Stories tagged with: Downtown Zanesville

April 8, 2013 - 9:23pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

Public Service Director Mike Sims says the Fifth Street enhancement project has been in the works for about five years and says the city was short funding for a year or two, causing delays in the project.

"This is the final year we can get it done and we were able to team up with ODOT funding along with Ohio Public Works funding to pull off a roughly 1.2-million dollar project for 43-thousand dollars out of the city so I think we utilized our grant sources to the max there,"...

June 6, 2012 - 5:28pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

Local farmers and vendors took to the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center Wednesday afternoon, for the first downtown farmers market of the year. 

President of the market, Mark Barnhart says while the prices may not be cheaper than the grocery store, the quality is better, and some of the options available may be a pleasant surprise. 

"Most of the stuff here, I tell people, is 2000 miles fresher, which means it's several days fresher" said Barnhart...

January 6, 2012 - 7:02pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville is thriving even as the economy continues to recover.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz said 2011 was a year of impressive growth for the art community.

"The Artist Colony of Zanesville has done a good job of beginning the stages of strategic planning, looking at a five year plan," said Matz.  "We're very excited about that.  The group has continued to grow.  We have over 20 locations each Friday and over 150...

December 29, 2011 - 12:45pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville continues to add more notches to its belt as we enter 2012.

Zanesville Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz, says the occupancy growth of Masonic Temple, the Y-Bridge Arts Festival and the new Downtown Fitness locations are just some of the many 2011 downtown successes.

"Revitalization is a slow process. One of the key things I learned early on after going to a seminar was that the downtown will recover as quick as it declined. That was a slow and...

November 5, 2011 - 1:06pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

The community lined the streets of Downtown Zanesville Saturday for the annual Veterans Day Parade.

Vietnam Veteran Bud Johnson has served as Chairman of the parade for 13 years. He said the day serves as an opportunity to educate the youth on U.S. Freedom.

"The freedom that we have in this country are protected and guaranteed by the greatest military force in the world," said Johnson. "You need to take at least one day to honor them or say thank you....

October 29, 2011 - 3:06pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

A barbershop will be the most recent addition to the more than 180 businesses in Downtown Zanesville.

Main Street Barbers and Stylists celebrated their grand-opening today. Previously known as Zanesville's Finest, the store is now under new management. Owners Leon and Ashley Droughn were unable to make it today due to extenuating circumstances but Managing Barber Prince Fields expressed his enthusiasm for the business.

"I love doing what I do and I love when the kids...

October 5, 2011 - 4:55pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

Friday's Art Walk will feature an artist slightly off the beaten path of Downtown Zanesville.

Ceramic Artist Dan Towning has been working the past 20 years at restoring an old-brick home along Putnam Avenue. Three years ago he opened his own Gallery in the home's downstairs shop.

"It's just the greatest way to represent yourself," said Towning. "People can see you actually making your art and then they can look at the finished pieces."

Unlike...

October 3, 2011 - 4:51pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

A lifetime spent maintaining and caring for his hometown will officially be recognized by the City of Zanesville as they declare the second Saturday of each October Wally Moore Clean-Up Day.

89-year-old Wally Moore was once a commonly seen man among the streets of downtown Zanesville. Moore's deep appreciation for his hometown inspired him to walk the streets, pulling weeds, picking up garbage and bringing attention to the areas in need.

"That's the whole object of living in...

September 3, 2011 - 4:55pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

The heat wasn't enough to stop rib lovers Saturday afternoon as the 8th annual Rib Fest wrapped up in downtown Zanesville.

Co- Chairman Ernest Bynum said the Friday and Saturday event continues to grow each year with more than 5,000 people in attendance.

"A lot of people are trying to get us to go to Sunday," laughed Bynum. "I say if we went to Sunday I'd be dead."

The festival offers more than just ribs. Vendors as far as Florida have returned each year...

July 11, 2011 - 5:03pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville will be full of activity this week, featuring unique tastes and sounds.

A Taste of Zanesville will kick off Wednesday afternoon with about 35 local businesses taking part  in the event. The day will include art displays, demonstrations, and activity for kids taking place throughout the downtown area. Downtown Manager Dana Matz said, the day originally served as a bridge between pottery festivals and has been a success ever since.

"So all around the...

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