Stories tagged with: Starlight

December 1, 2014 - 12:20pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

A power outage is forcing the closure of an area school. 

The Starlight School and Workshop will close Monday at 11:30 due to a power outage.

American Electric Power said the outage is effected 1,183 customers in the Adams Lane area. AEP reports a power pole caught on fire and crews on the scene corrected the problem.


October 3, 2013 - 9:34pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

In honor of National Disabilities Awareness Employment Month, Starlight Industries hosted a celebratory dinner.

Thursday night was the 26th Annual Muskingum Starlight Industries Transitional and Community Employment Banquet that highlights local employers that hire starlight's adult students.

"We have several restaurants, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, and Wendys. McDonalds, " said Community Employment Department Employee at Starlight Industries, Tim Duff....

September 14, 2013 - 6:03pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

A local organization is working to beautify Muskingum County one project at a time.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society woke up early Saturday morning and came out to Starlight Academy to improve its landscape. Timber Run gardens donated all of the plants for the building, while the group's members put them into the ground.

"Starlight has been a staple in our community servicing many for years, and we are happy to be here to help out and volunteer, " Muskingum Valley...

December 13, 2011 - 12:09pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

39 children and adults from Starlight School were treated to a holiday party with a visit from Santa Claus and presents.

For the 24th year, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Student Council sponsored an Adopt-A-Child party at the Starlight School in Zanesville. Mid-East Student Council Advisor, Sue Lake, says students participated in a visit to Starlight School in the beginning of December where the high school students were able to meet the adoptees.

"We average...

April 10, 2010 - 5:42pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

A showdown on the hardwood Saturday afternoon had the crowd cheering, but only one team could walk away as the winner.

WHIZ staff and personalities faced off in a friendly basketball game against the Muskingum County Tigers, hosted by the Muskingum County MR/DD and Starlight Program.

"They get so much joy, they look forward to it each year, they are always around February are asking me 'are we going to play the Whizards, are you going to get that scheduled?'...

March 11, 2010 - 7:39pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

Students at Starlight School now have a new project.

Starlight Industries and the Muskingum County Commissioners entered into a contract Thursday to have Starlight students convert records from the 1800s into micro-films.

"The information will be preserved in a better format than the books should something happen as every year paper disintegrates or whatever, so we had entered into a contract to help supply and help with that," says Commissioner...

January 12, 2010 - 8:42pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

Every day, hundreds of students start their day by getting on a school bus to get to school.

But something as simple as getting on that school bus is proving very difficult for a local starlight student.

Eric Roberts attends the workshop at Starlight every day. But his guardian Judy Roberts was told he had to ride the Z-bus to school instead of the regular yellow school buses.

"I wouldn't have as much of a problem with it, had it of been all the kids on this route that...

December 9, 2009 - 1:43pm
5 years 34 weeks ago

Some local students are helping area children have a Merry Christmas.

The Zanesville Campus Student Coucil  sponsored it's 22nd Adopt-a-Child Chirstmas party. Students from Mid-East Career and Techonology Centers raised about $3,000 for the project through donations.

The students visited their adopted children at Starlight last week to meet and play with them and find out what they wanted for Christmas. Then the students went shopping and...

September 26, 2009 - 9:18pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

Starlight School is continuing to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a second celebration, held tonight.

Students, faculty, loved ones, and even some local and state representatives gathered for a cookout, some carnival games, an art display, and a night of dancing.

Starlight Schools Administrative Services Director, Kathy Smith, says the dance was supposed to be held outside along with an official lighting of the miracle league field, but rain forced...

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