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June 30, 2014 - 11:50am
4 weeks 20 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released the identities of the two men who drowned in the Muskingum River last week.  ODNR says the victims were 35-year-old Travis Krouskoupf and 24-year-old Kenny Tucker, both of Zanesville.  Spokeswoman Eileen Corsonp; says based on witnesses last Tuesday the two men were in a boat that went over the low head dam knocking them into the river. The victims were seen floating and yelling for help but then went under water and...

June 30, 2014 - 9:44am
4 weeks 1 day ago

The Crooksville Water Department announces a boil advisory in the Village of Crooksville Monday morning.

The department says the advisory is in effect for East and West Main Streets. Residents in these areas are encourage to boil all drinking water until further notice. 

Anyone with questions should contact the Crooksville Water Department at (740) 982-2712

June 30, 2014 - 8:07am
4 weeks 1 day ago

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the theft and vandalism of business surveillance cameras in Newark.

The Newark Division of Police reports since March, suspect(s) have either destroyed or stolen video surveillance cameras from at least five businesses located in Newark's east end, downtown, and west end.

The suspect photographed by one of the cameras, is described as a white male, in his late...

June 29, 2014 - 8:29pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Harrison Township fire crews battled flames through the rain Sunday afternoon.

Around 5:00 p.m. the department responded to calls of a structure fire at 5626 Center Road south of Zanesville. The fire started in one of the bedrooms and was quickly contained, although the rest of the home did suffer some smoke and water damage. The family living in the home was away at the time. Crews from Roseville and Wayne also assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire remains under...

June 29, 2014 - 8:16pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Ed Allender loves music so much that he decided to open his Zanesville home up for a concert and jam session Sunday afternoon.

The music started around 1:00 p.m. at Allender's property off of Licking Road. Area bands provided free entertainment to anyone who wanted to come out.

"We're really just putting it on because there ain't no place to play music," Allender said. "It costs so much to go play music with gas and everything else, so I just thought...

June 29, 2014 - 6:40pm
4 weeks 1 day 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
4 weeks 1 day 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
4 weeks 2 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
4 weeks 2 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
4 weeks 2 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...

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