Stories tagged with: Beth Chapman

March 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
6 weeks 15 hours ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center is turning 2.

March 31st marks the 2nd anniversary for the recreation center. To celebrate, the rec is offers color contests for children of members and non members and many other cool incentives.

"We have different age groups 1 to 3, 4 to 7, and 8 to 12. People can stop in get the pages to color and back it in by the 23rd of March then we will vote on the winners. There will be prizes awarded for that. On April 2nd we have a community day....

August 26, 2015 - 3:33pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center is setting the stage for the Fred Taylor Memorial Gym Dedication.

The event will begin Thursday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. and will feature NBA legends Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, Bill Hosket, Joe Roberts and Mel Nowell. Bob Knight will also be present via video. The event sold out, but a limited number of tickets have been made available. Executive Director of the Muskingum Recreation Center, Beth Chapman told us more about the good news.


July 23, 2015 - 3:45pm
40 weeks 13 hours ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center will dedicate the gymnasium this August.

The gym will be formally known as the 'Fred Taylor Memorial Gymnasium' after August 27. Fred Taylor is a native of Zanesville, Ohio and member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. Executive Director of the Recreation Center Beth Chapman said MRC is thrilled to name their gymnasium after the Ohio legend.

"He just was a good coach, very good person and the important thing is how he led his teams were just...

June 30, 2015 - 4:32pm
43 weeks 2 days ago

The gymnasium in the Muskingum Recreation Center will be receiving a special dedication this coming August.

It will be named the Fred Taylor Memorial Gymnasium, in honor of the local man who coached Ohio State University to the National Championships. Executive Director of the Muskingum Recreation Center Beth Chapman told us more about him and their choice of dedication.

"He's a legendary coach for the Ohio State University. He came back to Zanesville after his coaching...

March 26, 2015 - 6:26pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center turns a year old next week.

After years of planning, and fundraising, the Rec Center opened its doors on March 31st of last year. As a way to say thank you for the support, anyone can visit the Rec Center during normal business hours without charge Tuesday.

"We want people to see the facility," said the Executive Director of the Rec, Beth Chapman. "A lot of folks have not been here yet, and we want to showcase the facility because we...

March 13, 2014 - 6:25pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center opens this month and rec leaders are preparing for its big debut.

The center will have a soft opening for current Genesis Lifestyle Fitness Center members on March 24 and will open to the general public on March 31. On Thursday workers inched a step closer to completion by officially filling the rec's pools with water. The staff at the rec center will offer special classes to interested individuals who are looking for an exciting aquatic job...

February 14, 2014 - 6:33pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Muskingum Recreation center will be open in less than two months.

Executive Director, Beth Chapman says the facility will open to the general public on April 1st. The project will take around 13 months to complete in total and Chapman says everything is coming together smoothly despite the inclement weather.

"We have had a few delays with the weather, luckily the contractors have worked on the weekends to get caught up so it really hasn't been any kind of delay in the...

January 30, 2014 - 6:10pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Members of the Genesis Lifestyle and Fitness Center met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss the transition into their new facility.

The Muskingum Recreation Center on the OUZ- Zane State campus is expected to open for current members of the Genesis Lifestyle and Fitness Center near the end of March and for the general public in early April. Organizers are changing their corporate and regular memberships options to reflect changes to the facility.


July 1, 2013 - 4:09pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

On Monday, a truck-load of 17 steel beams for the future natatorium made their way from Columbus to Zanesville. The massive beams were welded onto the recreation center and the executive director, Beth Chapman, says Monday was an important day for the community.

"We've really planned very hard for four years for this aquatic facility to be built and it's coming into full motion and today's a big day. We're placing the steel on the natatorium," said Chapman.

The multi-...

June 15, 2013 - 6:47pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

Father's day is not until Sunday but one organization started the celebration early.

Forever Dads threw its All Star Dad's Day early Saturday. The event has taken place for the last 10 years. Beth Chapman is a volunteer at Dad's Day and says she was compelled to get involved.

"I had luckily a very influential father and I know the importance of trying to support the father kid connection, " said Chapman

To pay for the special day Forever Dads applies for grant...

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