More than 50 local kids from the Lifewell and Eastside Community Ministries are learning what it takes to be healthy.
16-year-old Hannah Thomas is the coordinator of the "Fun and Fit Camp" that's been going on for the past 3 days.
"I wanted to make a big difference in those kids' lives, and I wanted to also teach them about fitness and nutrition because that's really important. They can keep those lessons learned all throughout their lives, " says Thomas.
Once school lets out for the year, children have a higher risk of becoming injured from taking part in different summer activities.
The top injury medical professionals deal with are falls, and most of those stem from trampolines and playground incidents.
"One way to prevent serious injuries with playground equipment is to choose playgrounds where the surface is cushioned because serious head injuries occur when children fall on hard surfaces, " says Gloria Kieffer of...
More than 100 kids could take off on a new set of wheels this weekend...
For the second year, Old Boy Bikers is organizing a bike giveaway on Sunday in conjunction with Stars and Stripes on the River.
"We've rounded up 100 bicycles probably a little more, from area businesses, individuals like yourself and they've treated us right. We went to Walmart yesterday [Thursday] and purchased 100 bicycles, we've got some little electric cars, some Radio Flyer Wagons, and scooters,...
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department won't have to rely on the Ohio Department of Health anymore when it comes to inspecting local homes for lead-based paint.
Sanitarian Anne Boyd added that job to her list back in January.
"It's a contract available to any county health department. It helps alleviate the state employees traveling as far. It also allows us to do the primary prevention piece. So, we have all the equipment, " says Boyd.
The YMCA is kicking off its 12 week Summer Camp next Tuesday.
It's open to those going into kindergarten next year through 8th grade.
"A lot of folks are looking for, especially parents, a place for their kids to go, and two questions we get are: Are they safe and will they have fun? They answer is yes to both of these, " says Executive Director, Craig Miracle.
Miracle says the kids will continue to be active throughout the summer with all the planned activities,...
Students were singing along and clapping their hands today at Hopewell Elementary School. They call themselves the Alato Trio and they're an outreach educational group as well as a performance trio. Music Director of the Southeast Symphony Orchestra and a member of the group, Laura Schumann, says that children need great music.
"To have a bassoon come in for school children and for them to be able to see that up close is just wonderful" says Schumann.
The American Dental Association is pressing the issue of good dental health among kids.
It's recommended that children visit the dentist every six months, but some don't make it that often and other don't make it at all.
Muskingum Valley Heath Center Dentist Andrew Nash says sometimes financial issues come into play and families sacrifice their dental visits. He also says there are some parents out there who don't think maintaining baby teeth is as important as maintaining...
The first snowfall may have caused headaches for drivers, but it was a dream come true for children.
The inches of fresh snow Saturday morning gave children a reason to break out their snow boots and sleds for the first time this year. At Putnam Hill Park, children and their families played in what feels like a winter wonderland.
"We see a lot of people coming up here sledding and bringing their animals out and enjoying the snow," says Adam Gaiters as...
After high school seniors graduate, they have the option of furthering their education, and the 2009 US Census Bureau estimated that 15.9 million students are taking advantage of this and are currently enrolled in colleges and universities across the country.
In the final part of her series, "How Expensive Is It to Raise Kids in This Day and Age," WHIZ's Emily Baird discovers parents may not have as big a role as you might think when it comes to paying for higher education....