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Perkins looks to tailor new programs to community needs

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:59

Two men killed in Harrison County crash

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OSP: pick-up truck struck semi while trying to pass on U.S. 250

GCSO Special Response Team conducted raid in village on Tuesday

Drilling reports show southeastern Ohio dominating production in Q1 2014

 

New details released in drowning case

 

Review shows low earners will see average of $4 tax savings

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:19

Bethesda woman drives drunk with child in car

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Wheeling Police arrested 38-year-old for OVI on Monday

 

Major shale players targeting Belmont, Monroe counties in 2014

 

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 11:02

Ohio Hills Folk Festival

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110th Annual Ohio Hills Folk Festival to be held July 9-12 Quaker City

 

Monroe County well pad fire prompts lawmakers to open dialogue

 

FAA to contribute 90% of funds towards $200,000+ project

 

Friday, 27 June 2014 15:58

Create Customers for Life!

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Nationally Known Speaker in Cambridge
to share information on “How to Create Customers for Life!”
Cambridge, Ohio (June 27, 2014) The Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau staff and board of directors are pleased to host a once in a life-time educational opportunity presented by the nationally known speaker, Joe Veneto, the Opportunity Guy, on  Friday, July 11, 2014 from 10am – 2pm in Upstairs Theo's Restaurant located at 632 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, Ohio 43725. The event is open to the public and cost is $18 per person.
The essential resource in any organization to deliver unforgettable customer experiences is the front-line staff of associates, docents and guides. Attendees will learn effective techniques for connecting and interacting with customers. Joe will uncover the five stages of any experience and discover how to dynamically deliver consistent results. Attendees will also acquire new skills to present compelling information, tell interesting stories and dramatically enhance their presence with customers to deliver unforgettable experiences that will create customers for life!   
This presentation is geared toward all businesses, attractions and venues who greet visitors to our area, especially frontline workers, docents and guides. During his three hour presentation that includes lunch, Joe will cover the following key topic areas:
•    Today's Customers & Experiences
•    The Experience Formula
•    Experience Stages & Creating customer connections
•    Setting the tone for experiences - energy, preparation and mindset.
•    Group dynamics and management
•     Storytelling techniques and content delivery.
•    Adding your experience and point of distinction.
To reserve your space today, contact Dawn Beasley at the VCB 740-432-2022. Checks can be made payable to Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB, or you may pay online. Registration and payment due by July 7, 2014.

 

Belmont, Monroe counties see surges in permitting over last two weeks

 

The Guernsey-Noble Safety Council will meet Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 8 am - 10 am at the BWC office in the WalMart plaza on Southgate Parkway.  Please note that this is a two-hour meeting.  This is extraordinary training. Members are encouraged to bring friends and or co-workers.

Bethany Hayes, the Director of Public Safety for OUZ and Zane State College, will be presenting “Responding to Critical Incidents/ Active Killer Situations ALICE Training”. 

Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate (ALICE) concepts provide insight as to what to do during critical incidents and active killer situations until law enforcement arrives on-scene. The program focuses on putting survival options into your mind beforehand instead of trying to formulate these under extreme stress. The program also focuses on crime prevention and situational awareness efforts.


 

 

Cambridge/Guernsey County Ohio offers affordable summer getaways for families, couples

CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (June 16, 2014) – Summer time is a mix of family reunions and vacations. Selecting a close-to-home destination offers families and couples an affordable getaway. Cambridge/Guernsey County, Ohio offers a unique blend of small-town charm and natural beauty.

“Whether it’s a relaxing getaway from home or a family reunion, Guernsey County has something to offer for everyone during the warm days of the summer season,” said

Debbie Robinson, Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB director. “Our close proximity, easy drive time, and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities make the region a prime location for gathering family and friends.”

Summer isn’t summer without a trip to the lake. With 3,550 acres of water, Seneca Lake is the third largest lake in Ohio, offering plenty of room for boating, swimming, and a family picnic in this scenic outdoor wonderland. A secluded retreat at Salt Fork State Park (the largest state park in Ohio) offers 3,000 acres of sparkling water with unlimited horsepower for skiing, power boating, cruising, or simply lounging.

Taste the freshness of summer with a relaxing “Chef in Vineyard Dinner” at Terra Cotta Vineyards. The dinners are offered once a month on Fridays when a multicourse dinner is served and concludes with a flaming dessert presentation overlooking the scenic landscape of the vineyard.

Don’t miss seeing and hear the drama of the ages beginning June 20. The Living Word Outdoor Drama hosts a vivid and passionate production of Christ’s life presented on a 400-foot panoramic set, designed to replicate Old Jerusalem. Each performance will be held every Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the upcoming months.  

Mark your calendars for the National Cambridge Glass Collectors Show & Sale on June 27 & 28 sponsored by the National Cambridge Collectors in conjunction with their annual convention. The event features a number of quality dealers, from regional to national, some of whom only exhibit at the show.

The 110th Ohio Hills Folk Festival will take place the weekend of July 9-12. Every year the Ohio Hills Folk Festival promises to be one of the region’s most timeless and family-oriented festivals. Parades are featured daily along with great food, entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks and music. Admission is free with the exception of the carnival.

Celebrating 46 years of bringing the arts to Guernsey County, the Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival brings Cambridge City Park to life with beauty and excitement on August 8-10. More than 200 artists participate in this unique festival, which includes craft classes, entertainment, fine arts and crafts, demonstrations, performing arts, showcase of Ohio foods, youth art display and much more.

Rounding out the summer is the 29th Annual Cambridge Classic Cruise-In on August 16. This nationally recognized car show features 200+ cars from the early 1900s to the 2000s. More than 100 awards will be distributed, including the best of show, best truck, memorial trophy, largest club, oldest vehicle, and oldest driver. Spectators are able to enjoy merchant specials, a 50/50 drawing with door prizes, souvenir dash plaques, and event T-shirts while supplies last.

For more information regarding summer activities, contact the Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB office at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Cambridge, call 740-432-2022, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or log onto VisitGuernseyCounty.com.

 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 12:00

Local family celebrates five generations

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CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (May 27, 2014) – The Visitors & Convention Bureau recently launched a new brochure and website page with the assistance of Dr. Lorle Porter and Tom Snyder to promote Guernsey County’s portion of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail that features four interpretive heritage signs located in the county.

The 557-mile long trail consists of 56 interpretive signs and more than 600 specialized directional signs in Ohio. The trail generally follows the path of Confederate Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan’s 1863 Indiana-Ohio Raid (also known as the Great Raid or Ohio Raid).

From July 13 – July 26, 1863, John Hunt Morgan’s Confederate cavalry pillaged towns and villages in Ohio until they were finally forced to surrender near West Point in Columbiana County. During that time, Morgan and his raiders left their mark in Guernsey County, making quite an impact on its citizens. On the evening of July 23, 1863, they entered Cumberland and confiscated horses and supplies. Leaving around 10 p.m., they traveled all night and arrived at the crossroads near Senecaville.

Following the directions of citizens, the raiders proceeded northward to present day Lore City, arriving near dawn on July 24. They laid a hand of heavy destruction in that town. Hot pursuit by Union Cavalry kept the Confederates moving northward where they took respite in the village of Washington (now known as Old Washington). By mid-morning, Union Cavalry had reached Morgan and his band of resting raiders, and a significant skirmish ensued.

The new interpretive signs present the historical information and stories about Morgan’s Indiana-Ohio Raid as it pertains to the location where each sign is placed. Each interpretive sign contains text and pictures which describe the scene as it would have appeared in 1863 to a person watching Morgan’s men ride by.

As you travel Guernsey County’s portion of the Morgan Heritage Trail, be sure to stop at the four interpretive markers located in Cumberland, Senecaville, Lore City and Old Washington.

To learn more about the raid, log on to VisitGuernseyCounty.com or contact us for the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail Rack Card.

For more information, contact the Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB office at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Cambridge, call 740-432-2022, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit VisitGuernseyCounty.com.

 

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