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January 15, 2016 - 6:27pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

 As Zanesville police continue to deal with the ongoing problem of shoplifting, one local man is speaking out on the toll it's taking on his business.

Shoplifting has been a long time issue for businesses. However, it's extremely detrimental to small businesses and the owner of the Winerak, Mike Alfman said it's time that someone spoke up.

"A lot of store owners don't like to talk about shop-lifting it's sort of sweeped under the rug. We take it on as a cost of doing...

January 15, 2016 - 6:13pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

 If you see emergency response vehicles on the side of the road while you are driving, you probably switch lanes out of courtesy. But, there is a law that actually requires you to do so.

Ohio's Move-Over law has been in effect since 2004 however, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is making an extra effort to promote the law through educational aspects to help keep their fellow drivers and law enforcement officers safe while on the road.

"The purpose of the law is to enhance...

January 15, 2016 - 4:08pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Law makers in Ohio have formed a task force to discuss the highly contested issue of medical marijuana.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is apart of the marijuana task force. He says it's good to get a dialogue going regarding this issue especially with people from different perspectives and backgrounds.

"You basically want to get a some people to sit down in a room. Have people from diverse cultures diverse backgrounds to bring different points and perspectives to it. The...

January 15, 2016 - 3:56pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

With colder temperatures comes issues, like keeping your family and pets warm, warming up your car. Defrosting your wind shield, and shoveling snow.

But there is another concern that sometimes tends to go unnoticed until it's too late. Frozen pipes. We talked to Pat Durant owner of Mr. Rooter and he told us what precautions to take to take in order to avoid water damage from frozen pipes.

"The first thing we should think about is the outside hose, keeping it from freezing....

January 15, 2016 - 3:48pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

Friday Zane State College hosted the 24th annual Ethnic Food Fair.

More than two hundred people gathered at Zane State not and only partake in the Ethnic Food Fair but also kick off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

"The Ethnic Food Fair was started by a former employee Joyce Farmer Smith. We will recognize students who are honored with the Joyce Farmer Smith Scholarship today. As well as a kick off to the Martin Luther King weekend. It's a great celebration of two lives...

January 14, 2016 - 7:41pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of Marcus Greene.

The Licking County Adult Court Services Department reports, Greene, 29, is wanted on aggravated burglary and robbery charges with firearm specifications. Greene is a black male, 5'11" and 155 lbs. with black hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on Greene’s whereabouts is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888...

January 14, 2016 - 6:29pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

 State lawmakers are examining potential steps to address a statewide issue that Ohioans voted against in the fall.

The Ohio House has put together a Task Force to examine if the legislators should be taking another look at the medical marijuana legislation. We talked to the CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel who said the issue should ultimately be determined by science and doctors.

"My position is the position of a lot of people in Ohio, put it through...

January 14, 2016 - 4:32pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Old man winter has arrived but there is still a lot our county has to offer.

To some our weather is not the most ideal. Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Group Sales Manager Lori Kappes said there are many places that offer fun activities for every member of your family.

"In the winter we do still have people coming. And the kinds of things they're doing are programming at The Wilds. They still have some tours available. You can register for those...

January 14, 2016 - 4:17pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of The American Red Cross is another local organization that will be honored at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast.

Monday, January 18th, The Red Cross along with several other deserving organizations will be recognized for their services to the community.

"We are absolutely trilled to be honored at this breakfast. Something that is so long standing in Muskingum County.  Our agency is recognized for all the work that we have done for...

January 14, 2016 - 3:29pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

A local restaurant is closing after seven years in business.

The Route 40 Roadhouse will close its doors for the last time on Jan. 23. Owner Marcia Sikora also owns Phil's Seafood on Linden Ave. She said she's sad to say goodbye to the eatery on west 40 but running two restaurants has proven to be too much for one person.

"I wish I didn't have to do this but trying to run two restaurants for the past three years has been almost mind boggling," said Sikora. "I can'...

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