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May 1, 2015 - 4:29am
3 weeks 23 hours ago

Top stories for Friday, May 1, 2015.

Buckeye Lake Repairs May Come Sooner Than Planned

BUCKEYE LAKE, OHIO (WHIZ) - ODNR Director, Jim Zehringer told members of the Ohio House Buckeye Lake Caucus that repairs on the dam could begin about a year ahead of previous estimates. The design for the reconstructed dam will begin this summer and be finished by spring, with construction planned for next summer.

Zanesville Farmers Market


April 30, 2015 - 7:48pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The annual, Suicide Awareness Banquet was held at Coburn United Methodist Church Thursday evening.

This was the 11th year for the event. We spoke to Jim Still-Pepper, Coordinator for Teen-To-Teen who told us people gathered from 6 different counties to celebrate and promote the human role in preventing those from suffering a death by suicide. Still-Pepper told us more about the evening.

"This has been a highlight event for the last several years and really, people walk away...

April 30, 2015 - 5:43pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

 It's the season for fresh produce here in Zanesville.

The Zanesville Farmer's Market will open at 9 a.m. on May 2 to celebrate 40 years of selling fresh produce in the local community. Market Manager Betty Tolliver said while vegetables may not be ready, fruit will be ready for sale.

"On the plus side for this year, the peach trees made it through so it looks like we're going to have a bumper crop of peaches this year so that made us real happy," said...

April 30, 2015 - 4:42pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners held a bid opening for a new sewage department storage unit.

The building will be 50 feet by 80 feet. We had the chance to speak to Muskingum County Commissioner, Jerry Lavy who told us how the project will benefit the community.

"Well it will benefit the community by helping us with our sewer department equipment. The vehicles--they need some additional room there at our location on the Newark Road and this will help with that. So vehicles...

April 30, 2015 - 4:33pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

 The Zanesville Appalachian Arts project is hosting the 2015 ZAAP Auction Fundraiser. The auction will replace the month of May's featured 'Artist of the Month'.

The auction will feature many donated pieces from ZAAP artists including a variety of mediums. Director of the ZAAP gallery, John Taylor-Lehman said there will be something for everyone.

"There really is quite a variety of...

April 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says work to fix the troubled Buckeye Lake Dam could begin sooner than first thought. Members of the Ohio House Buckeye Lake Caucus were told by O-D-N-R Director James Zehringer that repairs on the dam could begin in the summer of 2016. That is about a year ahead of previous estimates. The design for the reconstructed dam will begin this summer, finished by spring and then start next summer. The lake remains and winter level and will remain that way...

April 30, 2015 - 1:17pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

We have an update to bring you in the story of the dogs who were quarantined after officials feared they may have distemper.

What were once 28 pooches feared to be sick with a typically fatal disease, are now heading back to the pound. We spoke to Muskingum County Dog Pound volunteer, Doug McQuaid, who told us a vet stated they were the healthiest looking pound dogs she had seen in her duration. McQuaid told us what the plan was going forward.

"What we're going to try to do...

April 30, 2015 - 9:17am
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville City Schools Hall of Fame Commitee has announced this year's honrees. This is the eighth class to be inducted to the Hall of Fame, created in 2007 “to recognize and perpetuate the names of those men and women who have displayed outstanding abilities in organized and recognized high school athletics, academics and/or other curricular or extracurricular activities, and/or who have contributed meritorious service to the prestige and progress of Zanesville City Schools...

April 30, 2015 - 8:23am
3 weeks 1 day ago

Hydrant flushing will take place in the West Main Street area Friday, May 1.

Streets affected include West Main Street, Licking Road and Linden Avenue from Sheridan Street north to East Taylor Street including all side streets. 

Flushing will take place from 7:30am-2:30pm. Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. 

It's advised to wait until after 4pm for the water to clear before doing laundry.

April 30, 2015 - 7:15am
3 weeks 1 day ago

Top stories for Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Heather Bowers in Court

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - 24-year-old Heather Bowers was in court Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, four counts of aggravated vehicular assault, and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence. Judge Fleegle continued bowers bond as set at 100 thousand dollars.

Swearing-in Ceremony


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