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Downtown Walk in Honor of National Employee Wellness and Fitness Day

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Quality Care Partners celebrated National Employee Wellness and Fitness Day by hosting a lunchtime walk through downtown Zanesville. Quality Care Partners is an organization that coordinates healthcare services, insurance companies, and employers. Quality Care Partners CEO Cindy Baker explained how people can benefit by using lunchtime to get up and move around. “Chronic […]

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Infamous Bar Demolished

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – An infamous bar known for harboring illegal activities has been demolished. The structure formerly known as Hoppy’s Bar, located at 753 Putnam Avenue was forfeited by its last owner, who was arrested for trafficking marijuana. Muskingum County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Welch explained how the property has been a nuisance over the past […]

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National Foster Care Month

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – May marks National Foster Care Month which provides opportunities to shed light on the importance and need of foster care as well as recognize the foster parents who graciously accept less fortunate children into their homes. Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services Human Resources and Public Information Officer Melissa Wood explained […]

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Mid-East Student Wins State Competition

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Several Mid-East students recently traveled to Columbus to compete in the SkillsUSA Competition at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. SkillsUSA is a vocational education program that provides training and leadership skills as well as opportunities for high school students to compete regionally in their specific fields. Seven students brought home medals from […]

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Wilds Granted to $2m to Build Recreational Vehicle Campground

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- The U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to The Wilds, Cumberland, Ohio, to build a 60-acre recreational vehicle campground at the wildlife conservation center in Muskingum County, Ohio. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan. This grant will help attract […]

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Palmer Jr. Enters Guilty Plea

A Chandlersville man who attempted to give a child herpes plead guilty Monday to one second-degree felony count of kidnapping. 22-year-old Alanzo Palmer Jr. was originally indicted with felonious assault, child endangering by torture, child endangering by abuse, child endangering by neglect and kidnapping all with serious physical harm and one count of kidnapping to […]

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