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August 6, 2014 - 4:50pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

You can help give your baby a healthier start to life even before they are born with immunizations.

August is national Immunization Awareness Month and this week focuses on getting your baby off to a healthy start. Infant vaccinations can help protect your child from fourteen diseases. Jamie Heinzman, the immunization coordinator at the Zanesville-Muskigum County Health Department explained that not all immunizations are administered after a child is born, but some, such as...

August 6, 2014 - 4:03pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Zanesville Police Deparment pulled off simultaneous drugs busts today. One at 456 pine street, the other at 372 bailey street.

It happened around 4:00 this afternoon. Sheriff Matt Lutz said that two handguns, U.S. currency, heroin and other drugs as well as a security system were recovered at the Pine St. home. No arrests have been made at this time.  Lutz explained that this is part of an ongoing investigation.

"We...

August 6, 2014 - 3:13pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

One of the easiest ways to boost the local economy is to shop locally, and a new E-magazine published by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce will help you do just that.

The 650 local businesses registered with the chamber are listed in the E-magazine, catagorized by industry and product. Chamber president, Tom Poorman explains what shopping locally does for the economy.

"If you can get the same quality, the same price, the same selection here locally there is...

August 6, 2014 - 3:02pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The Governor is coming to Zanesville next week.  Muskingum County Republican Party Chairman Pat Hennessey says that Governor John Kasich will be here Thursday August 14th at the Muskingum County Fair.  The Governor will be visiting the Republican Party tent on the Muskingum County Fairgrounds starting at 12:30 p.m.

August 6, 2014 - 12:11pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Water issues recently placed the city of Toledo under a state of emergency, but could those same sort of issues affect us in Southeast Ohio?

While most people in the area receive their water from underground wells, there are still some communities that do receive their supply from surface water.  Tappan Lake serves as the primary water source for Cadiz, Atwood Lake supplies water to a few areas in Carroll County, and Cambridge receives its water from Wills Creek with Seneca Lake...

August 5, 2014 - 4:30pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The trauma center at the Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital has received a three year reverification.

Genesis began the trauma center in 2010 before receiving their official verification in 2011.  The Verification Review Committee of the American College of Surgeons recently renewed Genesis as a level three trauma center.

"They look through charts, they see our facility, they talk to multiple disciplines that are involved with trauma to make sure that all of our t's are...

August 5, 2014 - 3:03pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said construction on a rock wall along State Route 60 is going smoothly and even running a little ahead of schedule.

Construction began on the wall in mid-July, shutting down a section of State Route 60 just south of Duncan Falls.  ODOT's Ericka Pfeifer said the goal of the project is to move the wall back away from the roadway to ensure the safety of drivers.

"Behind us, you hear them drilling," Pfeifer said.  "...

August 5, 2014 - 1:49pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

You can't build a house without a hammer and nails, just like a child can't learn without the appropriate "Tools for School".

Tuesday afternoon volunteers from Eastside Community Ministry met at the Zanesville Middle School to help pack bags with school supplies, donated through the "Stuff the Bus" program. Many of these volunteers, including Arlow Barclay, come back year after year to help out.

"The kids need this, the supplies for school, and its just a...

August 5, 2014 - 11:41am
4 weeks 1 hour ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating a missing teen. 

The Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Josiee Dawn Devlin was last seen on Friday, August 1 around 10:30a.m. on Adamsville Road. She was possibly wearing black shorts with a black and white tank top. 

Devlin is 5'6 and weighs 145lbs with blonde/brown hair and brown eyes. 

She's believed to be in the Zanesville area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Muskingum...

August 5, 2014 - 10:54am
3 weeks 6 days ago

This week that state's fourth largest city, Toledo, told 400,000 people to stop drinking its water after it became tainted with a toxin suspected to be from algae in Lake Erie.

City of Zanesville officials said that we don't have to worry about a toxin infecting our water supply because it comes from the ground not the surface.

"Our water is coming from a natural aquifer underground from wells," said Water Superintendent Paul Mills. "We have 12 wells that we pump...

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