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Linden Avenue to Close Tuesday for Paving

by George Hiotis on May 29, 2017 at 3:04 am

The City of Zanesville says Linden Avenue will be closed on Tuesday. Street Department Superintendent Jeff Shook says both lanes of the road will be closed from Adair Avenue to Military Road. The closure is for paving and is dependent on the weather. The paving of Linden Avenue will continue until Friday. The city says… Continue Reading

New Straitsville History Group preserves, tell stories of town’s history

by Matthew Herchik on May 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — A local history museum in New Straitsville is working to not just preserve the history of it’s town, but to re-tell the stories of their past to future generations. The New Straitsville History Group has collected stories, artifacts, and pieces of history over the years to help tell the story of their beginning… Continue Reading

Legendary Jim Thorpe once called Zanesville home

by David Carl Kinder II on May 28, 2017 at 8:27 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – In 1950 the Associated Press voted Jim Thorpe as the greatest athletes of first half of the 20th century. And for one year he called the Y-City home. Sunday marks the anniversary of Thorpe’s birth in 1887 in what was then Indian Territory, and was later to be admitted to the… Continue Reading

47th Annual Moonshine Festival in New Straitsville

by Matthew Herchik on May 28, 2017 at 8:26 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The 47th Annual Moonshine Festival continued in New Straitsville Sunday afternoon. While there was no moonshine to be had on Sunday, one resident said that she comes every year because it’s an affordable event and she can watch her granddaughter enjoy some of the other entertainment options. “It’s nice that it’s free to… Continue Reading

Siegrest Orchards offers specials on flowers at Farmer’s Market

by Matthew Herchik on May 28, 2017 at 8:17 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — One Farmer’s Market vendor has been in business for over 75 years, and is now a third-generation family owned company. Siegrist Orchards was started in 1930 and has been participating in the Farmer’s Market since it’s inception. They say customers are particularly interested in flowers at this time of year, so in return… Continue Reading

Zanesville couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

by Matthew Herchik on May 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — One local couple spent Sunday afternoon celebrating nearly three-quarters of a century together. Jim and Pat Theisen met each other almost 72-years ago, and after less than two-years of dating decided to tie the knot. They say God has graced them with a long marriage, four lovely kids, and a wonderful life. “We met… Continue Reading

Fred Taylor honored in hometown

by David Carl Kinder II on May 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio – One of Zanesville’s favorite sons was honored Saturday afternoon. Fred Taylor was born in Zanesville in 1924 and attended Zanesville High School before going off the coach Ohio State to their only basketball national title in school history in 1960. A life-sized statue of the famous coach was unveiled in front… Continue Reading

Lakewood softball going back to final four

by David Carl Kinder II on May 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm

  PICKERINGTON, Ohio – In a rematch of last year’s regional championship game, the Lakewood Lancers got the best of Maysville yet again. The top ranked team in DII jumped on the Panthers early and stayed up the entire game winning 15-1. The Lancers got great pitching from Courtney Vierstra who struck out nine and… Continue Reading

Mother Tucker’s raises money for kids for Christmas

by Matthew Herchik on May 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Some families and children will have a little brighter Christmas thanks to one local business. Mother Tucker’s hosted their second annual car show and flea market on Saturday. While the weather and area construction may have diminished the attendance a little, they were still excited by the response. “This is my second year… Continue Reading

The Wilds holds annual Wildzfest on Saturday

by Matthew Herchik on May 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Thousands of community members spent their Memorial Day weekend taking a trip through the Safari. The Wilds hosted their annual “Wildzfest” today. The event, which takes about a year to prepare for, included a visit from Captain America and Spiderman, along with zoo animal meet and greets, live entertainment, an education zone, games,… Continue Reading