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.
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...
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.
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....
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.
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...