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August 25, 2015 - 4:59pm
2 days 5 hours ago

Several churches in the Putnam Avenue area look to assist in community development.  

LifeBridge Ohio is a process ten years in the making. It's a collaboration of several ministries trying to strengthen the overall health of the Putnam area. 

Jeff Kobunski, pastor at the Muskingum Valley Vineyard Church, said LifeBridge is building a bridge into the community. 

"I think that's the demand of the gospel," he said. "I think that's what God would...

August 25, 2015 - 4:05pm
2 days 6 hours ago

For the first time this school year, students entered the doors at Zanesville High School Tuesday.  

Nearly 900 of them filled the halls and the classrooms. It wasn't long before the typical first day issues surfaced. One student entered the office to say she couldn't get her locker opened. Principal Garry Young said teachers are ready to get going. 

"We're just trying to take a positive outlook on everything again," Young said. "We're trying to be more...

August 25, 2015 - 3:28pm
2 days 6 hours ago

Multiple agencies responded to a two car injury accident at the intersection of Military Road and Northpointe Drive in Zanesville. 

It happened shortly before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. A woman in a silver car said she attempted to turn left off Military when she and a Ford Explorer made contact.

A witness tells WHIZ news that she did not see the initial contact but saw the SUV roll several times before coming to a rest off the left side of the roadway. The same witness said...

August 25, 2015 - 3:31am
2 days 8 hours ago
State officials are hosting an open house for those interested in learning about the engineering details of a new dam at Buckeye Lake. The 4.1 miles earthen dam has been weakened by several hundred homes, docks and other structures built on it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded the dam is at risk of failing, and the state plans to install a new barrier. Because of the weakened dam, the lake water has been kept low this summer, cutting into revenue for businesses. Representatives...
August 24, 2015 - 9:56pm
2 days 22 hours ago

Zanesville City Council held their second annual meeting for the month of August.

An ordinance amending the Chapter 111 of the Codified Ordinances was up for its third reading and passed through Councils voting. President of Zanesville City Council, Dan Vincent said the ordinance came about because of community members requesting clarification of the rules. Vincent explained how the rules is now different.

"Tonight the main change were two things. Just clarification of...

August 24, 2015 - 5:46pm
3 days 4 hours ago

Angel S. Morrison, 40, of Zanesville was driving north on Old River Road in a 1991 Ford Bronco around 11:25 Monday morning. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that Morrison drove off the right side of the road near Butterbean Ridge Road, just south of Philo. When she went off the roadway, a press release from the State Patrol stated that Morrison hit a tree, went over an embankment and her car finally came to rest on a log. After which, the patrol stated her car caught on...

August 24, 2015 - 5:46pm
3 days 4 hours ago

For those looking for internships and co-ops, look no further.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program, the Student Business Connector, for high school and college students seeking work-based learning opportunities. The chamber hopes this new program will help students identify rewarding career paths.

"We want to help young people, high school-aged students, college students make connections with area employers earlier in life before...

August 24, 2015 - 5:43pm
3 days 1 hour ago

The County Commissioners met for their monthly Investment Committee meeting Monday.

Treasurer of Muskingum County, Chris Hamill said there are CD's that will be maturing in the months of September and October. The purpose of the meeting was to decide what dates to renew them for. The investment committee decided on option two, which allows the first bond to mature in December.

"This will give us a little bit of flexibility to have them maturing at different times of the year...

August 24, 2015 - 5:37pm
3 days 3 hours ago

One of the most legendary rock bands in the world is coming to Zanesville this October.

The Beach Boys will rock Secrest Auditorium on October 20, with hits like Kokomo, Good Vibrations, and California Girls. As one of the most critically acclaimed groups of all time, the Beach Boys have sold more than 100-million records worldwide and influenced artists of all genres.

"We're really excited to have such an iconic rock band once again coming to Zanesville, I mean there's not...

August 24, 2015 - 5:26pm
3 days 3 hours ago

Approximately 1 million Ohio citizens do not have a high school diploma.

In partnership with Zane State College, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers is implementing a new program to help adults in our region earn a high school diploma.

"What's going to happen is they are going to the ABLE program, Adult Basic Literacy and Education, and we're going to help them with their basic skills, in preparation to take something called the WorkKeys test, so we're going to work with...

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