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January 29, 2015 - 3:26pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Friday will mark 30 years since Zanesville resident Barbara Frame went missing.

January 30th, 1985 Frame came home from work and told her family she had an appointment to go on, an appointment she would never make. That night she walked out her front door and was never seen or heard from again.

"Tomorrow we're going to have a public awareness event for Barbara Frame, she's been missing for 30 years," said the private investigator on Frame's case, Lilly Paisley. "...

January 29, 2015 - 1:14pm
4 weeks 2 days ago
The Muskingum County Community Foundation Thursday announced the recipient of the Brian Wagner Leadership Award. It’s Bethany Hayes who is the Director of Public Safety and Assistant Director of Facilities at Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College. Hayes was selected based on her strong record of community service in Muskingum County. Hayes says she is committed to volunteerism, combining her profession as a public servant with her personal dedication to helping others. Hayes...
January 29, 2015 - 12:50pm
4 weeks 2 days ago
The Newark Police Department says on Sunday a Duke store was robbed. It happened around 12:00 in the morning at 1919 Mt Vernon Road. Police describe the suspect as a white male, between 25 to 35 years old, thin build and six feet tall. He was wearing a camouflaged coat, black toboggan, and blue jeans. He pulled a knife and demanded money from the clerk by saying “why don’t you give me all the money in your drawer, darling.” The suspect made off with an undermined amount of cash on foot....
January 29, 2015 - 12:32pm
4 weeks 2 days ago
The Newark Police Department is asking for the public’s help with a recent robbery. It happened Monday around 3:00 in the morning at the Duke store at 999 East Main Street in Newark. Police say the suspect is described as a white male between 20 to 25 years old, about five-feet eight inches tall, with a thin build and brown hair. He walked into the store and demanded cash. No weapon was shown. The subject then fled the area on foot. Anyone with information should call Detective Tim...
January 29, 2015 - 11:19am
4 weeks 1 day ago

 Emergency personnel, first responders and governmental support agencies spent the day working through an emergency situation while never leaving the building.

It's called a table top drill. The Emergency Management Agency gives emergency personnel and other participants a scenario that could be one they would face in real life. In this case a flash oil well fire. The different agencies work through everything from how to contain the scene, to evacuations to rescue. It also helps...

January 29, 2015 - 9:14am
4 weeks 2 days ago
The freezing rain that hit our area Thursday morning around 8:45 resulted in a rash of accidents…including one in Licking Township at Canal Road and State Route 586. Authorities say one car rolled over. There was also another accident the Maysville pike Thursday morning. The Ohio Department of Transportation has crews out dealing with the freezing rain by dropping salt on area roadways.
January 29, 2015 - 7:34am
4 weeks 2 days ago

Here are the top 5(6) stories to start your day:

Snow Emergencies

As of 7:30 A.M. Muskingum and Perry Counties are under a Level One Snow Emergency.

Most Wanted Suspect

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department continues to search for Most Wanted Suspect, 26-year-old Justin Allen Alexander. He's wanted on a charge of burglary with a fire arm specification and repeat violent offender specification,...

January 28, 2015 - 5:22pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

There are many different kinds of phone scams across the region and across the world. Scammers call you pretending to be someone you know or claim that you won something. Sometimes, they even threaten to turn off your power. They try anything to get you to send money to them for nothing. 

 Usually when the phone rings, people answer it as soon as they can reach it. And they believe the person on the other end of the line is who they say they are. But that's not always the...

January 28, 2015 - 5:05pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

Cardholders at the Muskingum County Library System can now download more music each week from the library's website.

In the past, people have been able to download three songs a week through Freegal on the library's website. Now, that number is five a week. This comes as the library continuously strives to improve it's digital presence.

"Effective today, customers are able to download five songs free of charge a week, so we're really happy to make that available," the...

January 28, 2015 - 5:04pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

The Cambridge Police Department says a woman is dead after she was shot in an apparent domestic dispute.

She is identified as 29-year-old Amy Wilson of Cambridge.

Chief Randy LePage says just before 11:30p.m. Tuesday night Wilson called 911 from her home at 536 Madison Avenue. She said that a man was in her home and was going to shoot her. Wilson was able to identify the suspect during the call. A second 911 call was received shortly after from Wilson's 11-year-old child...

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