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May 20, 2015 - 6:33pm
1 day 6 hours ago

Miss Muskingum Valley Outstanding Teen was crowned by Miss Ohio 2014 Wednesday.

It was like a Cinderella story. Reagan Richardson was supposed to be crowned at Orientation for Miss Ohio but her crown and sash were forgotten when it came time for the ceremony. The crowning was postponed to a later time and a break in busy schedules allowed both Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart, and Richardson to meet Wednesday. We had the chance to talk to Richardson who told us how she felt after receiving...

May 20, 2015 - 3:41pm
1 day 11 hours ago

A new recovery house is being prepared in Muskingum County.

The structure is located at 1448 Euclid Avenue and will have four separate apartments. It will be able to house 7 males. Those who are taking part in early recovery treatment in Muskingum County or other surrounding county agencies are eligible. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carell told us more about the concept.

"What recovery housing is is a place for people to live. It's their apartment. But it's...

May 20, 2015 - 1:30pm
1 day 16 hours ago

A Zanesville man facing multiple drug charges appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to enter a plea. The Prosecutor’s Office says that 35-year-old Mark Vohs pled not guilty to three counts of trafficking and four counts of possession. Sheriff Matt Lutz says Vohs was arrested this month after a search warrant was executed at a Linden Avenue home. The Sheriff says a small amount of money, marijuana, prescription pain medication and meth was located at the residence. The...

May 20, 2015 - 1:12pm
1 day 11 hours ago

The new executive director of Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority had his first official meeting with the board Wednesday. 

A brief eleven minute meeting gave enough time for the board to approve its yearly budget and discuss other items as the port authority moves forward. 

"We talked about a variety of things," said executive director Matt Abbott. "We approved the budget for next year. We have to submit an annual budget for the Port Authority by...

May 20, 2015 - 1:07pm
1 day 11 hours ago

Ohio officials have unveiled a new statue of Thomas Edison before it will be sent to its permanent home in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. During a ceremony Wednesday at the Ohio Statehouse, state leaders said the inventor captures Ohio’s entrepreneurial spirit. It was created by Zanesville Sculptor Alan Cottrill. Each state get to place two statues of notable historic figures in the Capitol. Ohio lawmakers settled on Edison after deciding to replace one of former Ohio Governor...

May 20, 2015 - 8:09am
1 day 22 hours ago

Top stories for Wednesday, May 20, 2015:

Y-Bridge Beautification

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Timber Run Gardeners and the Muskingum Valley Garden Society planted flowers in all of the pots on the Y-Bridge Tuesday. The city has also provided some funds so that the garden society can add even more spring color to downtown.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - President of the National Alliance on Mental...

May 19, 2015 - 9:22pm
2 days 8 hours ago

A water main break occurred in the Village of Crooksville Tuesday afternoon.

The break occurred at 3PM directly in front of Peach's Place on Main Street. We spoke to Village Worker Levi Dickerson who told us it was caused by an old 10 inch pipe. The water main break created large cracks in the road and has affected 18 to 20 businesses in the strip. A section of Main Street was closed at the time of the break and will not be re-opened until the repairs are completed. Dickerson said the...

May 19, 2015 - 5:49pm
2 days 5 hours ago

A new pizza shop has opened up in Downtown Zanesville.

Koky's is located at 57 South 6th Street and has been up and running for about two months now. We spoke to owner Randy Case who told us more about the rich family history behind preparing this American favorite.

"Well I've always wanted top open up a pizza shop and my family's been in and out of pizza businesses all my life. I grew up in one. My mom and dad had a pizza shop in the late 60's down in Putnam called Amco...

May 19, 2015 - 4:38pm
2 days 11 hours ago

Around 18 percent of Americans suffer from a mental illness each year. 

President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Paul Quinn, addressed the Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville Tuesday saying it's an issue that more people may have but some are afraid to come forward with. He said there is still a very negative stigma associated with those who have a mental illness. 

"We want to promote the idea that recovery from mental illness is possible if you seek...

May 19, 2015 - 4:31pm
2 days 13 hours ago

Zanesville City Officials say the southbound lane of Underwood Street will be closed Wednesday and Thursday from Market Street to Main Street.

The Zanesville Water Department will be making necessary repairs to the intersection.

Detours will be posted.

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