When a family loses a home to a fire, they’re not the only ones impacted with a financial burden. The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross helps every family with their basic needs, and this year the burden is heavier than usual.
According to Red Cross officials, they have helped 14 families in the last five weeks alone, which is very uncommon. They credit the overheating of air conditioners and cooking fires for some of the latest fires.
As the nation continues to mourn the death of broadcasting legend Peter Jennings, questions are arising about lung cancer and its impact in the world. We spoke with local officials from the American Cancer Society to understand more about the deadly disease.
Health Promotions Coordinator Bonnie Burns says lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in Ohio and in the U.S. and 87% of lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking, which means they can be prevented. Burns says...
More than 1,000 needy kids will be set for school this year thanks to the efforts of a local organization.
Eastside Community Ministries in conjunction with the American Legion Post 29 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting “Tools for Schools”, for the fifth year in a row.
According to the interim executive director for Eastside Community Ministry, Bob Davidson, this program helps kids who have no other means of obtaining the much-needed supplies. “Each year, we have kids that...
It was a perfect day to take a swing for a good cause at a local golf course.
Eagle Sticks hosted the 15th annual Diosi Classic this afternoon to benefit the Carr Centers “Kids on the Block” Program.
According to Roseanne Diosi, the “Kids on the Block” program is a crucial learning tool for children as it teaches youngsters about accepting everyone, regardless of their abilities. “It’s a program sponsored by the Carr Center to go out into the local schools and teach the...
A cigarette tax is forcing some area residents to fight back after feeling the heat of the recent price increase.
We’ve received word from workers with the “Smoker Friendly” store that more and more smokers are attempting to fight the hike by rolling their own cigarettes. According to “Smoker Friendly” employee, Kim Woolfe, “Once you get all the equipment to do it, it works out to be about eight dollars a carton, compared to forty-five dollars.”
It’s only a week away… the Muskingum County Fair is set for August 14th through the 20th and not only are the rides and trailers rolling in already, but a new addition is almost complete.
The building known as “Veterans Hall” will hold 52 merchants during the weeklong event. It took almost five months to build the 25,000 square foot multi-purpose facility after the setback it faced in May.
Fair Board Treasurer Don Jordan says he is thrilled the hall will be open for the...