Stories tagged with: Downtown Zanesville

May 25, 2015 - 4:53pm
13 weeks 6 days ago

After decades of standing at the corner of 7th and Markets Streets in downtown Zanesville, the Modern Cleaners building is no more. 

A fence was placed around the building last week in preparation for demolition. Crews arrived early Monday morning to tear the structure down. According to the building and code enforcement office, demolition was ordered in February because an engineer's report classified the building as unsafe due to extensive termite damage. 

November 12, 2014 - 5:40pm
41 weeks 4 days ago

Dutro Ford in downtown Zanesville is embarking on around a $10 million project to revitalize its storefront.

Dutro Ford spent upwards of $2 million to purchase properties around its current lot, and within the next two weeks buildings between 5th and 6th Streets near Dutro will be demolished.

Bryan Graham, the owner of Dutro Ford said they're looking at around two years for all of the construction to be complete. He added that they looked for property on Maple Ave. but wanted to...

October 31, 2014 - 3:45pm
43 weeks 2 days ago

2014 has been a great year for real estate in downtown Zanesville.

The area has been seeing a lot of real estate activity within the last year. Both selling and renting of properties has been greater than in many recent years. Downtown Association Manager, Dana Matz discusses their year so far.

"It's been a great year for real estate, we've had 18 properties sell. Under contract I know of 3 buildings that are under contract and not sure if they'll be sold by the end of...

October 18, 2014 - 6:31pm
45 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society is preparing its downtown planters for the Christmas season.

The group spent yesterday and today removing summer plants from the planters around downtown Zanesville. The pots will later be replaced with Christmas greens. The plants removed are taken to the city yard in order to be composed. Downtown plant project coordinator Darlene Turner explains their plans for the planters.

"We had about 12 people last night that came down, and we're...

August 22, 2014 - 4:37pm
1 year 1 week ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Friday  that Interstate 70 through Downtown Zanesville will undergo lane restrictions this weekend.

Crews will be street sweeping starting Sunday at 9:00 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday.

Crews will close one lane of traffic at a time.

Drivers are asked to use caution .

July 2, 2014 - 5:02pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

A new salon has opened in town this past May, and they are the featured artist of the month in Friday, July 4th's Art Walk.

Fringe Salon is owned by Debbie Beckert and Lynn Bishop. Beckert says it's the place where "art meets hair." It gives customers the opportunity to have a unique experience of looking at local art while getting their hair styled.

Bishop says, "It gives us great creditability, and great imagination to see all the artwork in here and inspiration...

June 11, 2014 - 5:22pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

With summer and the prime growing season fast approaching, week two of the Wednesday Zanesville Farmers Market was held Downtown Wednesday. It takes place every Wednesday from 4PM to 6:30PM outside the Muskingum County Welcome Center through the month of October.

Though it is still early in the produce season, Mark Barnhart, farmer of 32 years and President of the Wednesday Farmers Market told us what visitors from around the area were able to purchase this week.


December 30, 2013 - 7:48pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

While responding to a report of a hawk inside a vacant building in downtown Zanesville, the Zanesville Fire Department discovered part of side-by-side buildings had collapsed. City of Zanesville building official, Tim Smith, says both 606 and 608 Main Street are partially collapsed and will likely need to be demolished. He said an engineer will examine the buildings Tuesday morning, along with three demolition contractors, to determine a risk assessment and how quickly the city...

July 24, 2013 - 3:37pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The Master Gardeners and the Muskingum Valley Garden Society volunteers took over watering the potted plants you might have seen around downtown Zanesville after the city wasn't able to provide seasonal workers for the job.

"It was our intention here to make the downtown community look nicer," said Darlene Turner of the Muskingum Valley Garden Society. "And the mission of the garden society is to enhance the public and also to contribute to the downtown exposure here....

July 8, 2013 - 5:03pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

If your commute takes you through downtown, you may have noticed the construction that began Monday morning on 5th Street.

The work that's being done, is similar to the construction that was done on main street and 6th street, which is all part of the beautification of Zanesville's downtown.

"Well they will be removing side curb and sidewalks and installing the underground utility corridor with the decorative brick trim,” said Public Service Director, Mike Sims....

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