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May 11, 2015 - 12:01am
1 week 5 days ago

 The First Baptist Church is celebrating its 194th anniversary next month. 

But during service Sunday morning, the congregation said goodbye to the Church grounds in favor of another site. Complete with a large, police escorted caravan, the church moved to 80 E. Main Street in South Zanesville. 

May 10, 2015 - 2:40pm
1 week 6 days ago

 An investigation continues into a single vehicle, fatal accident in Licking County. 

According to the Granville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 9:24 a.m. Sunday. It happened when 81-year-old Richard Rodriguez of Columbus was heading southbound on S.R. 158 in Harrison Township in his 2015 Forest River Motor Home. 

A press release from the State Patrol stated that the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway where it struck a...

May 9, 2015 - 8:48pm
1 week 6 days ago

Zanesville High School held their annual induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame Sunday evening.

The event has been taking place for 8 years now and was open to the public. The individuals inducted were from past ZHS classes or other individuals. We spoke to Wayne Carpenter, President of the Hall of Fame committee who told us the requirements of being inducted.

"Well first of all they have to be nominated. Anybody or the community or the area can nominate people that they...

May 9, 2015 - 8:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

For the fourth year, Dillon State Park is hosting the Mid West Scholastic Rowing Championships.

Students from 44 schools in seven states are competing in the tournament this weekend. Over 55-hundred people lined the lake to support their schools. Operations manager, Cliff Hecker.

"Being our championships, this is actually a qualifier to go to the national championships. Everybody that makes it through the semifinals will race for the top two spots tomorrow which will then...

May 9, 2015 - 8:26pm
1 week 6 days ago

Today is the start of something wonderful and new for the now alumni of Zane State College.

This afternoon nearly 300 students received their diploma from Zane State College. President of the school, Doctor Paul Brown explains what it means to be able to prepare this many students to go into the world.

"It's great. I mean it's healthy for the communities that we live in because you know in our history which goes back about 46 years, 75 percent of over 11,000 graduates still...

May 9, 2015 - 8:18pm
1 week 6 days ago

To remember the men in blue who lost their lives protecting the city, the Fraternal Order of Police had its annual memorial service today.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz lost his father in the 90's while he was on patrol. Lutz explains what it means to him to on the line each day.

"It's very trying to be a police officer right now whether you're a city police officer, or a deputy sheriff, or a state patrolman. I can't think of a more trying time, and it just goes to...

May 8, 2015 - 10:16pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Break out your trowel and watering can because it's officially gardening season!

The Mission Oaks Gardens held their second annual educational event Friday to celebrate National Public Gardens Day, and to help new and old gardeners alike with their gardens. They are willing to answer any question you might have about gardening.

"We have a lot of people come in here that are advanced gardeners and people who don't know a whole lot about gardening in general," said...

May 8, 2015 - 7:55pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday in Licking County.

It happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. on State Route 16 in Granville Township.  According to the patrol, James B. Loats, 46, of Granville was traveling eastbound on State Route 16 in a 2003 Ford Taurus.  His vehicle then traveled left of center and struck a 2014 Mack truck driven by 57-year-old David C. Edwards of Somerset.

Edwards was uninjured, but Loats was pronounced...

May 8, 2015 - 5:14pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Veterans and campers were at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Friday afternoon for a retirement ceremony. 

Hundreds of campers with the Good Sam Camping Organization are at the fairgrounds all weekend, and to kick it off the organization retired several boxes of American Flags. 

"It's just retiring the bad and worn out flags and all. it's the proper way to dispose of them," said Keith Hallowell, the State Director of the Good Sam Camping Organization....

May 8, 2015 - 5:03pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

The First Baptist Church in downtown Zanesville has a new location. 

Originally, Pastor Joe Seese said the property at 80 E. Main Street in South Zanesville was meant to be a second location, but after being approached by Dutro Ford, the church decided to sell the property in downtown where the church has had worship for nearly two centuries. 

"There's a lot of mixed feelings," Seese said. "A lot of memories connected with this place and the ministries we...

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