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June 17, 2014 - 10:21am
3 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office need help finding a missing man.

 Detective Craig Knox said he is looking for 67-year-old John Bartholow of the BlueRock/Duncan Falls area.  He is a white male that is  5’10” tall and weighs 135 pounds.  He has shoulder length gray/black hair and green eyes. 

He was last seen wearing a brown striped shirt, brown pants and boots. 

Anyone with information on Bartholow’s whereabouts is...

June 16, 2014 - 5:04pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Kids may be done with school for the summer, but the Muskingum County Library System wants to make sure they don't fall behind with reading.

The library's summer reading program officially kicked off Monday. Assistant Director Blair Tom said the program is flexible and allows students to set a pace they are comfortable with.

"Children set their own goal, and then when they read and report books weekly, they receive incentives and prizes," Tom said. "...

June 16, 2014 - 4:56pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The 25th Annual Red Cross Golf Outing is talking place this Friday.

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise money to support the Red Cross' mission to provide support to those suffering after a natural disaster.

" Every year people in our communities and the counties we serve face one of the most devastating things in the world and that is fire to their residence and the money we raise will help them with their needs," said Executive Director, Marlene Henderson.


June 16, 2014 - 4:51pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

More than a hundred people met at the Goodwill Corporate Campus on the West Pike to celebrate 100 years in the community.

Since opening back in 1914, the Goodwill Industries in our area has spread its reach to ten counties in Southeastern Ohio and five counties in West Virginia. During that time they have continued their mission to help people in need especially those suffering from physical and mental barriers.

"We work with so many of our folks and this gives them a reason...

June 16, 2014 - 4:49pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Area ladies tee'd it up Monday afternoon to help female students receive an education.

Fourteen teams of women took part in the 6th annual Afternoon Tee--Drive for Women's Golf Outing. The money raised from the event will help fund scholarships for ladies at Zane State College. In addition to lunch, a Chinese auction, and driving and putting contests, players had the unique opportunity to bid on one of three male caddies to go along with them and take some of the more difficult...

June 16, 2014 - 4:44pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is warning Ohioans to steer clear of online scams regarding the sale of pets.

Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County, Jody Murray says there are some clear signs to look for when shopping for pets on the internet, including seller's credentials and modes of communication.

"The old saying if it's too good to be true it probably is comes to mind. If you're not able to work face to face with someone or they...

June 16, 2014 - 3:05pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

A Zanesville man is going to prison for a stabbing incident in Muskingum County. 

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says 34-year-old Brett Mayle was sentenced to two years in prison for a February stabbing incident at the Disabled American Veterans Center on Moxahala Avenue. 

He was originally charged with attempted murder and a second count of felonious assault but those two charges were dropped at sentencing.

Police say the victim was seriously...

June 16, 2014 - 10:43am
3 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says a couple arguing may have lead to an accident on State Route 60 North Monday morning.  Trooper Samuel Hendricks says 35-year-old Leonard Hastings of Frazeysburg was traveling south on 60 near Fairview Road – at a high rate of speed and arguing with his girlfriend when he lost control of his car.  The trooper says the vehicle went off the right side of the road, grazed a power pole, down an embankment and hit a ditch.  Hastings was...

June 16, 2014 - 7:54am
3 weeks 4 days ago

 The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. 

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location the morning of the checkpoint. 

The Patrol said if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements. 

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoints will be provided by local...

June 16, 2014 - 7:42am
3 weeks 4 days ago

Frances Delores Bucci, better known as “Mama Bucci”, died June 13, 2014. She was born February 3, 1922, to Vito and Cecilia “Matilda” (Reinholtz) Taormina in Youngstown, Ohio. Frances’ siblings, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and their spouses are: Lucille and Frank Deramo, Antonettte and Richard Ellashek, Rosemarie and Pete Pernotto, Eleanor DiLullo, Josephine Merlock, Barbara and Charles Scimeca, Joseph and Janet Taormina, Jack and Lu Bucci, Jimmy and Martha...

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