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August 19, 2015 - 1:31pm
1 week 5 days ago

The rides featured here at the fair have seen states all over the country.

They see countless rides and undergo set up and tear down on a regular basis. With all that movement, it takes a keen eye to keep them safe and operational. The Bates Amusement team works together to ensure successful ride after ride.

“We tear down," said Bates Representative Frank Puskarich. "We set up again ... you can look at that piece four times out of the month. Some rides get put...

August 19, 2015 - 1:20pm
1 week 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office says the Zanesville man charged in connection with a bust that netted four pounds of methamphetamine made a court appearance Wednesday.  44-year-old Walter Lee Coffee was arraigned in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court and plead not guilty to 19 counts including possession of drugs, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and money laundering. The bust happened earlier this month at 924 Ayers Street. The Muskingum County/Zanesville City Joint...

August 19, 2015 - 9:31am
1 week 6 days ago
Zanesville Police are looking for a suspect after an early morning break-in. Captain Tony Coury says between 6:30 and 7:00 Wednesday morning employees showed up for work at AAMCO Transmission at 765 Linden Avenue and startled someone who was burglarizing the business. Captain Coury says the suspect was attempting to steal tools and cash from the register when the employees arrived. He fled from the building. Police called in their K-9 unit who led officers to an apartment complex at 518...
August 19, 2015 - 4:13am
1 week 6 days ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office announced they recovered a large amount of drugs executing a search warrant, Tuesday night. 

Detectives said the search took place in the 55000 block of Adams Township Road 172 around 10pm.

As a result over 80 marijuana plants were recovered along with drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms and a large amount of cash. 

Four males were taken into custody. 

Assisting the detectives were members of the Coshocton...

August 18, 2015 - 11:42pm
1 week 5 days ago

 The Demolition Derby entertained a packed grandstand Tuesday night at the Muskingum County Fair.

August 18, 2015 - 6:04pm
1 week 3 days ago

Eighty vendors at the Muskingum County Fair offer attendees many different food options.

The Bloomin' Onion, a staple of any County Fair is made with love and care at Bloomers, a company owned by the Hoover family. The onions are prepped, sliced, battered and then deep fried to your liking. Carolyn Burrell, Prep at Bloomers told us more about the delicious flavor.

"The onion is good, its got a nice texture--a crisp taste. [It's] crunchy. It's like a potato chip."


August 18, 2015 - 4:22pm
1 week 6 days ago

The Zanesville Concert Association is getting ready to kick off their 77th Season.

The music begins on October 3 at Secrest Auditorium. A painting of the Golden Gate Bridge will be auctioned off on opening night. It is a print from the original piece by Tony Bennett. All of the money raised from the auction goes to the Zanesville Concert Association. Booking Agent for the Zanesville Concert Association, Jim McLaughlin, told us more about their opening night performance


August 18, 2015 - 4:06pm
1 week 6 days ago

The investigation continues into a weekend robbery.  

It happened at the Muskingum Valley Vineyard Church on Putnam Avenue. The church reported the break in Sunday morning. 

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said it appears the trespassers broke through an outside storage area. After which, they made away with several items. 

"It looks like they just grabbed whatever the could of value. Some electronics, looked like some ipads, mini ipads and maybe a...

August 18, 2015 - 3:55pm
1 week 6 days ago

Keeping food up to standards at county fairs can give vendors a challenge.  

Health inspectors head out to the Muskingum County Fair everyday. During the first couple days, inspectors check every vendor to make sure that they're up to all health codes. After which, they go around and make random stops throughout the week. 

"It keeps all of us on our toes, and we need to be because safety is the first thing," said the owner of Grillin' Dave-Style, Dave Dailey...

August 18, 2015 - 3:43pm
1 week 6 days ago

Normally, while walking through the poultry barn at the Muskingum County Fair you can hear birds clucking or crowing. That's all different this year. 

Some cages have stuffed chickens and most have posters detailing the projects 4-H kids completed. That's because as the avian flu spreads throughout the Midwest, the state has banned poultry shows for all county fairs. 

"I honestly started crying," said 2015 Poultry Ambassador, Samantha Mozena. "I enjoy it...

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