The new year brings changes to both the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and Christ's Table.
Executive Director of Christ's Table Gretchen Sayre announced her retirement from the organization Monday morning. Sayre served on Christ's Tables board from 1986 to 1993, when she took then over as executive director. She said while she knows it's time to turn over the reigns they'll be things she misses.
"The people. The people," said Sayre. "The guests that come in. I don...
A devastating scene on Sunset Avenue Friday morning at the home of Jon and Lisa Cronin is destroyed by fire.
Zanesville Fire Department received the call of a structure fire at 1016 Sunset Avenue around 9. Living in the home with the couple were four children ages 21-16 years old. Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the fire was caused by an air mattress in the living room of the home being pushed into a gas log fireplace by a family pet.
It didn't take long for the fire to reach the attic...
What does it mean to make a difference in someone's life?
A room full of 300 people found that answer out Friday morning at the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast. 12 special individuals were recognized for their service to the community, and there were even a few tear-jerking moments.
While their stories may have been different, they all shared a similar message.
"We get a living by what we get, but we get a life by what we give. We hope...
Fires are on the rise across the area, but the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says that's to be expected. It happens every year because people forget to take precautionary measures before heating their homes.
The staff offer the following guidelines: call a technician to look at your furnice-and if you can't do that at least replace the filter-clean the chimney before your use it, and make sure alternative heating sources aren't plugged into extension cords.
The American Heart Association is changing the way we do CPR.
The small change is going to make a big difference. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross Director of Preparedness and Response Julie Davis said mouth to mouth ventilations will be eliminated from the new CPR training standards for people who witness situations where the patient is not breathing and does not have a pulse. This is called bystander CPR.
"We are eliminating the use of doing ventilations or...
Local law enforcement officials face off against area firefighters in the ultimate show down for bragging rights.
The annual Guns and Hoses Flag Football Game was held at the Maysville High School Football Stadium Saturday night. The victors were the Guns for the third year in a row with a score of 28-2. It's an event that both teams practiced for weeks in advance in hopes of taking home the trophy.
"Lots of guys played high school football. We've got a couple guys who...