The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency recently received an important grant.
It came through the Department of Homeland Security. The grant was applied for through the State of Ohio EMA and was a competitive process between Ohio's 88 counties. Director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck told us what the money will go toward.
"There's a little over $100,000 for training. So we will be training first responders. Fire and EMS personnel, within the 11 counties for...
The Zanesville Police Department was awarded $37,455.51, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office was awarded $20,853.99 and the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office received $29,207.23 by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for the 2014 fiscal year to make Ohio's roadways safer.
"The primary mission is to reduce traffic fatals in the state of Ohio through a collaborative effort," said Lt. Steve Rine. "And it's...
The Adamsville Fire Department was presented the check to help the department purchase new equipment like self-contained breathing apparatus', protective clothing and communications equipment.
"The Division of State Fire Marshall Department of Commerce is proud to have the training and equipment grant program with 1.6 million dollars that we distribute to smaller departments across the state," said State Fire Marshall, Larry Flowers.
A local community foundation starts a new competition for youth.
The Muskingum County Community Youth Foundation is planning their first youth grant competition.It's goal is to empower youth and improve the community by providing financial support.
CYF Adviser, Juliet Lacy said "The community youth foundation is always looking for activities,community service,and grant making that positively impacts the lives of young people in Muskingum County."
Local Kids are benefiting from grants through Ohio's Race to the Top Inniative.
The Zanesville City Schools have partnered with Muskingum Valley ESC and Riverview Local Schools and will start a new program, The Muskingum Valley STEM Academy. Muskingum Valley ESC Care Team Director, Michele Timmons, says they will receive 750,000 dollars over three years to create a high quality, high tech project based curriculum that will be located in the Old Grover Cleveland School site.
Out of 5,000 schools nationwide Foxfire School was one of 23 to get the grant sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission. Through a partnership with Sprint Wireless each student will get a laptop device with 4-G capabilities. This will help student K-12 access digital text books and cutting edge learning tools.
"The unique thing about the situation is with the 4G you have internet access anytime, anywhere and that's...
WHIZ's very own Kelly Mills is about to come back to work after having baby boy Grant Michael Mills last month.
Kelly says motherhood is extremely interesting and definitely not as bad as she expected; but then again, Kelly says she has a really good baby. According to mom, Grant never cries and when asked what moments so far really stand out, she answered with no hesitation.
"Everytime he goes to the doctor, it doesn't really go well. The first doctor's visit when he...