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September 26, 2015 - 8:46pm
1 week 4 days ago

Winners of the 2015 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics were announced at the Zanesville Museum of Art yesterday.

Colby Parsons of Denton, Texas took 'Best of Show' and  a winnings of $20,000. Paul Donnelly of Kansas City Misouri took first place and $5,000.

Almost 370 artists from all over the world submitted work for the second annual show. More than 60 artists were chosed to have their work displayed at the museum until January.

Jurors included Curator of...

September 26, 2015 - 5:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

Residents in Crooksville now have a place to shop for all of their hardware needs.

Crooksville's 'Do It Best' Hardware celebrated its grand opening Saturday, and with a bang. The store had it's own mini-carnival for shoppers to enjoy, with games and face-painting, plus $5,000 in giveaways.

"Basically they'll get a ticket when they enter, and that lets them get some free food, and then they can sign up for our drawing and every ten minutes today, we're giving away a tool or...

September 26, 2015 - 5:33pm
1 week 6 days ago

Summer may be over, but it's not the end of festival season just yet.

Nashport Elementary School's famous Fall Festival and Bazaar brought out a large crowd once again this year. Visitors were drawn to all of the festive activities that make fall such a special time of year. From homemade arts and crafts, to hayrides and a petting zoo, there was a little something for everyone.

"We have two floors in the classroom of games and prizes, outdoor we have the Muskingum County...

September 26, 2015 - 5:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

East Muskingum students got the chance to show off their artistic abilities Saturday.

More than 100 kindergarten through eighth grade students entered to participate in the 27th annual "Chalk on the Walk" event at Larry W. Miller Intermediate School. It wasn't your average art contest, as kids took to the sidewalk to draw their most creative pieces.

"Children are given a bucket of chalk and an hour to draw and anything they want to draw," said Principal, Anne...

September 26, 2015 - 5:13pm
1 week 6 days ago

Community members had the opportunity to get rid of their unused and expired medications Saturday.

A record number of cars passed through the parking lot of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department for the 5th annual Prescription Drug Take-Back. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carell, said they received everything from vitamins to controlled substances.

"We had 200 cars come through today, a vast majority of people who came through, came through with...

September 25, 2015 - 4:16pm
2 weeks 5 hours ago

Emancipation Day returns this weekend to the historic town of Rendville in southern Perry County.

The Rendville Emancipation Day will be taking place Saturday from noon until 5:00 p.m.

The celebration will include live music, living history, speakers, kids activities and a walking tour of memorable buildings and sites for Rendville. You are also asked to bring a cover dish and any historic photos to share.

Dr. Anita Jackson, a member of the Rendville Historic Preservation...

September 25, 2015 - 4:06pm
2 weeks 5 hours ago

 Students at Zane Grey Elementary were temporarily evacuated after a possible bomb threat Friday.

The Zanesville Police Department as well as the Zanesville Fire Department responded to the call just before noon. Students and faculty were evacuated and the building was searched. Some units remained on scene until 1 p.m. 

ZPD ruled the threat a false alarm and students were able to return to class. The incident remains under investgation at this time. We reached out to...

September 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
2 weeks 35 min ago

Christmas may be 13 weeks away, but it's never too early to start preparing.

Secrest Auditorium is gearing up for it's annual Christmas show. "Once Upon a Christmas III" is back on December 12, with two live shows. Auditions begin next week. Producer, Shelly Burley, said they're looking for all facets of talent.

"Our auditions are actually coming up this Monday, on the 28th and 29th, here at Secrest from 6 to 8 p.m.," Burley said. "We are excited because...

September 25, 2015 - 3:55pm
2 weeks 36 min ago

It's time to introduce you to Chuckie, the Animal Shelter's "Pet of the Week."

Chuckie is a domestic, short-haired cat with a beautiful black coat. He is a very playful and energetic cat, who will jump right into your arms. Executive Director, Jody Murray, said the fury feline would make the perfect addition to your family.

"He's about 6-months old, very good with other animals, cats and dogs, good with people, his adoption fee is $70, which includes he's already...

September 25, 2015 - 3:49pm
2 weeks 31 min ago

Apple fans rejoice, the newest version of the iPhone hit stores Friday.

Fans lined up at the AT&T store inside Colony Square Mall Friday morning, to become the first owners of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. The devices are equipped with new features, including 3D Touch, which is a different kind of touch screen that can sense how long and hard someone is pressing,

"iPhone also introduced live photos, which brings still-images to life and really transforms your photos...

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