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April 19, 2015 - 9:03pm
1 week 6 days ago

The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra wrapped up their 2014-2015 concert season Sunday.

Beautiful sounds of piano and strings filled the tall ceilings and captivated the audience at Brown Chapel on the Muskingum University Campus. We had the chance to speak to Dr. Laura W. Schumann, Music Director and Conductor for the orchestra. Schumann described the evenings musical line up.

"Tonight's a really cool eclectic mix. We have meditation from Thais which is from the 1800's...

April 19, 2015 - 7:19pm
1 week 6 days ago

Highway resurfacing will cause lane restrictions near Gratiot starting Monday, April 19th. 

Crews will be resurfacing lanes at the Gratiot interchange and five miles east in Muskingum County. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation there will also be resurfacing on Mount Perry Road at the Gratiot interchange.

Flaggers will be used on Mount Perry Road. Closures on I-70 will be limited between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p....

April 19, 2015 - 4:11pm
1 week 6 days ago

Every other year, the Thursday Music Club hosts a celebration concert. 

It started a few years ago when the club and Secrest Auditorium wanted to showcase musical talent in Zanesville. This concert occurred this weekend. 

"We've kind of taken on this theme of Bach to Broadway, so that encompasses a wide area of different musical styles," concert co-chair, Larry Ledford said. "We're trying to feature some of our junior musicians who have been taught by...

April 18, 2015 - 8:36pm
2 weeks 10 hours ago

The 12th annual Bet on Baylee event was held at the Perry County Fairgrounds Saturday.

Hundreds of community members gathered for an entire day to support those suffering with mitochondrial disease. Baylee Thomas, 15 years old now has been suffering from the disease since she was 9 months old. There was a $10 fee at the door to enter and enjoy a whole lot of fun, family and friends. Jody, Mother of Baylee told us more.

"We have poker, we have live auctions. Sheriff Matt Lutz...

April 18, 2015 - 8:02pm
2 weeks 13 hours ago

Shortly after 12:00 p.m. Saturday, the Heath Police Department responded to a car versus motorcycle injury accident. 

The accident occurred near Mathew's Ford on Hopewell Drive. According to the Heath Police Department, 64-year-old Michael Kern of Butler, Ohio turned left from the access road for the Wendy's Restaurant. Kern made the turn in front of 39-year-old Apirantana Pornsopon of Granville. As a result of the collision, Pornsopon was ejected from his motorcycle. He was then...

April 18, 2015 - 5:36pm
2 weeks 10 hours ago

With sun shining down... It was easy to think green today.

Thinking green is what Ohio University Zanesville's Green Bobcats Environmental Club aimed for during its 6th annual Community Recycle Day. The club invited all members of the community to dispose of their recyclables to increase environmental awareness. Club president Desiree Shannon says all recyclables were accepted.

"We're just trying to spread awareness to the community about recycling, and it's importance. It's...

April 18, 2015 - 5:17pm
1 week 6 days ago

Even dogs and cats deserve a nice home all of their own.

To do this...AmeriCorps ohio college guides and the Carpentry Juniors at Mid East joined forces. They built dog and cat houses for animals adopted from the Animal Shelter. AmeriCorps member Jordan House describes the purpose of the event.

"I wanted to service the animals in the community. There are so many that are out here that are good animals that go without home, and are left here. I wanted to try, and bring that...

April 18, 2015 - 5:01pm
2 weeks 10 hours ago

Identity theft is commonly thought of as a digital problem...But it can also strike your paper bills as well.

Because identity theft and fraud are still so prevalent, Community Bank in downtown Zanesville decided to help our community members by providing a "free shred day". The bank teamed up with 'Allshred Services' to be able to destroy unwanted documentation safely and securely. East Pike Branch Manager Melissa Denny describes the event.

"We thought it was...

April 18, 2015 - 4:13pm
1 week 6 days ago

Muskingum University announced today that University President, Anne C. Steele will retire next year. 

When Steele took over the presidency in 2000, she became the twentieth president and also the first female president at the school. According to the university, Steele presided over the university as six new buildings were constructed and student enrollment nearly doubled (1,850 to 3,200) and the university's operating revenue more than doubled, from $28 million to $55 million....

April 18, 2015 - 8:15am
2 weeks 1 day ago

An early Saturday morning accident is under investigation by the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office. 

Officials received a call reporting the one vehicle rollover near 20800 County Road 18 in Perry Township just before 12:30 a.m. 

Deputies said the vehicle driven by 21-year-old Joshua Redifer, of Zanesville, was traveling east on County Road 18 when he lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. 

Officials said his vehicle then slid along the road...

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