14 year old girl diagnosed with Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG), a rare genitic disorder, had a dream to ride in a police car with the lights and sirens on.

Thanks to the Crooksville Police Department and community, Hannah's wish became a reality Saturday. Not only this, but she also got to handcuff her uncle, lead the way in the towns fourth of july parade, become an honorary police officer and have a day named in her honor. Amy McClellan, Hannah's mom...

June 28, 2014 - 3:56pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Those from Putnam, both young and old, turned out Saturday to celebrate being a Putnam Hunkie.

The second Putnam Hunkie Reunion was held from noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the VFW in Putnam. The "Hunkie" name originated from the large Hungarian population who lived and worked in the area in the early 1900s, and the name has stuck ever since. Donna Totten Stotts came up with the idea for a reunion last year as a way to reconnect with friends she had created such...

June 28, 2014 - 3:37pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

With summer officially here, so is summer produce.

The weather caused many area farmers and the Zanesville Farmer's Market to get off to a slow start, but now vendors say they are finally able to offer a full range fruits, vegetables and other plants.

"This is the first real picking of tomatoes," said Mark Barnhart, a long time vendor at the market. "It's the first real picking of green beans. Our first sweet corn. We've got broccoli. We're getting a lot of...

June 28, 2014 - 3:10pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

As 19-year-old Mariah Swingle continues to recover from a serious motorcycle accident that occurred last month, the community continues to show support for her and her family.

Around 100 bikes turned out for a poker run Saturday morning. For $10 a bike or $15 per double, motorcyclists enjoyed the 73 mile ride to help raise money for the Mariah Swingle Benefit Fund.

"Just thank you as a community for coming together the way you have," said Jeff Swingle, Mariah's...

June 27, 2014 - 9:43pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office confirms they have pulled another body from the Muskingum River.

The adult male was found around 8 p.m. Friday evening, just north of Duncan Falls near the State Route 60 side caught up on some trees.

The coroner is on the scene and the body will be transported to Licking County.

At this time, there is no positive identification for the body. The Sheriff's Office will release further details as they become available. 

June 27, 2014 - 6:12pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying a man found in the Muskingum River Friday afternoon.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, around 1:00 p.m. the body of a white, middle-aged male with dark hair, a mustache and a goatee was recovered from the river. The man had no identification on him. Officials are hoping some distinctive features will help lead to discovering his identity.

"The following tattoos were found,...

June 27, 2014 - 5:52pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

A former Crooksville teacher, who was accused of kissing a student has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.

Danielle Lusk was charged with contributing to the unruliness of a minor. According to court documents, she pled no contest on Friday in Perry County Court. The judge sentenced Lusk to 180 days in jail with 135 suspended, as well as two years probation and a $500 fine.

Crooksville Schools Superintendent Russ McGlothlin said he was made aware by the Perry County Sheriff's...

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