Red balloons are filling the campus at Ohio University-Zanesville.
The 5th Annual Light The Night Walk took place Thursday evening. It's a part of a nationwide event to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
"Our mission is to cure blood cancer's Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkins Disease and Myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families," said Executive Director Phil Tanner of the Ohio Central Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma...
They say you can't put a price on education, but one local college is providing it for free.
Ohio University- Zanesville is giving the public an opportunity to sign up for one college course, free of charge. The school says that with the economic downturn, many are returning to school to advance their education.
"Well I think especially if you look at the economy as it is today, you know providing people with the opportunity to further their education is really the key...
Everyone knows to get a college education it's going to cost you. Now the price of tuition is higher than ever.
Financial Aid Coordinator at Ohio University Zanesville Vicki DeLucas said tuition has gone up just about everywhere.
"A lot of school are increasing their tuition just because of the cuts in federal and state aid and it makes it difficult for schools to keep up with everything that goes on without increasing their tuition," DeLucas said.
Being a nurse is more than just earning a paycheck.
That simple message is what orthopedic nurse, Cynthia Limburgh, wanted to impart to the public Thursday at the Ohio University- Zanesville Campus. She says she wants to empower and motivate students as to how they can make a difference everyday in someone's life.
"By watching people in their nursing careers, how they are taking care of people by wiping the brow of someone who is fevered or by holding the hand of...
The enrollment at Ohio University of Zanesville is up 7% to a total of 1,680 students. While more people are going back to school due to the economic downturn, OUZ believes its community outreach helped spark interest in higher education.