A Coshocton couple has adopted a girl who firefighters rescued from a burning building after they found her chained to her bed.
Carl and Tina Woodby signed the adoption papers on Karen Michelle’s sixth birthday yesterday. The girl’s biological parents, Gerald Stewart and Ridgley Allington, were convicted of felony child endangering and a judge took away custody of the girl.
Authorities say the couple left the girl behind when they escaped a fire at their duplex in...
Sate Auditor Betty Montgomery spoke today at the 25th anniversary of the Transitions Shelter.
Over the past 25 years, the shelter has helped hundreds of women who are victims of domestic violence.
Montgomery emphasized the effects domestic violence can have on children and how the shelter can help women get out of bad situations. “It’s the beatings, the threats, the intimidation, and the atmosphere that has an enormous effect on both adults and children. It’s very...
Representatives from all 13 Appalachian states were on hand today for the annual fall conference at Muskingum College.
This year’s focus is the rural advantage, how rural communities can take advantage of what they have, to be competitive in today’s economy.
Federal Co-Chair Anne Pope says one way is to take advantage of the close-knit communities common to Appalachia. “Rural communities aren’t like everywhere else. We have a real sense of place in Appalachia and rural...
Residents in and around Stockport are gathering this Saturday to honor one of their own.
Matthew Smith was injured in Iraq while serving with the Special Forces 5th group based in Fort Campbell, KY. In February 2004, he sustained gunshot wounds to his head, right shoulder, left arm, and abdomen.
The injury to his head has caused stroke like symptoms to his left side. Today he is making huge strides in his recovery.