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November 17, 2015 - 4:59pm
1 week 5 days ago

One local organization is continuing its effort to combat the growing hunger problem in our area.

Each day, dozens of people from Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties turn to the United Way's 211 service for help. The numbers are in for the month of October, and once again food assistance tops the list. The United Way received more than 900 calls last month, and nearly half of those were food-related, followed by requests for utility assistance. Executive Director, Meg Deedrick, said...

November 17, 2015 - 4:54pm
1 week 5 days ago

Riesbeck's wrapped up their Breast Cancer Awareness Lunchbox Fundraiser by presenting one local organization with a generous donation.

Riesbeck's organized a Box Lunch Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tuesday, they presented a check to the Cancer Concern Coalition in the amount of $4,624.66 to help patients throughout the community.

"Words could not express how we feel at Riesbeck's, being able to give back to the community. When you hear stories, how this...

November 17, 2015 - 4:52pm
1 week 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the Brian T. Wagner Community Leadership Award.

If you know someone who exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities, the foundation is asking you to nominate them. Vice President of the Muskingum County Community Foundation Council, Lisa Karling, said the coveted award was established in 2005 to honor young volunteer leaders, and encourage others to lead volunteer efforts in the community.


November 17, 2015 - 4:37pm
1 week 5 days ago

A Southwest Ohio based judge planning to run for a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court made a stop in Zanesville Tuesday.

Judge Pat Fischer currently serves on the Hamilton County Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. With nearly 30 years of experience practicing law, he plans to run for a spot on the Ohio Supreme Court in 2016. The esteemed judge stopped by the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club's weekly meeting Tuesday afternoon, to discuss why judges and courts matter to the community.


November 17, 2015 - 4:29pm
1 week 5 days ago

The general election may be over, but a large number of provisional ballots left one key race undetermined in Muskingum County.

All votes are now counted for, but Director at the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Timothy Thompson, said the provisional ballots presented no change in the race for Mayor of Zanesville. Following election day, there were still 418 provisional ballots left to be counted, and of those, only 355 were valid. The board of elections had 10 days to count those...

November 17, 2015 - 1:47pm
1 week 6 days ago
Two Zanesville City Schools were placed on lookdown on Tuesday. It happened at Zane Grey elementary and intermediate schools around noon after a report of shots fired in the Pershing Road area. Director of Operations Kevin Appleman says they received a call from Zanesville Police to go on soft lockdown due to an incident in the vicinity of the schools. Appleman says the lockdown lasted for one hour and caused minimal disruption to the school day and classes continued as normal. Apppleman...
November 17, 2015 - 7:38am
1 week 6 days ago
A well know Zanesville barber has died. 83-year-old Norman McCallister passed away Sunday at Genesis Hospital after a six month illness. McCallister, who was a veteran of the United States Army, worked at the Yankee Clipper in Zanesville for 48 years and had been inducted into the Muskingum County Country Music Hall of Fame. Calling hours are Wednesday from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral which will be held at...
November 17, 2015 - 4:24am
1 week 6 days ago

The Noble County Sheriff's Office said an investigation is underway into a gas well fire. 

Sheriff Steve Hannum said the fire was reported around 9pm Monday just north of Summerfield off State Route 513. 

Sheriff Hannum said the fire was quite large and burned for a short time. No injuries were reported. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Summerfield, Caldwell and Quaker City Fire Departments along with Noble County's Emergency Management Director and...

November 17, 2015 - 4:11am
1 week 6 days ago

A bond hearing took place in Muskingum County Common Pleas court for Anthony Osborn.

Judge Kelly Cottrill modified the bond allowing the 40-year-old Osborn to leave Muskingum County for employment.

Osborn faces several charges including four counts of illegal manufacture or processing of explosives and four counts of unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance.

Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury says Osborn was pulled over on Luck Avenue in Zanesville in October, during the...

November 17, 2015 - 4:05am
1 week 6 days ago

A Columbus man charged in a home invasion investigation enters a plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

In front of  Judge Kelly Cottrill, 24-year-old Christopher Hendricks plead guilty to aggravated burglary, seven counts of kidnapping, five counts of aggravated robbery and have a weapon under disability.

His bond was continued at $5 million and a pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

Zanesville police says on April 17, Hendricks and Randle Cremeans...

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