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June 18, 2014 - 9:12pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

With the issue of panhandling becoming more and more prominent over the last couple of years, the city of Zanesville and City Council have drafted an ordinance to help regulate soliciting in city right of ways.

Andrew Roberts, Zanesville City Councilman, Sixth Ward stated that the issue was put into place not only for regulating the solicitations, but also to address public safety concerns.

"A couple of the things that were mentioned were both the age and training of the...

June 18, 2014 - 5:18pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

A piece of American living history is on display at Zanesville Municipal Airport but only for a limited amount of time.

The community is asked to come out to view a rare B-17 bomber built during the WWII time period. The plane is named Sentimental Journey and carries 70 years of history.

" Well back in day she was built too late to actually to see any service during the war. They sent her to the Philippines were she was used a transport plane for general Mcarthur's higher...

June 18, 2014 - 5:06pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Thirteen boy scout packs from the Muskingum Valley Council came together on Wednesday as a part of the annual Zane Trace Boy Scout Camp taking place this week.

They were taking part in a variety of fun yet educational games . This year's theme was " Knight's at the Round Table" and many of the activities were inspired by the time period.

" We have done blacksmithing, leather working and they actually got to take a piece of leather and stamp it and take a nail bend...

June 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

A community viewing of the hit movie Frozen is coming to a park near you all to support a good cause.

Christ's table is working with Outdoor Flickxs Movie Screen Rentals to show the featured film at Zane's Landing this Saturday. Admission is free, but they are asking that families bring in can goods for the shelter to keep shelves stocked during the summer.

" The schools are out and there is a lot more meals served, some people think that in the winter time just because it'...

June 18, 2014 - 2:52pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

With school out for the summer, many youth in the Zanesville area will be looking for summer employment.

Ohio Means Jobs of Muskingum County is currently seeking applications for their Summer Youth Program. This program is designed to give area youth a chance to work over break, all while earning money and valuable jobs skills. Julie Metzger, supervisor of Ohio Means Jobs told us that there is a special need for applications in the 18 to 24 age range.

"We need kids ages...

June 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office announced Wednesday the Gaysport Bridge spanning the Muskingum River will be closing next week.

Officials say starting Monday, June 23 the bridge will be closed for repairs until Thursday, July 3.

The project length will be weather permitting.

Motorists should use an alternate route.



June 18, 2014 - 12:28pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

A slip is forming on a roadway in the Eastpointe Industrial Park and its causing concerns for the Port Authority.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said a noticeable dip has appeared in the asphalt and a small crack is forming because the road was built on fill soil. The hope is to correct the problem before it becomes a larger one.

"We think it's still moving," said Jacoby. "It looks like there's another crack developing and it's going to need...

June 18, 2014 - 12:19pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The Port Authority moves to terminate the lease of one of its farm tenants.

The Port entered into a three year lease with North River Custom Cattle for 170 acres at the Eastpointe Industrial Park. The lease allows the company to farm the land.

Port Authority Director Mike Jacoby said that North River Custom Cattle doesn't have the funds to pay the portion of this year's lease of over $17,000. The board approved the lease be terminated and be given to the next highest bidder, Ron...

June 18, 2014 - 10:31am
3 weeks 2 days ago

Zanesville Police says an employee of a local car dealership will be cited after he shot himself in the hand on Tuesday.  Captain Doug Merry says that Chancy Paisley was reaching to get something out of his truck parked at the Jeff Drennen Dealership and the gun accidentally discharged into his hand.  Captain Merry says when Paisley is released from Good Samaritan Hospital he will be issued a citation for discharging a firearm in the city limits. 

June 18, 2014 - 9:42am
3 weeks 2 days ago

***Update**** Just before 4 p.m. both lanes of I-70 westbound in Guernsey County were open and the accident scene was clear.  A Semi ended up on ts side and it closed one lane of traffic for most of the day and cause 5 mile long back on interstate.


The Ohio Department of Transportation says I-70 westbound in Guernsey County is down to one lane after an accident. Authorities say a semi ended up on its side and is blocking one lane around 3 miles east of New Concord....

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