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July 15, 2014 - 2:27pm
1 week 2 days ago

The Zanesville Country Club's Community Junior Golf Clinic tee'd off today.

Three golf pros including Head Golf Professional Mike Durant, coached the participants in mastering 3 important golfing skills. Durant said that the clinic gives the community a chance to see what the Country Club has to offer and reach out to young golfers.

"It gives us a chance to share Zanesville Golf Country Club with our community, esspecially our young kids, gives them a chance to come out...

July 15, 2014 - 2:19pm
1 week 2 days ago

Scholarship Central and the Muskingum County Community Foundation received a grant that will allow them to hire 5 people to become Americorps Ohio College Guides.
 

The job will begin August 4th and continue through the following 11 months.

The applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree. The guide will work with High School students as they prepare for college. They will be required to live locally and serve in the area High Schools. Director of College Access Programs...

July 14, 2014 - 9:41pm
1 week 3 days ago

A Zanesville home was damaged by fire early Monday evening.

According to the Zanesville Fire Department at about 8:15 p.m. the fire was first reported at 603 Warwick Avenue. An Assistant Chief with the fire department says a family of five partially lives at the home but no one was there at the time of the fire.

Most of the damage was to the exterior, and neighboring homes were also slightly damaged. At this time there is no cause, and no indication of arson.

The family did...

July 14, 2014 - 9:32pm
1 week 3 days ago

An ordinance allowing a moral claim for Rob Guentter was defeated by the Zanesville City Council Monday night.

The final vote was four in favor, three against, and two abstained. The ordinance needed five yes votes for passage. If passed, the amended ordinance would have given $50,700 to Guentter as payment for a grant he wrote resulting in the City of Zanesville's acquisition of a ladder truck for the fire department. Despite the fact that Guentter entered into an invalid contract...

July 14, 2014 - 6:28pm
1 week 3 days ago

Public health officials and officials from Falls Township met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss a growing sewage problem for an area neighborhood.

The problem is occurring in a residential area of approximately 116 homes in Licking View. Many homes in the area were built from the 1920s to the 1950s when regulations were not as strict as they are now. Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said collection systems that were made to work at the time are now...

July 14, 2014 - 5:07pm
1 week 3 days ago

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the American Red Cross now has a new home.

Executive Director Marlene Henderson said they officially moved out of the old two story location downtown into their new single story location near Norwich on June 26th.

"The building itself was actually donated to us by an anonymous individual," Henderson said. "Then we did a very small capital campaign and were able to get in with the financial help and all the renovations that were...

July 14, 2014 - 4:33pm
1 week 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office is alerting motorists of a road repair project on Linden Avenue.
 

Officials say the road will be closed between Military Road and Taylor Street  starting Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m. each day.

The intersection of Linden Avenue and Military Road will also be closed to traffic.
 

Motorists should use an alternate route during this time.
 

July 14, 2014 - 4:14pm
1 week 3 days ago

A project that will close State Route 60 south of Duncan Falls for the next few months is now underway.

The roadway is scheduled to re-open on September 15th. The Ohio Department of Transportation will be drilling directly into the rock and removing it. They will then use wire mesh to contain the rock wall east of the road.

The entire road is closed due to the narrow route. The workers will need the entire road to work to avoid being pinned between falling rock and moving traffic...

July 14, 2014 - 4:11pm
1 week 3 days ago

The Lynch family of Duncan Falls is hosting their 3rd annual benefit to raise money for their daughter, Callista Lynch who suffers from Spina Bifida.

Spina Bifida is a condition that causes nerves to form outside of the back. This leads to nerve damage. The money will go toward making their home handicap accessible. Callista's mother Kim says she will use a power wheelchair to get around on her own. This requires a major renovation of the Lynch's home that is estimated at approximately...

July 14, 2014 - 1:24pm
1 week 3 days ago

The Mid-East Career and Technology Centers has hired a new Superintendent for the upcoming school year.

Thomas Perkins has been working in the education system for 18 years now. He is currently the Superintendent at Northern Local School District in Perry County. Perkins says he is looking forward to learning the most when he begins his new position.

"Learning. I think that going into the career tech versus the typical high schools that I deal with,  I have a learning...

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