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April 1, 2015 - 7:14am
3 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville Police investigate the robbery of a local gas station. 

Lt. Chris Phipps said the incident happened at the BP Gas Station at Maple and Forest Avenues just after midnight Wednesday. 

Phipps said not much information is being released at this time, but two people are in custody. 

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.


March 31, 2015 - 5:13pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Students at Mid-East Career and Technology Centers got the opportunity to meet with professionals in their fields Tuesday.

Mid-East had its 7th annual Employability Expo during the school day Tuesday. Professionals from 80 different career paths talked to students about what employers look for when hiring.

"This is just a wonderful event because it is a wonderful way for our teachers and our students to network with area businesses and area employers not only about how the...

March 31, 2015 - 5:05pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

A new pizza place has plans to open in Duncan Falls within the next week.

Owner, Marcia Glaub has worked in the restaurant industry for many years, but this is the first time she's owned one of her own. She laughs as she described the feeling of being on the ownership side of the table.

"I feel the pressure, I feel excitement, I feel anxiety, everything, just mixed emotions," Glaub said. "The feedback is overwhelming but great obviously. The support down...

March 31, 2015 - 4:51pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Spring is in the air, and the Ohio State University Extension Office in Muskingum County has tips for getting your lawn and garden ready for the season.

Extension Educator, Mark Mechling, said Spring is the time to do preparation work. While people may want to rush into getting plants into the ground, Mechling said you have to make sure the soil is ready for those plants.

"One thing we always recommend is not tilling the soil up when it's moist," Mechling explained....

March 31, 2015 - 2:34pm
3 weeks 5 days ago
Some members of the Wayne Township Fire Department had to fight a fire in the woods Tuesday. It happened at 3550 Chandlersville Road just before 1:00 pm. What made this fire more difficult to fight than most was the location which fire fighters could not reach with hoses…so they filled bags with water, tied them to their backs and walked into the woods to fight the fire. Investigators say some downed power lines are likely the cause. This time of year quickly spreading fire is a problem. In...
March 31, 2015 - 12:39pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Twenty school districts across Southeastern and Eastern Ohio are receiving a 5 year grant from the Ohio Department of Education's Straight A Fund.

According to Noble Local Schools Superintendent, Dan Leffingwell, the $1.76 million grant will allow a cross-district consortium to analyze and optimize transportation efficiencies across the districts and create a projected savings of $4 million from the general fund.

Currently, as a consortium, the school districts are averaging more...

March 31, 2015 - 12:34pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The New Lexington Police Department is investigating the death of a two year-old boy. It happened last week to Aiden Adkins. But Police Chief Scott Ervin is not commenting on his investigation. A spokesman from the Licking County Coroner’s Office says the investigation into the cause of the child’s death has been turned over to the Muskingum County Coroner. He has not returned our calls for comment.

March 31, 2015 - 8:00am
3 weeks 5 days ago

Top stories for Tuesday, March 31, 2015:

Scholarship Deadlines

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Community Foundation says the deadline for more than $60,000 worth of scholarships is tomorrow, April 1st. Any students interested in applying can visit MCCF between 4 P.M. And 7 P.M. today and tomorrow to turn in applications or get assistance applying.

Two Plead Guilty to Theft


March 30, 2015 - 6:17pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

For the first time, the House of Grace will have an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

For the last two years, the church has had its egg hunt on the Saturday of Easter weekend. Pastor Joe Dunlap said they wanted to have it on Easter to combine worship and a full family day. Although the church only has around 90 people in its congregation, Dunlap said around 2,000 people have attended the hunt in each of the past two years. Dunlap explained why he believes this is the case.


March 30, 2015 - 6:08pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

 A sweet part of Zanesville history is now gone. 

Almost a year ago, Bloomer Candy moved out of Zanesville. Now, on Monday afternoon, the old Bloomer Candy building on 3rd Street in downtown Zanesville tumbled to the ground. Crews began demolishing the building around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. The structure housed the company during its 130 years in Zanesville. Bloomer Candy moved to Columbus in May of last year. The company was founded in 1879.

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