It was more than just a game of bingo at Y-City Saturday...all proceeds made this morning were going for a good cause: the Nelson T. Gant Foundation as volunteers try to pay off the Gant House mortgage. Besides playing bingo, people were able to purchase shirts, hats, stickers, or just make a donation. The Foundation is still in need of nearly $7,000 to meet their October 17-th deadline. Interested in making a deadline: call the Muskingum County Community Foundation for information.
Many took part in an outpouring of culture in Downtown Newark this weekend...during the first annual “Art in the City” celebration. It featured a variety of demonstrations and displays by various artists. Visiting artist Michael Major said it’s important for small town to encourage culture and art.
Some wild rides Saturday afternoon, as the Wilds played host to an adventure of a different kind. The Hummer Happening was a first to be held in Cumberland. The event invited six hummer dealerships from around the state to take part in a four-mile path, complete with obstacles.
The federal government has awarded a $1.1 million bonus to Ohio’s adoption program. The bonus is for increasing the number of children who were placed in homes last year. More than 90% of the children adopted last year through the adoption program were special-needs children. The bonus will be split among the county agencies, which use the money to recruit and provide support to new adoptive families.
Veterans who served on the USS Intrepid gather tonight in Coshocton. This is the tenth annual reunion of former Intrepid crewmembers from the Ohio-Michigan area. The ship, now a museum in New York City, served the Navy from the 1940s to the 1980s. The old crewmembers get together every year in Coshocton, this year making a small bell-ringing memorial for those who have passed away. Organizer Bob Hall served in the Navy from 1959 to 1963 and made trips to the Mediterranean Sea. For him, the...
The Buckeyes may have been playing football this afternoon, but many Zanesville youngsters were playing hockey. The Columbus Blue Jackets caravan tour made its final stop at the Colony Square Mall today in conjunction with a card show put on by WHIZ. The caravan featured an outdoor rink for kids to have fun with hockey. The Blue Jackets crew brought all the equipment, like sticks and pads. The caravan has been traveling across the region to places like Cleveland and Huntington, West...
Police now have arrested 22-year-old Derek Norris in connection with the shooting death of Bradley Barnett. According to an Indiana newspaper, Norris made a phone call to an ex-girlfriend in Wyoming who alerted authorities to his whereabouts. As a result, Detective Ric Roush with the ZPD says Norris was apprehended at a Motel 8 in Richmond, Indiana around 3:00 Friday morning. Roush says deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office surrounded the hotel, but Norris refused to come out....
Plans are connecting together nicely for the much anticipated 146-60 Connector Road project. Ongoing talks with property owners and the city have been productive. A developer is now part of the project, and is already working to implement a possible site plan. The next step in the project is for the city to direct the Transportation Improvements District Board to facilitate construction. The Zanesville City Council will face an ordinance about this Monday.
Driving home their pledge of building strong kids, families and communities, the Cambridge Area YMCA is upgrading facilities. The site for the new facility is the former Cambridge High School building. In a public meeting held Friday morning, officials explained the future of the new building. Since its inception in 1948, the YMCA has housed several venues. This renovated facility will be a modern, one-story building furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.
There’s a big decline in Ohio’s unemployment rate in August. But state officials caution against reading too much into this. The rate was 5.8% in August. That’s down from a revised July figure of 6.3%. Tom Hayes is the director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. He says while the number of unemployed workers is lower, so is overall unemployment. The number of unemployed workers fell in August to 338,000 from 371,000.