Stories tagged with: Zanesville Rotary Club

June 10, 2014 - 2:46pm
41 weeks 5 days ago

Today the Zanesville Rotary Club brought in a special guest speaker to their meeting to raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries.

Micah Jones, a brain injury survivor spoke to the crowd about her journey to overcome being hit by a drunk driver back in 2004. Since that time, Jones has fought through a variety of complications due to injuries she suffered.

"When people looking at me will say she is fine there is nothing wrong with her, well you don't understand how hard it...

April 1, 2014 - 4:25pm
51 weeks 5 days ago

Secretary of State Jon Husted spoke this afternoon at the Zanesville Rotary Club.

With April 1st being the first day for early voting, Secretary Husted talked about the importance of voicing your opinion and voting in the upcoming May Primary election.

"There are many important issues on the ballot, including a statewide infrastructure bond issue, there are 614 local issues across the state, some competitive primary elections for both democrats and republicans...

February 19, 2013 - 7:04pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The Zanesville Noon Rotary Club is in recruitment mode.

It is looking for enthusiastic members who are interested in serving their communities, working on international projects, expanding their network and building their leadership skills.

 Mollie Crooks, President Elect of Zanesville Rotary said, "One of the things we would like to do, is let folks know some of the misperceptions of rotary and Rotarians, it's not your grandfather's or father's rotary club. We are...

November 20, 2012 - 6:23pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The holiday season is approaching fast, and so are your chances of winning $1,500.

The Rotary Clubs' of Zanesville are sponsoring the 12 Days Before Christmas, where community members have an opportunity to buy tickets from Rotarians to win prizes, starting December 6th.

"Each day the number of prizes goes down by one, but typically the value of the prizes go up." explained 12 Days Before Christmas chairman Ken Johnson. "So, for example, on the...

April 17, 2012 - 2:25pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

An Ohio University Zanesville professor is giving his thoughts on the 2012 presidential race.

Tuesday, Dr. Jared Farley spoke to members of the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club, about the November election, and how it may play out over the next seven months.

Farley said the big determining factor for President Obama to win re-election, will be the state of the economy during the summer months.

"If we continue to get economic data, like we received in the first quarter of...

March 20, 2012 - 2:07pm
3 years 1 week ago

A retired Commissioner with the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes was in Zanesville Tuesday.

Sam Speck spoke to members of the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club about the Great Lakes and the challenges that lie ahead.

Speck told WHIZ News that issues like climate change, invasive species, and even agricultural run-off from farms are at the forefront.

"That has created a bigger problem than it has in the past, with run-off, and that run-off is causing...

March 13, 2012 - 1:47pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

The Zanesville Rotary Clubs are continuing a 38-year tradition of roses.

Since 1974, the club has been selling different varieties of long-stem roses.

Rose Day chairman Tom Lear explained how the long-standing tradition began in Zanesville.

"A Rotarian and Local florist, John Imlay was looking for a project to raise money, and John came up with this idea of selling roses, and we've been doing it now for 38 years," said Lear.

On Tuesday, Lear and other...

February 15, 2012 - 6:53pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

A local organization dedicated to service has a reason to celebrate.

The Zanesville Rotary Clubs will be celebrating their 107th anniversary internationally next Thursday. Club President Ruthie Ware said it is something all of the members are looking forward to.

"Our club is actually going to have a celebration, on the 23rd, here, to acknowledge that, and we are very proud to be a member of rotary international," said Ware.

The morning and noon clubs reach out...

January 17, 2012 - 6:52pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

The Zanesville Rotary Club is doing its part to make the world a better place.

Zanesville is a chapter of Rotary International, which has been a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative since 1988.  Zanesville Rotary Club President John Hill said rotarians have donated almost a billion dollars to fight the disease.

"We were just notified last week that India is being considered to be taken off the list of three other countries who have polio," said Hill....

January 3, 2012 - 7:21pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

The debate surrounding hydraulic fracturing is in the spotlight after earthquakes in Northeast Ohio are being blamed on the process.

Specializing Attorney in Energy and Environmental Restoration Donald Mason spoke to the Zanesville Rotary Club Tuesday on the promotion of shale gas. WHIZ-TV spoke with him on the recent criticism the injection well system is receiving after a number of earthquakes have occurred near a Youngstown well that's used to inject drilling wastewater into...

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