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Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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Z. Daniel Barnett

Z. Daniel Barnett

Z. Daniel Barnett joined the AVC News team in 2011, since which time he has strived to bring timely, impartial coverage to AVC's six stations each and every weekday morning. An AP-award winning journalist and editor, he currently serves as AVC Communications' news director.

Early in his career, Daniel delivered news of the infamous Zanesville exotic animal escape in October 2011 to listeners at home and "across the Pond" as a featured reporter on BBC's PM with Eddie Mair; braved the elements to broadcast up-to-the-minute information during the severe summer storms of 2012; and followed the court proceedings of six suspects connected to the Coventry Estates double homicide of June 2012.

Since then, Daniel has also served as AVC's chief political reporter. He followed the debate over Common Core legislation at the Ohio Statehouse; interviewed state and national politicians, such as Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, Attorney General Mike DeWine and former Gov. Ted Strickland; and followed Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

On a day-to-day basis, Daniel's reporting focus is on crime and the courts, education, local and state government and shale energy.

While at AVC, Daniel has expanded coverage of local elections as organizer and moderator of the bi-annual Meet the Candidates forum. He also serves as Arts and Culture Correspondant and occassional host of Talk of the Town on Cambridge Community TV2.

Victim reported in stable condition; another resident of the home to be charged in shooting

Four cases now confirmed in travelers returning to Buckeye State in last week

Auditor Brown said county wants to foster more openess, accountability

U.S. House member talked budget, energy, politics following his tour on Monday

Mt. Pleasant woman confesses to starting fire after argument on Monday night

Concerns raised over SRO that would serve Caldwell EVSD, Noble Local schools

Cleveland woman, Stark County man have tested positive, says ODH

Common Pleas Court, Alcohol and Drug Services announced program on Thursday

Marietta lawmaker responds to retired police officers desire to keep K9 companion

ODNR issued six permits each in counties with most prolific nat'l gas production