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July 12, 2016 - 5:59pm
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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- “Pokemon Go” combines the digital and real world together by using a cellphones GPS and clock to detect where you are in the game and make Pokemon “appear” around you on your phone screen.

As you move around, different types of Pokemon will appear on your screen for you to be able to catch using “Pokeballs”.

The idea is to encourage folks to travel around the real world to catch Pokemon in the game.

We...

July 12, 2016 - 3:49pm
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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – AAA’s Gas Report is out and gas prices around the state continue to fall.

On average a gallon of gas in the Buckeye State will cost you $2.11, which is 11 cents cheaper than this time last week. We found gas for $1.99 at the Marathon on Underwood Avenue.

Jeff Kernen and his wife were stopped at Marathon Tuesday afternoon. They were traveling from Indiana to New York on motorcycle and were filling up in Zanesville. Jeff Kernen said...

July 12, 2016 - 2:36pm
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NEW CONCORD, OHIO- To celebrate the 95th birthday of Ohio native John Glenn a local organization hosted a space camp.

The John and Annie Glenn Museum Foundation partnered with COSI On Wheels to help school age kids explore and learn about the "Incredible Human Body." Several area boys and girls gathered at College Drive Presbyterian Church in New Concord to participate in this year's space camp.

"It's really important to let them know what one...

July 12, 2016 - 2:20pm
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NEW CONCORD, OHIO- Nearly 200 high school students are participating in iBELIEVE camps throughout Ohio and West Virginia.

Muskingum University is hosting one of this year's iBELIEVE camps. This is a free camp sponsored by the iBELIEVE in Student Leadership Fund, which supports Appalachian youth in developing critical leadership, communication, and problem solving skills.

"Our main mission is truly to provide additional resources to Appalachian students...

July 12, 2016 - 9:29am
2 weeks 2 days ago
The basket-shaped building used by employees of the Longaberger Company for 20 years will be vacant by the end of the week as staff move to another location in Muskingum County. The Newark Advocate says Longaberger owes over 577-thousand dollars for the structure in Newark. Officials say the company has not paid taxes on the building since 2014. Licking County Treasurer Olivia Parkinson says interest and penalties will continue to mount whether or not the building is vacant. Parkinson says...
July 11, 2016 - 9:25pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- After talking with the designer of the project and discussing the outside support that would be needed, Mayor Jeff Tilton said that they will push the kidsville project back until the spring of 2017 in order to have the suitable and accountable workforce for the reconstruction.

“We are looking to find people of the community who will come forward and help lead different aspects of the project,” said Mayor Jeff Tilton.

“We want...

July 11, 2016 - 5:32pm
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NEW CONCORD, Ohio- John Glenn will be 95 years old on July 18th, 2016 and in honor of him, the John and Annie Glenn Museum of New Concord will be opening the museum to the public on Sunday, July 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. free of charge.

“Anytime after 1 p.m. you can walk into the very house that John Glenn lived in,” said Joanna Duncan, John and Annie Glenn, Education Director. “You’ll enter right up through the front of the door as John Glenn...

July 11, 2016 - 4:50pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is having a photovoice project to try to enhance the community.

They are asking kids ages 13-to-18 who live in the county to submit photos, both positive and negative, of the community that they live in. Kylie Jones with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said this will give people a chance to see how kids view the community.

“We’re having kids take pictures of...

July 11, 2016 - 3:59pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A Monday afternoon fire has sent two to Genesis and damaged a home.

The Zanesville Fire Department responded to a call at 1:30 p.m. about smoke and flames from a house at 628 Woodlawn Avenue. Fire Chief Eric Waltemire said three people were in the home at the time of the fire, including an infant.

The fire was extinguished in a matter of minutes. The two adults were transported to Genesis for minor injuries, including one woman who jumped...

July 11, 2016 - 1:11pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Recently, there has been a spike in overdose deaths across the state from people using heroin combined with a prescribed painkiller called Fentanyl.

Four deaths have been reported in Akron and one in Columbus from the drug. Steve Carrel with Muskingum Behavioral Health said that heroin mixed with Fentanyl can be one of the most dangerous drugs there is.

“It appears to be highly potent heroin, the high potent part being Fentanyl,...

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