Stories tagged with: children

February 6, 2016 - 8:18pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

 Nearly 800 malnourished children will receive healthy meals soon through the efforts of one local church.

Rolling Plains United Methodist Church along with over 100 volunteers are packing approximately 65,000 meals to send to 8 different orphanages in Liberia.

Organizer Breanna Humphries said she got the idea in 2011 when she was doing an assignment for her economics class.

"I had to pick a country to write about and I picked Liberia knowing nothing about it and...

April 10, 2014 - 5:38pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

With Easter just ten days away, The House of Grace Church is having one of the largest Easter egg hunts in the Zanesville area.

The 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday, April 12 at The House of Grace Church on the Maysville Pike. Last year the church gave away 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes for local children and this time they decided to doubled the number.

" We have got 20,000 eggs, over 50,000 pieces of candy, you've got certificates, over 200...

December 31, 2013 - 5:30pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

A talented group of local teens and pre teens will get the chance to display their work at this Friday's Art Walk.

37 area students were selected to participate in the Powerhouse Gallery that will be held at Michael Seiler's Studio on 7th Street. He says that the display will feature music, refreshments and showcase variety of exceptional pieces.

" It will be their personal artwork. This was a competition that was held about a month ago and this is the best of the best. You...

December 7, 2011 - 12:28pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

The Southeast Ohio 2-1-1 Call Center has identified a need for Christmas gifts to area families and children who have slipped through the cracks this holiday season.

Call Center Manager Audrey Foster says the call center values the good communication with the different local resources and agencies, so they will be working with them to be sure that they do not duplicate services for families in need. She says the center began their list after the other organizations stopped taking names...

March 29, 2011 - 9:02pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

Statistics indicate that nearly 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than ten times a day, and now it's causing concern for doctors nationwide.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new clinical report that offers research on the impact of social media on children, adolescents, and families.

"There are things that are missed in the communication, the way people say things, how you interact socially, I think it's more the sense of...

April 23, 2010 - 4:59pm
6 years 18 weeks ago

The tragic shooting death of the three-year old child from Philo is a reminder of the need for caution with firearms around the home.

Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Captain Jeff LeCocq said it's important to always treat a firearm like it's loaded.

"You never point a gun at anyone. Guns are not toys," he said. "When a gun is kept in the home, we always encourage that gun be kept locked up in the home and ammunition be kept in a separate place."...

April 4, 2010 - 5:57pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

Families across the world woke up Sunday morning to hunt Easter eggs, see what the Easter bunny left children and enjoy a little candy. It is all part of the magic of Easter.

Locally, people say they love the holiday for many different reasons.

"What I love about Easter is that it is in the springtime and it is a sign of renewal. The Earth is coming back to life again and Easter is a celebration of the renewal of Christ raising from the dead and it is just a...

March 29, 2010 - 5:35pm
6 years 21 weeks ago

35 students from around the area are lighting up the stage in "Seussical the Musical."

It's a performance based off the author's most beloved children's books.

"The thing about Dr. Seuss, he's more than just a juvenile author. His books are suitable for adults and have adult themes about relationships, conservation, politics...all kinds of things, " says Powerhouse of Southeastern Ohio Board President, Cristy Szemetylo.

The group of performers put on a...

March 3, 2010 - 5:41pm
6 years 25 weeks ago

It's the newest fad on the internet and it's quite the social gamble.

With only a computerl, webcam and internet access, you're just a click away from chatting with people all over the world.

But now Chat Roulette adds another element, you don't know who the site will connect you to.

"Partly it's the unknown, it's that kind of tantalizing, what's coming up next," said Larry Tumblin, Director of Information Services at Ohio University Zanesville.


December 13, 2009 - 10:18pm
6 years 36 weeks ago

Parents, who have lost children, are lighting candles worldwide so their memories can live on.

The Zanesville gathering of the National Children's Memorial Candle Lighting Service took place at the Rolling Plains Church tonight.

Head event coordinator, Beth Dickerson, says the number of children the community has lost is growing to 140 this year, and she says it's important that these families have some place to go where they can talk about their losses.

"If you've...

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