Stories tagged with: speaker

April 20, 2013 - 6:29pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Jon Moorehead, now a realtor and non-profit consultant in Columbus, came back to his hometown to speak to residents and thank them for the impact they made on his career.

"I spoke about the influences on my life and my career having been born, raised and nurtured here in Zanesville, Ohio. And particularly with the mentors and models within the African-American Community," said Moorehead.

Moorehead also mentioned a number of African-American entrepreneurs that he felt...

April 6, 2010 - 6:21pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

School districts across the country are reporting more bullying incidents.

In fact, a new study shows that about 170 thousand students a year stay home because they are scared of bullying.

Mark Brown spoke with students at both Maysville and West Muskingum Middle Schools as part of a national outreach program to show why this is a difficult time in these students' lives.

"Because they want to fit in. They're not quite sure where everything belongs, so they are trying...

February 27, 2010 - 6:14pm
6 years 26 weeks ago

The snow didn't stop people from coming out to listen to an inspirational speaker at the Nelson T. Gant House Saturday afternoon.

Mary Watiker Robinson is a native of Zanesville and says she pursued higher education to become a nurse at a time when many young African-Americans did not go to college. She says her strong family support and inspiration is what helped her persevere and she shared that message with the audience Saturday.

"To let them know how important...

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