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February 10, 2015 - 8:10pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities now has the 75th chapter of People First across the state.

People First is a group of people who aim to improve their abilities to become self-advocates. The chapter here in Muskingum County will help self-advocates represent themselves.

"When we come in to start a chapter they learn about their bill of rights and their responsibilities," the executive director of People First of Ohio, Sadie Hunter, said. "...

February 10, 2015 - 8:07pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

A driver running from authorities flipped his car earlier Tuesday evening in front of Zane State College.

The incident happened around 6:08 p.m. as an officer from the Zanesville Police Deparmtent attempted to pull over a driver with expired plates. Police said they had been watching the vehicle and attempted to pull it over as it left a residence. The driver did not comply with officers and began to flee out of town toward Dillon State Park on State Route 146.

Sgt. Jon...

February 10, 2015 - 6:39pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday scanner traffic indicated a car chase involving a vehicle leaving a drug house.

The chase went on to Linden Avenue, and according to scanner traffic, the vehicle being pursued hit another vehicle on Lee Street. Officials indicated the suspect was going 65 miles per hour on State Route 146 and ran a traffic light at Adams Lane before the vehicle wrecked and flipped in front of the Muskingum Recreation Center.

We have a crew on the scene and will work...

February 10, 2015 - 5:39pm
3 weeks 2 days ago

Winning a scratch off lottery ticket could put a smile on your face.

Mike Reynolds said winning "$2 didn't make me feel so good," but it keeps him playing.

When Shane Gannon wins he said "I feel like I gotta play again, maybe win some more." And Barbara Sharrer is just tickled when she wins. "Even if it's my $5 that i spent into it,"

All agree that hitting the big prize could change their lives. Mother Tucker's owner, Jimmy Pitcock weighed in...

February 10, 2015 - 11:18am
3 weeks 2 days ago

Under a proposed constitutional amendment some counties in Ohio could soon house marijuana growing farms. 

If the issue passes and makes the ballot one such site would be built on 35 acres of land in Licking County. The site in Pataskala is just a few minutes drive from Licking Heights High School. 

This farm as well as nine others would be owned by companies investing in the ballot issue in order to make a profit from the industry. One drug expert said legalizing the...

February 10, 2015 - 7:32am
3 weeks 2 days ago

Here are the top 5 stories to start your day:

Longaberger President Steps Down

LICKING COUNTY, OHIO (AP) - After six months, Michael Somoroff, has left his position as president at the Longaberger Company. A company spokesman tells The Columbus Dispatch that Longaberger has a fine management team in Ohio including CEO Tami Longaberger.

Temporary Fixes for Potholes

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to Zanesville Public Service...

February 9, 2015 - 9:33pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting of February Monday evening.

Four ordinances were up as emergency measures. They dealt with the union contracts of police and fire. Councilman David Tarbert explained how the union contracts are developed.

"We had a Ways and Means Committee meeting where the administration sat down and there was 75 hours I believe or more of negotiations with some of these unions. The unions are looking for certain things, either to sometimes...

February 9, 2015 - 9:26pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum Perry and Morgan counties is offering investment training to the public.

Wednesday, February 11th two sessions will be offered at the John McIntire library. One at 1:30PM and another at 5:30PM. Meg Deedrick, Executive Director of the local United Way told us a little more about the purpose.

"The last couple of stories that we've been talking about or that people have been hearing us talk a lot about campaign and raising money to improve the...

February 9, 2015 - 9:24pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon.

At approximately 3:51 p.m. the sheriff's office received a 911 call of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 22000 block of State Route 751. Upon investigation,  the sheriff's office found that a vehicle being driven by Joel Styer of Newcomerstown was traveling eastbound on S.R. 751 when Allen Henderson of West Lafayette walked into the lane of...

February 9, 2015 - 9:16pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

If you were out and about driving Monday afternoon, you may have noticed street crews hard at work.

The purpose was to repair the potholes that have popped up over the winter months. Public service Director Jay Benett gave us an update on the situation at hand.

"As always it is this time of year as we were talking in a community meeting last week. Spring brings blooming of flowers while this time of year brings blooming of potholes. You know, no worse, no better than its...

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