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July 23, 2014 - 5:04am
4 weeks 1 day ago

A popular home improvement store faces citations for repeat electrical hazards and could pay a penalty of $53,240.

Lowe's Incorporated has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for five repeat and one serious safety violations for exposing workers to electrical hazards and failing to provide information on respiratory protection to employee's of its Zanesville store.

OSHA's Columbus Area Director Deborah Zubaty said electrical safe work...

July 22, 2014 - 5:51pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Auditor stopped in Zanesville today to talk about his new fraud app.

Ohio Stops Fraud is available for download for both the iPhone and the Android. It's free, easy to use and if one wishes, allows you to remain absolutely anonymous in tip sharing on suspected fraud activity. Auditor Dave Yost says this app is a way to help fight fraud, and make sure money is going where it should.

"At a time when nobody wants to do taxes and government never has enough money to do...

July 22, 2014 - 3:05pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

A prominent Zanesville man has died.  Robert Nicholas passed away this weekend at the Helen Purcell Home.  He was actively involved in downtown Zanesville, a member of the Downtown Business Association and organized the annual Veteran and Christmas parades.  That success led to Nicholas being  Marshall of the Zane Trace Commemoration parade at its peak of 250 units.  He was also active in many civic groups.  Calling hours are on Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the...

July 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

The race for the Ohio Attorney Generals position heated up in Zanesville today.

Democratic candidate for position, David Pepper called for federal authorities to investigate Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's handling of lucrative collections contracts in the wake of a newspaper investgation. The Dayton Daily News found that state bid documents were changed to favor a newly created collections firm founded by a DeWine political ally over a seasoned collections company. Pepper says...

July 22, 2014 - 11:45am
4 weeks 1 day ago

The Chamber of Commerce in Muskingum County took advantage of a great local product.

Five Barracuda Intruder Defense Systems were purchased for the office suites in the Muskingum County Welcome Center building. The product is designed to keep doors securely locked in the event of an active shooting situation. President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman says they purchased these devices to give the individuals working in the offices a sense of security...

July 22, 2014 - 11:09am
4 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville Police Department goes with a new look for their patrol vehicles.

When the Crown Victoria police cars the department used since 1994 were no longer being made the police department tried out the Dodge Chargers. Now in an attempt to find the car that works the best for them, they've purchased two Ford Police Utility Interceptors and two four door sedans.

"What in the civilian would be the Explorer and the Taurus is actually a purpose built vehicle which is...

July 21, 2014 - 4:59pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

Following the death of a central Ohio teenager, more warnings are now being issued about the use of powdered caffeine.

Many of us like to have a cup of coffee in the morning or a caffeinated beverage to give us an extra boost, but recently energy drinks and now even caffeine powder have become increasingly popular.  With the powdered substance, especially, it doesn't take much to cause problems.

"The dose is 1/16th of a teaspoon, and I wouldn't even hardly know how...

July 21, 2014 - 4:33pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

Being in Ohio, you've no doubt noticed the sleek, silver Dodge Chargers driven by state troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol.  Now, the rest of the country is getting to have a look at them as well.

An online contest was recently held by the American Association of State Troopers to select the nation's best looking cruiser.  When the final votes were tallied on Facebook, Ohio came out on top with nearly 22,000 "likes" of the buckeye state's patrol car.


July 21, 2014 - 4:20pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

A single car accident near the Zanesville Country Club sent one woman to the hospital Monday afternoon.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. a silver Mercedes GLK 350 lost control, rolling onto its side.  The accident took out a mailbox at 1272 Country Club Drive.  The female driver, who was the vehicle's only occupant, was transported to the hospital by Genesis Community Ambulance.  Both the Zanesville police and fire departments responded to the scene.  The extent...

July 21, 2014 - 1:31pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

Licking County is reporting its first signs of  West Nile virus in mosquitoes.

The Licking County Health Department reports that one pool of mosquitoes collected from traps on Valley Boulevard in the Village of Hanover has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Health Department Officials will be spraying the area Monday in addition to their regularly scheduled mosquito spraying.

Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says the wet spring and...

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