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August 23, 2016 - 4:25pm
41 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Several area students are heading back to the class room this week.

Today is the first day of the 2016/2017 school year for Bishop Rosecrans High School. Principal Jennifer Mallett said she's always excited for the first day of school.

"Over the summer the halls are dead and when the students come back it brings life back into the school," Principal Mallett said. "It just makes the day so much better."

All students at...

August 23, 2016 - 4:11pm
54 min 50 sec ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Lifeway Church is hosting its second annual Kidz Kraze event Saturday.

Lifeway Church is located on 2450 Maysville Pike in south Zanesville. Senior Pastor Jim Henderson invites people of all faiths to come.

"It's an event that just reaches all the children in the zanesville area," Pastor Henderson said. "Of course, we focus in the south Zanesville area. We want to bring the children together, make them aware of Jesus and what's...

August 23, 2016 - 4:05pm
59 min 36 sec ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- On Sunday Grace United Methodist Church will be hosting their 26th annual Block Party.

Grace United Methodist Church is located on Shinnick Street in downtown Zanesville. The church is inviting everyone for worship at 10 a.m. and the block party at 11:15 a.m.

"This year we are excited to announce that 2x2 will be providing entertainment following our worship service," Pastor Mark Chow
said. "They are going to be playing...

August 23, 2016 - 3:54pm
1 hour 11 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Bomb threat against schools has become an increasing issue nation wide.

Ohio is believed to be among the states with the most threats. The sheriff's office isn't taking this issue lightly.

"We take it very serious," Sheriff Matt Lutz said. "It really causes a lot of issues for us as first responders, not only for law enforcement but for fire department, and the squads. In the past we've had to put a lot of resources into the those...

August 23, 2016 - 3:48am
13 hours 18 min ago
A New Concord man is facing over six years in prison on sex charges. The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says that 48-year-old Michael Bell was sentenced on two separate cases that included sexual battery and sexual imposition charges. The victims were minors at the time of the crimes. Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill sentenced Bell to 78 months in prison.
August 22, 2016 - 10:36pm
2 hours 39 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Rosecrans High School Seniors Matthew Mulholland, Noah Moulton and Zanesville High School Junior, Logan Dinan are all working simultaneously on earning their Eagle Scout badge.

In order to earn their Eagle Scout badge, part of the process requires the boy scouts to work on a project that benefits the community, rather than the scouts themselves.

Dr. Cassandra McDonald, C.E.O. at C.A.S.S. M.I.N.D Academy said that it’s an honor and a...

August 22, 2016 - 10:18pm
9 hours 22 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- With Ohio’s medical marijuana law going into effect next month, and in order to better regulate it, Zanesville City Council has proposed a temporary prohibition on the cultivating, processing and selling of medical marijuana in the city.

The ordinance is to impose a prohibition for up to one year on the starting and processing of any permits that allow retail dispensaries, cultivators, or processors of medical marijuana within the city...

August 22, 2016 - 4:36pm
12 hours 22 min ago

ZANESVILLE,Ohio- The Muskingum Recreation Center has a new exercise program to help you shed those unwanted pounds you packed on this summer.

Walking For Wellness is an initiative put on by the Muskingum Recreation Center. This fall program is aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle and also provide health and nutrition tips as well.

"The goal is to just get people outside," Muskingum Recreation Center Exercise Specialist, Tony Zaleski said. "Get...

August 22, 2016 - 4:26pm
13 hours 30 min ago

ZANESVILE, Ohio- If you love bargains and deals listen up, a yard sale spanning nearly 200 miles will take place on State Route 60 next month.

The first ever Ohio 60 Yard Sale will take place from the banks of the Ohio River to the shores of Lake Erie on September 15th through the 18th.

"Here's the thing about an event like this, it benefits lots of folks," organizer Rick Shriver said. "If you live along route 60, you put your surplus items out....

August 22, 2016 - 4:22pm
12 hours 30 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- WHIZ Media Group has been due for a new website for quite some time and now they finally have a finished product to replace the current website on Friday, August 26th.

Sara Shallcross, Communication Manager at WHIZ, said that the new website will essentially have what the current website has, but a few added bonuses.

“We have a new feature called 'Neighborhood' and we would like to bring that into the community center.”...

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