A meeting was held Thursday evening in regards to a picture of Jesus hanging at John Glenn High School.
The picture in question depicts a shepherd herding his flock. The painting was donated more than 40 years ago as a memorial for Margaret Barnett, a beloved teacher. After receiving a complaint from a student, the picture was called into question by the American Civil Liberties Union.
"You have one ..It's just like one apple ruins the whole bushel type of thing. One...
Traffic on I-70 is currently backed up in the westbound lane following a four vehicle accident near the Airport Rd./ Sonora Rd. exit.
The accident occurred just after 5 p.m. Thursday evening. Sgt. Chuck Merryman of the State Highway Patrol says the accident involved three compact vehicles and a small SUV that were all heading westbound on I-70.
"It appears that one of the vehicles may have slowed down at this point for an unknown reason and was struck in the rear...
The Muskingum Family YMCA's annual Zaney Reindeer 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk is coming up.
Muskingum Family YMCA Executive Director Craig Miracle says the 5K and 1 mile walk was started 10 years ago as a way to provide runners an opportunity to run in winter and as a way to raise money for families and children who can't afford the full price of the YMCA youth programs.
"We're looking forward to it again," explained Miracle. "We've had a great participation for it the...
The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with the County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss their annual budget.
The district meets with the commissioners twice a year to give them an update on expenses and newly implemented programs. This year, with grant funding the Muskingum Soil and Water District was able to participate in a new cover crop program, where crops such as rye, wheat and radishes are planted to improve soil and water.
The Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating an accident on I-70 near the Airport Road Exit. Reports from the scene indicate three vehicles involved and at least 7 people injured...Some are trauma victims and they have been transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. Two cars are in the median and one is off the side of the road. One lane of I-70 at the accident scene is closed to traffic. The accident happened around 5 p.m.
Zanesville Police Capt. Tony Coury says drivers going south on Maple Ave. will no longer be able to turn left at Bell St. to turn into Walmart. Instead, drivers must turn into the parking lot by turning left at Balls Ln.
Capt. Coury explained, "Any southbound traffic that we have, we would ask that they pay attention when they get to that intersection. If you're going to Walmart, if you're going to the (Genesis) health plex or you're going to any store, retail store in that...
Pre-school students through the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center get a lesson in the importance of reading.
November is National Literacy month and to celebrate guest readers have come to the pre-school classrooms. Thursday, WHIZ's Brian Wagner and his wife Christine spent time reading to special education students at the MVESC's preschool classes at Starlight.
"It just helps to add that level of importance," said Early Childhood Director at MVESC Krystal...
The Cambridge Police Department is investigating an armed robbery and report they now have a suspect in custody. It happened Wednesday at Secrest Carry Out at Steubenville Avenue and 1st Street. Detectives say the suspect demanded money from the clerk and fled the store on foot. The clerk described the suspect as a 20-year-old black male wearing a ski mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. Officers checked the area and located a male matching the...
Wednesday evening the County Commissioners invited the public to an informational forum to educate them about the possibility of raising license plate fees.
According to Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis' presentation Wednesday evening, there are 415 bridges in the county. 36% of these bridges are considered functionally obsolete, meaning they are aged and do not meet today's standards and 18% are structurally deficient, meaning the bridge is weakening and prone to flooding.
At the end of the month, the Zanesville Police Department will say goodbye to Chief Eric Lambes after serving as chief for 13 years.
Lambes will be retiring on November 28th. The role of chief will need to be filled by a ZPD captain. The city of Zanesville is in the beginning stages of the selection process through civil service. In order to select Lambes' successor, there are various factors, including adhering to the Zanesville's Captain Union Contract.