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March 30, 2015 - 6:17pm
4 hours 30 sec ago

For the first time, the House of Grace will have an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

For the last two years, the church has had its egg hunt on the Saturday of Easter weekend. Pastor Joe Dunlap said they wanted to have it on Easter to combine worship and a full family day. Although the church only has around 90 people in its congregation, Dunlap said around 2,000 people have attended the hunt in each of the past two years. Dunlap explained why he believes this is the case.


March 30, 2015 - 6:08pm
4 hours 38 min ago

 A sweet part of Zanesville history is now gone. 

Almost a year ago, Bloomer Candy moved out of Zanesville. Now, on Monday afternoon, the old Bloomer Candy building on 3rd Street in downtown Zanesville tumbled to the ground. Crews began demolishing the building around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. The structure housed the company during its 130 years in Zanesville. Bloomer Candy moved to Columbus in May of last year. The company was founded in 1879.

March 30, 2015 - 5:59pm
4 hours 4 min ago

Money is available to better your education. The Muskingum County Community Foundation has thousands of scholarship dollars to give away this year.

April first is the deadline for 11 scholarship applications. Both high school seniors and students already enrolled in college can apply. Director of educational services at the Community Foundation, Heather Sands, said the scholarships aren't just for the 4.0 students.

"Some of [the scholarships] have like 2.5 GPA requirement,...

March 30, 2015 - 5:41pm
4 hours 6 min ago

Jim Hough has dealt with an overflowing dumpster near his property for several years now.

After trying, and failing, to resolve the situation with the landlord of the apartments at 175 Fox Creek Road in New concord, he met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to see what can be done.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, dumpsters must be emptied once every seven days. Hough said that is done each Sunday or Monday morning. He added, however, that overflowing trash doesn't always...

March 30, 2015 - 3:36pm
7 hours 3 min ago
A Columbus man is sentenced Monday in connection to multiple shootings including a murder. Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor Ron Welch says 27-year-old Anthony Wilson received 32-years to life in connection to the shooting death of Isaac Thomas on Spangler Drive and a 2013 shooting incident outside Hoppy’s Bar on Putnam Avenue. Police say Wilson was involved in a confrontation outside of the bar and opened fire on a crowd striking four people. In the other incident Wilson shot Thomas...
March 30, 2015 - 1:07pm
9 hours 39 min ago
Ohio’s top utility regulator says he’s resigning as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission but will continue to serve as a commissioner. Thomas Johnson, a former State Budget Director, was sworn in to lead the regulating agency less than a year ago. He replaced Todd Snitchler who decided not to seek reappointment when his term expired. Johnson, who is from New Concord, told Governor John Kasich in a letter on Monday that “for personal reasons,” needed to alleviate some demands on his...
March 30, 2015 - 12:42pm
5 hours 48 min ago
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office say two more people have plead guilty to stealing from nursing home residents. Assistant Prosecutor John Litle says 51-year-old Carla Norman of Nashport pleaded guilty to 11 counts of theft of an elderly victim and one count of safecracking. Litle says Norman took cash from five different residents at the Emeritus at North Hills nursing home. Litle says 54-year-old Teresa Alfman of Zanesville also pleaded guilty today to one count of theft and one...
March 30, 2015 - 7:39am
15 hours 7 min ago

 The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said they've located last week's most wanted suspect. 

The Sheriff's Office reports that 35-year-old Jolena Rose Thompson-Dennis was apprehended on Friday, March 27. 

She was wanted for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of meth and funding of drug trafficking. 


March 30, 2015 - 7:23am
15 hours 23 min ago

A road closure will affect motorists in Guernsey County starting Monday. 

State Route 660 is closed as the Ohio Department of Transportation crews work just north of Coleman and south of Sugar Grove Road to replace a culvert. 

The road will remain closed from now until after 5pm on Friday. 

Traffic will be detoured via State Route 313 east to State Route 821 and north to State Route 209 North and reverse.



March 30, 2015 - 7:19am
15 hours 27 min ago

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Road Closure

The westbound on and off ramps from Interstate 70 at State Route 93 will be closed for three weeks starting April 6th for construction. During the construction, westbound exit traffic will be detoured at State Route 797 to US 22/40 West to State Route 93. Traffic using the westbound entrance will be detoured to US 22/40 East to State Route 797 to westbound I-70.

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