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April 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
3 weeks 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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


April 29, 2015 - 6:28pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

After a full day of strong winds last Wednesday, a tree topled onto a home in Zanesville.  

Wednesday, crews worked to remove the tree leaning on the house at 149 Galigher Street. While there was no structural damage to the house, the family still could not go back inside. Rex McManes lives in the home, and he describes the reaction after the tree collapsed last week. 

"From what the fire department said, it was actually an act of God, a blessing that it didn'...

April 29, 2015 - 6:15pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

Zane State has scored the presence of a former Buckeye football coach.

Jim Tressel is now the president at Youngstown State University, and he will be delivering the commencement speech at Zane State on May 9. College President, Dr. Paul Brown, said having Tressel come is very exciting.

"We're really excited about him being here first of all," Brown said. "We're honored that he's willing to do this for us, but anybody that knows Jim Tressel knows that he's been...

April 29, 2015 - 3:13pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

With a few strokes of a brush, Marilyn Knell brings animals to life. 

Knells is one of five artists being featured by the Artist Colony of Zanesville this month. The five artists make up Tower Galleries and Studios. Knell started painting abstracts a decade ago and has since switched her focus to animals. She describes herself as an animal advocate. 

"That's kind of where my heart is, and I see a lot of need there, so trying to do something minus just making...

April 29, 2015 - 2:21pm
3 weeks 4 days ago
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says a Zanesville woman facing multiple charges including aggravated vehicular homicide appeared in court Wednesday. 24-year-old Heather Bowers went before Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle and entered a not guilty plea to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, four counts of aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of operating vehicle under the influence. The Zanesville Highway Patrol says on November 15th of 2013, Bowers was traveling west on...
April 29, 2015 - 10:58am
3 weeks 4 days ago

There's now more opportunity to use the John McIntire Library as a gathering place.

The library has repurposed two reading rooms in the back of the main floor as drop-in meeting areas. These rooms can be used by business leaders, for volunteers planning a project or for those tutoring.  

"First come, first serve. Stop at the reference desk or the children's desk and you can schedule up to a two hour session and then you just report back when you're finished and they'll...

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