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June 29, 2015 - 5:03pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Ahead of the holiday weekend, officials remind drivers to be cautious of flashing lights on the side of the road. 

In 2004, a law took effect to require drivers to move over or slow down when passing emergency responders. That law was adapted in 2013 to include all vehicles with flashing lights that are stopped on the side of the road. Lt. Matt Boyd, of the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the law has helped to save many lives. 

"We take a lot...

June 29, 2015 - 3:46pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Following an investigation into allegations of favoritism at the Muskingum Respiratory Care Association and the Muskingum TB & Respiratory Clinic, the Muskingum County Commissioners have terminated an employee's contract.

An investigation into the conduct of Crystal Bebout, who was the executive director of the TB clinic, found "sufficient evidence" to take disciplinary action against her. During executive session last Thursday, the commissioners received the...

June 29, 2015 - 3:16pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

 A well known Zanesville businessman has died.  88-year-old Robert Fellers passed away at 3:03 Monday morning at Genesis Hospice-Morrison House.  Fellers owned and operated the area McDonald's franchises from 1965 to 1993. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for over 43 years.  He was also a member of Sertoma, the American Legion, VFW, Zanesville Art Institute, Farm Bureau and the Zanesville Country Club.  Calling hours are Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m...

June 29, 2015 - 11:55am
4 weeks 1 day ago

**UPDATE 5:28PM**

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report that was filed over the weekend regarding the abuse of a corpse.

Officials were out searching the woods Sunday at the Westgate Trailer Park located at 5971 National Road. Sheriff Matt Lutz tells us what they know right now.

"The report alleged that a couple had an infant still born. Kind of had it at a residence and then buried the child in some woods out back."

June 29, 2015 - 5:12am
4 weeks 2 days ago

Ohio Governor John Kasich will formally announce his plans for the 2016 presidential race on July 21st. He is expected to formally join the crowded republican primary field at an announcement set for Ohio State University. There are more than a dozen republicans already in the race. Kasich isn’t as well known as some of his likely republican competitors, but he has been involved in national politics for more than three decades. The 63-year-old two-term governor previously served in...

June 28, 2015 - 9:42pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

A family cycling trip down Johnson Hill Road quickly turned into Joshua Dennis' worst nightmare. 

"We was coming down the back road and I lost her there for a minute and she went down over the one hill and the bicycle didn't.. the brakes didn't engage. They broke and she flew down into the ditch and wrapped her back around the tree and her... she landed her front hit the other tree," said Dennis. 

Harrison Township Fire Department responded to the accident and...

June 28, 2015 - 9:14pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

An annual tradition 18 years in the making took place at the Police Athletic League of Zanesville Muskingum County this weekend.

Teams and amateur boxers will be traveling to Zanesville from five different States this summer. Not so much for a victory in the ring but for a victory in growth of their skills. Head Coach Tim Hartmeyer explained more.

"Try to give them the experience that it takes to prepare them for like, upper level tournaments and travel that we do when we...

June 28, 2015 - 4:09pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

Late Sunday morning, a woman was transported via Med-flight after an ATV accident. 

It happened in Coshocton County around 11:15 a.m. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office, Stacy Patterson, 48 of Killbuck, was riding northbound on S.R. 60 when he lost control of the ATV. 

The accident occurred near 29806 S.R. 60. There is no word on Patterson's condition. He is at the OSU hospital for further evaluation. 

Assisting the Sheriff's Office at the...

June 27, 2015 - 10:09pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

**UPDATE 11:18 a.m.**

In a press release, the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed the names of the people involved in Saturday night's fatal accident. 

Cory Cox, 33 of Newark was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving a 2014 Harley Davidson eastbound on S.R. 16 when Bryan Welsh, 49 of Coshocton, who was also heading eastbound failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and struck Cox's motorcycle in the rear. 

Both Cox and the...

June 27, 2015 - 5:13pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

Rick Burkett was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in March and June 27 his family and friends stood with him in his battle.

Over 200 people attended the a cancer benefit for him. It featured a spaghetti dinner and various items for sale in a silent auction and T-shirts that read 'It won't take me alive.' All proceeds will help Burkett pay for medical bills as he is unable to work.

"I'm not allowed to work and insurance doesn't pay to be off of work and it's hard to make it when...

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