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March 8, 2015 - 8:28pm
2 weeks 4 days ago

Dozens of Go-Karters showed off their karts at Colony Square Mall  Sunday.

It was all apart of the Smokin's Joe's Small Engine Repair Racing Mower and Kart Show, Presented By: Limestone Valley Mower Speedway, BearTrax Speedway and 1-70-77 Seedway.

Racers range in age from 6 to 60 and each racer must wear protective gear that include a helmet, neck brace and other safety constraints.

"You know like in our mini wedge class here we have seat belts, five belt link...

March 8, 2015 - 8:21pm
2 weeks 4 days ago

Dozens of dancers, baton twirlers and models gathered at Maysville High School Sunday to twirl for a cause.

Performers ages 3 to 18 participated in the Twirlers Unlimited Competition. Director, Pat Payne, who has been involved in the competition for 31 years, says many styles are entered each year.

"All kinds of twirling and all kinds of dancing, and we give refurnished trophies, my husband re-does the trophy's every year and there was a man this year who brought in 200...

March 7, 2015 - 5:09pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

Several Zansville Police canines took the afternoon off to meet the very people they are helping to protect.

From 11 to 1 Saturday all were invited to stop by North Valley Bank on Maple Avenue to meet Vestly, one of the trained police canines.

"All three of our dogs are duel role dogs, they can do apprehension work tracking searching for people hiding for us, but they also search for drugs," said Lieutenant William Shaw from the Zanesville Police Department.


March 7, 2015 - 5:00pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. That's what Crooksville residents did Saturday, but all in honor of Erica Jones.

Erica Jones was diagnosed with brain cancer in November, 2011. The constant doctors visits and continuous MRI's have caused some financial hardship for Erica and her family. However, friends and family are determined to do all they can to help.

"I've tried to do dodgeball, cancer walks we've done a lot because she is not employed and is unable to work. Erica is...

March 7, 2015 - 4:48pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

The snow is beginning to melt which means soon spring will be in the air.

The 12th annual "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium took place Saturday at Ohio University Zanesville. The event featured nationally known speaker, Felder Rushing, who educated attendees about the art of slow gardening.

"My program is about slow gardening, it's about savoring what you do, savor it, enjoy it, use all of your senses and then share it with others. It's nice to grow stuff...

March 6, 2015 - 6:15pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

This weeks spunky pet of the week is nothing if not precious.

Precious is a female beagle mix who has been at the animal shelter for several weeks now but this happy pup is ready for her forever home.

"She's very easy to handle, the staff has been taking her out. She's very close to being house broken so we think with just a little effort that could be completed really easy. The really good thing about her is that she has a sponsored adoption fee, so her adoption is $50.75...

March 6, 2015 - 5:43pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

 It may not seem like it but spring is right around the corner. While you're doing your annual spring cleaning it's important not to forget about your car.

The winter is particularly difficult on your ride. Salt on the roadways gets stuck in your wheels and up into the under body of your vehicle and over time can oxidize which causes your metal to rust.

"I mean this winter has been brutal. It's not only been brutal on us, you know the cold snow and the ice, it's brutal...

March 6, 2015 - 5:36pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

 Incoming Ohio State University students won't be allowed to schedule classes next fall if they're not up to date on their vaccinations.

The requirement by the University comes after almost 500 students were sickened around campus last year during a mumps outbreak. A subsequent measles outbreak in Ohio has only intensified the University's decision.

"I think mostly it comes from there being a lot of foreign students in there and they don't have the same requirements...

March 6, 2015 - 5:31pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

 Wayne Manufacturing has produced the highest quality steel fabrication in Central Ohio for over 30 years.

Now, they are taking their business to the next level as they open their doors to a new facility. Previously located in Duncan Falls, Wayne Manufacturing has relocated to a new 20,000 sqft facility in Zanesville.

"It's a steel fabrication facility, we do mainly fabricated structural steel for commercial building markets so building frames, heavier construction, but...

March 6, 2015 - 3:36pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

UPDATE:  The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is reporting that McPeek has been located and that she is safe.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing adult. Detective Mike Ryan says he is looking for Dominique S. McPeek. She is a white female who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 250 pounds. She has short brown hair and brown eyes. Detective Ryan says she was last seen in the South Pembroke Avenue area in South Zanesville. Anyone with...

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