Area schools are showing their appreciation for our troops overseas.
On Friday volunteers assembled about 50 care packages at the Muskingum County Community Foundation. Organizer Colby Childs said students collected donations for members of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team that recently deployed to Afghanistan from Ohio.
"This project specifically was born out of a personal connection," said Childs. "Our supervisor's husband is currently serving in...
Monetary grants help eight community organizations continue their work.
Through money raised by the Muskingum County Community Foundation $30,000 was given to organizations that focus on visual and performing arts, education and economic development. The eight organizations were chosen from 31 grant applications. The Foundation's Executive Director said he wishes they could do more.
"I feel frustrated because we don't have enough money to do all that we would...
Non-profit organizations in Muskingum County are invited to participate in a grant competition.
The Muskingum County Community Foundation is dishing out $30,000 to charities that promote visual arts, performing arts, education or economic development. Executive Director David Mitzel said that money is only a small portion of what's being donated in the county.
"That $30,000 represents unrestricted money that we can give away in such a fashion, but the bulk of what we...
The Muskingum County Community Foundation held its annual Groundhog Day fundraiser Friday evening.
The event featured dinner, and a silent auction at the Ohio University/Zane State Campus Center. Community Foundation Council Chair, Daniel Vincent said the event is designed to raise money to give back to the community.
"We have a multitude of artists and businesses that donate goods and artwork, it's a great event, a lot of fun. We have many regulars that come back...
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Ray Thomas Award.
The Community Service Award is met to recognize Muskingum County volunteers who've made a significant contribution to the area - just like Ray Thomas did.
"He was the person in the community you couldn't say no to," said Muskingum County Community Foundation's Executive Director David Mitzel. "He was extremely beneficial to all the organizations, he was involved with a lot of charities....
Students planning on attending the Ohio State University - or any branch of Ohio State- may also want to apply for this scholarship.
The OSU Alumni Club of Muskingum County will be awarding $500 or more to a number of high school seniors. Applicants must be in the top 25% of their school in Muskingum County and also plan to enroll at a campus of Ohio State.
"We would like to see well rounded students," said OSU Alumni Club President of Muskingum County Terry...
The struggle of balancing work and school will be a little bit easier for one local student with the help of a scholarship.
The Bar G Oil and Gas Scholarship was created two years ago by the Glass family to encourage students of Mid-East Technology Center to pursue opportunities at Zane State College. Donor Christina Glass said the idea originated from her father, who also attended Mid-East before going on to pursue a higher education at Zane State, known then as MATC.