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March 6, 2015 - 7:18am
43 min 30 sec ago

Top Stories for Friday, March 6, 2015:

Snow Emergency

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - As of 7:20 A.M. Morgan, Nobel and Perry Counties are under a Level 2 Snow Emergency. Guernsey and Muskingum Counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

Distemper Caused Dog Pound to Quarantine

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Three dogs at the Muskingum County Pound have tested positive for Distemper, putting all 30 housed at the pound at risk....

March 5, 2015 - 9:54pm
8 hours 30 min ago

In early 2010 five local musicians came together playing their own version of American Roots music to form, The Wayfarers.

"We just try to have a good time in terms of expressing old time music together, and kinda our own versions yet staying true to what it is, we have a good time," said band member, Josh Hartman.

Their spirited approach to live performance is infectious, and people of all ages are drawn to their unique sound.

"We've played crowds that have...

March 5, 2015 - 5:38pm
13 hours 23 min ago

After Wednesday nights snow fall and another snow day for local students, it's clear that most people are just sick of winter.

During bad weather drivers must spend extra time on their morning commute and schools, already having used up all of their calamity days, may have to take another day away from spring break.

With the cold weather and snow many have been forced to stay indoors for the better part of two months, leaving them with a terrible case of cabin fever. Unable to...

March 5, 2015 - 5:18pm
13 hours 23 min ago

The dog pound on Newark Road is dealing with a breakout of distemper. It's a highly contagious disease that can cause hysteria, paralysis and seizures in un-vacianted dogs.

County dog warden, Bryan Catlin, and representatives from the animal shelter met with the county commissioners Thursday to discuss the issue. The two options the county is faced with is finding a location for all the dogs to stay in quarantine for 30 to 60 days or to euthanize each dog at the pound. Jody Murray...

March 5, 2015 - 5:11pm
13 hours 25 min ago

Applications are coming due for the Muskingum County Community Foundation's Spring grant competition.

Non-profit organizations dealing with the arts, education or recreation are eligible to apply for the grant. Foundation CEO Brian Wagner said several thousand dollars will be given out.

"They'll be about $30,000 available and how the distribution committee decides to divvy that up among the grants that the applications received will be at the discretion of the committee,...

March 5, 2015 - 4:54pm
13 hours 24 min ago

A new month means it is time for the First Friday art walk in Zanesville.

This month Z.A.A.P. is featuring Connie Lambert and her photography. In Z.A.A.P.'s newsletter Lambert writes she enjoys finding beauty in everyday things. Whether it be animals cars or buildings she captures all in her photographs, and when necessary she enhances the color of her photos.

"That enhances her work and makes it more appealing to the average person's eye, so as you go around the room you...

March 5, 2015 - 7:11am
1 day 1 hour ago

Top Stories for Thursday, March 5, 2015:

Snow Emergencies

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - As of  7:00 A.M. Coshocton and  Guernsey Counties are under aLevel One Snow Emergency. Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Perry Counties are under a Level Two Snow Emergency. 

City Working to Fix Potholes

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - An increased number of pot holes have been popping up on roadways and public service director, Jay Bennet...

March 5, 2015 - 3:20am
1 day 4 hours ago

 The Ohio Department of Transportation is working hard Thursday morning to clear roadways in our area. 

Over 80 ODOT plows are currently plowing and treating roadways in district 5 which includes Muskingum County. 

Drivers are reminded to be patient and allow plenty of time for the morning commute. To view road conditions in your area visit ohgo.com

March 4, 2015 - 9:32pm
1 day 10 hours ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department turned out in snowy weather Wednesday evening for their annual Health District Advisory Council Meeting.

According to Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton, the required meeting is held every march because of the Ohio Revised Code. Hamilton told us the purpose behind the discussion.

"The reason that we meet with them is two fold. First we give them an update on their 2014 annual report and the activities of the Health...

March 4, 2015 - 5:45pm
21 hours 10 min ago

 The First Friday Art Walk is coming up, and this months Artist Colony Of Zanesville's featured artists are as sweet as a 'Box of Sugar'.

Joe and Lisa Murphy are more than just husband and wife, they are co-owners of "Box of Sugar" where they feature functional art.

"We make functional art, or art that you can use. Most of our art has a purpose, we have wine racks that you...

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