The Southeast Ohio 2-1-1 Call Center has identified a need for Christmas gifts to area families and children who have slipped through the cracks this holiday season.
Call Center Manager Audrey Foster says the call center values the good communication with the different local resources and agencies, so they will be working with them to be sure that they do not duplicate services for families in need. She says the center began their list after the other organizations stopped taking names...
The tragic shooting death of the three-year old child from Philo is a reminder of the need for caution with firearms around the home.
Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Captain Jeff LeCocq said it's important to always treat a firearm like it's loaded.
"You never point a gun at anyone. Guns are not toys," he said. "When a gun is kept in the home, we always encourage that gun be kept locked up in the home and ammunition be kept in a separate place."...
Families across the world woke up Sunday morning to hunt Easter eggs, see what the Easter bunny left children and enjoy a little candy. It is all part of the magic of Easter.
Locally, people say they love the holiday for many different reasons.
"What I love about Easter is that it is in the springtime and it is a sign of renewal. The Earth is coming back to life again and Easter is a celebration of the renewal of Christ raising from the dead and it is just a...
35 students from around the area are lighting up the stage in "Seussical the Musical."
It's a performance based off the author's most beloved children's books.
"The thing about Dr. Seuss, he's more than just a juvenile author. His books are suitable for adults and have adult themes about relationships, conservation, politics...all kinds of things, " says Powerhouse of Southeastern Ohio Board President, Cristy Szemetylo.
Parents, who have lost children, are lighting candles worldwide so their memories can live on.
The Zanesville gathering of the National Children's Memorial Candle Lighting Service took place at the Rolling Plains Church tonight.
Head event coordinator, Beth Dickerson, says the number of children the community has lost is growing to 140 this year, and she says it's important that these families have some place to go where they can talk about their losses.
Health experts are saying food allergies in children is on the rise.
Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Dr. Vicki Whitacre says that number is up 18 percent and is continuing to rise.
"Peanuts is the one that's known the best, but actually, milk is at the top of the list. Other kinds of tree nuts-besides peanuts-and soy proteins. Some children have trouble with wheat or gluten products, corn, strawberries, and red foods, " says Whitacre.