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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.
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; covered the arrest and trials of "The Craigslist Killers," Brogan Rafferty and Richard Beasley; 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.
On a day-to-day basis, Daniel's reporting focus is on local crime, civic government, oil and gas news, and state politics.
When not in the newsroom, Daniel hosts the weekly jazz program, Miles to Go Before I Sleep, on Sunday nights on WILE-FM. He's also an active member of Guernsey Lodge No. 66 F&AM and Cambridge Valley AASR.
Connect Appalachia supports program to deliver high-speed internet
A collaborative effort between a local village and one of its businesses will mean first-time high-speed internet access for village residents.
The Connect Appalachia Broadband Task Force has teamed up with locally-owned Rowe Networks to help make broadband internet access available for hundreds of previously-unserved Guernsey County residents. Working hand-in-hand with the Village of Byesville, Rowe Networks will work towards bridging the digital divide that separates local residents from business, education, and even public health opportunities. Rowe Networks CEO Josh Rowe spoke about what this project means for residents of Guernsey County:
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Officials from the Village of Byesville were also in attendance to celebrate the new opportunities for village residents. Village Administrator Brennan Dudley explained why Byesville was eager to partner with Rowe Networks on this venture:
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Before the collaboration, more than 1,900 residents in and around Byesville had no options for high-speed internet access.