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August 18, 2015 - 4:22pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Concert Association is getting ready to kick off their 77th Season.

The music begins on October 3 at Secrest Auditorium. A painting of the Golden Gate Bridge will be auctioned off on opening night. It is a print from the original piece by Tony Bennett. All of the money raised from the auction goes to the Zanesville Concert Association. Booking Agent for the Zanesville Concert Association, Jim McLaughlin, told us more about their opening night performance


August 18, 2015 - 4:06pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

The investigation continues into a weekend robbery.  

It happened at the Muskingum Valley Vineyard Church on Putnam Avenue. The church reported the break in Sunday morning. 

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said it appears the trespassers broke through an outside storage area. After which, they made away with several items. 

"It looks like they just grabbed whatever the could of value. Some electronics, looked like some ipads, mini ipads and maybe a...

August 18, 2015 - 3:55pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Keeping food up to standards at county fairs can give vendors a challenge.  

Health inspectors head out to the Muskingum County Fair everyday. During the first couple days, inspectors check every vendor to make sure that they're up to all health codes. After which, they go around and make random stops throughout the week. 

"It keeps all of us on our toes, and we need to be because safety is the first thing," said the owner of Grillin' Dave-Style, Dave Dailey...

August 18, 2015 - 3:43pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Normally, while walking through the poultry barn at the Muskingum County Fair you can hear birds clucking or crowing. That's all different this year. 

Some cages have stuffed chickens and most have posters detailing the projects 4-H kids completed. That's because as the avian flu spreads throughout the Midwest, the state has banned poultry shows for all county fairs. 

"I honestly started crying," said 2015 Poultry Ambassador, Samantha Mozena. "I enjoy it...

August 18, 2015 - 12:50pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

Harness Racing came to a close Aug. 17 and we caught up with Speed Superintendent of the Fairboard Tom Forker to see how things went.

The races took center stage for two days this week. Harness Drivers traveled from all over Ohio to compete for first place which includes bragging rights and a cash prize. Forker said the race horses have been missing but he’s excited to announce their galloping return to the Muskingum County Fair tradition.

“It’s been...

August 18, 2015 - 12:45pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

The second act under the lights this week was the 'Rough Trucks.'

Brave drivers tested their trucks on the dirt track Monday night in front of a packed Grandstand, hoping to earn the best time,but it wasn’t just boys out to play.

“I like it because she’s usually the only girl involved in it and she usually does pretty good. Beats a lot of the guys so i’m proud of her," said Sister of Rough Truck Driver Ashley Smith.

Smith offered some last...

August 18, 2015 - 12:40pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

The fair comes just in time for the temperature to rise to scorching highs… and there’s one sure way to stay healthy in the heat.

With the high temperatures you will sweat more, leaving your body drained of essential fluids. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water can mean the difference between a fun day at the fair and dizziness, confusion, and heat exhaustion. Chris Farmer of Genesis Community Ambulance said they’ve seen the negative affects of dehydration already this...

August 18, 2015 - 6:42am
2 weeks 3 days ago
Governor John Kasich is asking federal officials to declare an economic injury disaster for three counties near Buckeye Lake. Such a declaration would lead to possible federal aid for the area. In a letter dated Monday to the Small Business Administration, Kasich says businesses have suffered financially as the lake has been kept low while plans are made to replace a deteriorated dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the dam is at risk of failing. More than a dozen businesses,...
August 17, 2015 - 8:58pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

A two car accident temporarily shut down State Route 83 South near New Concord Monday evening.

The call for the accident came around 6:30 p.m. According to Trooper Brian Neff of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 50 year old Richard Hall of Byesville, Ohio was southbound on State Route 83 in a white 2013 Ford Tarus. Robert Wilheim was northbound on State route 83 in a purple Honda Minivan when he attempted to make a left-hand turn into the Banana Peel Ice Cream Shop, turning in front of...

August 17, 2015 - 5:21pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Fair is featuring a ride that has kids hopping for joy.

The 'Frog Hopper' has kids lining up over and over again.

“This is the first ride that they’ve rode that they’ve wanted to ride a second time around and ask to ride again,” said one fair goer.

The ride takes juniors up and down much like a mini 'Super Shot' and parents are excited to see their kids having fun.

“This is my littlest’s third time and my oldest...

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