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July 13, 2005 - 1:37pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The heart of Zanesville pottery is right here in Zanesville, and all this week there is a Pottery Lover’s Reunion at the Holiday Inn, and the public is invited to attend.

Hundreds of rooms at the Holiday Inn and the Red Roof Inn are now home to rare and exciting pieces of pottery. Whether you are a collector or a seller, everyone has the same interest… to come and enjoy the pottery.

President of the reunion, Joe Tunnell, says he has been coming to the weeklong event for...
July 12, 2005 - 1:56am
7 years 7 weeks ago
There's more information in a bizarre fire that occurred on Interstate 70 near Zanesville over the weekend, as authorities say an area man is now being charged in the ordeal.

The fire Sunday forced the closing of part of the highway so the blaze could be extinguished.

According to troopers with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, Arthur Herron of Cumberland was hauling 500 bales of straw in a flatbed tractor trailer on I-70 Sunday afternoon when the straw...
July 12, 2005 - 1:43am
7 years 7 weeks ago
It's official, from this day forth July 11th will be known in the Y-City as John Fenton Day.

Monday night at the Zanesville City Council meeting, Interim Mayor Howard Zwelling presented former Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton with a plaque and a proclamation naming July 11th "John Fenton Day" on behalf of the city, and the community as a whole.

Mayor Zwelling feels it's the least the city can do for a man who has done so much for Zanesville and its residents over the years....
July 12, 2005 - 1:22am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local pilot makes an emergency crash landing and lives to tell about it.

It happened in Southeastern Ohio Monday afternoon.

According to officials with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, 62-year-old Ron McClean of Zanesville was flying from an airport in Carrollton to Riverside Field airport when he experienced engine trouble.

He was piloting a 1941 aeronica chief tail-dragger aircraft Monday afternoon around 4:30 when the crash landing occurred between...
July 12, 2005 - 1:16am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A local man must register with the Sheriff's Office for the rest of his life after being labeled a sexual predator in court Monday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 66-year-old Kenneth Smith of Zanesville was charged with one count of gross sexual imposition, and one count of sexual imposition for charges stemming from an April 9th incident of this year.

Smith pleaded guilty to a Prosecutor's Bill of Information in May and on Monday he was...
July 12, 2005 - 1:05am
7 years 7 weeks ago
A man with previous drug convictions was sentenced in Judge Mark Fleegle's courtroom Monday.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 29-year-old Jamie Covington of California, was charged with one count complicity to trafficking in drugs with a school specification, two counts of possession of drugs (crack) with a forfeiture specification, one count carrying a concealed weapon and one count of obstructing official business.

Workman says the charges...
July 11, 2005 - 3:26pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
A series of burglaries in the downtown area has Zanesville authorities busy investigating this evening.

The break-ins all occurred this past weekend at various local businesses. Those affected include: Fine Line Imprints, Zanesville Winnelson Company, Ernie’s Place Restaurant, Elk’s Lodge and Print Master’s.

Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says he has reason to believe they are related.

“They’re all within about a one mile area. Entrance was gained to all the...
July 11, 2005 - 3:09pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
One area business is cutting hair to cut out the stress in one local family’s life.

Up In Your Hair Salon is hosting a benefit for Steele Cooper this Friday at their Maysville Pike location. Erin Brennan, one of Steele’s best friends, decided to hold the event for the family she loves. “I knew I had to do something to help raise money for him and his family to help pay the medical bills. And I knew if I did this, he’d be back here with me.”

Steele’s accident took its...
July 11, 2005 - 12:31pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
This may be pottery lover’s week, but many area businesses want travelers to know there is more to Zanesville than the arts.

“A Taste of Zanesville” begins next Wednesday, and that means fun for the entire family. Dana Matz, the downtown association manager wants everyone to know what this festival has to offer. “This gives folks a chance to come to the downtown Zanesville area, during pottery week and show off the downtown to people who may not be from our community. Those people...
July 11, 2005 - 11:56am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Tropical system Dennis already hit the Gulf Coast, with high winds and treacherous rains and Ohio is right in its path. So we spoke with a local expert on what this could mean for our region.

Resource Manager of Dillon Dam, Clifton Kilpatrick, says the conditions in Southeastern Ohio are dry for this time of year, which is good for any anticipated rainfall.

He says the levels are all lower than normal in surrounding waterways, including Newark, McConnelsville and...
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