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May 5, 2015 - 9:22am
13 hours 26 min ago

 On Wednesday, May 6th, the Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing hydrants within the general area of the west side of Maple Avenue from Adair Avenue north to Maplehill Street including Adams Lane, Blue Avenue, OUZ, Zane State and all side streets to the City limits.

Flushing will be from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It is advised to wait until after 4:00 PM, for the water to clear, before doing...

May 5, 2015 - 7:30am
9 hours 16 min ago

The face of the Longaberger Company continues to change.

WHIZ  News has learned that Tami Longaberger has resigned as chief executive officer and director of the company.

According to a press release, John Rochon Jr., the son of the CVSL chairman will take over as Longaberger president and CEO.

Ms Longaberger became president of the company in 1994.

The company now has just over 200 employees and just 68 at its Newark headquarters.

At one time the corporate...

May 5, 2015 - 7:21am
8 hours 58 min ago

An early Tuesday morning accident is under investigation in Coshocton County.

The sheriff's office reported that just before 1a.m. they received multiple 911 calls in reference to a rollover accident involving a tanker trailer on US 36 near Township Road 508. 

Once on the scene officers found a tanker hauling brine waste water from drilling had gone off the right side of the roadway...

May 5, 2015 - 4:33am
18 hours 15 min ago

Top stories for Tuesday, May 5, 2015:

Primary Election

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Muskingum County voters have several issues to decide on in Tuesday's primary election. The Center for Seniors has a bond issue up, voters in the Village of Philo can decide on a levy for current expenses. In the Village of Dresden, there is a natural gas aggregation issue, and in Jackson Township there is an issue for cemetery operation costs.

Four Women...

May 4, 2015 - 10:19pm
23 hours 2 min ago

The Village of New Lexington held their first council meeting of May Monday evening.

Many in the community turned out to discuss a controversial issue regarding the Village Fire and EMS Departments. We spoke to Mayor Dale Eveland who gave us background on the issue at hand.

"After I got elected, we found out after two audits behind, we got caught up on, we're four hundred and fifty some thousand dollars in the red. We made cuts to police department and administrative...

May 4, 2015 - 7:46pm
1 day 3 hours ago

The Mid-East Career & Technology Centers will soon have a new district superintendent.

The Board of Education has approved Dr. Richard Hall for the position. Dr. Hall currently serves as the superintendent of the East Guernsey Local School District, a position he has held for eight years. Prior to assuming the superintendency, Dr. Hall held positions as principal, teacher, coach and student.

His career has spanned 27 years in the district, nine of which were in the position...

May 4, 2015 - 5:23pm
1 day 4 hours ago

The first week of May is designated as National Tourism Week. 

This year, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau uses the week to celebrate the county's culture. Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby said it's a great time to get out and experience the county. 

"We just like to take this time to remind our local community that there's so much to see and do right here in your own backyard," Ashby said. "Get out...

May 4, 2015 - 5:09pm
1 day 4 hours ago

Since 1968, the Washington Township Fire Department has celebrated Mother's Day with a chicken cookout. 

And that hasn't changed for this year. The department will host its 47th annual Mother's Day cookout on Sunday, May 10. President, Bruce Burley said meals will start being served at 11:00 a.m. and will continue until they run out of chicken. He said it's a good way to spend time with family. 

"It's just a nice day to take mom out, get a good dinner, relax, enjoy...

May 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
1 day 4 hours ago

Voting for Tuesday's primary election opens at 6:30 a.m. 

Muskingum County voters have several issues to decide on. The Center for Seniors has a bond issue on the ballot, voters in the Village of Philo can decide on a levy for current expenses, the Village of Dresden has a natural gas aggregation issue and in Jackson township, there is an issue for cemetery operation costs. 

Director of the county board of elections, Chris Hamill, said many people decided to cast their...

May 4, 2015 - 4:50pm
1 day 4 hours ago

Even though race day is still a couple of month away, registration is now open for a 4th of July 5k. 

The Muskingum Recreation Center will have its 3rd annual Red, White and Run race on the morning of the fourth. Health and Special Populations Coordinator at the Rec Center, Brooke Smith explained more. 

"Saturday July 4th will be our 3rd annual Red, White and Run event, and it's a 5k," she said. "It is open to walkers too, so if walking is more your thing...

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