Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Schools

July 18, 2011 - 5:17pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

Detectives with the Zanesville Police Department continue to investigate the death of an incoming Zanesville High School Freshman.

Detective Sergeant Rick Roush said 14 year-old Grant Hickman was found dead early Saturday morning at a home in the 300 block of Taylor Street in Zanesville. A resident of 364 Taylor Street confirmed the incident did happen at that location, but did not care to comment further.

School Officials said alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in...

July 1, 2011 - 11:57am
4 years 9 weeks ago

Local Kids are benefiting from grants through Ohio's Race to the Top Inniative.

The Zanesville City Schools have partnered with Muskingum Valley ESC and Riverview Local Schools and will start a new program, The Muskingum Valley STEM Academy. Muskingum Valley ESC Care Team Director, Michele Timmons, says they will receive 750,000 dollars over three years to create a high quality, high tech project based curriculum that will be located in the Old Grover Cleveland School site.


June 1, 2011 - 11:03am
4 years 13 weeks ago

This weekend the first graduating class of the new Zanesville High School will receive their diplomas.

It's one of the proud moments that Zanesville City School Administrators. This year has been one of ups and downs for the district, which has dealt with the death of school official Darrell Lear, the laying off of staff and the opening of three new buildings. But, even in the summer the district's work is never done.

"There's always a monumental amount of work to do in...

May 13, 2011 - 7:38pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Law enforcement and Zanesville City School officials are investigating a bus incident that left several children injured Friday afternoon.

It happened just after 4 P.M. on Linden Avenue in the Central Avenue area. According to the Zanesville Police Department, the bus driver allegedly slammed on the brakes. Five to ten kids then complained of soreness after getting of the bus.

"The kids were late getting to the bus stop, made complaints to the parents, getting off the bus...

March 7, 2011 - 10:05pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

Violating safety procedures costs a local bus driver her job.

Zanesville City Schools Student Service Coordinator Kevin Appleman says the female driver went through the rail road tracks at Pershing road and Woodlawn Avenue without stopping a couple weeks ago. He says that is not proper protocol for bus drivers.

"Our job is to look out for the safety of all of our students, the drivers, and the public, and when that occured, it's just not appropriate for a driver to do that,...

January 12, 2011 - 10:31pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Schools first Board of Education meeting of the new year was held Wednesday. With the recent passing of City Schools employee Darrell Lear, the district is continuing on with work, despite its loss. Click the video link on the left to watch reporter Mark Bullion's full story.

"I know I can hear him in my mind right now saying hey, I'm okay, you guys go ahead and do your job. "

Those are the words from...

January 4, 2011 - 11:56am
4 years 34 weeks ago

Darrell Lear was a man that believed in Zanesville City Schools.

The superintendent of the school district said Tuesday that Lear was the type of man that would work 12-14 hours a day and even weekends if needed.

Now, the district he loved so much is planning to honor his efforts in the form of a memorial bench and tree.

"Darrell has been my right hand man in so many project here in the last few years," explained Superintendent Terry Martin. "We feel that we...

November 15, 2010 - 7:34pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Students may be in the new Zanesville City Schools' buildings, but there's still work to be done on the outside.

The district had hoped the new landscape would be done by now along with the construction of the new parking lot at the high school, but a few snags have put them behind schedule. Crews ran into some rock they had to break and dig up before they could lay down concrete for the sidewalk. Then all they have left to do is crush some stone and lay down the blacktop.


November 15, 2010 - 12:28pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

A program taking place at Zanesville City Schools isn't recognizing the best athlete or even the best student. It seeks to honor those that continue to work hard even when the road isn't easy.

Ron Derry leads the program. He went blind in 1995 and dedicated his life to teaching children that even though life might be full of obstacles they can be overcome.

"This program teaches children with a positive attitude in life as we encounter problems with other people, difficult...

September 21, 2010 - 8:15pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

Remaining work at Zanesville City Schools is wrapping up.

At the district's school board meeting, the progress of the new school buildings was discussed. While all three sites have some exterior work to be done, project architect, Brian Addis, says the two elementary schools and high school should be looking complete right around October 7.

"Once the construction's been completed, we go through and identify basically finishing touches that need to be completed,...

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