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August 9, 2016 - 3:57pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Animal Shelter Society's Executive Director Jody Murray met with the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club Tuesday.

Murray spoke with noon rotarians about the history of the shelter, how the shelter is funded, and things the shelter does and does not do.

"We don't go out and pick up animals," Murray said. "We are not part of any enforcement agency. We don't investigate abuse and neglect. There's different entities in the community that...

August 9, 2016 - 3:48pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

 NASHPORT, Ohio- Local and state dignitaries gathered to view the completion of major improvements at Dillon State Park Tuesday.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer, Senator Troy Balderson, Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, as well as other community leaders were on hand for the unveiling.

Five cabins have been renovated with a new kitchen, bedroom, and furniture. People are able to tour the grounds and see each improvement up close....

August 9, 2016 - 9:07am
2 weeks 1 day ago

Newark Police seek help in identifying a robbery suspect.

Authorities said that they're searching for a white male, wearing a green plaid shirt who robbed the Game Stop at North 21st Street in Newark on Monday.

The suspect left in a white four door car. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newark Police Detectives at 740-670-7215 or  Crime Stopper at 740-349-6888


August 9, 2016 - 4:09am
2 weeks 2 days ago

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol announced an OVI checkpoint will take place this week.

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.

The Patrol said if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink.

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement and...

August 9, 2016 - 3:05am
2 weeks 2 days ago
A Zanesville man facing sex charges involving a minor less than 10 years-old changes his plea. The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says that 50-year-old William Lewis pled guilty to one count each of rape, gross sexual imposition and endangering children. Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill continued Lewis’ bond at 500-thousand dollars and ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
August 8, 2016 - 9:58pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

 ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Zanesville Junior Pioneers have earned more than a championship trophy to add to the shelf after this past weekend.

On Monday night at City Council, Mayor Jeff Tilton announced a proclamation making Monday, August 8, “Zanesville Junior Pioneers Day”.

David Balo, Head Coach for the Zanesville Junior Pioneers said that he couldn’t be prouder of his players.

“It’s probably a once in a lifetime...

August 8, 2016 - 8:10pm
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NEWARK, Ohio - Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone that has information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted for a Ross County murder.

Ross County Sheriff’s Office has issued warrants for the arrest of 36-year-old James Nelson II and 38-year-old Jesse Hanes. They are wanted to for the murder of 62-year-old Theodore Timmons of Londonderry, Ohio.

Nelson is describing as 5’7” tall and 165 lbs. with brown hair...

August 8, 2016 - 4:53pm
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Zanesville, Ohio- The United States Department of Labor has finalized changes to overtime rules that will be taking effect on December 1st, 2016.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, the Muskingum Valley Human Resource Management Association, and the Muskingum County Library System will be sponsoring an informative meeting on the new overtime rules at the John McIntire Library on Wednesday, August 10th from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

“The chamber has...

August 8, 2016 - 2:20pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Parents said goodbye to their kindergartners while they jumpstarted their academic year at Zane Grey Elementary.

The Kindergarten Jumpstart Program began at 8:45 a.m. and ran until 11:45 a.m. every Monday through Thursday morning. Intervention specialist, Kayla Jones said that during those hours the children learn how to interact with others and go through a refresher from their preschool studies.

"Just learning to get along with others and being even with...

August 8, 2016 - 2:01pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, OHIO- The Ohio Mid- Eastern Government Association- OMEGA for short, met with Muskingum County Commissioners Monday.

The new Executive Director Jeannette Wierzbicki met with the commissioners to give them an overview of OMEGA, inquire to see if there is anything OMEGA could help the commissioners with, and to ask if there where any improvements OMEGA...

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