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August 3, 2014 - 5:53pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced a road closure that will affect our area next week.

On Monday August 11, Kimes Road in Zanesville will be closed at the intersection of US 40 near West Muskingum High School. Crews will be working from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in order to replace a culvert. The road will reopen the same day around 4:00 p.m. weather permitting.

August 3, 2014 - 5:47pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

The United Way set up shop at the Wal-Mart in South Zanesville Sunday with the goal of finding some generous shoppers to pick up a few items for 7th and 8th graders in Morgan County.

"Yesterday and today, United Way partnered with Wal-Mart, and it's a project where we're able to 'Fill the Bus' and collect school supplies for kids," said Resource Development Director Audrey Foster. "We took on a project for Morgan County since the United Way covers...

August 3, 2014 - 5:36pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Area golfers teed it up Sunday to support the Fraternal Order of Police.

The 18-hole scramble took place at Green Valley Golf Course Sunday morning. A full field of 18 teams competed in the third annual outing that's put on by Terry's Tavern.

"We've been very fortunate to have a full field every year and a lot of participation from the community with the hole sponsors," said Tim Arnold, co-owner of Terry's Tavern. "Last year we were able to...

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

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