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April 2, 2015 - 4:40pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The Anchor Church of Zanesville is one of those churches offering special services for the Easter Holiday.

They're holding their 5th annual Easter Celebration at Secrest auditorium on Sunday at 10 a.m.. We spoke to Youth Pastor Anthony Nutter who says the event has grown very large over the years, and Secrest is the perfect venue.

"We did this because about 6 years ago our building literally just couldn't hold the crowd that would come. We had over 900 people come to our...

April 2, 2015 - 4:32pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

If you are a fan of local art, the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project is holding their annual fundraiser.

The special event has been going on for 9 years now, and all of the dollars go to supporting Z.A.A.P.. We spoke to Gary Graham, a member of the Arts Project, who told us more about what it takes to raise the funds.

"We do this at the same time each year. All the members donate one, two, three, four--whatever number of pieces they're comfortable with, to be auctioned off...

April 2, 2015 - 4:25pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Holy Week is now upon us, and many area residents are taking part in the different services that churches have to offer.

Many Christians observe Good Friday, the day that Jesus Christ was crucified. We spoke to Aaron Bounds, Pastor of the Anchor Church in Zanesville, who told us a little bit more about it.

"This is the day that Jesus gave up the Ghost. He stretched His hands out, took nails in His hands, took nails in His feet, the crown of thorns on His head and took our...

April 2, 2015 - 3:45pm
3 weeks 2 days ago
A Zanesville man pleads guilty to four counts of trafficking in cocaine. The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says John Jamison the 4th was charged in connection to a drug raid in August of 2014 at 13-29 Pallas Avenue. Zanesville Police Chief Kenneth Miller says officers discovered crack cocaine, money and two guns when they searched the home. Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a pre-sentence investigation in the case. A co-defendant, 32-year-old Derek Jamison, also of Zanesville, plead guilty...
April 2, 2015 - 1:50pm
3 weeks 2 days ago
Zanesville Police say a Muskingum County man has been charged in connection to the armed robbery of Zanesville gas station. Captain Tony Coury says 23-year-old D. Landrius Krouskoupf is facing one count each of armed robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and theft. Coury says it happened just after midnight Wednesday morning the BP Gas Station at Maple and Forest Avenues. A customer walking out of the convenience store was bumped by a man entering the store. When the customer looked...
April 2, 2015 - 1:01pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Zanesville Police says two people were injured Thursday morning after a car goes out of control striking two other vehicles before slamming into a building on Maple Avenue.

It happened at Cash Max and Little Caesars 11:30 a.m. Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief Chad Janes says the driver of the car, 57,-year-old Jeff Fouch of Zanesville slammed through the southern wall of the Cash Max building then through the wall of Little Caesars Pizza, hitting an employee. Police say Fouch was...

April 2, 2015 - 10:47am
3 weeks 2 days ago

 The Fieldhouse Fitness Center is celebrating seniors as well as the reopening of its senior fitness center next Monday with a free Senior Fitness Day.

From 7:00 A.M. till 3:00 P.M. on April 6, seniors can attend the fitness day free of charge.

Director of Operations, Jim Fraunfelter explained what seniors can expect, "They can try water classes, we have information on nutrition, we have the walking track. You can check to see if you're involved in Silver Sneakers or...

April 2, 2015 - 8:49am
3 weeks 2 days ago
The water at Buckeye Lake is being lowered following the state’s decision to maintain winter lake levels until its deteriorated dam can be replaced. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says partial draining would begin Thursday and will continue for about a week. A recent U.S Army Corps of Engineers report concluded there is a high risk of failure at the 4.1-mile earthen dam. The report said such a failure could put 3,000 lives at risk. Governor John Kasich has said Ohio will replace...
April 2, 2015 - 8:19am
3 weeks 2 days ago

Licking County Sheriffs Office investigates a stabbing that took place at 3:00 Thursday morning in Buckeye Lake.

Deputies said they were called to Walnut Road on the report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival authorities found three parties on the porch of the home. 

Daniel Scarberry was bleeding from his back and a female was holding a bandage to his back. Deputies found a knife inside the home and learned Scarberry and a Michelle Persinger had a dispute and Persinger had...

April 2, 2015 - 7:39am
3 weeks 2 days ago

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