There are some children and teenagers in Muskingum County that won't open anything this Christmas, but you can help change that.
A local organization called Adopt-A-Child has been working hard since October to find donors willing to purchase Christmas gifts for children involved with Muskingum County's Children Services. Adopt-A-Child Chairman, Annie England, says so far 300 people have donated Christmas gifts to children through their organization, but says there are still at least 25...
The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is hosting a "Country Christmas to Remember" this Saturday featuring both Christmas and country music by Nashville artist, David Church.
"We will be holding our Country Christmas with David Church and Terri Lisa, his lovely wife," said Activity Supervisor Carol Morgan. "And that will be held on Saturday, December the 7th. We'll probably open the doors around 6 o'clock and the show will go on from 7 o'clock to 10 p.m....
This Christmas, an organization called Toys for Tots is collecting new Christmas presents to give to local children. Toys for Tots Coordinator Opal Lambert says she has received requests from area churches, schools and other organizations for over 4,000 presents, which is double the amount needed last year. Lambert is asking the community to help make the toy drive a success and to help every child have a Merry Christmas.
Those that practice the Christian faith the Christmas season is a special time of the year.
Dr. Herbert Hicks is a pastor at Zion Reformed Church in Thornville. He said Christmas is important because Jesus came to us a baby so that we might become a part of God. He said the season also reminds us of God's love and grace. There are many ways to celebrate the season.
"One way to celebrate Christmas is not learning the art of giving, but learning an even more difficult art of...
Christmas Eve didn't stop people from hitting the gym for a last minute holiday workout.
The Fieldhouse in Zanesville had a steady stream of people coming in starting at 5 a.m. Some people were travelers coming through town, other were family that are home for the holidays.
"It's a habit. It's just something you got to get used to. You can be sick and you still think you got to go outside and run and it's just in your blood," said Director of Operations Jim Fraunfelter...
For people who don't celebrate Christmas, and even for those who do, a trip to the movie theatre can be a nice change of pace.
Moviegoers have a lot of films to choose from this holiday season including "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "We Bought a Zoo". WHIZ caught up with people in line at the Cinemark Theatre in the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville.
The Colony Square Mall in Zanesville was packed with people looking for last-minure gift items Friday afternoon.
Shopper Kristyn Heagan was finishing up her Christmas shopping, and says she is looking forward to seeing family on Christmas.
" It's definitely crowded, it was hard to find a parking spot outside, but it's expected, it's Christmastime so everyone is out last minute trying to get some gifts, it hasn't been too bad though." said Heagan.