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May 22, 2015 - 4:19am
3 days 17 hours ago

Top stories for Friday, May 22, 2015.

Veteran's Appreciation Weekend

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Veteran's Appreciation Foundation is planning Veteran's Appreciation Weekend for June 12-14. All proceeds earned at the weekend long event will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.

Lorena Sternwheeler Up and Running

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Lorena Sternwheeler is ready to cruse down the river for the summer season. The first...

May 21, 2015 - 5:03pm
3 days 22 hours ago

Zane Grey Elementary and Intermediate School joined the Red Nose campaign May 21 in hopes to raise money for childhood poverty.

Brave teachers volunteered to allow students to become their 'design team' and dress them up, along with hair and make-up to get a laugh and raise funds. Teacher at Zane Grey Elementary Jodi Bainter said that they saw the need and just wanted to join a good cause that will help those in their own community.

"This is an opportunity again for us to...

May 21, 2015 - 4:53pm
3 days 22 hours ago

 The Veteran's Appreciation Foundation is getting set for a big weekend long event in June.

The Veteran's Appreciation Weekend begins June 12 and runs through June 14. It will include a 'Flags of Honor' Presentation, a poker run, live music as Terry's Tavern and a golf outing at Green Valley. Owner of Terry's Tavern and member of the Veteran's Appreciation Foundation Tim Arnold said the event is all about changing the message about veterans.

"All of the negative news...

May 21, 2015 - 4:44pm
3 days 22 hours ago

The Lorena Stern-wheeler is back for another season of cruises this summer.

The first public ride will be June 6. This year the stern-wheeler will feature all the classic cruises along with some new events. Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby further explained one of the new cruises.

"Something brand new this year is a 'Paint and Cruise' so that's very popular, people love to get together and paint on canvas and so we're offering...

May 21, 2015 - 4:36pm
4 days 2 min ago

The County Commissioners were visited by the Muskingum County Business Incubator May 21.

MCBI stopped in to update the county on the progress being made to renovate the second floor of the building. Executive Director Larry Triplett said they are still in early stages of improvement but the community can look forward to many changes.

"I think people are going to see new exciting things coming out of MCBI over the upcoming years, " said Triplett.

The improvement...

May 21, 2015 - 7:23am
4 days 28 sec ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said one person was placed under arrest following a high-speed chase that ended in Licking County. 

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz reported that shortly before 9pm an off duty Zanesville Police Officer spotted a vehicle that was associated with a known felony warrant out of Hocking County on State Route 146 near Dillon State Park. 

Lutz said being alone and knowing the warrant included a weapon, the officer contacted the...

May 21, 2015 - 4:24am
4 days 17 hours ago

Top stories for Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Thomas Edison Sculpture Unveiled

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Local sculptor Alan Cotrill created the statue of Thomas Edison that will represent Ohio in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. The statue will be kept at the statehouse until October when it is scheduled to be unveiled in D.C.

First Port Authority Meeting for Matt Abbott

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - New Executive Director...

May 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
5 days 2 hours ago

The westbound lanes of Maysville Pike were closed for a short period of time Wednesday evening due to an accident.

The call for the crash came in shortly after 5:30 p.m.  According to Trooper T.E. Davis of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Jeep going west on Maysville Pike ran off the side of the road and hit a culvert, causing the vehicle to overturn just north of Tat's Restaurant.

The driver of the Jeep, Hilda Gillespie, was the vehicle's only occupant and transported...

May 20, 2015 - 7:19pm
5 days 2 hours ago

If you are a parent and are looking for a place for your kids to hangout this summer, Dresden may have the answer.

The newly opened Dresden Youth Center offers a wide variety of activities for children ages eight to 18 to enjoy. Popular activities include pool, X-BOX, board games, and even a concession stand. The center prides itself in being a safe, fun and positive environment for kids.

Owner Michael Mathew explained, "We have a very, very good group of kids, and we've...

May 20, 2015 - 6:33pm
3 days 4 hours ago

Miss Heart of Ohio's Outstanding Teen was crowned by Miss Ohio 2014 Wednesday.

It was like a Cinderella story. Reagan Richardson was supposed to be crowned at Orientation for Miss Ohio but her crown and sash were forgotten when it came time for the ceremony. The crowning was postponed to a later time and a break in busy schedules allowed both Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart, and Richardson to meet Wednesday. We had the chance to talk to Richardson who told us how she felt after receiving her...

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