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November 3, 2015 - 4:00am
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Heath Police Department needs your help in identifying two suspects.

Authorities said these thieves are responsible for stealing credit cards from random victims at the Indian Mound Mall on October 13, 2015. 

The victims worked at different stores inside the mall. One suspect distracted the victims while the other looked for purses, wallets and credit cards to steal from either behind the cash counter or in the employees break area. 

The thieves charged...

November 3, 2015 - 3:54am
3 weeks 1 day ago

The polls open Tuesday morning to cast your ballot in the November election. 

In the City of Zanesville voters will decide on who will be the next mayor, the incumbent Jeff Tilton or Rob Sharrer. 

The City Law Director's Race between Scott Hillis and Dave Tarbert is on the ballot as well as some City Council positions. 

Statewide, a ballot issue would allow Ohio to become the first state to legalize marijuana for both recreational and medical use in a single...

November 2, 2015 - 9:29pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

 A bicyclist was killed in Coshocton County Monday evening after being struck by a dump truck.

Shortly after 4:00 p.m. dispatchers received numerous 911 calls in reference to the bicycle and dump truck accident at State Route 83 and County Road 271.  

Upon arrival, officers from the sheriff's office determined that 71-year-old C. Nelson Schlattter of Coshocton was northbound on Route 271 and was crossing State Route 83 when he failed to see the dump truck driven by 69-...

November 2, 2015 - 7:34pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

Out with the cold weather and bring out the flip flops, at least for now.

Monday was the beginning of what's considered the Indian Summer and with the weather being in the upper 60's everyone seems to be taking advantage of the warm weather. We spoke to some people at Bethesda Fitness Trail and at the Ohio University of Zanesville they all had just about the same feelings for today's weather.

"It's wonderful i love it, i wish it was this way all year," said Mildard...

November 2, 2015 - 7:04pm
3 weeks 17 hours ago

Water will be shut down to customers in the northwest corner of downtown Zanesville on Wednesday, November 4th.

The Zanesville Water Department will be shutting down water Wednesday evening in a portion of the downtown area. We were told that surrounding areas may experience low water pressure or discolored water during this process. Monday we spoke to the Water Superintendent for the Department of Public Service; Paul Mills and he told us why this operation is happening.


November 2, 2015 - 4:47pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, one local business is joining in the fight.

In partnership with WHIZ Media Group and Yuengling, Lucky's Bar raised $1,300 this October for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. On Monday, representatives from WHIZ, Yuengling, and Lucky's presented the organization with an honorary check. Co-owner of Lucky's Bar, Cara Dodson, said without the support of her customers, this wouldn't be possible.

"They came in and purchased...

November 2, 2015 - 4:40pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The state of Ohio is facing one of the worst heroin epidemics in history.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, drug overdoses remain the leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio, surpassing car accidents in 2007. As the death rate continues to rise, 2,482 Ohioans died from an unintentional drug overdose in 2014, which is the highest number of deaths on record. Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, said the sheriff's office is working hard to combat the growing heroin problem...

November 2, 2015 - 2:11pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Columbus man charged in connection with last week's hostage situation on Devin Street made his first appearance in Zanesville Municipal Court.

Nicholas Hale, 33, went before Judge Bill Joseph. He is facing multiple charges including six counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault and one count of having a weapon while under a disability.

The Court says Judge Joseph continued Hale’s bond at $1.1 million and set his preliminary hearing for November 5th at 10:00...

November 2, 2015 - 7:33am
3 weeks 2 days ago

Water will be shut down to the City of Zanesville customers in the northwest corner of downtown Zanesville on Wednesday. 

Beginning at 4:30pm on November 4, the Water Department will shut down water service from the west side of 6th Street to 3rd Street and from the north side of Main Street to Elberon Avenue. 

During this time the Water Department will replace water main valves. Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure or discolored water. 


November 2, 2015 - 3:59am
3 weeks 2 days ago

 A three vehicle fatal crash is under investigation by the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol. 

Sunday, November 1 around 7:45pm 73-year-old Kenneth Boggs of Pickerington was traveling south on Allen Road when he failed to yield at a stop sign when he pulled onto US 33. 

Boggs was struck in the left side by a Honda Pilot, traveling west on US 33, driven by 58-year-old Johnnie Hillyer of Columbus. Hillyer's car was then struck by a Chevrolet Blazer driven by...

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