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June 18, 2014 - 12:19pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The Port Authority moves to terminate the lease of one of its farm tenants.

The Port entered into a three year lease with North River Custom Cattle for 170 acres at the Eastpointe Industrial Park. The lease allows the company to farm the land.

Port Authority Director Mike Jacoby said that North River Custom Cattle doesn't have the funds to pay the portion of this year's lease of over $17,000. The board approved the lease be terminated and be given to the next highest bidder, Ron...

June 18, 2014 - 10:31am
3 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville Police says an employee of a local car dealership will be cited after he shot himself in the hand on Tuesday.  Captain Doug Merry says that Chancy Paisley was reaching to get something out of his truck parked at the Jeff Drennen Dealership and the gun accidentally discharged into his hand.  Captain Merry says when Paisley is released from Good Samaritan Hospital he will be issued a citation for discharging a firearm in the city limits. 

June 18, 2014 - 9:42am
3 weeks 3 days ago

***Update**** Just before 4 p.m. both lanes of I-70 westbound in Guernsey County were open and the accident scene was clear.  A Semi ended up on ts side and it closed one lane of traffic for most of the day and cause 5 mile long back on interstate.


The Ohio Department of Transportation says I-70 westbound in Guernsey County is down to one lane after an accident. Authorities say a semi ended up on its side and is blocking one lane around 3 miles east of New Concord....

June 18, 2014 - 8:13am
3 weeks 4 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says there is nothing new to release Wednesday after Tuesday's fatal shooting in Frazeysburg.  Lutz says he is waiting for all the investigation reports to be turned in by detectives in the death of Lucas Templin.  He is also waiting on the autopsy results on the victim.   The 11-year-old boy was shot and killed while playing at his best friend’s house at 43 1st Street in Frazeysburg.  Investigators say the gun was a...

June 18, 2014 - 6:22am
3 weeks 4 days ago

A candlelight vigil will take place Thursday for the victim of an accidental shooting.

A vigil for 11-year-old Lucas Templin is planned for 9 p.m. at the stage on State Street, in Frazeysburg, during the village's homecoming event.

Templin was shot in the chest by another male juvenile Tuesday afternoon, at a home at 43 West First Street.

The sheriff's office continues to investigate the situation. It remains unclear if any charges will be filed.

June 18, 2014 - 5:26am
3 weeks 4 days ago

The Board of Education for the State of Ohio said that nearly nine of ten third-graders in the state met the new reading targets and can move onto the fourth grade after follow up testing.

Students can be held back if they don't meet the literacy goals under the state's new third grade reading guarantee. The Department of Education said more than 110,000 third graders or 88 percent of the total have earned the necessary score in testing in October or May.

The figures are up from...

June 18, 2014 - 4:44am
3 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville Police said they're investigating an accidental shooting that took place at a local car dealership.

Lt. Chris Phipp's said an ambulance was dispatched to Jeff Drennen's on Maple Avenue for an unknown hand injury around 3:22 p.m. Tuesday.

Phipps said when the ambulance arrived they called police to inform them the injury was actually a self inflicted gunshot wound to the hand.

The incident is still being investigated, but Lt. Phipps said the man was charged with...

June 17, 2014 - 9:38pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

An 11-year -old boy has passed away following a tragic incident involving a gun.

According to Muskingum County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant, Mike Lecocq at approximately 3:30 p.m. their office received a 9-1-1 call that male juvenile had been shot in the chest by another male juvenile at 43 First St. in the village of Frazeysburg.

"Our detectives are here working this and the Muskingum County Coroner has just arrived as well we should be in a better state sometime...

June 17, 2014 - 8:44pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

One of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' very best received the Medical Mutual 2014 Outstanding Senior Platinum Volunteer Award for Central Ohio.

Lin Alvendano beat more than 700 other nominees for the title. After retiring from the military with more than 30 years of experience as a combat medic and his career as an administrator for the state, he decided that volunteering was his true passion.

" This is sort of my plan of what I wanted to do when I retired it is sort of...

June 17, 2014 - 8:41pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

The local Help Me Grow organization is helping parents by offering two very different but equally effective programs.

The first is their early prevention program for children under the age of three dealing with a mental or physical disability. It aims to educate parents of any income level about the resources available to assist them.

" These might be children with down syndrome, spinal bifida born, children with a cleft pallet or the child hasn't reached their developmental...

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