To help kickoff Red Ribbon week, community leaders were joined by a very special guest today—Ohio’s first lady Hope Taft.
Taft has a passion for lifting up young people and is a strong supporter of alcohol and drug prevention.
She says, “Muskingum County has been recognized 3 out of the 4 years for their efforts in drug prevention during red ribbon week. I thought that it would be nice to come out and compliment them and see what they’re doing.”
With only days left before the Salvation Army begins distributing ‘Coats for Kids,’ they are still in desperate need for donations.
Case Manager Nancy Landerman says that last year they had over 1,000 kids in need of a winter coat and she wouldn’t be shocked if they had even more this year. The problem is, they don’t have near enough coats to give away.
“We’re probably looking at at least five, six hundred coats that we still need between now and Saturday. The weather is...
The Director for the Ohio Department of Development made a stop in Zanesville today to talk about Ohio’s growing economy.
Director Bruce Johnson visited Plaskolite, Inc., a leading manufacturer of many types of plastic, including acrylic and mirrored sheet plastic. He says our economy is slowly recovering and with companies such as Plaskolite, we should see Ohio’s economy continue to grow.
“Plaskolite is a great success story. They’re adding jobs here, they’re making...
The local elections are heating up and the Muskingum County Commissioners race is no exception. This year three people are running for the commissioner's seat whose term will begin on January 3rd.
Dorothy Montgomery is the incumbent candidate. She says her experience is what sets her apart from the other candidates. "Our main initiative right now are sewer lines and better roads," says Montgomery.
David Crawford says he's running because he thinks it's time for a...
Fire Season is just beginning, with yet another fire striking Zanesville this morning.
At 12:38 a.m., the Zanesville Fire Department was notified that a house was on fire at 506 Adair Avenue. Upon arriving, Firefighter Scott Brocklehurst entered the home and found a victim in a second floor bedroom.
The victim, 11-year old Erica Williams, was unconscious when he found her. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she was treated for smoke...
One hundred years of memories were remembered today as family, friends and community members in McConnelsville joined together for the celebration of the century.
She may be the oldest resident of this small town, but she’s still young at heart. Mary Grace Roberts Cordray was born in 1904, married ad raised her four children and continues to reside in the town she has called “home” her entire life. Her favorite part of living in Morgan County has been attending community...