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Mid-East Students Hold Community Outreach Event

by Jennifer Henry on February 22, 2019 at 3:58 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Two students from Mid-East Early Childhood Education held a community outreach event. The event is for a project for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. Organizers Kendall Morris and Cassie Snack say they were inspired to help the less fortunate with job interviews and make a community impact. The event was held… Continue Reading

Declaration of Disaster Due To Recent Flooding

by Jennifer Henry on February 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Muskingum County is affirming a disaster declaration for the county. Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director, Travis Roach, said the declaration is in response to the flooding the county has experienced. He said with the flooding, major roads were under water, and roads are closed due to road slips. The EMA is anticipating an… Continue Reading

Robotics Program To Assist With ASD Students

by Jennifer Henry on February 22, 2019 at 3:32 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A program involving robots was featured at the John McIntire Elementary School. For more than twenty years, the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center has been running programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They developed a program with the Robotics, Automation, and Design program at Mid-East Career and Technology Center to help students… Continue Reading

National Adoption Weekend and Pet of the Week

by Jennifer Henry on February 22, 2019 at 11:13 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – February 22nd through the 24th is National Adoption Weekend, and the Animal Shelter Society is introducing a puppy looking for his new home. Meet Diego. He is ten weeks old and a labrador mix. Diego is already up to date with his shots, he is already neutered, and has an adoption fee of… Continue Reading

Claire Creeks reaches milestone, Lady Bishops fall in tournament play

by Nate White on February 21, 2019 at 11:58 pm

Zanesville, OH — The Lady Bishops’ season came to and end on Tuesday, but the night wasn’t a total loss for Rosecrans. Claire Creeks reached 1,000 career points in the second half. The senior is the 12th player in program history to accomplish the feat.

Century National Bank Donates $80,000 to United Way

by George Hiotis on February 21, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Century National Bank made a big donation to the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties.  Executive Director Meg Deedrick received an $80,000 check this week. The donation represents the bank’s internal campaign funds for the United Way’s 2018-2019 campaign.  Century’s commercial lending senior vice president and United Way campaign vice chair Alton Thompson… Continue Reading

Muskingum County Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

by Jennifer Henry on February 21, 2019 at 4:31 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – There are currently 35 scholarships, based at the Muskingum County Community Foundation, available for students to apply for. Different requirements are needed for the scholarships. A list is available to students at the Scholarship Central’s website where they can see what scholarships they are eligible for. The scholarship options are open to a… Continue Reading

Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine Proposes State Gas Tax Increase

by Jennifer Henry on February 21, 2019 at 4:26 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Ohio drivers will possibly pay more at gas pumps this summer due to a proposal from Governor Mike Dewine and his administration. Governor Dewine has recommended an increase in the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon. The current gas tax is 28 cents, with the increase bringing the number to 46… Continue Reading

Port Authority Continues to Support Existing Local Companies

by Alex King on February 21, 2019 at 3:19 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority signed a memorandum of understanding for a Community Development Financial Institutions group. The group will go out and search for money to help existing local companies with financing, grants, and investors. Executive Director Matt Abbott said that port authority has three focuses within the company. “Our number one focus… Continue Reading

Influenza Increase

by Jennifer Henry on February 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Flu season is still among us with flu activity lasting until the month of May. This year has not been as severe as last year at this point, but it is significantly beginning to increase. This time last year, 92 hospitalizations occurred for the flu in the local area. This year, there have… Continue Reading