The community gathered at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville Sunday to recognize members of the Ohio National Guard in their Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 42 Airmen from the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron returned home from a 6 month tour of Afghanistan in May. Today served as a formal recognition of both their sacrifices and the ones of their families.
"It's important for one, to unite members to see we recognize the hard work they do," said Major Joseph...
For many people, dealing with a disability can be a challenge, but for one performer at Secrest Auditorium, that challenge has become a God-given passion.
Gordon Mote, a blind pianist and vocalist along with the acapella group Voices of Lee took to the stage Saturday evening bringing a number of tunes to the ears of many southeast Ohioans. Mote has been performing since he was just three years old and has worked with many artists all across the country.
A Zanesville couples helps to bring a piano playing star and an a cappella group to Secrest Auditorium.
Thom and Tammi Black want to help the 18 food pantries of Muskingum County by holding a concert.
"Of the 84,000 that are here 18.8 percent fall at or below the poverty level so that's over 16,000 people," explained Tammi Black. "28 percent of the people being served by the pantries are 60 plus, 23 percent are 0-17."
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is asking you to donate blood.
A blood drive will be held on December 30th at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organization has teamed up with area businesses to help entice the public to come out and will be giving away one pound bags of coffee from Dunkin Donuts and $10.00 gift cards from Walmart.
"Right now our blood donations are down because of the holiday, because of the Christmas season and it's truly the gift...
With steam billowing out of the Secrest Auditorium, there is no doubt Wednesday is SERTOMA Pancake Day in Zanesville.
With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, the Y-city gobbled up its own annual day long feast. While the weather was a little dreary early, that didn't stop hungry stomachs from making their way in for their share of breakfast treats.
"This is a rarity in a community this size. For it to be the 51st year and the attendance doesn't drop off. It's...