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July 2, 2014 - 4:34pm
1 week 9 hours ago

Zanesville Police are investigating a two vehicle accident that sent five people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 146 and Northpointe Drive.

Sgt. Jon McCoy says a car traveling on State Route 146 rear ended a Frito Lay truck.

He says six people were involved in the accident with five being taken to the hospital by Genesis Community Ambulance.

Their injuries are...

July 2, 2014 - 3:49pm
1 week 6 hours ago

The heat is in full force as we enter the month of July but it's no match for a refreshing day by the pool.

The YMCA is a great place to cool down on the hot summer days. Head lifeguard, Blaire Border, says that the YMCA has many visitors throughout the summer months.

"We get a lot of people from latchkey and a lot of people from camp and we have had quite a few public swimmers."

There are many ways to beat the heat this summer. Kathy Anderson, Paraprofessional...

July 2, 2014 - 3:31pm
1 week 6 hours ago

With the recent influx of violence and shooting acts in schools, one local man has come up with a very effective solution to prevent the loss of life in these situations.

The Barracuda Intruder Defense System was designed especially to prevent violent intruders from entering a room of people both in class and public places. The system is made here in Muskingum County, is very easy to use, and will securely lock a door in an emergency. Local inventor Troy Lowe says it took a lot of hard...

July 2, 2014 - 11:17am
1 week 7 hours ago

Senator Sherrod Brown pushes for passage of legislation that will address the skills gap and match workforce development with the needs of the region.

The Workforce Investment Act passed the Senate and is moving to the House. Senator Brown said this legislation will help train Ohioans for high paying jobs and provide employers with workers they need to compete.

He believes by training workers for the jobs available young people are more likely to stay in the State. He said...

July 1, 2014 - 9:29pm
1 week 1 day ago

 After being closed for two-hours due to an accident, both lanes of State Route 146 at the Vickers Hill Road intersection reopened around 5:40 Tuesday evening.

Sgt. Melanie Appleman with the State Highway Patrol says a white van was traveling eastbound on State Route 146. It had stopped to turn left onto Vickers Hill Road around 3:40 p.m. when it was rear-ended by a blue Cadillac. A third car struck the back of the Cadillac which was forced into the oncoming lane striking a semi...

July 1, 2014 - 6:39pm
1 week 14 hours ago

All churches have at least slightly different beliefs, but that doesn't mean they can't come together for a night of community fun.

Four local downtown churches will be hosting a block party on Saturday, July 19th at the corner of Seventh and South Street in downtown Zanesville. The event will be hosted by Central Trinity United Methodist Church, Union Baptist, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, and Immanuel United Church of Christ.  All the fun begins at 3:00 p.m and runs through...

July 1, 2014 - 6:26pm
1 week 14 hours ago

Drug addiction, particularly with heroin and prescription opioids, has been rapidly on the rise since the 1990s.

On Monday, Ohio judges, law enforcement officials, attorneys and behavioral health experts met at the Ohio Judicial Symposium on Opiate addiction to discuss the growing problem.  Steve Carrel with Muskingum Behavioral Health said the issue is also on the rise here in Muskingum County where usage is as bad as it's ever been.

"I've never seen the number of...

July 1, 2014 - 4:36pm
1 week 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says both lanes of State Route 146 at Vickers Hill reopened after an accident.  It involved two cars, a semi tractor trailer and a van.  It happened around 4 p.m. and the road was closed while the scene was investigated. Traffic resumed around 5:30 p.m..  The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident that resulted in at least one injury.

July 1, 2014 - 4:13pm
1 week 1 day ago

With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, many will be looking forward to chowing down at family picnics.

When doing so, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department says you need to remember proper food safety both when cooking and when leaving food sit out.

"Some foods that we see implicated in food borne illnesses are things like hamburger, making sure that it's cooked properly," said Health Department Sanitarian Adam Dickerson.  "It's a good idea to...

July 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
1 week 1 day ago

Federal Prosecutors in Ohio says alleged gang members in Columbus carried out murders, drug trafficking, robbery and other crimes to control their reputation and territory U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio Spokesman Fred Alverson says among the victims is Shane Allen McCuen who was shot to death in Zanesville in 2008 allegedly by Deshawn Smith of Zanesville..  Prosecutors say drug dealing, robberies and murders-for-hire were the only source of income for...

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