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July 3, 2014 - 11:43am
3 weeks 4 days ago

For the first time in over 100 years, five pieces of local pottery are together again and on display at the Zanesville Museum of Art.

These five Weller vases range in size from forty inches to nearly seven feet tall. The pieces made in 1902 took a year to paint and were showcased at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.

The seven foot Aurelian Floor Vase received a gold medal in the art's category for its hand painted decoration of golden...

July 3, 2014 - 4:28am
3 weeks 5 days ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office said four people were taken into custody after a search of a home.

The search took place the morning of Wednesday, July 2 at 43388 US 36. As a result of the warrant a firearm and large amounts of drugs and cash were seized.

The four people were taken into custody pending the outcome of the investigation.

Assisting detectives were members of the Coshocton County Sheriff's Special Response Team, Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office SWAT and...

July 2, 2014 - 5:02pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

A new salon has opened in town this past May, and they are the featured artist of the month in Friday, July 4th's Art Walk.

Fringe Salon is owned by Debbie Beckert and Lynn Bishop. Beckert says it's the place where "art meets hair." It gives customers the opportunity to have a unique experience of looking at local art while getting their hair styled.

Bishop says, "It gives us great creditability, and great imagination to see all the artwork in here and inspiration...

July 2, 2014 - 4:34pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville Police are investigating a two vehicle accident that sent five people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 146 and Northpointe Drive.
 

Sgt. Jon McCoy says a car traveling on State Route 146 rear ended a Frito Lay truck.
 

He says six people were involved in the accident with five being taken to the hospital by Genesis Community Ambulance.
 

Their injuries are...

July 2, 2014 - 3:49pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The heat is in full force as we enter the month of July but it's no match for a refreshing day by the pool.

The YMCA is a great place to cool down on the hot summer days. Head lifeguard, Blaire Border, says that the YMCA has many visitors throughout the summer months.

"We get a lot of people from latchkey and a lot of people from camp and we have had quite a few public swimmers."

There are many ways to beat the heat this summer. Kathy Anderson, Paraprofessional...

July 2, 2014 - 3:31pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

With the recent influx of violence and shooting acts in schools, one local man has come up with a very effective solution to prevent the loss of life in these situations.

The Barracuda Intruder Defense System was designed especially to prevent violent intruders from entering a room of people both in class and public places. The system is made here in Muskingum County, is very easy to use, and will securely lock a door in an emergency. Local inventor Troy Lowe says it took a lot of hard...

July 2, 2014 - 11:17am
3 weeks 5 days ago

Senator Sherrod Brown pushes for passage of legislation that will address the skills gap and match workforce development with the needs of the region.

The Workforce Investment Act passed the Senate and is moving to the House. Senator Brown said this legislation will help train Ohioans for high paying jobs and provide employers with workers they need to compete.

He believes by training workers for the jobs available young people are more likely to stay in the State. He said...

July 1, 2014 - 9:29pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

 After being closed for two-hours due to an accident, both lanes of State Route 146 at the Vickers Hill Road intersection reopened around 5:40 Tuesday evening.

Sgt. Melanie Appleman with the State Highway Patrol says a white van was traveling eastbound on State Route 146. It had stopped to turn left onto Vickers Hill Road around 3:40 p.m. when it was rear-ended by a blue Cadillac. A third car struck the back of the Cadillac which was forced into the oncoming lane striking a semi...

July 1, 2014 - 6:39pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

All churches have at least slightly different beliefs, but that doesn't mean they can't come together for a night of community fun.

Four local downtown churches will be hosting a block party on Saturday, July 19th at the corner of Seventh and South Street in downtown Zanesville. The event will be hosted by Central Trinity United Methodist Church, Union Baptist, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, and Immanuel United Church of Christ.  All the fun begins at 3:00 p.m and runs through...

July 1, 2014 - 6:26pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Drug addiction, particularly with heroin and prescription opioids, has been rapidly on the rise since the 1990s.

On Monday, Ohio judges, law enforcement officials, attorneys and behavioral health experts met at the Ohio Judicial Symposium on Opiate addiction to discuss the growing problem.  Steve Carrel with Muskingum Behavioral Health said the issue is also on the rise here in Muskingum County where usage is as bad as it's ever been.

"I've never seen the number of...

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