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July 10, 2016 - 8:15pm
1 day 41 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Sunday marks day two of the Largest Heavy-Duty Emergency Cross Training in Ohio.

Nearly 100 firefighters, first responders and professional towers gathered at the Muskingum County Fair Grounds to simulate emergency incidents. Earlier this morning the focus was on 'Pit' training and part two was the 'After Lunch Scenario.'

"What we will do is, this will be a real time scenario. The trucks will not be allowed to be on scene there not even...

July 10, 2016 - 7:54pm
1 day 40 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Dozen gathered at the Putnam Presbyterian Church for a special lecture.

The historical church present a power-point presentation and tour of the grounds known for its rich history involving the pre-civil war era and how it helped pave the way for slaves into freedom.

"This place was a spot on the Underground Railroad and there are quarters downstairs in the old basement where runaway slaves were sheltered. We had about eight members who...

July 9, 2016 - 10:05pm
1 day 42 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Dozens gathered to Terry’s Tavern on Saturday, July 9th, to celebrate Riverfest 2016.

The objective of the event is to help raise money to help keep the Muskingum River clean, navigational, and to reduce safety hazards.

“We had a great turn out, a lot of sponsors throughout the community and businesses came out today,” said Jake Creeks, President of the Muskingum Riverway Advocacy Council (MRAC).

Creeks said that they had...

July 9, 2016 - 2:41pm
1 day 43 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Day one of Ohio's Largest Heavy-Duty Rescue Cross Training program took place Saturday.

The Association of Professional Towers of Ohio is partnering with area fire departments and EMS personnel to simulate emergency incidents and roll-overs involving heavy-duty trucks and tankers.

"Today we're working with the tow truck recovery units, the heavy wigs that you see here with us today. We get to learn what their capabilities are, when we get...

July 9, 2016 - 2:32pm
1 day 43 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - The 2nd Annual 'Golf for a Cause' happened early Saturday morning.

The Zanesville Parkinson's Group presents the 'All Shook Up' golf tournament that took place at Vista View Golf Course. Robert Swanson said their overall goal was to raise $10,000 making it $4,000 more than they raised in 2015.

"Currently right now as it stands we probably raised about $7,500 which we use the money for exercise equipment and help people around the community...

July 9, 2016 - 2:16pm
1 day 44 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Nealy 120 walkers and runners participated in the first 'Pupcup 5K & 1.5 Mile Poochwalk' earlier Saturday.

The event took place through the scenic streets and bike path of the Village of Dresden, Oh. Julie Bay said all proceeds raised at this event will support the mission of the Muskingum County Canine Advocates in building a new dog pound for the homeless dogs in the area.

"We're very very please with all of the community support....

July 8, 2016 - 6:11pm
1 day 45 min ago

NEW CONCORD, Ohio  – The New Concord Firemen’s Festival is one of the village’s favorite traditions and today the festivities began.

The tradition has been going on in the village for 57 years. Today, the festival will have live music , inflatables, food and drinks, and of course fireworks. Mark Jenei, who works as the public information officer for the New Concord Fire Department said that the weather should not be a factor for this year’s...

July 8, 2016 - 5:01pm
1 day 45 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Each week we feature a new furry friend as pet of the week.

Meet Cadbury the bunny, Cadbury was found as a stray and brought to the animal shelter a few months ago and is now up for adoption. If you're interested in giving him a forever home you can hop on over to the Animal Shelter Society and make him a part of your family for just a small fee.

"He is a male, he has already been neutered and his adoption fee is $35. As a shelter here we...

July 8, 2016 - 4:56pm
1 day 46 min ago

ZANESVILLE- Ohio- Area leaders are creating ways to get locals exposed to a healthy lifestyle.

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties have successfully opened 'Donation Station' at the Farmers Market and will be partnering this year with the Health Department, Muskingum County WIC Program and Genesis to offer some onsite cooking demos and nutrition information. Now the United Way is asking folks to donate fresh produce and/or cash and they will buy fresh produce at the...

July 8, 2016 - 4:46pm
1 day 46 min ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Community members are invited to pick up their hammers for a special project.

After the completion of their first home in Perry county in September of 2015, Habitat for Humanity is ready to build again in the Village of Crooksville and they're now seeking volunteers. The build is scheduled to start on July 15th and will take place on Washington street.

"Habitat for Humanity would be nothing without our volunteers. Our build sites are 95...

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