Stories tagged with: Heather Rice

June 17, 2014 - 8:41pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The local Help Me Grow organization is helping parents by offering two very different but equally effective programs.

The first is their early prevention program for children under the age of three dealing with a mental or physical disability. It aims to educate parents of any income level about the resources available to assist them.

" These might be children with down syndrome, spinal bifida born, children with a cleft pallet or the child hasn't reached their developmental...

November 28, 2013 - 4:38pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

It's day three of the investigative look at opiate drug abuse in the state, county and city. The series Prescription for Addiction continues and the focus shifts to law enforcement agencies and the efforts to stop this epidemic.

"There are three things crimes revolve around, drugs, sex and money," said Captain Tony Coury of the Zanesville Police Department

Captain Coury and Sheriff Matt Lutz, estimate drug offenses are about 80 to 90 percent of all crimes committed in...

January 17, 2013 - 11:51am
2 years 32 weeks ago

A local coalition begins to move forward with plans to combat drug and alcohol abuse in Muskingum County.

The Drug and Alcohol Coalition began meeting in September and has since broken up into six committees to focus on different areas including health, law enforcement and prevention. Thursday, they talked about the goals of each committee. One is to help loved ones lost to drug and alcohol abuse.

"We're trying to develop a local Solace Chapter which is a chapter that helps...

July 9, 2010 - 12:21pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

A local organization wants to make sure kids learn safety.

Help Me Grow held their annual summer safety picnic Friday at Kidzville to teach kids what to do in emergencies.

"We talk to them a lot about summer safety about using sunscreen on their children and what's a good amount of time to be out in the sun. We have the smoke house for them to tour to learn about fire safety. So it's really just a fun summer event for the families," Heather Rice said.


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