Stories tagged with: Benefit

January 18, 2016 - 9:12pm
22 weeks 6 days ago

The family of a local man is asking for the communities help as he prepares for a life saving surgery.

Chris Joseph, son of the late Union Bar Owner Dave Joseph, has been added to the transplant list and is awaiting his new heart. His medical bills aren't completely covered by insurance, so his family and friends will host a benefit to raise funds to help pay for the surgery. Long-time friend and an organizer of the event Bill Lewis said he's known chris for over 20 years and played in...

September 27, 2015 - 9:03pm
39 weeks 5 hours ago

On August 22 Zanesville man Austin Devolld's life changed in the time it took to hit his brakes.

He was on his way to his girlfriends home traveling down State Route 13 when he was struck by a Jeep and suffered extensive injuries.

'I have a broken ankle, a fractured tibia," said DeVolld. "I have hardware in that. I had to have that surgically repaired. My right wrist was broken in two spots. The radius bone was crushed so I have a plate, three pins, and a screw in there...

May 4, 2014 - 8:06pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

A local family held their 3rd annual juvenile diabetes benefit to raise money in hopes of finding a cure for the disease.

Hundreds of people stopped by the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on Saturday to support the West family. Hannah West is 16- years -old and was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age ten. The disease has caused her pancreas to completely stop working and now she uses an insulin pump to compensate. She says although she suffers from complications from her diagnosis...

April 15, 2014 - 8:32pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Roseville Community Center not only serves as a meeting place for the community, but also as a facility to provide free health screenings for seniors, a voting precinct, an emergency shelter and much more. But with last winter's harsh temperatures, the facility's 20-year-old furnaces took a beating.

"During the winter time it was horrible. So since December, we've been down one furnace and they're not very efficient so we need to replace those as soon as possible," said...

February 21, 2014 - 11:39am
2 years 18 weeks ago

Local theater goers know the work of Rich Tolliver at the Renner in downtown Zanesville through his directing and performing.

The man who's used to being on the go suffered a setback recently when a piece of construction equipment failed and Tolliver struck his head, lacerating his scalp.

The ensuing hospital stay and physical therapy has caused a hardship financially. That's when his friends decided to give back to Tolliver who's helped to raise more than $100,000 over the year'...

December 29, 2013 - 8:44pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

The family of a local woman who was abducted and murdered earlier this week is keeping her memory alive.

26-year- old Kayla Thompson's life was cut short when she was abducted and murdered while performing her job as a delivery girl for Plus 1 Pizza in Cambridge. She never expected that her delivery to McPherson Avenue would be the last. Guernsey County deputies say that when questioned, a woman at the residence says she witnessed her boyfriend driving the delivery vehicle....

October 26, 2013 - 4:46pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

A benefit was held on Saturday in honor of a 20 year deputy with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office who is battling a life threatening illness.

Almost two years ago, Doug Smith was diagnosed with the incurable disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis. The disease scars and hardens the lungs to the point that victims can no longer breathe. Doug's family and friends gathered to raise money for his medical bills and anti-rejection medication he must take after enduring a double lung transplant....

October 22, 2013 - 6:26pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

A 20 year deputy of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office needs your help after battling a debilitating disease and expensive medical bills and medication.

Doug Smith was diagnosed with a disease in February that causes scarring of deep lung tissue and eventually the tissue becomes so thick, the lungs cannot provide oxygen to other organs.

"He had some asthma-like symptoms,” explained Doug's Sister-in-law, Anita Riley. “He did some checking with the doctor and...

July 26, 2013 - 10:28pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

A special memorial was held Friday night in order to raise money for a local woman who passed away after losing her fight with cancer.

Jana Hahn's husband says they found out she had Melanoma cancer four months ago and originally planned to have a benefit for her to help pay for her medical costs. Brian Hahn says the benefit ended up becoming a memorial once she passed away on June 30th. Hahn says if Jana were here she would appreciate the support.

"My wife was a really...

June 9, 2013 - 5:02pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

A large crowd of people all wearing blue shirts filled Primrose Retirement Center Sunday.

They were all in attendance to support cancer patient, Darlene Ulry to help offset the high cost of medical bills. Her husband, Clyde Ulry works at the retirement home and the Life Enrichment Coordinator, Tammy Grayson says they all support each other at Primrose.

"We're one big family all of the employees and we we are praying today all of the community families will come out help is...

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