The Ohio Presidential Primary is less than one week away and the state said 200,000 ballots have been cast early for the election.
Voters are able to vote in person or by mail. Muskingum County Board of Elections Director, Timothy Thompson updated us on voting locally.
"The Secretary of State released numbers for early voting and in Muskingum County we have had a total of 2,440 request for absentee ballots or early voting request and actually have received back 18,039....
Some residents of Muskingum County are waking up without power Tuesday morning.
American Electric Power reports over 570 customers are without service at this time. The outages are in the Avondale, Frazeysburg, Dresden and Duncan Falls areas. AEP has no estimated time for the return of service, but crews are working on the problem.
There are also over 115 without power in Coshocton County. Crews are currently working to restore service in that area.
Muskingum County and the City of Zanesville will once again apply for a 'CHIP' Grant to make improvements to area homes.
The Community Housing Improvement Grant of $850,000 would allow homes in the city and county to see repairs. President of Ohio Regional Development Corporation Dale Hartle said the county and city have partnered to apply for the grant for years in order to better the lives of those residing in the local area.
"The program is designed to make the house more...
There is a new furry friend looking for a forever home.
The Animal Shelter Society is featuring a new pet this week and her name is Clementine. Clementine is a 6 year old large female Terrier Cross mix weighing in at 34-pounds.
"She's been with us for quite a while so we're definitely looking for a new home for her, as you can see she is very friendly. Seems to get along with people and other dogs just fine. She is a little curious with about cats but, we would love to find...
A mind is a terrible thing to waste, so in the spirit of giving one local company donated books to pay it forward.
Dollar General donated nearly 30,000 books to United Way early Friday morning. The United Way then distributed the books to the Muskingum county and surrounding communities to go towards local schools, and organizations that has a focus on literacy.
"I have about 28 agencies within a 4 to 5 county radius that are coming to pick up books. Most of those locations...