This weekend many pools around the area will open their doors for the summer season.
According to the Red Cross nearly 90% of families with young children will be in the water at some point this summer, which is why it's important to make sure your child is water ready with swim lessons.
"Kids are curious and don't have a fear of water," explained the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Julie Davis. "That's why we have to have these lesson so they can...
A Zanesville retirement home is honoring the work and dedication of a well known community leader.
The Apartments at Cedar Hill hosted a small gathering this evening to recognize the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' new Executive Director Marlene Henderson. Several Red Cross members along with community business owners came to the event to welcome her into the Chapter. Cedar Hill Administrator and Red Cross Board Member Rich Stephens says she is a staple to this community and looks forward...
The new year brings changes to both the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and Christ's Table.
Executive Director of Christ's Table Gretchen Sayre announced her retirement from the organization Monday morning. Sayre served on Christ's Tables board from 1986 to 1993, when she took then over as executive director. She said while she knows it's time to turn over the reigns they'll be things she misses.
"The people. The people," said Sayre. "The guests that come in. I don...
A devastating scene on Sunset Avenue Friday morning at the home of Jon and Lisa Cronin is destroyed by fire.
Zanesville Fire Department received the call of a structure fire at 1016 Sunset Avenue around 9. Living in the home with the couple were four children ages 21-16 years old. Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the fire was caused by an air mattress in the living room of the home being pushed into a gas log fireplace by a family pet.
It didn't take long for the fire to reach the attic...
What does it mean to make a difference in someone's life?
A room full of 300 people found that answer out Friday morning at the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast. 12 special individuals were recognized for their service to the community, and there were even a few tear-jerking moments.
While their stories may have been different, they all shared a similar message.
"We get a living by what we get, but we get a life by what we give. We hope...
Fires are on the rise across the area, but the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says that's to be expected. It happens every year because people forget to take precautionary measures before heating their homes.
The staff offer the following guidelines: call a technician to look at your furnice-and if you can't do that at least replace the filter-clean the chimney before your use it, and make sure alternative heating sources aren't plugged into extension cords.
The American Heart Association is changing the way we do CPR.
The small change is going to make a big difference. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross Director of Preparedness and Response Julie Davis said mouth to mouth ventilations will be eliminated from the new CPR training standards for people who witness situations where the patient is not breathing and does not have a pulse. This is called bystander CPR.
"We are eliminating the use of doing ventilations or...