After a few rainy weekends, today’s sunshine welcomed a special ceremony.
Today, Habitat for Humanity volunteers gathered at their newest location on White Oak Drive, for a special ground blessing. Three weeks ago a groundbreaking ceremony had been planned, but the rain kept everyone at bay. According to Ann Gildow, the Vice President of the Board of the Zanesville Habitat for Humanity today is a special day for everyone involved. “We are going through the process to actually...
One local ministry took advantage of today’s beautiful weather to help others.
Eastside Community Ministries decided to help some area residents who are elderly or disabled with their yard work today.
One of those helped by the group was Linda Armstrong, whose husband Dennis, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, can no longer help with the mounting yard work. According to Armstrong, “A couple of years ago it got away from us, and it’s too much for me and my husband can’t help me...
The United Way has a new director, at least temporarily.
Karen Scheere is the interim director of the United Way of Muskingham, Perry and Morgan Counties. She began her new position this week, but Scheere is no stranger to the organization. “I’ve been with the United Way for about five years through a variety of different capacities. Last year I did the Y-City United Tour and I got asked to fill this position, so I’m just glad to help out.”
A local grocery store is getting a facelift from Genesis Healthcare.
Genesis Healthcare has leased the former Big Bear Supermarket on Maple Avenue. Tom Sieber, the President and CEO of Genesis Healthcare believes the new facility will provide patients with the best service in a convenient location. “The former Big Bear, now known as the Genesis Healthplex, is being renovated on both the interior and exterior to accommodate two goals. One was to relocate the support staff from the...
It might not have been the ideal day to plant a garden, but that didn’t stop members of a local children’s organization from their beautification project.
Help Me Grow of Muskingham County teamed up with Z-Bus and Mission Oaks Garden Center on today’s community service project. According to Arlene Titko, a Help Me Grow supervisor, the Z-Bus station was the perfect spot for the project. “Our family members use the bus and it would be a place where they could see the fruits of their...
A local escapee is back in custody this afternoon, after reports of the prisoner escaped from the custody of the Muskingum County Veterans Office, during a transport to the Chillicothe V.A. Medical Center.
According to Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson, 42-year-old Brian Smith of Zanesville was caught last night at the Baker’s Motel on East Pike.
Smith escaped en route to Chillicothe. He was in jail on a bench warrant for failure to appear for re-sentencing....
Local officials have put the search in the water for one missing man to rest. The Muskingum county sheriff’s department along with other local agencies says they have exhausted their resources in hopes to find forty-three year old John Mumaw.
Mumaw was reported missing on Monday after his boat was found with the ignition on.
Officials continue to use cadaver dogs and high tech equipment to assist them in their search as best possible.