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April 1, 2014 - 11:21am
2 weeks 12 hours ago

For college students school can be a time of stress between work for classes, employment and family.

That's why as part of Ohio University -Zanesville/Zane State Safety week topic of mental health took center stage. The Director of Muskingum County Six County said that it's important for students to recognize the symptoms of depression and anxiety in themselves and others.

"If you're losing interest in some of your daily activities or things that you used to enjoy doing or...

March 31, 2014 - 9:42pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Authorities have found the body of a second boater presumed drowned in a central Ohio Lake after a fishing boat capsized.

A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says searchers found the man Monday in Buckeye Lake, where the 16-foot aluminum boat capsized Friday. The agency identified him as 61-year-old Jason Lewis of Columbus.

The body of another boater was recovered Friday. He was identified as 62-year-old Gary Cook, also of Columbus. Officials said the water...

March 31, 2014 - 7:54pm
2 weeks 22 hours ago

Authorities say murder charges have been filed in Morgan County following last week's body found in the Muskingum River.

Following an investigation, Morgan County Sheriff Tom Jenkins says 46-year-old Lisa Kangas was killed by her 22-year-old son, Jacob Harrod Tuesday night but authorities had no knowledge of the incident until her death was reported Thursday evening, her body was pulled from the river Friday morning.

Harrod has been charged with murder, tampering with...

March 31, 2014 - 4:19pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Monday was the first day of the Ohio University Zanesville- Zane State Campus' Public Safety Week. To kick things off a seminar from from Ohio Homeland Security Officials.

Regional Coordination Unit Supervisor, Mary Tyler talked about the importance of speaking out against suspicious behavior as a part of their "See Something Say Something" campaign.

"It's basically your who why your how, the five the who, what ,when, where, and why and we ask them did you...

March 31, 2014 - 4:09pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The body of a second victim from a boating accident at Buckeye Lake has been found. It happened this afternoon.   The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says on Friday the men were in a 16-foot aluminum boat when it capsized near Millersport.  The other boater was recovered Friday and was identified as Gary Cook of Columbus. Officials said the water was about 3 feet deep where the boat capsized, but the water was about 43 degrees. Crews in six boats searched the lake this...

March 31, 2014 - 4:05pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Politicians are already gearing up for the upcoming November elections and on Monday Democratic Ohio Attorney General Candidate, David Pepper stopped in Zanesville.

Pepper talked about his platform" Fighting For Working Families." One of the issues he says he would like to see Ohio improve on is job equity.

" When people are out working hard everyday they are paid the wages and benefits they are suppose to make and right now in this tough economy, there are some...

March 31, 2014 - 4:03pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

As part of the OUZ Zane State Public Safety week, Medflight 6 out of McConalsville made an appearance. Students attended the presentation to ask questions, learn about Medflight, the challenges of working in a critical emergency, as well as the experience needed to work in a mobile intensive care unit.

"Medflight has a ground side where we have our own ambulances, nurses and paramedics can work in that area for a little while and get more experience working in emergency...

March 31, 2014 - 12:33pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says the search for a 17-year-old boy is over.  Deputies say the teenager who fled from a home in Glenford has been taken into custody.  The only thing investigators will say is that the boy is a suspect in a crime.  More details are expected to be released later Monday afternoon.

March 31, 2014 - 10:36am
2 weeks 1 day ago

The Colony Square Mall in Zanesville has announced that Roosters restaurant will be coming to Zanesville.  Mall officials – on their Facebook page --say Roosters will be coming to the Mall property in the fall.  It will move into the old Ruby Tuesday building.  Roosters website says the restaurant is a fun, casual place.  If you want to learn more about the new restaurant you can go to their website…www.roosterswings.com.

March 31, 2014 - 10:29am
2 weeks 1 day ago

Your chance to cast your ballot for the May primary election begins Tuesday.

The Board of Elections will hold extended hours so those interested in casting their ballots early or registering to vote can do so. To make the elections uniform across the state Boards of Elections will open their doors at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. In Muskingum County voters will see several contested races.

"There are some state races," said Board of Elections Director Chris Hamill. "...

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