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...
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has six open cases its dealing with as a result of last Thursday's tornadoes, which is affecting 14 people.
Staff members say the event came as quite a shock.
"We've had very high winds before in September, and really, that's what I thought we were gearing up for last Thursday, but usually actual tornadoes don't happen in September. It's almost unheard of. We always think of spring. That's kind of that spring-storm-tornado season," says...
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is preparing for its Military Family Fest next month.
Staff say the recent nine year anniversary of September 11th has really made them aware of the sacrifices our troops make every day.
"When you think about the fact that we all got to sit down and watch our football games, or if you were lucky enough to be there to pick up a paper and read other people's thoughts, they hit us. They hit us hard, but they can never take our freedom away from us...
Knowing first aid procedures can save your child's life. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the best time to learn these techniques is before the child is born.
One thing every parent-to-be should know is how to aid a choking infant. You cannot do abdominal thrusts, because it will injure the baby. You must turn the baby over and let their head hang slightly down.
"Thump her five times right between the shoulder blades, that's the strongest party of a baby's body,"...
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is trying something new this weekend.
It's taking the National Chapter's "Ride for the Red" and applying it locally. Bikers will start in Zanesville at one p.m. Saturday and take a four-hour ride through Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties.
"There's nothing more scenic and more beautiful than the highways and by-ways of Southeastern Ohio. Most people that ride love those roads, " says Marlene Henderson of the Red Cross.
Staying cool may seem like common sense, but often times the effects of heat can catch you by surprise.
When conditions are particularly humid, our bodies can't sufficiently cool off, and that's when we need to take precautions. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross urges you to stay inside, but here are some tips for those that are required to be in the heat.
"If you have things you have to do around the house, mow the lawn or whatever, do that really early morning or late...
One local organization that's always giving is asking for your help.
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross's Disaster Relief Fund is in the red by about $14,000. The staff say while they have handled about the same amount of fires this year as in years past, the number of people in those homes is growing, but the organization is breathing a little sigh of relief tonight.
"It's great when the heroes down here at Terry's step up and say disaster relief is low, let's help you out,...
The Red Cross will be hitting the town Saturday night and raising money at a local hot spot.
Terry's Tavern is hosting a party that will allow the organization to help local families in the future.
"All the proceeds from half and half tickets and some other things and we're also going to have a door prize there will go toward our disaster relief fund," Marlene Henderson Director of Readiness and Development at the Muskingum Valley Red Cross said.