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June 13, 2015 - 2:46pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

 Zanesville's Parkinson Group hosted their 'All Shook Up' golf outing June 13 at the Vista Golf Course. 

Shotgun was at 8:00 a.m. and the 12 teams competed in a 4 Man Scramble. Secretary for the All Shook Up Parkinson's Group Robert Swanson said the day is about showing that those living with Parkinson's Disease can still live an active life.

"We're people too," said Swanson. "Just because you have Parkinson's that doesn't mean you can't do anything. I'm...

June 13, 2015 - 2:22pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Over 200 people gathered to Relay for Life June 13.

The annual event began at 11:00 a.m. with opening ceremonies and a survivor's lap to kick off a day of walking to honor those fighting, surviving, and those who weren't as lucky. Community Manager of Relay for Life Jonathan Schuler said the day can heal.

"A lot of people who are currently fighting or have lost a loved one come to relay and they really join with hundreds of people who feel and have been through things they...

June 13, 2015 - 2:17pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

 The Nelson T. Gant Foundation came together to celebrate the former slave's birthday and his impact on the local community.

The brunch and fundraiser honors Gant. Board Member Keisha Norris spoke with us to tell the man's extraordinary story.

"Nelson T. Gant was a former slave who received his freedom after his master died and purchased the freedom of his wife, Anna Marie Gant, and then they moved here to Zanesville," said Norris. "Here he worked various...

June 13, 2015 - 2:15pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

 Post 29 of the American Legion stepped out to raise money for local veterans today.

The second annual charity run and rally featured a poker run, car show, corn-hole tournament and prizes to be won including a 2004 Harley Davidson Superglide. Treasurer of the American Legion Riders Betty Shanks said they work all year to put on the event and it's worth it if they can give back.

"Well it's always good to give back the veteran's after what they've done for us," said...

June 12, 2015 - 9:28pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

St. Thomas Church's annual festival is in full swing this weekend.

The festival has been a community tradition for over 60 years. Folks who went out Friday enjoyed live music, games and a wide array of food, including goodies from local favorites Adornettos and Giacomos. Chairman, Kristen Baughman talked to us about what the festival has in store for the rest of the weekend.

"We have music every night under the tent, so tonight and tomorrow night we have bands," she...

June 12, 2015 - 9:21pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The opening ceremony of the Ohio Flags of Honor memorial brought in a large crowd at Zane's Landing Park Friday night.

Notable faces from around the area took part in the event, including state senator Troy Balderson and Zanesville mayor Jeff Tilton. The ceremony started with a tearful invocation, along with our national anthem. The Zanesville Blue Devils football team were among those who set out the honorary flags. Program president, Geno Zimmer talked to us about the memorial.

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June 12, 2015 - 5:10pm
2 weeks 22 hours ago

If you haven't already noticed, it's hot outside, and kids are cooling down with a summer swim to escape the heat.

The Muskingum Family YMCA is a popular destination for the kiddos, and the attraction underwent some renovating this year to get ready for these busy summer months. Lifeguard David Griffin explained...

"We actually painted the whole pool, drained it this past winter, painted the whole thing and then installed a new filter system," he said.

Griffin...

June 12, 2015 - 4:57pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Flags of Honor touring memorial made its way to Zanesville in preparation for this weekend's event.

Volunteers set up more than 750 flags in Zane's Landing Park to get ready for Friday's opening ceremonies. Ohio has lost 294 soldiers in battle, both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Flags will be on display all weekend long in their honor. President of the program, Gino Zimmer, talked to us about getting ready for Friday's ceremony.

"We're setting up the flags today, most...

June 12, 2015 - 3:21pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The sound of a nearby bee usually gets people swatting around and jumping for cover. 

But many bees want nothing but to get to the fruits or flowers in your garden. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, honey bees spur growth of over 70 types of crops. However, beekeepers around the state are reporting dwindling colonies. 

"It really is of concern," said OSU extension educator, Mark Mechling. "It's really one of those things that we don't talk...

June 12, 2015 - 3:11pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

At 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Muskingum County cancer survivors, their friends, family and many more people will circle Riverside Park. 

They'll be doing so for 12 hours. It's all part of the annual Relay for Life of Muskingum County. Community Manager Jonathan Schuler said it doesn't matter if you come for ten minutes or ten hours, as long as you're there. 

Even if you can't make it tomorrow, Schuler said Relay for Life works...

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