Sunday evening the Central Presbterian Church youth group held a live nativity scene on the church porch, representing the true meaning for the season. Mary Beth Ward, chairperson of the Worship Committee said the youth wanted residents to see Jesus' birth, instead of all the flashy commercialism. Ten youth from the church, from pre-school to junion high depicted the scene. The live nativity will also be performed next Sunday, December 22nd at 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers from the Muskingum Animal Shelter spent their morning raising money for household pets. The cookie walk provides money to help service the animals who need to be neutered or spayed. The group is called "Projects for Animals Waiting at the Shelter." They are busy year round and appreciate those who help make the organization possible. If you would like to join the group you may do so by meeting with them at the Muskingum Animal Shelter Sociey every third monday of the month.
The Heisey Glass Museum opened its doors for their annual Christmas event. The historic mueseum carries crystal antiques that were hand crafted as early as the 1800's. They will continue to preserve his work, and teach his history in the years to come. Heisey Glass, will host a benefit auction on March 28th, and 29th at the Apple-Tree Auction Center.
Four local elementary schools will be replenished with supplies and their students will be better prepared to beat the winter cold. It's all thanks to the local efforts of area Apostolic churches, who wanted to help the community's youth. The Apostolic Ministerial Association joined with the Zanesville City Schools and decided to help students with extra pens and pencils. The much-needed supplies will come in the form of a $5,000.00 monetary donation raised by the Association. The students...
The Muskingum county sheriff's office is investigating a neighborhood dispute that turned into a shooting. Chief deputy Wes Elson says it happened on 3rd street in Philo Wednesday night. Elson says deputies arrested 34-year-old Vicki Nutter for disorderly conduct by intoxication and while placing her in a cruiser her husband, Keith, came out of the house with a 12 guage shotgun. Elson says the deputies ordered Nutter to put the gun down after he made a menacing comment. Elson says the gun...
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is asking for help. Chapter executive director Dan Hartman says there is a critical shortage of type "O" blood and a serious need for type "B" blood. Hartman says during the holiday season an expected slump in donations has occured. If you can help, an emergency blood mobile is planned for Monday at the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville in the old Spa Warehouse space next to Sears. The event is planned to start and 10 am and run until 4 pm.
A lot of dough was raised by Krispy Kreme Donuts and the United Way, today. Dozens of businesses submitted orders for boxes of glazed donuts and each $5 contribution was donated directly towared the United Way. Volunteers were ready and waiting for people to pick up their orders at 6:30 a.m. United Way personnel say thee was a mad dash to pick up the 1,275 dozen donuts. This was the fifth time the local United Way chapter paired with Krispy Kreme. United Way members say the donut drive gets...
The Buckeye Lake residents feel their rights are being withheld, and are asking village council members why the decision to dissolve the police department might not be put to a public vote. Many residents support the issue, but they still want to voice their opinion. Council members say misconduct among village police officers, favoritism and a drug problem in the village are all issues that need to be addressed.
The Salvation Army is continuing its effort to collect toys for those less fortunate. This year a toy shop will be set up in the Salvation Army gym, where parents are able to select three presents for each child. To provide enough presents for the toy shop, Colony Square Mall has been busy gathering plenty of childhood items. If you have toys that you would like to donate, you may do so by bringing the items to the Mall on any Saturday in front of the Sears entrance.
Govenor Bob Taft announced today that the village of Quaker City in Guernsey County will receive a $450,000 grant to improve its water system. The grant will be used to install 46,300 linear feet of waterline and improve the existing water tank. The improvement is estimated to affect more than 368 households.