Three times a year, freshman, sophomores and juniors at New Tech Academy meet with "community partners," who are people from around the area that act as mentors to students, helping them with with recommendations and giving them advice. Students spent the morning meeting with their community partners to work on vision boards and set three goals they want to accomplish. For freshman Tianna Sipia, her focus is graduating with good grades and possibly attending law school..
On Friday, students at the Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy learned about the epidemic and the red flags to look for. Sister Nadine Buchanan works with anti-sex trafficking agencies to try and stop the fastest growing criminal industry in the world that forces men, women, boys and girls into labor or prostitution. Sister Nadine says Ohio is 5th in the nation for being a popular hub for human trafficking, and says predators prey on...
A family is unharmed after a fire erupts inside a mobile home in Frazeysburg this afternoon.
According to Jessica Spellman, a resident of the home on N.Canal Rd. at approximately 3 p.m. Spellman saw an orange glow coming from behind the dryer, once she pulled the dryer away from the wall she saw sparks and shortly after she witnessed flames. After making sure her three children were safe and notifying her mother who also lives in the home, Spellman says she called the Frazeysburg Fire...
A local company surprises the staff at Zane Grey Elementary with a large donation to use to promote literacy.
Employees from Dollar General visited the school on Thursday to give away a $40,000 dollar check. The money will be used towards providing more books and additions to the school's library. Distribution Director for Dollar General, Ron Dennis says that giving back to the community is a part of the company's tradition.
It's the heart and soul of our charitable work. It...
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a check cashing scam tied to vehicle break-ins that occurred on the night of the annual lighting of the Licking County Courthouse Square.
The Heath Police Department reports on November 29th there were several vehicle break-ins reported in downtown Newark and at Heath restaurants, resulting in wallets and personal information being stolen from the vehicles.
The McHugh Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Dealership is celebrating 50 years in Zanesville.
The family-owned and operated business was built from the ground up by Jim McHugh in 1963. McHugh originally opened up as a Volkswagen dealership in downtown Zanesville, but made the switch to selling American cars in the 1980's, and moved across town to Maple Avenue. After a half-century in business, McHugh says he's proud to still be a family-run company.
Law enforcement officers from all over Muskingum County spent Thursday morning pouring coffee and serving food.
In collaboration with the Muskingum County Center for Seniors, Lodge #5 of the Fraternal Order of Police held a Christmas party for nearly 1,000 seniors. President of F.O.P. Lodge # 5, Wes Elson, says the idea for the Christmas party came about years ago as a way to give back to the community.
"This is our premiere event of the year, it's kind of a big...
The Y-Bridge Arts Festival is about nine months away, but planning has already begun.
The 2014 festival will be held at Zane's Landing. Co-director of the festival, Linda Regula, created the festival back in 2009. For the first three years it was held on the Y-Bridge, then in 2012 it was held at Zane's Landing and this past August, it was held at Colony Square Mall. Although the festival won't be on the bridge itself, Regula says she's happy it's back downtown.