Stories tagged with: putnam

June 28, 2014 - 3:56pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Those from Putnam, both young and old, turned out Saturday to celebrate being a Putnam Hunkie.

The second Putnam Hunkie Reunion was held from noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the VFW in Putnam. The "Hunkie" name originated from the large Hungarian population who lived and worked in the area in the early 1900s, and the name has stuck ever since. Donna Totten Stotts came up with the idea for a reunion last year as a way to reconnect with friends she had created such...

June 26, 2014 - 4:41pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

If you have ties to the Putnam area, you are invited to the second annual Putnam Hunkie Reunion this weekend.

Last year's reunion drew nearly 500 people, and they hope to have even more show up this year to celebrate old friendships, and of course, being a Hunkie.

"The 'Hunkie' came from down in the lower end of Putnam Avenue," said Don Pagath, a committee member for the reunion. "A lot of people that worked down here at the Mark's Manufacturing, which was a...

December 16, 2013 - 11:49am
29 weeks 6 days ago

The City of Zanesville makes plans to shut off water to some of its customers Wednesday, December 18.

Water Superintendent Paul Mills said Underground Utilities Solutions will be lowering a water main for the City of Zanesville for a sewer project on Lincoln Street.

The work will begin at 8a.m. and be completed by 3:30p.m.

During the work the following areas will be without water.

  • 1070-1044 Maysville Avenue
  • 1102-1104 Woodlawn Avenue
  • 1067-1037...
June 18, 2013 - 8:01pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

Anyone who grew up from the 6th Street bridge and on is considered a "Putnam Hunkie," and is invited to the Putnam Hunkie Reunion coming up on Saturday, June 29 at the Madison School in Zanesville. Donna Stotts, a Putnam Hunkie herself, and a co-chair for the event says she wanted to reconnect with old friends and thought a reunion was a perfect way to do that.

"I often thought instead of going and paying your respects at a funeral to a childhood friend especially, how...

April 13, 2013 - 1:36pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The Stone Academy Historic Site and Museum is temporarily displaying historical photos and artifacts that were displayed at the John McIntire Library during last months 100 year commemoration.

"It is the first of a two step process. It is a temporary display, but we hope to make it into a permanent display upstairs when we get some more funding," said Jim Geyer, Pioneer Historical Society Director of Museums.

The museum will also be showing a video and slideshow that...

March 14, 2013 - 10:25pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home proposed building a crematorium in the Putnam Historic District at 15 Madison street, and it passed. Residents, business owners and teachers of the Putnam District raised their concerns about the possibility of a crematory in the neighborhood earlier tonight at the city's zoning appeals meeting.

"We don't feel that this is compatible with the long range goals for Putnam Hisoric District. We were very disapointed. There was very little notice given to...

October 30, 2010 - 6:46pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

It's an excuse for kids to get decked out in their Halloween-best, while bringing a sense of pride to one Zanesville neighborhood.

Putnam Pride is an organization working to improve the image of the Putnam area, and Saturday they, along with the First United Methodist Church held a Family Fun Parade that provided safe Halloween fun for families.

"Encourage a sense of community and encourage the people in Zanesville to be a little more comfortable coming through the...

April 21, 2010 - 5:54pm
4 years 12 weeks ago


Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident Wednesday afternoon.

Zanesville Police say Amanda Kildow the driver of the Toyota Rav Four pulled out of the stop sign and struck the Jeep Wrangler driven by Eric Cassady around noon.

Moxahala Avenue was shut down for about 30 minutes as first responders handled the accident.

Community Ambulance took both drivers to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Zanesville Police say Kildow will...

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