Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville, Ohio

Overview
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Muskingum County
Muskingum County, Ohio
Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,074. Its county seat is Zanesville...

, Ohio
Ohio
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the United States. The 34th largest state by area in the U.S.,it is the 7th‑most populous with over 11.5 million residents, containing several major American cities and seven metropolitan areas with populations of 500,000 or more.The state's capital is Columbus...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The population was 25,586 at the 2000 census.

Zanesville was named after Ebenezer Zane
Ebenezer Zane
Ebenezer Zane was an American pioneer, road builder and land speculator. Born in what is now Moorefield, West Virginia , Zane established the settlement known as Fort Henry in Wheeling, Virginia on the Ohio River...

, who had constructed Zane's Trace
Zane's Trace
Zane's Trace is a frontier road constructed under the direction of Col. Ebenezer Zane through the Northwest Territory of the United States, in what is now the state of Ohio. Many portions were based on traditional Native American trails...

, a pioneer road through present-day Ohio. He settled in the area in 1797 with his son-in-law, John McIntire
John McIntire (pioneer)
John McIntire was the founder of the city of Zanesville, Ohio.McIntire was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He married Sarah Zane, the daughter of Colonel Ebenezer Zane, in December 1789...

, at the point where Zane's Trace met the Muskingum River
Muskingum River
The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 miles long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. An important commercial route in the 19th century, it flows generally southward through the eastern hill country of Ohio...

.

From 1810-1812, the city was the second state capital of Ohio.
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Zanesville is a city in and the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Muskingum County
Muskingum County, Ohio
Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,074. Its county seat is Zanesville...

, Ohio
Ohio
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the United States. The 34th largest state by area in the U.S.,it is the 7th‑most populous with over 11.5 million residents, containing several major American cities and seven metropolitan areas with populations of 500,000 or more.The state's capital is Columbus...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The population was 25,586 at the 2000 census.

Zanesville was named after Ebenezer Zane
Ebenezer Zane
Ebenezer Zane was an American pioneer, road builder and land speculator. Born in what is now Moorefield, West Virginia , Zane established the settlement known as Fort Henry in Wheeling, Virginia on the Ohio River...

, who had constructed Zane's Trace
Zane's Trace
Zane's Trace is a frontier road constructed under the direction of Col. Ebenezer Zane through the Northwest Territory of the United States, in what is now the state of Ohio. Many portions were based on traditional Native American trails...

, a pioneer road through present-day Ohio. He settled in the area in 1797 with his son-in-law, John McIntire
John McIntire (pioneer)
John McIntire was the founder of the city of Zanesville, Ohio.McIntire was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He married Sarah Zane, the daughter of Colonel Ebenezer Zane, in December 1789...

, at the point where Zane's Trace met the Muskingum River
Muskingum River
The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 miles long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. An important commercial route in the 19th century, it flows generally southward through the eastern hill country of Ohio...

.

From 1810-1812, the city was the second state capital of Ohio. The National Road
National Road
The National Road or Cumberland Road was the first major improved highway in the United States to be built by the federal government. Construction began heading west in 1811 at Cumberland, Maryland, on the Potomac River. It crossed the Allegheny Mountains and southwestern Pennsylvania, reaching...

 runs through Zanesville as U.S. Route 40. Novelist Zane Grey
Zane Grey
Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the Old West. Riders of the Purple Sage was his bestselling book. In addition to the success of his printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence...

, a descendant of the Zane family, was born in the city.

The city has two engineering landmarks: the Muskingum River Canal, designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark; and the Zanesville Y-Bridge, the only such structure in the United States still in use and listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

.

Geography


Zanesville is located at 39°56′46"N 82°0′44"W (39.946049, -82.012150), along the Muskingum River
Muskingum River
The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 miles long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. An important commercial route in the 19th century, it flows generally southward through the eastern hill country of Ohio...

 at its confluence with the Licking River
Licking River (Ohio)
The Licking River is a tributary of the Muskingum River, about 40 mi long, in central Ohio in the United States. Via the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.-Course:...

.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 29.8 km² (11.5 sq mi). 11.2 square miles (29 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square mile (0.776996433 km²) of it (2.26%) is water.

The area has important deposits of clay which were exploited by a number of pottery companies in the first half of the twentieth century. Famous companies included the Roseville pottery
Roseville pottery
The Roseville Pottery Company was an American pottery manufacturer in the 19th and 20th centuries. Though originally simple household pieces, the design of the pottery was popular with the American Arts and Crafts movement and pieces are now sought after by collectors.-History:The company was...

, Weller pottery
Weller pottery
Weller Pottery was founded by Samuel Weller in Fultonham, Ohio, United States in 1872. The original pottery consisted of a small cabin and one kiln. The initial products produced by Weller included flower pots, crocks, bowls, and vases....

, the J.B. Owens Pottery Company, the Zanesville Stoneware Company, the Mosaic Tile Company, the American Encaustic Tiling Co and the T.B. Townsend Brick Yard under the ownership of T.B. Townsend
T.B. Townsend
T.B. Townsend was a farmer and building company owner. He had one of "the most extensive and well-improved farms in" Marion County, Ohio at the start of the 20th Century, the Rockland Farm. He was also president of T. B...

.

Demographics


As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 25,586 people, 10,572 households, and 6,438 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 2,276.8 people per square mile (878.9/km²). There were 11,662 housing units at an average density of 1,037.8 per square mile (400.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.48% White, 10.76% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.
30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the 1950s, Zanesville was known for its population of light-skinned blacks who could "pass" (be admitted to whites-only places). This characteristic was due to a history of racial intermixing dating back to Zanesville's role as a stop on the underground railroad.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,642, and the median income for a family was $31,932. Males had a median income of $27,902 versus $20,142 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $15,192. About 19.3% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation


The city is served by Zanesville Municipal Airport
Zanesville Municipal Airport
Zanesville Municipal Airport is an airport near Zanesville, Ohio....

.

Interstate 70
Interstate 70
Interstate 70 is an Interstate Highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 near Cove Fort, Utah, to a Park and Ride near Baltimore, Maryland. It was the first Interstate Highway project in the United States. I-70 approximately traces the path of U.S. Route 40 east of the Rocky...

 (I-70), a major east-west Interstate highway, passes through the city. Closely paralleling I-70 is US 40, which roughly follows the route of the original National Road
National Road
The National Road or Cumberland Road was the first major improved highway in the United States to be built by the federal government. Construction began heading west in 1811 at Cumberland, Maryland, on the Potomac River. It crossed the Allegheny Mountains and southwestern Pennsylvania, reaching...

. From the southwest, another US highway, US 22, approaches from Cincinnati. US 22 and US 40 run concurrently east of Zanesville to Cambridge
Cambridge, Ohio
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,520 people, 4,924 households, and 2,954 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,055.1 people per square mile . There were 5,585 housing units of an average density of 996.3 per square mile...

 in neighboring Guernsey County, where they split. From there, US 22 continues on a northeasterly course to Steubenville, Pittsburgh, and eventually to the New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 area. US 40 mainly remains close to I-70, and continues eastward to Wheeling, West Virginia
Wheeling, West Virginia
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia; it is the county seat of Ohio County. Wheeling is the principal city of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area...

, Baltimore, Maryland, and finally its eastern terminus, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, and a nationally renowned resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. The city also served as the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is located on Absecon Island on the coast...

.

North-south state highway
State highway
State highway, state road or state route can refer to one of three related concepts, two of them related to a state or provincial government in a country that is divided into states or provinces :#A...

s 60
Ohio State Route 60
State Route 60 is a north–south state highway that runs the entire length of the U.S. state of Ohio, from State Route 7 along the Ohio River in Marietta to U.S. Route 6 near Lake Erie in Vermilion....

 and 93 (which were originally state highways 77 and 75, respectively, being renumbered when Interstates with the same numbers were built in Ohio) also pass through Zanesville. Other state routes include 666
Ohio State Route 666
State Route 666 is a north–south state highway in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The highway's southern terminus at a signalized intersection with the State Route 60/State Route 146 duplex in Zanesville, Ohio, less than two blocks north of the interchange the duplexed routes...

, 555
Ohio State Route 555
State Route 555 ' is a long, north–south running state highway that passes through four counties in southeastern Ohio. State Route 555's southern terminus is at the triplex of U.S. Route 50, State Route 7 and State Route 32 in the unincorporated community of Little Hocking in extreme...

, 719
Ohio State Route 719
State Route 719 is a very short east–west state highway located in central Ohio, a U.S. state. Situated within the southern end of the Zanesville vicinity, State Route 719 is a four-lane undivided route whose primary purpose is to connect the duplex of U.S...

, and 146
Ohio State Route 146
State Route 146 is an east-west state highway in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. It runs from SR 16 near Nashport to SR 78 in Summerfield....

.

The busiest road in town is Maple Avenue, a north-south thoroughfare roughly connecting the downtown area to newer retail centers on the north edge of the city. Some other major roads include Maysville Avenue, which is a north-south route from the historic Putnam Avenue district through South Zanesville to Maysville. It is route 22 and 93. East Pike and West Pike is route 40 on both sides of Zanesville. East Pike is also route 22 and it goes from downtown to the village of New Concord. West Pike goes from Western Zanesville to the West Muskingum area.

Other moderately busy roads include North 7th Street, Sharon Avenue, Wayne Avenue, 9th Street, Underwood Street, Putnam Avenue, Adair Avenue, Newark Road, Dresden Road, Northpointe Drive, Linden Avenue, State Street, Military Road, Pine Street, Pershing Road, Maple Avenue, and Marietta Street.

Moreover, Zanesville has three historic neighborhoods: Putnam, McIntire, and the Brighton area.

Downtown



The boundary for downtown to the north is Interstate 70, the canal to the south, Underwood Street to the east and the Muskingum River to the west. After the Civil War, the city would grow in size and gain prominence in the state in regards to manufacturing and textiles. The city was also notoriously known for its bootlegging activities in the Prohibition era. At one time, Downtown Zanesville was the premiere economic center of the city with various factories, stores, hotels, theaters, churches, and nearby neighborhoods (largely of Irish or German ethnicity). Since the 1970s, downtown has been on the decline, but the city continues to work on its image and business potential.

The Y-shaped bridge is located downtown and enables locals to give tourists directions that include “turning left or right” in the middle of the bridge. The Y-Bridge has been an aviation landmark for many years. Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Mary Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean...

 was quoted as saying, “Zanesville is the easiest recognized city from the air because of the Y- Bridge.”

The Muskingum County Courthouse
Muskingum County Courthouse
The Muskingum County Courthouse is a historic building in Zanesville, Ohio. It was designed by T.B. Townsend and H. E. Myer, and built in 1877 with stone, brick, and slate in an Italianate architecture style...

 is located in Zanesville on U.S. Route 40, the National Road
National Road
The National Road or Cumberland Road was the first major improved highway in the United States to be built by the federal government. Construction began heading west in 1811 at Cumberland, Maryland, on the Potomac River. It crossed the Allegheny Mountains and southwestern Pennsylvania, reaching...

 and the city's Main Street
Main Street
Main Street is the metonym for a generic street name of the primary retail street of a village, town, or small city in many parts of the world...

. The bell in the courthouse was manufactured by the same company that made the Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American Independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House , the bell was commissioned from the London firm of Lester and Pack in 1752, and was cast with the lettering "Proclaim LIBERTY...

.

Lock #10 located in Downtown Zanesville features a unique “double lock”. The Muskingum River Parkway and its 160-year-old navigation system were designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers is a professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. It is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. ASCE's vision is to have engineers positioned as global leaders who strive toward...

 (ASCE) in July 2001. Other landmarks so designated are the Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President...

, the Empire State Building
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet , and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft high. Its name is derived...

 and the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to...

.

A growing artists' colony (10 locations) is located throughout downtown Zanesville. The monthly “First Friday” event is a popular event celebrating the local artists and their work. Two galleries opened on Main Street in November 2007. The artists' colony of Zanesville website is http://www.artistcolonyofzanesville.org. The Zanesville police station and fire station are also in downtown.

Outdoor art is sited at many locations. A variety of murals depict the city's local heritage and honor war veterans. The newest mural (7th & Market Streets) is a panorama of downtown with an emphasis on the notable Y-Bridge. The John McIntire Library has an outdoor rubbing wall that tells the history of Zanesville and Muskingum County. The wall features custom ceramic tiles with historical inserts.

The Freight Shops on Market Street offer a unique setting for diners and shoppers. Located in the heart of the Zanesville railroad yard area, the Freight Shops are housed in one of the two remaining railroad structures that once supported freight and passenger services to travelers from around the world.

To the northeast of downtown, many restaurants line Underwood Street. In that area are also several hotels. The sternwheeler Lorena is docked along the Muskingum River to the west. Rides and dinners are available on it during the warmer months.

Secrest Auditorium is located on Shinnick and 5th streets. It has various performers yearly. Across 5th Street is the John McIntire Library, also home to the Muskingum County Historical Society's records.

Zanesville Y-Bridge


A Y-shaped bridge (called the "Y-Bridge")
Y-Bridge (Zanesville, Ohio)
The Zanesville Y-Bridge is a historic Y-shaped bridge that spans the confluence of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers in downtown Zanesville, Ohio. It carries the traffic of U.S. Route 40 , as well as Linden Avenue....

 spans the confluence of the Licking
Licking River (Ohio)
The Licking River is a tributary of the Muskingum River, about 40 mi long, in central Ohio in the United States. Via the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.-Course:...

 and Muskingum
Muskingum River
The Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 111 miles long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. An important commercial route in the 19th century, it flows generally southward through the eastern hill country of Ohio...

 rivers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

 (NRHP), it is the only bridge of its type in the United States. One also stands in China
China
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. It has been rebuilt numerous times since the 1850s. Visitors to the city are often surprised when they receive directions including the statement, "Drive to the middle of the bridge and turn right."

It is the only bridge in the United States that one can cross and stay on the same side of the river. (New York City's Triborough Bridge spanning the confluence of the East River, Harlem River, and Bronx Kill has some topographic similarities to the Y Bridge, but it consists of three separate bridges which meet at an island junction in the middle of the water.)

High School



  • Zanesville High School
    Zanesville High School
    Zanesville High School is a public high school in Zanesville, Ohio. Zanesville High School is the only public high school in the Zanesville City School District. The mascot is the Blue Devil and the school colors are blue and white.-History:...

     is the high school for the Zanesville City Schools
    Zanesville City School District
    Zanesville City School District is a public school district serving students in the city of Zanesville, Ohio, United States. The school district enrolls 3,565 students as of the 2007-2008 academic year.-Elementary Schools:...

    .
    • Most students living within Zanesville city limits attend Zanesville City Schools, however students with Zanesville addresses but living outside of the city limits may attend Tri-Valley High School
      Tri-Valley High School (Ohio)
      Tri-Valley High School, located in Dresden, Ohio, is the high school for the Tri-Valley Local School District, a public school district encompassing northwest and north central Muskingum County, Ohio.-Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships:...

      , West Muskingum High School
      West Muskingum High School
      West Muskingum High School is a public high school in Zanesville, Ohio, United States.-Curriculum:Educational opportunities include a challenging "College Prep" curriculum, a post secondary enrollment options program, general studies, in-house vocational programs in business, life skills,...

      , Maysville High School, and Philo High School
      Philo High School
      Philo High School is a public high school in Duncan Falls, Ohio that serves grades 9-12. It is the only high school in the Franklin Local School District. The school colors, as well as the district colors, are gold and blue. They are nicknamed the "Philo Electrics". The current principal is Troy...

      .
  • Also, there is one Catholic grade school in the city: Bishop Fenwick Elementary (a combination of the former St. Nicholas and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Schools).
  • There are two private high schools–Bishop Rosecrans High School
    Bishop Rosecrans High School
    Bishop Rosecrans High School is a private, Catholic high school, operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, located in Zanesville, Ohio. The school's athletic teams are known as the Bishops.-School history:...

     (Roman Catholic) and Zanesville Christian School.

College

  • Ohio University-Zanesville (OUZ) is a branch campus of Ohio University
    Ohio University
    Ohio University is a public university located in the Midwestern United States in Athens, Ohio, situated on an campus...

    .
  • Zane State College
    Zane State College
    Zane State College is a two-year, public college located in Zanesville, Ohio. It offers the Associate's degree in 27 technology programs as well as Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees...

    , formerly known as Muskingum Area Technical College, is adjacent to OUZ.
  • Muskingum University is located in nearby New Concord
    New Concord, Ohio
    New Concord is a village in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,651 at the 2000 census. New Concord is the home of Muskingum University and is served by a branch of the Muskingum County Library System.-Geography:...

    .

Notable residents

  • Kurt Abbott
    Kurt Abbott
    Kurt Thomas Abbott is a former Major League Baseball player who played primarily as a shortstop from -....

    , major league baseball player
  • William H. Ball, Union army general
  • Richard Basehart
    Richard Basehart
    John Richard Basehart was an American actor. He starred in the 1960s television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, in the role of Admiral Harriman Nelson.-Career:...

    , actor, narrator of closing ceremonies for 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas Townsend Brown
    Thomas Townsend Brown
    Thomas Townsend Brown was an American physicist.-Early and middle years:Brown was born in Zanesville, Ohio; his parents were Lewis K. and Mary Townsend Brown. In 1921, Brown discovered what was later called the Biefeld-Brown effect while experimenting with a Coolidge X-ray tube. This is a vacuum...

    , physicist and part-time researcher in unidentified flying objects
  • Elwood Bruner
    Elwood Bruner
    Elwood Bruner was a California State Assemblyman in the late nineteenth century.-Biography:Bruner was born September 27, 1854, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Joseph Asbury Bruner, a Methodist minister, and Margaret Morris Bruner and in 1856 went with his family to Marysville, California. In 1863 and 1864...

    , California legislator in the 1890s
  • Catharinus P. Buckingham
    Catharinus P. Buckingham
    Catharinus Putnam Buckingham was an American soldier, college professor, author, and industrialist. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and was the main assistant to the U.S. Secretary of War, Edwin M...

    , American Civil War general in the Union army
  • Mark Dantonio
    Mark Dantonio
    Mark Dantonio is the current head football coach at Michigan State University. He was hired on November 27, 2006 and became the 24th head coach at Michigan State. He is credited for winning the 2010 Big Ten Championship and his 4 game win streak over arch-rival Michigan...

    , head football coach, Michigan State University
  • Cass Gilbert
    Cass Gilbert
    - Historical impact :Gilbert is considered a skyscraper pioneer; when designing the Woolworth Building he moved into unproven ground — though he certainly was aware of the ground-breaking work done by Chicago architects on skyscrapers and once discussed merging firms with the legendary Daniel...

    , American architect
  • Charles Champion Gilbert
    Charles Champion Gilbert
    Charles Champion Gilbert was a United States Army officer during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.-Early life:...

    , Union army general
  • Robert S. Granger
    Robert S. Granger
    Robert Seaman Granger was a career officer in the United States Army, reaching the brevet rank of major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.-Biography:...

    , Union army general
  • Zane Grey
    Zane Grey
    Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the Old West. Riders of the Purple Sage was his bestselling book. In addition to the success of his printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence...

    , author of Western novels
  • Mortimer D. Leggett, Union army general and superintendent of Zanesville schools
  • Kevin Martin
    Kevin Martin (basketball)
    Kevin Dallas Martin, Jr. , is an American professional basketball player currently with the Houston Rockets in the NBA. He is known for his knack for scoring, deceptive quickness and unorthodox style of shooting.-High school and college:...

    , professional basketball player
  • Dan Patrick
    Dan Patrick
    Daniel Patrick Pugh , professionally known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio...

    , sports commentator
  • Jay Payton
    Jay Payton
    Jason Lee "Jay" Payton is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He has played for the New York Mets , Colorado Rockies , San Diego Padres , Boston Red Sox , Oakland Athletics Baltimore Orioles and the Colorado Rockies in 2010. He bats and throws right-handed. Payton is an opposite-field...

    , professional baseball player
  • Michele Redman, professional golfer
  • Frederick Hurten Rhead
    Frederick Hurten Rhead
    Frederick Hurten Rhead was a native of England who worked as a potter in the United States for most of his career. In addition to teaching pottery techniques, Rhead was highly influential in both studio and commercial pottery...

    , potter
  • Fred R. Taylor
    Fred Taylor (basketball coach)
    Frederick Rankin Taylor was a college men's basketball coach for The Ohio State University from 1959 to 1976.-College career:...

    , basketball coach
  • Jesse Yarnell
    Jesse Yarnell
    Thomas Jesse Yarnell, known as Jesse Yarnell, was a California newspaperman who established the Los Angeles, California, Weekly Mirror, which took over the Los Angeles Times in 1881 and later merged with it....

    , founded Los Angeles Mirror newspaper

Muskingum County Animal Farm



On October 19, 2011, Terry Thompson, 62, the owner of Muskingum County Exotic Animal Farm opened all the cages of the animals kept on the farm, then committed suicide, without leaving a note or explanation of any kind. He had in recent weeks been released from jail, after serving a year's time on an illegal firearms conviction. A total of 56 exotic and dangerous animals were set loose into the surrounding countryside. The animals included wolves, black bears, grizzly bears, full-grown male lions, lionesses, baboons, mountain lions, and 18 full-grown Bengal tigers, authorities said. Local police enlisted the help of professional zookeeper and animal tracker Jack Hanna
Jack Hanna
John Bushnell "Jack" Hanna is an American zookeeper who is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He was Director of the zoo from 1978 to 1993, and is viewed as largely responsible for elevating its quality and reputation. His media appearances have made him one of the most...

, who assisted in killing several animals. Local schools were closed and residents were advised by roadsigns of the danger involved in exiting their vehicles, and to remain indoors until the crisis was resolved.

One grizzly bear, three leopards, and two monkeys were captured unharmed and transported to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Those animals deceased as of 8:00 PM on October 19 include one wolf, six black bears, two grizzly bears, nine male lions, eight lionesses, a baboon, three mountain lions, and all 18 tigers, authorities said. They were buried at the location they were killed. Tranquilizers were used unsuccessfully on some animals. As of 8:00 PM, one monkey, probably carrying the Herpes B virus
Herpes B Virus
Herpes Simian B virus is the endemic simplexvirus of macaque monkeys. B virus is an alphaherpesvirus, which consists of a subset of herpesviruses that travel within hosts using the peripheral nerves...

, is still on the loose. There are currently no reports of injuries to humans.

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