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August 29, 2015 - 6:27pm
15 hours 11 min ago

The Faith United Methodist Church hosted its annual community festival August 29.

The festival was formerly held at the beginning of the summer season but church member Donald Wolfe said having it in August gives the community something fun to do before the warm weather disappears. Over 100 people came out to enjoy dinner, games, a car show and of course the traditional ice cream that started it all.

"It started out years ago, being an ice cream social, probably 30 or 40...

August 29, 2015 - 6:17pm
15 hours 12 min ago

Putnam Landing sounded off August 29 with the first edition of 'Putnam Jam'

Area churches gathered to host the event full of music, games, prizes and a prayer tent for those interested. Event Coordinator Rick Tanner said he's happy to see the church community come together for the day.

"All of us churches coming together and reaching out to the community from our Lord and savior," said Tanner. "It feels tremendous. I get goose bumps just thinking about it because I...

August 29, 2015 - 6:12pm
15 hours 15 min ago

The New Concord pool was over-run with four legged friends August 29.

To celebrate the last weekend before the season officially ends, New Concord Area Art and Recreation District (NCAARD) is hosting its annual 'Dog Days.' The pups got the chance to take a dip with their families for just $5.00 a dog and while it took some a while to warm up to the water, everyone eventually made a splash.

"They get to run around and socialize and play and get all wet," said Program...

August 29, 2015 - 6:04pm
15 hours 13 min ago

The growing season is coming to a close and you may be wondering what to do with all those leftover veggies.

Ashley Hittle of Hittle Farms in Dresden said that canning is the solution to losing produce you worked all season to grow.

"We can tomatoes a lot, for juice for your soups and stews throughout the winter," said Hittle. "Pickles are a huge hit. We sell out every single saturday for our pickles. We can green beans, corn but it's really a simple process. It...

August 28, 2015 - 5:50pm
1 day 18 hours ago

 The first ever Putnam Jam will be taking place tomorrow.

Community-wide churches and bands will be collaborating to host a day of fun, food and live music for all ages.

"I like the idea of involving the community. I think everyone enjoys good music. Plus we have big blow up toys for the kids, slides and obstacle courses, popcorn, door prizes, games. We really, really just want to join together and link arms with churches and say that we love our community and we love...

August 28, 2015 - 5:45pm
1 day 18 hours ago

Tomorrow, New Lexington's own Dorothy Shriner turns 100 years old.

On Friday, friends and family members and even New Lexington's mayor gathered to celebrate the special day and one of her biggest gifts today, besides the key to the village, was being awarded her very own "Dorothy Shriner day".

"The biggest honor to me was...We awarded her the key to the village but we also awarded her with "Dorothy Shriner day" so we will always remember Dorothy Shriner...

August 28, 2015 - 4:20pm
1 day 17 hours ago

This week's "Pet of the Week" would be an ideal dog for any family.

Lenny is one of the newest pups at the Animal Shelter in need of a forever home. The 6-year-old basset-hound mix is very friendly with people and other dogs, and would make for a great companion. The best thing about Lenny is his adoption fee is only $65.

"He's already had his surgery, he'll be up-to-date on vaccinations, and we'll microchip him at the time of adoption, so we always encourage...

August 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
1 day 18 hours ago

As National Breastfeeding Awareness Month comes to an end, one local business is continuing to promote it.

The Colony Square Mall is partnering together with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department to support breastfeeding and provide a safe place for mothers who are nursing.

"Across the country, we haven't had any issues here, but there have been other public places where people have complained or made an issue of that and that shouldn't be, breastfeeding is very...

August 28, 2015 - 4:08pm
1 day 18 hours ago

One local bank is making managing your finances on-the-go a bit easier.

Century National Bank is introducing some new features to its mobile app that customers are banking on. Those who access their account through the app can now transfer money, photo-deposit checks, make payments and much more.

"One main feature that we find has been real successful with our customers is the instant balance request, and the way that works is once you open the application, there's a dollar-...

August 28, 2015 - 4:02pm
1 day 18 hours ago

The Muskingum County Hunger Network provided nearly 1,000,000 meals last year to families in need.

Feed the Children, Avon, Christ's Table, and the City of Zanesville teamed up for the 5th year in a row to help the Network, by distributing boxes filled with food and personal care items to local families. During Friday's milestone, 1,200 families went home with essentials. Avon Inventory Analyst, Glen Haynes explained why this event is so important in the community.

"The...

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