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March 4, 2015 - 6:26pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

This coming weekend is when you change your clocks.

Daylight saving time starts Sunday and while you turn your clocks forward one hour, the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind you to also change your smoke detector batteries.

"Yeah, we'd just like to use the time change to remind people to change the batteries in your smoke detector. It comes twice a year, fall back and spring forward, change them, wipe them off, test them just make sure they work," said...

March 4, 2015 - 3:55pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The rain over the last 24 hours caused more than flooding issues around the area. Even more potholes are now appearing on city streets.

Three crews a day are out and about working very hard to keep up with the demands. We made a visit to City Hall and spoke to Public Service Director, Jay Bennet who gave us an overview of the current problem.

"Much like spring brings flowers and bloom, the thaw with every season here in Ohio brings the blooming of potholes so they are...

March 4, 2015 - 2:05pm
3 weeks 5 days ago
A Perry County Judge pleaded guilty in Franklin County Municipal Court Wednesday to leaving the scene of an accident with a COTA bus. Judge Dean Wilson was originally charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and hit-skip. The O-V-I charge was dropped in a plea deal with prosecutors. The accident happened last year in Columbus. Court records show that Dean had his license suspended for 270 days, although he will have limited driving privileges. The Judge also suspended a jail...
March 4, 2015 - 11:26am
3 weeks 5 days ago

The rain and harsh winter weather takes its toll on one local building, prompting the facility to suspend some of its services. 

The roof at the Muskingum County Senior Center is more like a sieve. It's hard not to notice or hear the drips of water filling up buckets and trash cans strewn throughout the facility.

The problem first became noticeable in November prompting the cancelation of the annual Fraternal Order of Police dinner.

"Our hope was to have the roof...

March 4, 2015 - 11:13am
3 weeks 5 days ago
Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton is asking area motorist to stay alert to the problem of potholes on city streets. Tilton says he is fully aware of the serious pothole problem in the city and he has crews working to patch the problems. The Mayor is asking residents to be patient and stay alert while driving to avoid any problems.
March 4, 2015 - 10:51am
3 weeks 6 days ago
The Senior Center in Muskingum County has suspended all services except home bound meals. Executive Director Ann Combs is meeting with news reporters Wednesday morning to announce a plan to deal with a leaky roof. There have been maintenance issues with the facility at the Sunrise Center and a plan is underway to place a levy on the ballot and build a new facility. More to come.
March 4, 2015 - 9:06am
3 weeks 6 days ago

Headlines for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Level One Snow Emergency

Coshocton and Perry Counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency as of 8:00 A.M.

Street Cleaning

The Waste Water and Street Departments were out making a preemptive strike to clear the drainage basins around the city as the snow starts to melt. According to Waste Water superintendent, Dave Markley, crews hit the flood prone areas first, shoveling snow off the basins to...

March 4, 2015 - 6:31am
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about an elaborate IRS phone scam. 

Authorities said that a caller claims to be from the IRS and says you owe taxes. They may threaten to arrest you if you don't pay, they may rig the caller ID to look like a call from the IRS or law enforcement and know all or part of your social security number.

Officials said if you get a call like this know that the IRS doesn't demand immediate payment without notifying you by...

March 3, 2015 - 5:34pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Flipping open a book doesn't always have to be about school. First grade teacher, Marla Walker said it can also be fun.

"Just trying to have fun and inspiring the children to want to read everyday."

This week is the Read Across America Week, and students at John McIntire Elementary are celebrating by reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books. When reading, Walker said her students think reading time is about fun.

Walker comments that, "They don't realize that...

March 3, 2015 - 5:22pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

After years of planning and building, the $200 million project at Genesis is coming to a close.

A major face lift, both outside, and in at Bethesda Hospital has taken five years to come to fruition. CEO Matt Perry said they will be ready to move in in May. He said the major change comes with how patients will be cared for.

"A lot of the changes are very much bringing us into absolutely state of the art patient care," Perry said. "We're also changing a lot of how we...

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