The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department SWAT team was out in full force for a drug bust. Officers confiscated several thousand dollars worth of drugs at a home in the Putnam area. Sheriff Bob Stephenson said the raid was part of a year and a half investigation. 36 year-old David L. Sharrer was arrested in the bust. He could face numerous charges of possession, drug trafficking, and dealing around school premises. More arrests are expected to unfold in the near future.
The former Oliver's Building off Third and Market streets in Zanesville will retain it's old-fashioned facade, but the interior is receiving a brand new look. Members of the Community Action Agency are supporting and constructing a housing center especially designed for the 55-plus community. Supporters of the Zanesville Historic Apartments say they prefer to call it a 55-plus community and not a senior center because there's less of a focus on age and more of a focus on quality of life and...
Urban atmospheres will turn into agricultural marketplaces this weekend during the Farmer's Market in downtown Zanesville. The market will be held August 10 through August 17, from 9 a.m. until noon, along Market Street. Merchants from all over will peddle everything from produce to baseball cards. People who can't make it to downtown Zanesville can also visit one of the Farmer's Market booths at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair.
It's a good day for the Licking County Joint Vocational school district. Voters in Licking and Muskingum county passed a one-mill 21-year bond issue that will pay for expansion and renovation projects at the school. The measure will generate 35-million dollars. The final, but unofficial vote count was 4860 for the bond issue and 4775 against it.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department S.W.A.T. team raided a house at 1206 Putnam Ave. in Zanesville Tuesday night. Officials haven't released what kind of drugs or how many drugs were confiscated during the raid. The bust is still under investigation, more details will be available Wednesday morning.
A Zanesville food pantry needs help. A lot of people rely on Christ's table in downtown Zanesville for their daily meals. But in the summer months donations dry up and that has happened again this year. Kitchen coordinator Paul Griffin says this time of the year his food pantry could use produce from farmers or home gardeners. If you would like to make a donation or help in some other way you can by contacting Christ Table in downtown Zanesville at 28 South 6th street.
It won't be long now until the Muskingum county fair is off and running. It starts this Sunday and crews are putting final touches on the blue ribbon event. Fair board president Darrell Cubbision says he can't wait for it to start. Junior and senior fair board members will meet tonight to go over any last minute issues that need to be addressed. This year will be the 156th edition of the Muskingum county fair.
The fate of the Licking County Joint Vocational School will be revealed after polls close tonight. The JVS is asking voters to approve a 1-mill, 21-year bond issue that would pay for expansion and renovation of the high school and adult education facilities. If passed, the issue would generate $35 million. Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
Late Monday afternoon the Zanesville City School Board met to discuss the placement of several new school buildings. A total of seven diagrams were discussed showing the new middle and high school buildings off Blue Avenue. Also debated were possible placements for the two new elementary schools at the Grover Cleveland site. The public will have a say regarding the building sites as the school board will be holding a community meeting sometime next week. Also Monday the school board hired...
Newton Township will be home to one of Muskingum County's newest housing developments, now that Muskingum County Commissioners approved a request for plat approval. The Smith Family owned a substantial amount of land off Heckel Road for generations, but developer Sandy Smith says he thought it was time to divvy up the land and plot single family sites for others. Eighteen plots are scheduled to be built. Gas, underground electric, telephone and cable service will be extended to residents of the...