It was a magical run to the state final four last year for the Zanesville Blue Devils, but this year its time to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch. The new season for the Devils will feature a lot changes for Zanesville basketball fans and Jed DeMuesy breaks down what they can expect in our next team preview. (Cick on the Watch Video link to see the complete story)
On Monday night, the Zanesville Blue Devils barely stumbled in a 61-48 victory. In their final dress rehersal before East Liverpool, the Blue Devils did a little bit of everything in their Foundation Game against Thomas Worthington. The defense was sharp, and the offense clicked on the perimeter and in the paint. Tanner Gibson led all scorers with 21 points, newcomer Rian Burrell, a Columbus Beechcroft transfer, scored 15.
The Zanesville Fire Department is giving away free smoke detectors.
The ABC Wilson fund set up at the station provides the devices for free to families who may not be able to afford them. There are no eligibility requirements.
"I've seen some recent statistics that approximately 20 percent of the fires nationwide that occur, dwelling fires where there's either no smoke detectors or working smoke detectors," said Fire Chief Dave Lacy.
Zanesville city officials are working to strengthen their relationship with one local organization.
A Crime and Violence Committee meeting was held Monday night to discuss communication issues between the Zanesville Crime Stoppers and the police department. Member Don Jones addressed several problems the group has encountered with getting responses from the Z.P.D. It was decided that additional meetings were needed to seek a resolution.
A recent accreditation is helping one local business add new clients.
After months of waiting, Acute Nursing Care of Zanesville is proud to finally announce that its received certification from Medicare and the Community Health Accreditation Program. The company had to be extensively reviewed; having its employees, policies and procedures surveyed.
"In September we received our big survey which deems us for medicare to be able to take medicare, private insurance and workers...
Time may be running out to visit one of Zanesville's best kept secrets.
The Zane Trace National Model Railroad Club held its annual open house Saturday afternoon. The public was invited to explore the intricate railroad track that takes up the entire third floor of the Old Business Equipment Building in the downtown area.
"It's a fictitious railroad from Zanesville to Charleston West Virginia, none exist but this is kind of how we came up with the plan everybody likes...
Zanesville is making the front page of a statewide publication.
Ohio Magazine has chosen the city as one of the best hometowns in the state for 2011, which now gives us bragging rights.
"Of course we know that we're a wonderful hometown. We love living here, but it's a great way to let all of Ohio know that Zanesville has a wonderful reputation, " says Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Kelly Ashby.