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August 22, 2014 - 4:50pm
1 week 1 day ago

A portion of Linden Avenue in Zanesville will be closed next week.

City Officials say the roadway will be closed from Lee Street to the Y-Bridge Monday, August 25 through Friday ,August 29.

Crews will be repairing and painting the roadway.

Detours will be posted.

August 22, 2014 - 4:37pm
1 week 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Friday  that Interstate 70 through Downtown Zanesville will undergo lane restrictions this weekend.

Crews will be street sweeping starting Sunday at 9:00 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday.

Crews will close one lane of traffic at a time.

Drivers are asked to use caution .

August 22, 2014 - 4:36pm
1 week 1 day ago

The Joint Drug Unit of the Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug raid at a home on the east side of town.

It happened around 11:40 Thursday morning at 1329 Pallas Avenue. Police Chief Kenneth Miller said brothers John and Derek Jamison were charged with multiple counts of drug possesion and drug trafficking. They also were charged with multiple counts of having a weapon while under disability.

"Once we were there we...

August 22, 2014 - 3:42pm
1 week 1 day ago

The Annual Chamber - Jaycees Golf Outing was held Friday afternoon at the Jaycees Golf Club.

Membership Services Director of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Dana Matz said that this is a great event for the Chamber and Junior Chamber. The top three teams will each win cash prizes, but overall the event raises money for the chambers economic development and promotions.

"We had 29 team sign up for this event, so, very excited about that. This is a larger...

August 22, 2014 - 3:37pm
1 week 1 day ago

When adopting a pet, puppy dog eyes can sometimes cloud your judgment.

Jody Murray from the Animal Shelter Society stresses that picking out a pet is a huge commitment and it is important to think about every aspect involved in owning an animal. He suggests looking 5, 10 even 15 years into your future to see if your lifestyle and finances can accommodate the potential addition to your family. Murray also explains that research is a very important part of the adoption process.


August 22, 2014 - 3:29pm
1 week 1 day ago

Starting Monday the 25h, the Mskingum County Library System is going to have a floating DVD collection.

The basic idea for the floating system is that whatever branch a DVD is returned, that is where it will stay. Assistant director, Blair Tom told us that currently a DVD can be returned to any of the six locations, but, then it's transported back to its home branch. This new system leaves the DVDs at the branch they are returned to until it is requested by another location.

August 22, 2014 - 10:15am
1 week 1 day ago

Motorists traveling in Muskingum County need to be aware of a bridge closure for Monday. 

The Muskingum County Engineer announced the Gaysport Bridge Bridge, which crosses the Muskingum River connecting Ohio 60 and Old River Road will close between 9am-3pm. 

During this time the bridge will undergo necessary repairs.

August 22, 2014 - 8:19am
1 week 1 day ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the location of Friday's sobriety checkpoint in Licking County.

The Patrol said the checkpoint will take place on State Route 79 from 9pm to 2am. The checkpoint will be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol related injury and fatal crashes.

The Patrol said if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.

August 22, 2014 - 4:40am
1 week 1 day ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office said an investigation into an accident that killed a Coshocton man is ongoing.

Deputies said on August 21 they received a 911 call in reference to a single vehicle accident at 54680 State Route 541. When deputies arrived it was determined 27-year-old Marshall Gonter was traveling westbound on 541 when his vehicle went left of center, through a fence and struck a barn.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coshocton County coroner.


August 21, 2014 - 5:12pm
1 week 2 days ago

Superintendent of the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, David Branch met with the County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.

Branch's agenda included the final design for interior and exterior signage for the county services building. After todays approval for the signage design the next step will be to contact the city for the go ahead on the installation of any exterior signage.

The second issue on branch's agenda was inviting the commissioners to be a part of the...

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