2014

Mon, Jan. 20 - 7 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., Jan. 22 - 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democratic Party meeting, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Jan. 28 - 7 pm - Muskingum County Democratic Party Central Committee meeting, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Feb. 10 - 7 pm - Zanesville City Council meeting, City Hall, 401 Market St., Zanesville

Mon, Feb. 17 - 7 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.
On the agenda will be a discussion of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day fundraiser to be held at VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville. There will be several speakers at the event.

Wed., Feb. 19 - 7 pm - Central Committee of the Muskingum County Democratic party meets.  7:30 pm - meeting of the Muskingum County Democratic Party.  At Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sat., Feb. 22nd at 3:30 pm - Sharen Neuhardt, Ed FitzGerald's running mate for Lt. Governor, will be in Zanesville this Saturday, at Democratic headquarters on 46 South Sixth Street, Zanesville.  Come and meet Sharen and listen to her views.

Mon., Feb. 24 - 7 pm - Zanesville City Council meeting, City Hall, 401 Market St., Zanesville6 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Mar. 10 - 7 pm - Zanesville City Council meeting, City Hall, 401 Market St., Zanesville

Fri., March 14 - 6 - 8 pm - St. Patrick's Day Celebration at VFW, 1318 Putnam Ave., Zanesville.  Tickets $20, or 2 for $35  (All proceeds benefit Democratic Candidates.)  Baked Potato Bar, Assorted Salads and Desserts, and Cash Bar.

Speakers:
Grace Cherrington, Licking County Democratic Party Chair
Jennah Craig, Director of Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
Jennifer Garrison, Candidate for 6th Congressional District
Natalie R. Haupt, Candidate for Fifth District Court of Appeals
Grant Hutcheson, Candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner
Liz Walters, Women's Caucus Chair of Ohio Democratic Party

Need more information?
Barbara Anderson, 454-1732
Brooke Anderson, 454-0742
Bobbie Durfee, 454-2688
Martha Sullivan, 452-9754

Mon., Mar. 17 - 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., Mar. 19 - 7:30 pm - meeting of the Muskingum County Democratic Party.  At Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Thur., Mar. 27 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Reception for Jennifer Garrison, Candidate for Congress (OH-06) - Zak's Restaurant, 32 North 3rd Street, Zanesville.  Muskingum Host Committee:  Jack Boyd, Phil Phillips and Butch Zwelling.  Suggested contribution $50.  Checks should be made payable to Jennifer Garison for Congress and can be collected at the event, or contribute securely online at http://www.JenniferGarrison.com/contribute

Fri., Mar. 28, First Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Democratic Dinner, at Comfort Inn of Marietta, 700 Pike St., Marietta.  Cocktail hour will begin at 5:00 pm with dinner beginning immediately after at 6:00 pm. 

To register for the dinner please visit this link:  http://tinyurl.com/demsdinner

Those interested in attending may also fill out the attached form and mail it with an enclosed check payable to the "Marietta College Democrats" to:  Marietta College Democrats, Box 1238, 215 Fifth St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Speakers for the dinner include:
U. S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant
Ohio gubernational candidate Ed FitzGerald
Candidate for Ohio Auditor of State John Patrick Carney
Democratic candidate for U. S. House of Representatives Jennifer Garrison
Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile
U. S. Senator Joe Manchin has also been invited to be a part of the evening's program.

The people of Ohio and West Virginia deserve the best, and to achieve this we understand the importance of partnering with local Democrats to raise the necessary funds and awareness to elect quality representation and advance important issues. The MOVDD is designed to united Democrats from both sides of the Ohio River, as part of our initiative to develop a long term relationship with local citizens in order to move the Ohio Valley forward.

We are very thankful for your generosity and support.  If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact Marietta College Democrats President Taylor Myers at 740-213-6028.  We look forward to having you attend this event, where we will share an evening of laughs, friendship, and patriotism as we celebrate the ideals of the Democratic Party and the many freedoms we enjoy through living in the United States of America.  SIGN UP here.

Wed., Apr. 16, 7:30 pm, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Apr. 21, 7:00 pm, Muskingum Women Democrats meeting, at Gant House, 1945 W. Main St., Zanesville.

April 24-5 -- Carr Center Cake Auction - Our club will have a cake in the auction again this year.  The Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club Carr Cake Auction Cake is Cake #10 and will be auctioned at 8:30 AM, Thursday, April 24th.  There are three incentives with the cake that have been donated by our club.  A $50 Gift Certificate to Zak's Restaurant, a $25 gift certificate to Weasel Boys Brewery, and a $50 Gift Certificate to Florafino's Flower Market. The Auction Cakes will be on display on Wednesday, Apr. 23, at Colony Square Mall.  Update:  our cake was purchased by Zemba Brothers for $155.  It was made by Melanie Bleakney.

Sat., April 26 - Earth Day Fair at Zane State College, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Our club will have a table selling some crafts and plants as well as providing voter information.  In the event of rain, the even will move indoors to the Campus Center.  We need to start setting up at 9:00 am.  If you have something to donate that we can sell at this fundraiser, let her know.  We would like to have things that reflect Earth Day or would perhaps be nice Mothers Day gifts.  Last time we participated, we sold terrariums, fairy gardens, potholders, and a few perennials.

Sun., May 11 - 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.: Connie Pillich will be on the Forum with Mansfield Frazier to discuss ending gender discrimination in pay, answering questions from Mr. Frazier, and listeners.  Anyone who is interested can join the call to listen and to ask questions. Read Connie Pillich's article from Sunday about How Ohio Can Help Military Families. http://www.conniepillich.com/news/how-ohio-can-help-military-families  To ask a question, listeners can dial in at 216 578 1100. *You may get a busy signal, that’s normal, please keep trying.

Join these Conversations with David Pepper on Preventing Violence Against Women:

DAYTON:
Date: Tuesday, 5/13/14 |Time: 12:30 - 2 pm
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Date: Wednesday, 5/14/14 | Time: 2pm-3pm
Iris Book Café 1331 Main St.  Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
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Women's Lobby Day - The Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus invites you to meet your state legislators!  Wed., May 21, 9:00 am, at Vern Riffe Center, 31st Floor, 77 N. High St., Columbus, OH.  Complimentary lunch with RSVP.  CLICK HERE to Register

Join legislators from the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus and women from across Ohio to speak out on the issues that matter for women and working families across our state! Republicans in the Ohio State House have doubled down on their attacks on women and families, making Ohio the epicenter of the War on worker's rights, women's rights and voter's rights. Let’s show them that Ohio’s women are watching—and we will hold them accountable!

We’ll be talking to legislators about creating jobs for financially secure families; increasing women’s health care options; and protecting and supporting women and families, and more! At this FREE event, you’ll receive a full issues briefing from members of the legislature, an expert “How to Lobby” training, the opportunity to sit in on the legislative session, and materials to help you speak to your legislators!

The 2014 Women's Lobby Day will be an exciting opportunity to learn, network, and make a difference!  Attendees will receive a follow-up email with further details including a detailed agenda for the day, instructions on setting up meetings with Legislators, lobbying tips, and more!

Honorary Keynote Speakers include:
Minority Leader, Tracy Maxwell Heard
State Senator, Nina Turner
State Representative, Connie Pillich
Candidate for Lt. Governor, Sharen Neuhardt

Saturday, May 24 - we hope to have a table at the Farmer's Market.  We will be asking for donated crafts for this event as well.  Items with a Patriotic Theme may sell because of the upcoming summer holidays.

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Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair
Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
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Women Activists:  Springing into Action

The Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Regional Leaders are springing into action across Ohio.  We kicked off Spring into Action in Medina County.  Already, we've visited Ashland, Springfield and Medina, and ODWC is on the way to Akron.  If you'd like to join the ODWC in taking action please join us to learn how you can take part in our early grassroots efforts from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Want to Spring into Action together?  Please contact Jennah Craig to find out more details NOW either by phone or email at 614-214-4851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Check out event photos on facebook!

Friday and Saturday, May 30th and 31st, beginning at 8 am - Women's Democratic Club National Road Garage Sale Fundraiser.  We are in need of donations from our members.  Please clean out your closets, basements and garages and bring the things you can part with to our sale.

The sale will be at Melanie Kish's home, 307 South St., Gratiot, again this year.  You can drop off your donations on Thursday, May 29th.  Donations are welcome on sale days also!

We plan to start our sale Friday and Saturday mornings at 8 a.m.  Please volunteer to work a day(s) or even a few hours.  It is not just a fundraiser - we have a fun time, too!  Contact Melanie Kish if you have any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-787-2203.

Update--our garage sale netted $710.  There wasn't much that didn't sell, but we donated unsold items to Transitions and Operation Spirit.

Sun., June 8 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  The concerts start at 7:00 pm at Zane's Landing Park, downtown Zanesville, at the West end of Market Street, over the railroad tracks near The Freight Shops.

Thur., June 12, 6:00 pm - Morgan County Democrat PAC Flag Day Banquet - Stockport Mill Country Inn.  Our special guest speaker will be Laina Featherholt Rogers, candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives.  Other candidates will be present as well to be introduced, and for our banquet guests to have an opportunity to visit with them before and after the banquet.  Reservations must be in by Sat., June 7.  Cost is $25/person.  Funds raised from the banquet will be used to further the goals of the PAC, such as assisting Democrat candidates with financial contributions to their campaigns.

For further information about the banquet, please call Alice McElfresh at 740-962-4372 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri., June 13, President Bill Clinton will be back in Ohio for the 2014 Ohio Democratic Party State Dinner CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Sun., June 22 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  The concerts start at 7:00 pm at Zane's Landing Park, downtown Zanesville, at the West end of Market Street, over the railroad tracks near The Freight Shops.

Sun., July 6 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  The concerts start at 7:00 pm at Zane's Landing Park, downtown Zanesville, at the West end of Market Street, over the railroad tracks near The Freight Shops.

Wed., July 16 - 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sun., July 20 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  The concerts start at 7:00 pm at Zane's Landing Park, downtown Zanesville, at the West end of Market Street, over the railroad tracks near The Freight Shops.

Mon., July 21 - 7 pm - Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Get Out the Vote meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  RSVP at 614-221-6563, ext. 1170.  Please note that the WDC meeting will be held at the same location, at the same time.

Mon., July 21 - 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., July 23, 4:00 - -5:30 pm, Connie Pillich, candidate for Ohio Treasurer, will be at a meet and greet at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Connie's web site:  www.conniepillich.com  In case you missed it:  Read Connie Pillich's article about How Ohio Can Help Military Families. http://www.conniepillich.com/news/how-ohio-can-help-military-families

Zack Space will also be there.

Sunday, July 27, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Ice Cream Social, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Rd., Zanesville.

Guest speakers:
Sharon Neuhardt, Democratic Candidate for Ohio Lt. Governor
David Tibbs, Democratic Candidate for the 12th Congressional District
Natalie Haupt, Democratic Candidate for the 5th District Court of Appeals
Nina Turner, Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State

$10 donation, checks payable to MAWD PAC, can be mailed to:
Barbara Anderson, 300 Walnut Hills Dr., Zanesville, OH 43701.

A themed basket will be raffled at the event, and ice cream will be served by our club members. Please plan to attend this annual event to socialize with fellow Democrats, hear the messages of our speakers and support our candidates.

Event contacts are:
President, Melanie Kish, 740-787-2203
Treasurer, Barbara Anderson, 740-454-1732

Sun., Aug. 3 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  The concerts start at 7:00 pm at Zane's Landing Park, downtown Zanesville, at the West end of Market Street, over the railroad tracks near The Freight Shops.

Mon., Aug. 18, 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Aug. 20, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  The Central Committee will meet at 7:00 pm.

Thu. Aug. 21, 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Fund Raiser for Linda Regula, Candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner, organized by Katherine Mitzel, at 154 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  $15/person.  Please RSVP at 740-704-3321.

Tue., Sept. 9, 6:30 pm - Muskingum County Young Democrats are holding a fundraiser for Linda Regula, and other candidates, at the Pines in Dresden, 42 W Dave Longaberger Ave, Dresden.  Open to public, (740) 754-4422 for more information.

Mon, Sept. 15 - 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., Sept. 17 - 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PHONE BANKING!

Tuesday evenings, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville

(You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Tue., Sept. 9, 6:30 pm - Muskingum County Young Democrats are holding a fundraiser for Linda Regula, and other candidates, at the Pines in Dresden, 42 W Dave Longaberger Ave, Dresden.  Open to public, (740) 754-4422 for more information.  No set donation; donate what you can.

Mon., Sept. 15, 7:00 pm - WDC meeting at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Tue., Sept. 16, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Wed., Sept. 17, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Sept. 23, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking
at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Sun., Sept. 28, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Muskingum County Democrats and WDC Candidate Kick-off - Falls Township Park (3105 Dillon Falls Rd.).  $15.
Special Guests:
Governor of Ohio Candidate, Ed Fitzgerald
Muskingum County Commissioner Candidate, Linda Regula
Ohio Supreme Court Candidate Candidate, Tom Letson
Fifth District Court of Appeals Candidate, Natalie Haupt
Ohio 6th Congressional District Candidate, Jennifer Garrison
...and other candidates

Tue., Sept. 30, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Thur., Oct. 2 - 6:00 pm - Morgan County Democrat PAC Fall Banquet - at Stockport Mill Country Inn.  Speaker:  Sharon Neuhardt, candidate for Lt. Governor of the State of Ohio.  $25 check to Morgan County Democrat PAC, 496 N. Kennebee Ave., McConnelsville, OH 43756-1071; reservations due by Sept. 27.  Questions?  Alice McElfresh at 740-962-4372, Clare Farnsworth at 740-962-6467, or email Brian McKee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Stockport Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport, OH.)

Sun., Oct. 5 - Candidates' Forum, 2:00 pm, John McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Oct. 6, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Tues., Oct. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Presentation on Human Trafficking Awareness at Health Sciences Building Auditorium, Zane State College.  Q & A to follow with community professionals.  Theresa Flores was trafficked in the 80’s from 15-17 years of age. The shame of what happened caused her to keep it a secret…even from her mother. The threat of harm to her family held her captive to her traffickers. She is the author of 3 books, including The Slave Across the Street. She received the Courage Award from the governor in 2012 and her story has been told on Dateline, Nightline, and many other venues. She is the founder of SOAP – Saving Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Topics: Theresa’s story, human trafficking overview, solutions (SOAP), and red flags of trafficking.  For more information, call Cindy Brandi at 740-849-0297.


Wed., October 8th at 7 PM - Linda Regula, Candidate for County Commissioner, hosting a workshop for Mayors, Township Trustees,  Village Officials and Nonprofits, with grant writer Patty West-Volland leading, at the 6th floor ballroom of the Masonic Temple, 36-42 N. 4th St., Zanesville.  DVD’s will be handed out at the meeting with grant application forms, and web site addresses for these grant sources.  This conference will also provide her the chance to introduce herself, and to hear from them about the important issues effecting them, their families, and community. Many are in situations made all the worse by sharp funding cuts from the State. This conference is a good faith effort to help because even if she's not elected, she wants to help where she can.

More on Linda Regula's campaign:

She has a Facebook page for her campaign:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-Regula-for-County-Commissioner/838981119446560

Questions and Answers of County Commissioner Candidates, from the Zanesville Times-Recorder:

ZANESVILLE – Muskingum County Commissioner candidates Linda Regula, a Democrat, and incumbent Jim Porter, a Republican, were asked questions submitted to the Times Recorder by readers concerned with the outcome of the Nov. 4 election.

Candidates were asked the same questions, but were interviewed separately. Answers have been condensed in the interest of space. The commissioner’s seat is the only contested local race.

Question: A study by the Zanesville-Muskingum Port Authority showed that quality of life is an issue when trying to attract companies and skilled workers to Muskingum County. What plans do you have to improve the quality of life for current and future residents?

Porter: I don’t know why people aren’t wanting to come here, but if you’ve been driving around the county like I have for the past four or five weeks, there are help wanted signs everywhere. That’s a positive thing. But are people not educated enough? Possibly. Is that a commissioners job? I don’t think so. What we do as a commission is we fund (departments) with our budgeting and appropriating authority. We make sure they have funds, we don’t do it.

Regula: I think most of the tax dollars are being funneled into a couple places. Those people have a really high quality of life. ... I heard about this little area called Licking View where there’s raw sewage running in the streets. This other area called Cannelville, they have no drinking water. The residents have to pay upwards of $200 a month to truck in water. ... To me there just needs to be a fairer distribution of tax dollars.

Question: Muskingum County suffers from an aging infrastructure. How do you plan to improve infrastructure so companies will consider Muskingum County as a potential location?

Porter: The county, all our stuff is fairly new. ... We’ve done $5.4 million in projects in water and sewer this year alone. You can only get so much money. Everyone’s talking about all these grants and money out there, everything we utilize, and we use it all. You can only have two projects on the books for every two years. So it takes time and patience, but I can assure you we utilize every grant and dollar out there.

Regula: The first thing that needs to be dealt with is maintenance and upkeep. ... (The Philo Bridge) is a visual symptom of what's happening all over the county. There’s grants, state and federal grants, for bridges and roads. ... I would probably hire a grant writer and that would be their job. I know there are a lot of bridges that need repaired, but it seems like the money keeps getting sent to other places, which seems temporary to me, because it’s not long-lasting.

Question: What resources will you allocate to help alleviate the intertwined homelessness and drug abuse problem in Muskingum County?

Porter: Recently, within the last two years (the county) started (The Drug Coalition of Muskingum County) and ... they just got a nice grant. It’s coalitions like that, with everyone working together pooling their resources to make it happen.

Regula: It’s very difficult to say overall what will solve the problem because people are so different, but I think a little more care could be put into making our neighborhoods a little safer. I think that bringing businesses here that pay a decent wage with benefits would help another section of people who have lost their jobs.

Question: How will you develop short and long term plans for the county? What are your priorities?

Porter: The top priority is jobs, that’s obvious. We have a nice problem in the county and that’s our industrial parks are just about full. We have been, despite what everybody says, looking. We have five, six sites picked out as possible new industrial parks, I can’t talk about them or tell you were they are but we’re working on it, things of that nature. ... It’s jobs, people have to be working here to want to stay.

Regula: I think a short term goal is to discover what the old plan has been because nobody knows what this plan is. ... Right away I’d probably use that rainy day fund for Licking View and Cannelville. Then long term it would be to draw businesses in that are paying higher wages and trying to give our young people hope that its coming, don’t give up on us. I know people are afraid of change, but change is the only thing that’s going to save this county.

Question: What is your plan for bringing high-paying jobs to Muskingum County so that young people will want to stay in the area?

Porter: Working with the Port Authority. If we didn’t fund them, they wouldn’t exist. And it’s collaboratively with the city and county. I’m gonna brag a little bit … Auto Zone 1995, I’m proud that my signature is on the paperwork that got them here because Perry Township was the first to establish a tax enterprise zone. ... Auto Zone, 5 B’s, New Bakery, Plaskolite, I’ve got a history of working with them. I didn’t do it on my own, we did it as a group, the Port Authority, the city, the county and the trustees.

Regula: One of the things is that all the perks go to businesses that are coming in instead of uplifting the local businesses that have been here forever, family businesses that keep this economy going. In order to attract corporations you have to have an atmosphere of art and culture. They didn’t come to just a dead place. ... A lot of people are turned off by the arts. They don’t understand how they can draw people, but it does. Whatever the magic formula is, it does. And when it draws people, it draws businesses, it draws opportunities, it draws tax dollars into the economy, it draws attention.

Question: If you were to paint an ideal picture of Muskingum County in the future, what would be the most prominent aspects?

Porter: I’m going back to when I took office, and you know I hate this bragging, but it’s a good example. Our unemployment rate back then was almost 15 percent and I look today and its 6.1 percent. My first budget we had to cut 7 percent and I’m proud of the fact that I did that and they used most of my figures. I think I surprised them. Today our permissive sales tax is almost $2 million above what it’s been in the past. I think that’s a sign that our county is improving.

The picture isn’t bleak by any means. ... One person’s not gonna do this. ... I love the job, but I hate the politics and I think the public is getting where they want people to work for them with whoever’s in office. And I think I can do that. I have a record of doing that and that’s what it takes.

I’m not an artist, I’m a mover and a shaker, but the picture would be a lot brighter than it was four years ago.

Regula: To me opportunity is what drives a community to improve … People need to have a voice, because people aren’t afraid to tell you what they need. Then you offer them the opportunity and they might not take it, but they need the opportunity, the jobs, good schools, an atmosphere of art and culture, help for local businesses, putting money into infrastructure.

It makes no sense that it has to stay the same. So I hopefully can change it if I’m elected and if I’m not elected at least I tried.

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Editor’s Note

The Times Recorder editorial board will not endorse a candidate for county commissioner because of the unavailability of Linda Regula, who recently was hospitalized for a broken hip.

Fri., Oct. 10th at 11:00 am - Transitions Fundraising Luncheon - Zanesville Country Club.  $30 admission.  Patron, $50.  Corporate Sponsorship $350 (seating for 6) or $450 (seating for 8).  Domestic Violence Shelter & Court Advocacy Program.  Keynote speaker: Brad Hindel, father of Brandy Hindel-Daniels, 1988-2014, a victim of domestic violence.  Silent auction 11:00 - 12:30.  Lunch served at 12:00 noon.  RSVP by Oct. 3 to Melanie Klotzbach, 1757 Innisbrook Lane, Zanesville, OH 43701; checks made out to Transitions, Inc.

Tue., Oct. 13, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Tue., Oct. 20, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville,  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Thur., Oct. 23 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Connie Pillich Reception at the home of Joyce Klein, 205 W. Brooklyn St., Gambier, OH.  Contribution Levels:  $250 - $100 - $50.  RSVP to Jordan Howard at 614-454-1089 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue., Oct.27, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Tue., Nov. 4 - Election Day

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PHONE BANKING!

Tuesday evenings, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville

(You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Thur., Oct. 2 - 6:00 pm - Morgan County Democrat PAC Fall Banquet - at Stockport Mill Country Inn.  Speaker:  Sharon Neuhardt, candidate for Lt. Governor of the State of Ohio.  $25 check to Morgan County Democrat PAC, 496 N. Kennebee Ave., McConnelsville, OH 43756-1071; reservations due by Sept. 27.  Questions?  Alice McElfresh at 740-962-4372, Clare Farnsworth at 740-962-6467, or email Brian McKee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Stockport Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport, OH.)

Tues., Oct. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Presentation on Human Trafficking Awareness at Health Sciences Building Auditorium, Zane State College.  Q & A to follow with community professionals.  Theresa Flores was trafficked in the 80’s from 15-17 years of age. The shame of what happened caused her to keep it a secret…even from her mother. The threat of harm to her family held her captive to her traffickers. She is the author of 3 books, including The Slave Across the Street. She received the Courage Award from the governor in 2012 and her story has been told on Dateline, Nightline, and many other venues. She is the founder of SOAP – Saving Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Topics: Theresa’s story, human trafficking overview, solutions (SOAP), and red flags of trafficking.  For more information, call Cindy Brandi at 740-849-0297.

Sun., Oct. 5 - Candidates' Forum, 2:00 pm, John McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Oct. 7, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Wed., October 8th at 7 PM - Linda Regula, Candidate for County Commissioner, hosting a workshop for Mayors, Township Trustees, Village Officials and Nonprofits, with grant writer Patty West-Volland leading, at the 6th floor ballroom of the Masonic Temple, 36-42 N. 4th St., Zanesville.  DVD’s will be handed out at the meeting with grant application forms, and web site addresses for these grant sources.  This conference will also provide her the chance to introduce herself, and to hear from them about the important issues effecting them, their families, and community. Many are in situations made all the worse by sharp funding cuts from the State. This conference is a good faith effort to help because even if she's not elected, she wants to help where she can.

Fri., Oct. 10th at 11:00 am - Transitions Fundraising Luncheon - Zanesville Country Club.  $30 admission.  Patron, $50.  Corporate Sponsorship $350 (seating for 6) or $450 (seating for 8).  Domestic Violence Shelter & Court Advocacy Program.  Keynote speaker: Brad Hindel, father of Brandy Hindel-Daniels, 1988-2014, a victim of domestic violence.  Silent auction 11:00 - 12:30.  Lunch served at 12:00 noon.  RSVP by Oct. 3 to Melanie Klotzbach, 1757 Innisbrook Lane, Zanesville, OH 43701; checks made out to Transitions, Inc.

Tue., Oct. 13, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Wed., Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Oct. 20 at 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Thur., Oct. 23 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Reception for Connie Pillich at the home of Joyce Klein, 205 W. Brooklyn St., Gambier, OH.  Contribution levels:  $250 - $100 - $50.  RSVP to Jordan Howard at 614-454-1089 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue., Oct. 27, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Sat., Nov. 1 - 6:00 pm - The WDC will have a table at the NAACP Dinner in Hallowed Hills.

Tue., Nov. 4 - Election Day

Wed., Nov. 19 -  7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sat., Nov. 22 - noon - WDC holiday luncheon meeting at Bryan Place, 49 6th St., Zanesville, paid members only.  RSVP by Tue., Nov. 18, to Nancy Harvey, 740-454-6624 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This replaces our regular 3rd Monday of the month meeting.  We will be taking up a collection for Transitions at this meeting.

December--no meetings for the WDC or the Muskingum County Democrats.  Regular meetings will resume in January.

Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton's youngest son, Nicholas, passed away December 16, 2014, of cancer.
Funeral information:  click here  Our club extends its sympathy to Jeff and Debbon.