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July 20, 2016 - 3:44pm
3 days 22 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - The 8th Annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival is fast approaching.

Beginning Friday August 5th, more than 150 artists will display and sell their artwork at the Zane's Landing Park. Festival Director, Bob Grayson, said the two-day event is the downtown Art Colony's biggest fundraiser of the year.

"The children area is free, it is underwritten by several sponsors and they'll be entertained by the McDonald's Farm Petting Zoo on Friday evening. On...

July 20, 2016 - 3:34pm
3 days 5 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - One man is walking across the country with a giant cross to promote peace.

James Anania of Los Angeles began his journey earlier this year on Father's Day. He told us he flew out to Washington D.C on June 19th and is making his way back out to Los Angeles by foot. Anania said the only way to bring change is to stand up and do something about it.

"You realize that as long as you keep on shrugging your shoulders and assuming that it's...

July 20, 2016 - 3:04pm
3 days 22 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Wednesday’s topic of discussion was a training grant opportunity for manufacturers in Muskingum County.

Matt Abbott, Executive Director, Zanesville-Muskingum Port Authority, said that the program has been around since 2014, but has not been taken advantage of that much.

Abbott said that he would like to let businesses aware of this opportunity.

“It’s an application, a competitive process offering $50,000 for training...

July 20, 2016 - 7:39am
4 days 9 hours ago

Newark Police need help identifying a suspect who robbed a fruit and vegetable stand. 

Police said on Sunday, July 17 around 5:30pm they received a report of a robbery at the Witten Farms Fruits and Vegetables Stand located on North 21st Street.

An 18-year-old female employee said the white male possibly in his 50's wearing a light gray shirt, black shorts and black athletic shoes claimed to have a weapon and demanded cash. The suspect is believed to be 6'3 with a wide...

July 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
4 days 11 hours ago

The Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a robbery and assault at a gas station in Etna Township.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports, before midnight on June 10, and male and female entered the Speedway in the 9700 block of Etna-Hazelton Road and were spotted leaving the store with an undisclosed amount of items they didn't pay for.

The sheriff's office said an employee of the store followed...

July 19, 2016 - 5:14pm
4 days 12 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Last week, Genesis HealthCare System implemented a new technology that replaces the current metallic stents for coronary artery disease.

A new dissolvable stent, called Absorb, works just like the metallic stents in which it opens clogged arteries to restore blood flow, but then gradually dissolves after six months and will be completely dissolved after 3 years.

Dr. Albdulhay Albirini, M.D., FACC, interventional cardiologist with Genesis Heart,...

July 19, 2016 - 5:07pm
4 days 16 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Muskingum Family YMCA Pool was packed full of kids on Tuesday, who were trying to enjoy the summer and stay cool.

The YMCA is offering a $5 pass and is open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.

The Muskingum Family YMCA Pool will be closing on August 14th.

July 19, 2016 - 4:56pm
4 days 11 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A law passed last year requiring Ohio parents to vaccinate their children in 7th through 12th grade for meningitis will take effect in a few weeks.

Prior to this year there was no requirement to vaccinate for the infection in Ohio. Parents can still opt out of vaccines for their children for religious, medical, or philosophical reasons.

Many have chosen to opt out of the vaccine for a variety of reasons. Tiffany McFee, the assistant...

July 19, 2016 - 2:56pm
4 days 11 hours ago

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio- At The Perry County Fair there are a variety of food options to choose from.

Some may even frequent the fair just for the food specially. Some of the novelty food items are only available at the fair. The aroma of the food alone is enough to make you forget about your diet and dig in. Cotton candy, candy apples, popcorn, and corn dogs some say are some of their fair favorites. Carousels Concessions employee Sable Estep shared with us her favorite item on their menu...

July 19, 2016 - 2:29pm
4 days 11 hours ago

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio- When you think of the fair you might think of fair foods, exhibits, and rides. But what may not come to mind is safety.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is using cellphone technology to ensure safety. The sheriff's office encourages everyone to snap a "selife" of yourself and your child when you enter the fair. This current up to date photograph of you and your child will be instrumental in the event one of you goes missing.

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