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June 30, 2015 - 4:06pm
6 days 16 hours ago

The Fourth of July brings fireworks and the Zanesville Fire Department is reminding you once again to keep safety in mind.

We spoke to Lieutenant Jim Prang who said technically all fireworks are illegal in Ohio even though they are sold here. Many places require you to sign a waver that states you will take them across the border within 72 hours. Prang said there are a few things you can look for that are legal to use.

"Your snap and pops, your twizzlers your sparklers,...

June 30, 2015 - 3:43pm
6 days 16 hours ago

The 4th of July means fireworks and holiday parties, but unlike people, pets don't always enjoy the loud noises associated with these celebrations.

Animal Shelter Executive Director, Jody Murray said pet owners should always take proper precaution when it comes to their fury friends.

"Fireworks and pets just don't mix, so don't take any of your pets to fireworks outings or anything like that," Murray said. "In fact, take some precautions of keeping them inside, if...

June 30, 2015 - 3:29pm
6 days 19 hours ago

A Zanesville man has been sentenced in connection with a shooting incident that occurred this past December.

Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor John Litle says 18-year-old Robert Barr was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Litle says Barr was charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of felonious assault and two counts of aggravated robbery. All of those charges come with fire arm specifications.

Barr had been arrested in connection to the shooting on Woodlawn...

June 29, 2015 - 9:39pm
1 week 11 hours ago

Dozens from around the community came out in support of LGBT pride at Weasel Boy Brewing Company Monday night.

The Zanesville Pride Night capped off an historic weekend for our country. Equality Ohio organized the event with the intention to discuss the next steps in the LGBT community's cause. Even though marriage equality has been granted, LGBT activist, Lyn Herron said there's still a lot to be done in the fight for equality in the LGBT community, especially in Ohio.


June 29, 2015 - 6:07pm
1 week 14 hours ago

The Stars and Stripes on the River will be moving the fireworks display to a new location in town this year.

Fireworks will not be lit across from Zane's Landing as they have in the past, but rather from the Main Street leg of the historic Y-Bridge. Pyrotechnician of Record, Stephen Vincent told us more about the reasoning behind the move.

"It's a safety issue, no buildings in the fallout zone, no people in the fallout zone." Said Vincent, "A little easier to...

June 29, 2015 - 5:48pm
1 week 16 hours ago

Road resurfacing continues across the area, and so does the bidding process for companies to get the projects. 

The Muskingum County Commissioners received eight bids Monday for four different projects. After several brief meetings announcing the bids, the commissioners took all of them under advisement. Now, the county engineer's office will review all of the bids. 

"They review the numbers and make sure everything is in order with their cost of them, their...

June 29, 2015 - 5:46pm
1 week 16 hours ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has an update for us on an ongoing home invasion investigation.

The crime occurred on December 13, 2014 on Adamsville Road. Sheriff of Muskingum County, Matt Lutz said Detective Randy Wilson developed a suspect and has been attempting to locate him for questioning.

"We obtained information where the suspect possibly was in West Virginia. We did have our detectives there working with [the] Parkersburg Police Department who was a big asset...

June 29, 2015 - 5:20pm
1 week 16 hours ago

A yearly event honoring area first responders will be back in Zanesville this September. 

Cry Out America will return to American Pride in September. Coordinator, Amy Moore, said the open space at the business gives the hundreds of people who attend the event room to spread out. As a whole, the event allows people to celebrate with first responders. 

"We've heard so much negative news today about police officers and all that," Moore said. "I believe, in...

June 29, 2015 - 5:03pm
1 week 16 hours 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
1 week 17 hours 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...

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