Stories tagged with: zanesville

July 11, 2010 - 7:16pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

A historic landmark in Zanesville celebrates 175 years.

Putnam Presbyterian Church is the oldest church building in Zanesville. Throughout the years, while the building has remained the same, many members have come and gone. Pastor Herb Perry grew up in the church and looks back on pastors before him. William Beecher, brother of author Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the first pastor of Putnam Presbyterian.

"As we grow older, that is so much more meaningful to find out the...

July 9, 2010 - 5:41pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

Pottery is going to be on many people's minds this weekend, which marks the kick-off of the pottery festival in Muskingum County, but did you ever wonder what goes into making these pieces of art? You can have a first-hand look by signing up for pottery classes with Andrew Hoffer or Arthur Kettner at Zanesville Pottery, which is located just off US 40.

"To start with, it's easy to kind of pick it up. It takes time to practice and to maintain those skills, to maintain all the...

July 7, 2010 - 8:28pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

As Zanesville celebrates 200 years since being state capital, locals come together to learn about their community's history.

As a part of  "The Zanesville 1810 project," The Pioneer and Historical Society is holding a lecture series. It kicked off tonight with Mitch Taylor speaking on the city's two founding fathers.

"Doc [Increase] Matthews and John McIntire were competitors, they competed for the state capital, they competed for buyers of their lots, they...

July 6, 2010 - 5:54pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

At the end of last football season, little did Coach Randy Baughman know that his Licking Valley Panthers would never again host a game on grass. In fact, it wasn't until this summer that one anonymous donor stepped up to begin a complete makeover of Baughman stadium.

"It kind of floored me at first. I mean, you always dream about turf. And it just kind of happened overnight and we're truly blessed and thankful," said Baughman.

While Licking Valley is the first team in...

July 6, 2010 - 5:32pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Today marks day two of the demolition of Zanesville High School, and many are calling it bittersweet.

Where once stood a gymnasium and an auditorium now lies piles of rubble and a few auditorium seats. The first hit was yesterday, but a steady flow of people poured through today to remember the good times while anticipating the new.

"It's really sad to see a part of history go down although when you walk to the back and see what's back there and it's going to be so much...

July 4, 2010 - 6:43pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

It's deja-vu from 200 years ago.

Governor Ted Strickland proclaimed Zanesville the honorary capital of the state on this Fourth of July in celebration of the city's history as the seat of Ohio from 1810 to 1812. The mayor and commissioners unveiled a memorial outside of the courthouse which was the site of the capitol building. State Senator Jimmy Stewart says it's a big deal that the former capital is in the district he serves.

"This is one of the reasons that makes...

July 4, 2010 - 6:39pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

While most people enjoy fireworks from a distance, those who put on the show put a lot of work into lighting up the sky...

In Zanesville, it's not as easy as pushing a button. Each boom is the result of a hand-lit firework. Hours go into setting up for the big Fourth of July display.

"There will be six of us and we'll be loading for about two hours. So it's a total of about 12 man hours just loading the show," says pyrotechnic, Stephen Vincent.

Vincent says that...

July 3, 2010 - 8:35pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Cyclists took over downtown Zanesville Saturday morning, for a good cause.

A bicycle race called "The Yellow Ribbon Criterium" was held for the Wounded Warrior Project. It's a national organization that provides care to injured troops who need some extra help.

"I'm a soldier myself and I want to give back to my comrades in arms, basically, and I thought that by combining my love of cycling and of course I want to take care of the troops, would be a...

July 3, 2010 - 8:33pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

A local business is celebrating 110 years while giving back to the community.

The Anchor Glass Mould Shop in Zanesville gave community members the opportunity to see what they do.

"We had an open house today to celebrate the 110 years. We invited the community to come out and take a tour of, and see what we do and also give them a commemorative bottle to take away when they left the tour," says Darren Burrow, Plant Operations Manager.

In coordinance with the tour...

July 2, 2010 - 6:41pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Forget about Columbus, Zanesville is taking over.

In celebration of the 200th anniversary from when Zanesville was the State's capital, the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County is kicking off a celebration.

"Zanesville was capital from 1810 to 1812, and this weekend is kind of a celebration of that. It's a time to get together at museums to talk about Dr. Increase Matthews and John Mcintire, our two founding fathers," says Jim Geyer, Pioneer and Historical...

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