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July 17, 2014 - 4:32pm
5 weeks 2 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Interstate 70 in Licking County will undergo evening lane restrictions.

Officials say  I-70 will be restricted from three lanes to one lane in both directions between State Route 13 and the Buckeye Lake rest area on the evenings of Thursday, Friday and Monday.

Work will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m. on all three evenings for repair of the Licking Trails Road bridge over the interstate.

Two...

July 17, 2014 - 8:47am
5 weeks 9 hours ago

The Granville Post of the Highway Patrol says there will be a sobriety checkpoint in Licking County.  It’s scheduled for Friday evening.  The checkpoint is funded by federal grant dollars and is designed to intercept and deter impaired drivers. There were 309 impaired driving related fatal crashes in Ohio last year in which 341 people were killed.  The location of the checkpoint will be announced Friday morning.

July 16, 2014 - 5:06pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

Lee Donoho of Zanesville, took her first steps without crutches just last week.

Donoho was injured in a car accident after being struck by a drunk driver in 1990. She suffered from infections after the accident which resulted in the loss of her leg in 2009. She was wheelchair bound until she was connected with the Feildhouse and Zach Hanf, who also lost his leg in a car accident. She began physical therapy at the Fieldhouse last October.

"Working with Zach is wonderful, he's...

July 16, 2014 - 4:47pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

A methamphetamine lab was seized from a Somerset home where a 10-month-old child was living.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office received information on Tuesday that meth was being produced in front of the child at a home located at 305 West Sheridan Drive.  Narcotics detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and Perry County Child Services responded to the residence to find an active meth lab hidden behind a furnace. The 10-month-old child was found lying in...

July 16, 2014 - 3:52pm
5 weeks 8 hours ago

Elephants, Camels and donkeys don't even begin to cover all that the Carson and Barnes Circus has brought to Zanesville.

Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. as well as Thursday at the same times, the circus will have shows at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. The circus will also have events leading up to the shows like pony rides, elephant rides and of course clowns on the midway.

A 5th generation circus performer and Ring Master Jairo Ojeda said that there's room for...

July 16, 2014 - 12:39pm
5 weeks 1 day ago

Roadway problems that were thought to be understood in the Eastpointe Industrial Park have taken a turn.

It was believed that a slip was forming in the roadway, but Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis told Port Authority Wednesday morning that there are actually other issues causing the problem.

"What the engineer said was that it's really a consolidation of the soils, so it's not really a slip or a slide based on what we think we know right now," said Port...

July 16, 2014 - 7:20am
5 weeks 1 day ago

Authorities say harmful bacteria levels have reached record levels at a popular area lake.  Swimming advisories were issued for two beaches at Buckeye Lake after E-Coli levels reached record highs this month.  It’s one of the state’s largest inland lakes and a popular summer destination.  Both of the beaches remain open despite tests in early July showing E-Coli levels more than 40 times higher than the federal safety threshold for swimming. Mary Clifton,...

July 15, 2014 - 5:44pm
5 weeks 2 days ago

Pyrotechnika is set to host a "Luminaria" show at the Colony Square Mall.

They are a group of new age performers who do everything from paint drumming to fire dancing, and they also perform with shape manipulation and black lights.  Co-Creative Director and Choreographer Tyson Kumorowski said that this show will be a unique experience for the local community.

"Expect to see a lot of cool things, you won't see this show anywhere in Southeastern Ohio,...

July 15, 2014 - 5:25pm
5 weeks 2 days ago

The Southeast Ohio 2-1-1 call center released their monthly report Tuesday.

The call center is a free service open 24-7 to help callers with any informational questions they might have.

"If you have a question about something that you need, we can point you in the right direction," said Audrey Foster, Resource Development Director for the United Way. "So I would really say it's a very open door."

The call center is a service of the United Way of...

July 15, 2014 - 5:13pm
5 weeks 2 days ago

Staying safe while having fun in the sun...that will be the focus of a safety event held at Riesbeck's in South Zanesville later next week.

The event will take place Thursday, July 24th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in front of the store.

"We would like to invite not only our customers, but the community to come over and enjoy the day's activities that we have planned," said Jane Dombroski, Riesbeck's Store Events Coordinator. "It's going to be a lot of fun...

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