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Friday, May 6th, 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.

Guernsey County grand jury issued 16 indictments last week, reports county prosecutor

Council also debated $1.4 million project for water plant on Wednesday night

Marietta Republican urges U. of Cincinnati to make groundwater study public

Female also arrested at Southgate Parkway business pleads not guilty in court

Assailant(s) allegedly attacked woman in a field near SR 285, then fled on foot

Probation Officer Allison Beros chosen to lead CARE program, which supports addiction recovery

Deondre Crosby will continue to serve 30-year sentence for 2012 homicides

Chamber of Commerce presented award to AVC president/CEO on Thursday

56-year-old Douglas Whitehair charged with assault, bond set at $200,000

GCSO: charges expected Tuesday against 56-year-old suspect