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May 22, 2015 - 5:21pm
6 days 16 min ago

The Leadership Muskingum graduates gathered at Bryan's Place today. The group joined the almost 250 who have completed the nine month program. Member of the Leadership Muskingum Planning Committee Christine Shaw said the program aims to give participants the opportunity to learn and grow in their own community. "Individuals who participate will experience business in industry, social services, a lot of things that are kind of hidden treasures in our community that we want people to...

May 22, 2015 - 5:09pm
6 days 18 min ago

The long Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us and Muskingum County is doing its part to decrease the number of fatalities related to not buckling up.

The 'Click-it or Ticket' campaign aims to remind drivers of the seat belt laws that have been in effect for almost 30 years. Sheriff Matt Lutz, Lieutenant Matt Boyd, and community leaders gathered on broadcast hill today to talk about the campaign. Lutz said law enforcers are just trying to keep everyone safe.

"Law...

May 22, 2015 - 5:02pm
5 days 23 hours ago

It was a beautiful day for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce's annual Spring golf outing.

The match, held at Green Valley Golf Course Friday, gives chamber members an opportunity to interact with each other, as well as build networking.

"Some of our members reward their employees by sending their employees out and some businesses bring clients out," said Membership Services Director, Dana Matz. "There's a couple companies that just merge and come...

May 22, 2015 - 9:48am
6 days 8 hours ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says the man arrested in connection with a high speed chase this week has been identified. The Sheriff says 38-year-old Reggie Foster of Logan is charged with failure to comply and having an expired driver’s license. Lutz says Wednesday night an off duty Zanesville Police Officer spotted a vehicle on State Route 146 near Dillon State Park that was connected to a known felony warrant out of Hocking County. The officer contacted the sheriff’s...

May 22, 2015 - 5:16am
6 days 13 hours ago

Lower gas prices in recent years means more drivers are expected to take to the roads this long Memorial Day Weekend. 

AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during this weekend. A 4.7 percent increase from last year. 1.44 million of those will be from Ohio, with 1.3 million traveling by automobile.

But, heavy traffic combined with widespread highway construction could slow them down. 

The group said drivers will likely...

May 22, 2015 - 4:19am
6 days 14 hours ago

Top stories for Friday, May 22, 2015.

Veteran's Appreciation Weekend

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Veteran's Appreciation Foundation is planning Veteran's Appreciation Weekend for June 12-14. All proceeds earned at the weekend long event will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.

Lorena Sternwheeler Up and Running

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Lorena Sternwheeler is ready to cruse down the river for the summer season. The first...

May 21, 2015 - 5:03pm
6 days 19 hours ago

Zane Grey Elementary and Intermediate School joined the Red Nose campaign May 21 in hopes to raise money for childhood poverty.

Brave teachers volunteered to allow students to become their 'design team' and dress them up, along with hair and make-up to get a laugh and raise funds. Teacher at Zane Grey Elementary Jodi Bainter said that they saw the need and just wanted to join a good cause that will help those in their own community.

"This is an opportunity again for us to...

May 21, 2015 - 4:53pm
6 days 19 hours ago

 The Veteran's Appreciation Foundation is getting set for a big weekend long event in June.

The Veteran's Appreciation Weekend begins June 12 and runs through June 14. It will include a 'Flags of Honor' Presentation, a poker run, live music as Terry's Tavern and a golf outing at Green Valley. Owner of Terry's Tavern and member of the Veteran's Appreciation Foundation Tim Arnold said the event is all about changing the message about veterans.

"All of the negative news...

May 21, 2015 - 4:44pm
6 days 19 hours ago

The Lorena Stern-wheeler is back for another season of cruises this summer.

The first public ride will be June 6. This year the stern-wheeler will feature all the classic cruises along with some new events. Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby further explained one of the new cruises.

"Something brand new this year is a 'Paint and Cruise' so that's very popular, people love to get together and paint on canvas and so we're offering...

May 21, 2015 - 4:36pm
6 days 20 hours ago

The County Commissioners were visited by the Muskingum County Business Incubator May 21.

MCBI stopped in to update the county on the progress being made to renovate the second floor of the building. Executive Director Larry Triplett said they are still in early stages of improvement but the community can look forward to many changes.

"I think people are going to see new exciting things coming out of MCBI over the upcoming years, " said Triplett.

The improvement...

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