Stories tagged with: training

January 22, 2015 - 7:03pm
14 weeks 4 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties announced training dates for their 2015-2016 funding applications this week.

Last year the United Way invested $408,000 dollars in different local non-profit programs. This year they are hoping to surpass that number and impact as many lives as possible.

"We've had organizations that have youth mentoring programs that help individuals take care and budget their money, so any non-profits, local non-profits, or tax exempt...

March 15, 2014 - 3:28pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Dave Nutter Memorial Emergency Service Conference took place on Saturday at the Genesis Healthplex on Maple Avenue.

This is the second time, the late Dave Nutter is being remembered by EMS staff. Nutter was an EMS Liason for the hospital from 2002 to 2010 before passing away from a brain tumor. His family and career predecessor were at the event to remember their loved one.

" David was really well regarded by people and he had a lot of people that respected him and...

December 17, 2013 - 7:15pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

What may look like just an abandoned school on the outside, is turned into a training facility that prepares K-9 units for when scenarios like school shootings and bomb threats, turn into real-life situations.

In order to make sure they're ready for those scenarios, dogs like Ike are trained for a minimum of 16 hours each month. To make that happen, every other Tuesday, Barry Connell of Ohio Working Dogs spends his day training new and veteran K-9's.

Connell explained, "It's...

September 14, 2013 - 5:55pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Cars, semi's and wreckage were scattered around the back of the fairgrounds on Saturday for a Firefighter's Training Day.

This was the first year for the training exercise. A-1 Towing partnered with Zanesville , Dresden, Washington and Falls Township Fire Departments for the day long educational program.

"We are all working together with these heavy road rigs," said Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant, Rodger Hobson. "Showing them how we can stabilize those...

March 15, 2013 - 4:17pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

The Washington Township Fire Department is the second fire department in Ohio to be hosting a free training course on how to respond to grain bin rescue emergencies. This weekend's course is a combination of classroom and hands-on training in a simulation trailer. Farmers and about seven other fire departments around the area will be able to take advantage of the simulation training.

"Saturday classes, we're trying to target that towards the agricultural community and FFA students...

February 20, 2013 - 7:08pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy is here in Zanesville this week. The virtual training puts officers in real-life situations, where they are forced to make critical decisions.

"Use of force, judgemental decisions, how quickly the scenarios can develop, we expect one thing to happen and then something else happens, so again it's just opening the eyes to how bad situations can become," training officer, Andrew Russell said.

The courses are...

February 19, 2013 - 6:50pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Zanesvile Police Department is advancing it's training through high-tech simulation scenarios.

The training is offered through the Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy. Zanesville Police Captain, Tony Coury says that this type of advanced training will educate officers on new techniques.

"We applied with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio, asked them if  we can get involved in the simulator training that they were offering...

September 6, 2010 - 5:42pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

When the high school students sit in their seats Tuesday morning, they will notice something different about the classrooms.

Instead of having a green chalk board in front of them, they will be faced with top-of-the-line technology. Each classroom will be equipped with surround sound, a CD/DVD/VCR player, and a Smartboard.

"It allows students to actually interact with the teacher, with the board, and it gets them up out of their seats. That's very helpful," says teacher...

August 3, 2010 - 5:35pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

A former Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy is bringing specialized training to the area.

The Southern Ohio Private Police Institute is starting an East Central-Central Ohio Operation, with most of the training being held at the Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports Firearm Range in Zanesville. It will be reaching out to local law enforcement agencies, on the smaller scale, who may need assistance with work place violence, chemical agents, and firearms training.

"Let me...put your...

May 15, 2010 - 6:54pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

Members of the 346th Psychological Operations Company met for a situational training exercise today.

It was a day of training at the Old Columbia Cement Plant, but it sounded very realistic. In an attempt to prepare soldiers for deployment, members of the 346th Psychological Operations Company went through various situational exercises where they had to act and react to situations they might encounter if deployed.

Commander Mark Mauri says, "We feel that a lot of the...

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