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August 8, 2015 - 2:31pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Crowds of people looking for fresh local produce flooded the Zanesville Farmers Market Aug. 8.

Veteran Farmer Hilary Arnold of Arnold Farms said he enjoyed making connections with people at his stand. He's been spending his Saturday mornings with them for almost 10 years.

"You start with this seed or the plant and you carry it all the way through and then you produce something that you're able to sell to somebody, that they enjoy," said Arnold. "To me it's very...

August 8, 2015 - 2:22pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The Dresden Melon Festival wrapped Aug 8.

Just one shuttle from the Tri-Valley parking lot, the festival featured food, entertainment, and of course melons. Mayor of Dresden and Melon Festival Chairman David Mathew said the festival reminds him of the community he lives in and serves.

"Dresden was always a great place to come home to and I've lived here all my life," said Mathew. "It's just a nice community and if you look around and see the comraderry and people...

August 8, 2015 - 2:14pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The Y-Bridge Art Festival filled Zane's Landing Aug. 8.

One artist at the festival is taking pottery somewhere it's never been before, combining her love of art and ink.

"I started doing pottery about four or five years ago, found out that I really liked getting dirty and playing in all the mud," said owner of Inked Earth Holly Murphy. "I'm bound and determined to...

August 7, 2015 - 5:42pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

The 8th annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival kicked off Friday at Zane's Landing Park.

More than 60 visual artists from across the community and beyond filled the park with their one-of-kind pieces. Co-director, Linda Regula said the fun isn't just for the adults, the fest features an entire play area with face-painting and other activities for the kids.

"We have concessions and food, we have entertainment on two stages, we an awesome children's area, they can do hands-on projects...

August 7, 2015 - 5:31pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Zanesville city leaders appointed a familiar face to serve as new Assistant Fire Chief.

Former Lieutenant Doug Hobson has been named new Assistant Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department. In an emotional ceremony at city hall Friday, family, friends and co-workers gathered for the changing of the guard.

"I had my whole family here, my mom passed away May 24, she's one person that's kind of tough not being here today, but I know that she's with me though, my grandfather...

August 7, 2015 - 4:34pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

This afternoon Law Day essay contest recipients and their families gathered to receive their scholarship awards.

Sponsored by the Muskingum County Bar Association, all 2015 graduates of Muskingum County high schools qualified to compete in the essay contest. With this year being the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta inspired the essay topic.

Chair for Law Day Committee, Emily Strang Tarbert explained.

"So we posed a question to students:'what human rights are...

August 7, 2015 - 12:20pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Paring up Saturday, Car Nation and The Animal Shelter Society are hosting their second event together featuring both animals and cars.

From 10-2 tomorrow you can visit Car Nation located on Maple Avenue where you can find lots of puppies who are ready for you to adopt and take home. Among them will be the pets of the week: 2 month old pug mixes, Coconut and her brother Frankie, who arrived at the shelter August 1st.

"The really good thing about this event is not...

August 7, 2015 - 11:14am
3 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department has a new Lieutenant.

Ed Roberts was sworn in Friday in a ceremony at Zanesville City Hall, while surrounded by co-workers, family and friends. Roberts told us he is looking forward to his new responsibilities.

"It means a good deal, been working on it for the past few years, getting ready for it and just looking forward to the opportunity of working with the fire fighters...and just continuing to serve, continuing to work with the guys, we...

August 7, 2015 - 2:43am
3 weeks 6 days ago

Five Amish children are injured during a horse and buggy accident in Coshocton County.

The sheriff's office said the call came in just after 5:30 Thursday afternoon at a residence at 24429 Township Road 113.

Deputies said it was determined that the horse got scared and rolled the buggy over injuring the children.

A one-year-old child was flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. A six, eight and 11-year-old females were taken to Joel Pomerence Hospital.


August 6, 2015 - 6:05pm
4 weeks 6 hours ago

The Community Development Committee is looking to south west Zanesville in hopes of improving the area.

The Brighton and Springfield Township area feature industrial properties that are underused. These are considered 'Browns field' structures. The development committee hopes to apply for grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to aid in the revitalization of the area.

"You go down that area, you certainly see some abandon properties," said Bennett. "...

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