Stories tagged with: Welcome Center

April 25, 2014 - 4:11pm
16 weeks 5 days ago

A high energy show filled with plenty of dancing, singing and performing was held on Friday, all in the name of mental health.

For the 15th year in a row, the Quinn family held their annual Family Bash to recognize those suffering from mental illness. The family is actively involved in the National Alliance on Mental Illness for our area and this is just one way they support the cause.

"What we do here is we have door prizes, three hours of music, snacks things to drink and...

February 10, 2014 - 4:21pm
27 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their annual Spring Break event.

It happens on March 21. Chamber President, Tom Poorman says the breakfast is a chance for business minded people to get refreshed and motivated after the winter.

"It serves a couple of different purposes one is to give out awards, our annual Aces Award for economic development, we give out our Safety Council Awards for workplace safety achievement but it also serves the...

November 15, 2013 - 5:26pm
39 weeks 5 days ago

On Friday, volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society started planting dozens of different kinds of plants in front of the Welcome Center. Darlene Turner, a MVGS volunteer, says this is just one step to help beautify downtown Zanesville.

"We've been involved with the planting downtown with the downtown containers and the Y-Bridge for the last four or five years and this is another project that we'd like to take on to help," said Turner.

Turner says she and the...

May 26, 2013 - 10:56pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

 Buying local is important to keeping a local economy growing, and shopping at your neighborhood farmer's market is one way to help out. Zanesville resident, Kevin McGrath, says he's happy to shop local at the Muskingum County Farmer's Market.

"We come out about every other weekend. We try and buy local instead of from other places. There's a variety, there's all kinds of wheats from inside the barn and there's plants; different varieties of plants. You just never know what...

March 18, 2013 - 1:21pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is gearing up for a busy tourism season and has already started showing off Muskingum County. As part of their marketing strategy, they have put together new brochures and tour guides for Muskingum County residents and visitors.

"Our visitor's guide is hot off the press, we have our new 2013 Lorena guide and schedule. We also have a brand new brochures marketing the Village of Dresden, and we also have hot off the press, the pottery...

March 14, 2013 - 10:19pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Zanesville Downtown Association is opening up membership to anyone who lives in the Zanesville-Muskingum County area. Memberships start at 30-dollars to 100-dollars. The association has a board that meets quarterly to discuss needed improvements, construction updates and safety issues.

"This year the money is being raised will be divided into two pots. one pot of money will be used for permanent and semi permanent improvements and the other pot will be used for marketing,...

December 5, 2012 - 5:34pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

One of the biggest bridal shows in Southeastern Ohio is 10 years old and moving to a larger venue.

The bridal, prom and pageant expo will be held at the colony square mall in February. It will have multiple high energy and exciting runway shows, door prizes, cake and food tasting and one stop shopping.

"You can plan and book your entire event at this particular expo. You could book your catering facility, your cake baker, choose the right gown, choose your accessories...

June 6, 2012 - 5:28pm
2 years 10 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...

December 2, 2011 - 12:42pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

Final bids are being tallied on items auctioned off as part of this year's festival of trees.

The annual Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser ended at six o'clock Friday evening. WHIZ's AM 12-40 is broadcasting the event live from the Welcome Center in downtown Zanesville. Money raised from the auctioned-off holiday decorations and incentives will be used to support local small business development.

"People support , or I should say enjoy, the...

October 8, 2011 - 10:35am
2 years 45 weeks ago

A lifetime spent maintaining and caring for his hometown was recognized Saturday as members of the community pitched in to help 89 year-old Wally Moore clean-up downtown Zanesville.

Moore was once a commonly seen man among the streets of downtown. His deep appreciation for his city inspired him to walk the streets, pulling weeds, picking up garbage and bringing attention to the areas in need. 

"I figure if I can do it people a lot younger than me, see people are too...

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