4 tornadoes confirmed: NWS says EF2 tornado hit near Blacklick, weakened in Licking County
The National Weather Service confirmed four tornadoes touched down Wednesday morning across Ohio, including in eastern Franklin County before continuing into western Licking County and in Hilliard. The weather service said the tornado that began in the Blacklick area of eastern Franklin County continued into Jersey Township, causing significant damage to trees, homes and power lines. ...
Taste Trio: Discover the Top 3 Sandwiches in Zanesville
In this piece, we're exploring three of the most delectable sandwiches Zanesville has to offer. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If your answer is yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Zanesville man pleads guilty to federal charges, found with 151g meth at traffic stop
ELKINS, W.Va. — A Zanesville man has pleaded guilty to two federal drug charges. 51-year-old Arkmeem Vaughn admitted to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. According to court documents, Elkins Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Vaughn and his co-defendant, Cheryl Smith, in...
Photographer gets sneak peek inside abandoned Longaberger basket building
You want to know. I want to know. We all want to know. What the inside of the now-defunct Longaberger basket building looks like, that is. Well, now you can find out. Mark Soergel, owner of Mark Soergel Designs, was visiting the giant basket–which is located in Newark and once served as the Longaberger headquarters–to take some photos of what is the world’s tallest basket (according to Roadside America), when he was invited inside by a security guard on duty.
How oversized ‘super loads’ will travel across Ohio to Intel site in New Albany
NEW ALBANY, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Transportation is referring to them as “super loads,” and soon they will travel across southern and central Ohio, bound for Intel’s facility under construction in New Albany. The oversized loads will go from docks at Manchester, in Adams County along the Ohio River, to Licking County […]
Commissioner shares overview of county issues
THORNPORT — Perry County Commissioner Ben Carpenter offered a rundown of various issues that are in the commission’s purview, during an appearance at Perry County Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Thornport Feb. 20. In a short talk to the group, Carpenter noted that it’s an election year, but promised he would not use the occasion for any campaigning. Instead, he would “talk a lot about what a commissioner does,” and “hit some current issues going on in the county right now .” ...
Parent company of Zanesville Pizza Hut settles discrimination and harassment lawsuit
CLEVELAND – The parent company of the Zanesville Pizza Hut, ADT Pizza, will pay $13,083 in damages and $1,916 in back pay to resolve disability discrimination and harassment lawsuit. The suit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a press release from the agency.
Perry County real estate transfers
Feb. 2-20. Listed prices do not necessarily reflect actual property values. • Bowhunting Ohio Whitetails LLC and Trailhead Ventures LLC, 1 acre in section 32, Harrison Township, to Timothy Holland, Jr., exempt, to or from a person when no money or other valuable and tangible consideration readily convertible into money is paid or to be paid for the real estate and the transaction is not a gift. • Matthew A....
K9 Adoption Center’s Pet of The Week is Winnie
ZANESVILLE, OH – Get ready to fall head over paws in love with the K9 Adoption Center’s Pet of the Week. Winnie, a five-year-old terrier mix, is looking for her forever home. Her friendly disposition extends to both her fellow canine and human friends, and her enthusiastic personality promises to bring joy to a loving home.
Perry County commissioners February updates
NEW LEXINGTON — The Perry County commissioners met weekly throughout February. In meetings on Feb. 7, 14, and 21, they discussed various topics relevant to the benefit of the county. Commissioners Ben Carpenter, Scott Owen, and Dan Kinsel were present during these meetings. Celebrating DD awareness One notable development was when the commissioners proclaimed March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2024. This was part of a meeting the commissioners had with...
Buckeye Lake residents vote overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Jeryne Peterson amid conflicts
BUCKEYE LAKE – Voters in Buckeye Lake sent a clear message in Tuesday’s election: They want a new person leading the village. Jeryne Peterson, elected mayor in a five-person race in 2021, was voted out of office Tuesday in a special recall election and immediately relieved of her duties. ...
Three things to know
Teacher honored as finalist for ag educator of the year. On Feb. 22 Rob Brokaw, an agricultural teacher at New Lexington Middle School in New Lexington, was honored as a finalist for the 2023-2024 Ag Educator of the Year honor through the Golden Owl Award. Learn more on page A6. Why do we get the extra day? Once every four years, an additional day — tomorrow, Feb. 29 — is added to the calendar. Experts explain that it has to do with the fact that the earth’s orbit around the sun takes slightly more than the 365 days that make up a year. Learn more details on page B3. New online tool available to compare nursing homes. On Feb. 21, state officials announced the launch of the Ohio Nursing Home Quality Navigator — a new online tool providing users detailed information about nursing homes across the state in one convenient digital location. Learn more on page A7.
Immerse in Hebron's Nightlife: The 3 Pubs That Stand Out
This article presents an overview of three distinctive pubs in Hebron. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If you have, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Newark man arrested in connection with stabbing his mother on Saturday
Newark Police arrested Cameron L. Bernardo, 24, on Saturday in connection with the stabbing of his mother, 49, at a home in the 300 block of Woods Avenue. Police were called to the home at 4:42 pm Saturday and pursued Bernardo, who fled on foot, finding him at Hoover Street and Mount Vernon Road. Detectives will present the case to the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office for a charge of attempted murder. ...
Zanesville begins work on Dug Road repairs, plus restoration of Putnam Hill Park
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Tuesday for the Dug Road and Putnam Hill Park renovation projects. Shelly & Sands is the contractor with ADR & Associates as the engineering firm. It's hoped Dug Road will be open to traffic by Thanksgiving with work on Putnam Hill Park done by May...
Eastside’s 2024 Chair-ity Auction Was a Success
ZANESVILLE, OH – Eastside Community Ministry recently held their annual Chair-ity Auction, and the results were nothing short of spectacular. From February 22nd to the 24th, the community came together to support Eastside Community Ministry, and their generosity shone through, raising an impressive $30,000. The auction featured an array of beautifully decorated chairs, and among the standout chairs was Raising Canes, the recipient of the 2024 People’s Choice award.
Dollar General of Zanesville donates 215,000 pounds of food to local food banks
ZANESVILLE − The Dollar General Distribution Center of Zanesville recently donated more than 215,000 pounds of food to local food banks. Overall, Dollar General has donated 15.2 million pounds of food through a partnership with Feeding America to serve the 44 million Americans identified as having food insecurities. The donations come directly from DG stores and distribution centers.
Buckeye Lake expected to receive 10 million in funding
COLUMBUS, OH (WSYX) — Ohio State Representatives Kevin Miller and Jeff LaRe announced they secured $10 million in funding for Buckeye Lake. The money will go towards improving Ohio's first state park and supporting the area's growing tourism, according to a statement from LaRe and Miller. “Buckeye Lake is...
$1 million worth of illegal drugs and firearms netted in Zanesville bust
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — Two people have been arrested after law enforcement officials seized over $1 million worth of drugs and firearms in Zanesville. The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office said that 39-year-old Codey Starkey and 36-year-old Chiquita Rush were arrested and face multiple drug trafficking charges and having weapons under disability. Starkey also faces a […]
Westerville, Harlem Township propose merger to combat development powered by Intel
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — The city of Westerville announced on Wednesday plans to merge with Harlem Township as the area looks to combat development fueled by Intel’s semiconductor plant under construction in Licking County. The proposed merger would allow Harlem Township to preserve the community’s rural quality of life, which Carl Richison, a Harlem Township […]