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August 23, 2015 - 6:20pm
1 week 16 hours ago

They say all good things must come to end, including the Muskingum County Fair.

Games, attractions and lots of good food came with the fair this year, but what was once a park full of entertainment, will soon be barren. During the clean-up Sunday, Owner of Grillin' Dave-Style, Dave Dailey, discussed his clean-up process.

"Well, I'm going to start with last week, we left a neighboring fair on Saturday night, closed the door at 11 p.m. and opened here at 11 a.m. on...

August 23, 2015 - 3:20pm
1 week 23 hours ago

Two vehicles collided on S.R. 13 in Monroe Township in Perry County early Saturday evening. 

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reported the accident happened around 5:25 p.m. The State Patrol confirmed Austin Devolld, 25, of Zanesville was traveling southbound on S.R. 13 in a 2003 Dodge Pick-up. At which point, Matthew Handa, 37, of Glouster was heading northbound on S.R. 13, towing a small trailer with a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

According to a press...

August 22, 2015 - 5:00pm
1 week 16 hours ago

Pups of all shapes and sizes were able to create their own artwork at the 2nd annual "Dog Day."

Gallery 'G' invited the public and their pets to North Valley Bank Saturday afternoon for a day art-filled fun, in an effort to raise money for a good cause. Local artists featured their animal-inspired work, while the Zanesville K-9 Unit entertained the crowd.

"The K-9 Unit is not funded by tax-payer dollars, it's actually totally funded by private donations, so events...

August 22, 2015 - 4:55pm
1 week 1 day ago

Starlight School students came together Saturday afternoon for a day of fishing.

It was the 3rd annual Fishing Derby at the National Road Campground in Zanesville. Linda Leach of Starlight Programs, said the tournament is one of the most enjoyable events for the students each year.

"Margie Johnson, owner of the campground, provides this fishing derby for Starlight every year, free of charge to them, she just likes them to come out and have a good time and fish, and she...

August 22, 2015 - 4:49pm
1 week 1 day ago

The weather was nothing short of perfect for the fair's final day.

Hundreds packed the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Saturday to partake in all the festivities, including the fair's final event, the truck and tractor pull. But as it comes to an end, Fair Board President, Darrel Cubbison said it was another successful year.

"Well this year has been a fantastic year, the weather has been just great for us, everything that we had scheduled went right on time, last night's show...

August 22, 2015 - 4:42pm
1 week 1 day ago

Local kindergartners are now ready for the upcoming school year.

The Muskingum County Public Library System teamed up with Zanesville City Schools for their first ever "Kindergarten Here I Come" program. The John McIntire Library set the stage in Zanesville with activities to better prepare the children for the first day of school.

"The library and the Zanesville City School District are really excited to have several first-time kindergarten students joining us...

August 22, 2015 - 3:59pm
1 week 1 day ago

Only one arrest was made and there were only a handful of citations handed out in Friday's sobriety checkpoint in Zanesville. 

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol performed the checkpoint on Northpointe Drive near Brandywine Boulevard. During the checkpoint, 525 vehicles were stopped for an average of 30 seconds. 

The State Highway Patrol reported that five drivers were detained or diverted because they had been drinking, did not have a license or had a...

August 21, 2015 - 10:42pm
1 week 2 days ago

 The Tri-Valley Marching Band is gearing up for another season.

August 21, 2015 - 4:37pm
1 week 2 days ago

For six days people ride, play games, eat, and make a mess. The Muskingum County Fair Grounds collects garbage each year.

After the week of fun comes a lot of work to clean up the area. It takes approximately two weeks to clear the grounds. It all starts with John Friendsly’s trash company. They’ll pick up beginning Sunday morning.

“We’re very fortunate," said Fair Board Director Doug Guinsler. "We have a lot of good local support. We’ve...

August 21, 2015 - 3:07pm
1 week 2 days ago

This summer's first annual Veteran's Appreciation Weekend exceeded all expectations, raising almost $15,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The weekend's festivities included a 'Flags of Honor' presentation, poker run, a live concert at Terry's Tavern, and a golf outing at Green Valley Golf Club. Co-founder of the Veteran's Appreciation Foundation, Wayne Clark, said the overwhelming amount of community support is what made the weekend such a big hit.

"Well we started out...

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