Stories tagged with: Retirement

August 5, 2015 - 4:08pm
26 weeks 5 days ago

After 32 years of service Zanesville's assistant fire chief  Robert Long is retiring.

Motivated by a tough economy and his father who worked at the station before him, Long found his true calling as a fireman. He says firefighting has changed a lot since his first day on the job, from the gear the men wear to the way they put out fires but through the changes Long says he's made lifelong friends. And that is what he says he will miss the most.


July 28, 2015 - 2:41pm
28 weeks 10 hours ago

For close to 30 years, the village of New Concord has seen one mayor. 

However, effective January 1, Greg Adams will retire after 27 years as the village's mayor. He moved to New Concord in 1965 and has never left. He even graduated from the then named Muskingum College.

Seven years after graduating, Adams became the mayor. He said the village has been a great place to raise a family. 

"The people in the community have been great, a great group and collection...

June 23, 2015 - 4:41pm
32 weeks 5 days ago

A community member with a long history at the OSU extension office announces that he will retire on June 30. 

Fifty-nine year old Mark Mechling has worked at the extension office for 27 years, and before that he taught for 11. Now, he will call it quits next week. 

But Tuesday, he remembered some of his fondest memories. 

"I've had the opportunity to facilitate several studies of the county," Mechling said. "Back in the '90s we had a farmland...

November 20, 2014 - 5:49pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

An employee of the Zanesville-Muskingum County health department is retiring after 29 years.

Environmental Health Director, Mike Kirsch is retiring from the Zanesville Muskingum County health department after 29 years of service. Kirsch says a lot has changed since he first started working for the health department.

"Technology is one thing, just amazing advancements in technology. When I started, we didn't have any computers, no cell phones, nothing like that. So, that's...

December 9, 2013 - 9:09pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

Friends, family and co-workers celebrated Zanesville City Council's Council-at-Large member, Ted Zakany at his retirement party at Monday night. Zakany, a Zanesville native, started his career working in his family's grocery store and has served on city council since 1976. At 86-years-old and after decades of serving on city council, Zakany says he's most proud of passing legislation that benefits Zanesville's law enforcement officers.

"Passing legislation that's improved our...

June 26, 2013 - 4:17pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

The Zanesville- Muskingum County Health Department is losing a 30 year long employee from the Environmental Health Division

Ann Moorehead is retiring Friday after 30 years. Her role included clearing housing permits and licenses as well as water well and sewage permits, but to her colleagues turned friends, she is so much more than that.

"We are going to miss Ann a lot because of her experience with environmental health, public health and customer service in general....

May 2, 2013 - 3:59pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

After starting his career as a cadet dispatcher, Trooper Mike Forshey will turn in his badge, uniform and gear at the end of his last shift on Friday as he retires from serving 31-years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

"It's going to be kind of interesting, it's going to be a little different not being part of the team, not being part of what's bigger than you are. But I'm really looking forward to doing something else for a while," said  Forshey.

Forshey says...

March 29, 2013 - 3:42pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

A long time local law enforcement officer is retiring.

Friends, family and co-workers threw The Muskingum County Adult Probation Department's, Jim McGee, a retirement party Friday afternoon.

"I was very fortunate to spend 17 years here at The Muskingum County Adult Probation Department. They had a nice dinner for me here today," said Joe McGee.

McGee also retired from serving 26-years with the Zanesville Police Department before working at The Muskingum County...

July 21, 2011 - 6:27pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

A retirement party was held Thursday for a well known local Program Administrator.

Dick Sorg, from the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District says after nearly forty years, retirement hasn't really sunk in yet, but he is excited for what the next forty years have to offer.

"I'll stay involved with a lot of community organizations." said Sorg. "Whether it's the Farm Bureau, The National Wild Turkey Federation, I'm sure in some fashion with the local Soil and...

February 18, 2011 - 5:28pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

Firefighters from around Ohio traveled in to honor former Fire Chief Dave Lacy of Zanesville Friday afternoon.

The Fire Chiefs Association and Union honored him after he announced his retirement last month. He said while he's sad to leave the fire department, which has become his second family, he'll always be a firefighter no matter what.

"It just means that once you get that in your blood until you become incapacitated and can't do it anymore, you still have that urge to...

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