Stories tagged with: zanesville

July 6, 2010 - 5:54pm
4 years 2 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
4 years 2 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
4 years 2 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
4 years 2 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
4 years 3 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
4 years 3 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
4 years 3 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...

June 29, 2010 - 5:49pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling held a press conference Tuesday to discuss how, if brought back to the table, Ohio House Bill 400 would negatively affect local governments.

Although the bill was defeated a month ago, fears that it could be brought back into the house have local officials concerned. Mayor Zwelling says that Republican gubernatorial candidate, John Kasich is in support of doing away with state income taxes which, in turn, would take away much-needed funding for the fire...

June 27, 2010 - 7:25pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Drivers will not be allowed to travel on one Zanesville road tomorrow.

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office says Pinecrest Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. so crews can tackle a cross-culvert replacement. The closure will take place between Pleasant Valley Road and Sand Ridge Road.

County Engineer Doug Davis is asking those who use this road to please find an alternative route.

June 22, 2010 - 1:10pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Some Zanesville residents will be without water Wednesday.

The City's Water Department will be replacing a water valve at Riverside Park.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and be completed by 11:00 a.m.

The following areas will be without water during this time:

Buckeye Drive, Lewis Drive, Carpenter Street, Arter Lane, Mitchell Avenue, Adamsville Road, Neil Avenue

The following areas will be...

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