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August 2, 2014 - 4:31pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The 8th annual earth to art event took root today at the John Mcintire Library.

Master Gardeners hosted the event in front of the library under tents filled with flowers, art and auction items. The day featured live music and a children's workshop where kids could learn about taking care of the Earth with crafts and fun.

Master Gardener Beth Brown said they enjoy the event and it's all about giving back to the academic community.

"All our proceeds benefit Muskingum...

August 2, 2014 - 4:29pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Y-Bridge Arts Festival wrapped up today with art, food, live music and a global exposition.

The Y-city was also a host to 16 artists from china this weekend. The artists came to see the local art here in Muskingum County and to showcase their own. Co-director Linda Regula said the festival features a wide variety of art.

"We have everything," said Regula. "We have painting, jewelry, ceramics, water colors, sculpture, we have this one man who makes these awesome...

August 2, 2014 - 4:26pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Fall is coming fast and that means school is just around the corner. Today many local agencies and schools welcomed kindergarteners with a bookbag and supplies to start off on the right foot.

The Kindergarten Supplies event gave away bookbags and school supplies at the Ohio University -Zane State campus to all Muskingum County children registered for kindergarten for this school year.

Coordinator Thasia Schilling said today was made possible because of the community coming...

August 2, 2014 - 4:21pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Paint, oil and other hazardous material can be hard to get rid of safely and legally. Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, City of Zanesville and the County Commissioners sponsored the collection day to help with the disposal of the things we can't just throw away.

The collection day took place at the Ohio University-Zane State campus today from 10:00 a.m.. until 2:00 p.m.. The event is bi-annual and cars lined up for the chance to dispose of their waste properly....

August 1, 2014 - 5:33pm
4 weeks 15 hours ago

An MMA fighter will be visiting the City of Zanesville Saturday.

Mike King, will be at The Barn Saturday, August 2 from 2PM to 4PM signing autographs. Eddie Brock, a friend of Mikes says King began his career toward mixed martial arts in the Tri-Valley school district during his junior high and high school years. This is his first time back home since he began pursuing MMA.

Brock said, "His mom and dad were born in Dresden, Tri-Valley grads and his grandparents and everybody...

August 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
4 weeks 15 hours ago

The 6th Annual Y Bridge Arts Festival is taking place at Zanes Landing Park the first weekend in August.

The event will run from 6PM to 10PM Friday evening. It will also run from 11AM to 10PM Sunday. The festival brings together over 100 artists from around the nation, 16 are coming all the way from China. Those who attend will get to enjoy food, music and of course artwork. Volunteer Coordinator Tami Swope, says there is a lot of variety for viewing and purchase.

"This year...

August 1, 2014 - 5:09pm
4 weeks 15 hours ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties and the South End Walmart are teaming up this weekend.

The first ever "Fill The Bus" event will be taking place at the Walmart location. It will run Saturday and Sunday from 2PM to 4PM and will benefit middle school students. Volunteers from United Way, Morgan County Junior High and Avon will be there collecting donations. Those who shop at Wlmart during this timeframe can grab a list of requested items and shop for them...

August 1, 2014 - 5:02pm
4 weeks 15 hours ago

The John McIntire Library of Muskingum County is awaiting the release of estimates from the Office of Budget and Management.

Those estimates are expected to be released in early to mid August. Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom, says that library funding as of late has been minimal.

"The past few years our library funding has been flat. We will receive the updated estimates from the office of budget and management early to mid august, we...

August 1, 2014 - 11:00am
4 weeks 22 hours ago

The Highway Patrol today announced the location of Friday night's sobriety checkpoint.  Troopers say it will be held from 9 p.m. until midnight on State Route 13 in Licking County.  The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.  The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injury and fatal crash. If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver...

July 31, 2014 - 7:35pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

A New Lexington man is indicted on charges of felonious assault and endangering children.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and New Lexington Police Chief Scott Ervin Thursday announced the indictment of 24-year-old Kyle Robison of New Lexington. A Perry County Grand Jury indicted Robison on two felony charges of felonious assault, two felony charges of endangering children, and one misdemeanor charge of endangering children on Wednesday.

Investigators with the New Lexington...

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