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January 22, 2016 - 3:04pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of The American Red Cross is ready to spring into action if need be.

Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson stresses the importance of being proactive.

"We encourage everyone to build an emergency kit. That is something you can have for each person in the family stored. Put it some place where you can get to it easily. Put your comfort things in it. We recommend that everyone has a gallon of water per day per person," said Henderson...

January 22, 2016 - 2:35pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

When it's time to deal with the snow from this latest storm there is some help.

We stopped by the Do It Center to see what key items they recommend for winter weather.

"They should have some kind of ice melt or snow melt or a snow shovel. If the roads get bad they've got something there to work with. We have things for cars. To clean windshields if you have to get out and it's snow covered. We have a products called liquid snow shovel. We also have tube sand which is...

January 22, 2016 - 2:24pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is gearing up for its 31st annual Groundhog Day celebration.

The Ohio University Zane State College Campus Center is hosting the big event next Friday. CEO Brain Wagner is preparing items for the live and silent auction. His office is overflowing with prizes thanks to the generosity of the community.

"We also take time to recognize a couple outstanding individuals. The Dick Johnson Civic Leadership Award will be handed out...

January 22, 2016 - 12:44pm
3 weeks 1 day ago
A big winter storm is headed to the east coast and could drop record amounts of snow before its done. Here in our area it won't be so bad, but that is not keeping the Ohio Department of Transportation from being ready. Muskingum county O-dot manager Phil Valentine says he has two shifts of snow plow drivers that will include 19 crews to make sure area roads are treated and plowed if needed. Whiz meterollgists Phil Sakal says he expects between 2 and 5 inches of snow in our region.
January 22, 2016 - 2:43am
3 weeks 2 days ago

The Newark Police Department has announced traffic restrictions in connection to the funeral services for Danville Police Officer Tom Cottrell.

During calling hours Friday, North 21st Street will be closed to all through traffic from Meadowbrook Drive to Jackson Boulevard/Catalina Drive. The closure will take place from 1-9pm.

Officers will be posted at the road closure and directing funeral home traffic into the parking area.

Newark Police said they'll post road closures...

January 21, 2016 - 10:19pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

 Local law enforcement officers are planning to show their support after the shooting death of a Danville Policeman on Sunday.

The funeral arrangements are set for Thomas Cottrell Jr. who died in the line of duty. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said when one officer falls the entire law enforcement community feels it.

"It's a fraternity, it's a fraternal family and when you badge on no matter whether it's a city badge or a county badge. We would fly to help the...

January 21, 2016 - 10:08pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

Nineteen local business owners battled it out tonight for the chance to win an $8,000 cash prize to invest in their company.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator held their 2nd Annual Shark Tub event which is a spin off of the TV show, Shark Tank. Several local entrepreneurs came out to have fun while investing play money in the different companies down the investment hall as the businesses showcased their ideas. The top three with the most invested went before the sharks and...

January 21, 2016 - 4:18pm
3 weeks 2 days ago
Zanesville Police Chief Kenneth Miller says a second suspect has been arrested in connection with a December 31st shooting at 768 Pine Street. The Chief says that 25-year-old Jacob Roberts of 216 Weller Avenue has been charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault, both with firearm specifications in connection with the incident. Another suspect in the case, 31-year-old Darrin Wade of Zanesville on Wednesday pled not guilty to multiple charges in the case including attempted murder,...
January 21, 2016 - 4:01pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Records Commission met Thursday, welcoming a new addition on serving on the board.

Muskingum County Commissioner Jim Porter is the newest member serving on the records board.

"Our first meeting of 2016 was really about our new board member commissioner Jim Porter. And the upcoming projects we have. We needed to talk about service maintenance contracts. And our plans for 2016," said Records Coordinator Corrie Marple.

Marple said a major goal...

January 21, 2016 - 1:45pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Gas prices continue to drop as February approaches. Those in the buckeye state are paying less than two dollars a gallon in most areas.

Local drivers can fill their tanks with regular fuel for less than $1.60 at stations on Maple Ave. in Zanesville and Maysville Pike in South Zanesville. Diesel drivers are also celebrating prices below two dollars in the Y-City. Residents said the low cost at the pump is helpful during the winter months.

"I plow with a diesel pick up,...

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