Red Cross Honors Congressman Space at Hometown Heroes’ Dinner
Published on April 9, 2008
In recognition of his hard work and years of dedicated service to the community, the Muskingum Lakes Chapter presented a Community Leader Award to Congressman Space on Thursday evening at the chapter’s Fifth Annual Hometown Heroes’ Dinner, presented by Twin City Hospital. The dinner and awards presentation took place at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center – Myron Phillips Hall.
Zack Space was born and raised in his hometown, Dover, Ohio. After graduating from Dover High School in 1979, Zack Space attended Kenyon College earning a degree in political science. Following graduation Zack enrolled in the Ohio State University College of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in 1986.
In 1986 Zack started a law practice with his father, Socrates, which served the area for nearly 20 years. As a Member of Tuscarawas County and State of Ohio Bar Associations, Zack established a reputation as a caring attorney who stood up for the rights of the underprivileged. Zack has also worked as a public defender, and served as Special Counsel to former Ohio Attorneys General Anthony Celebrezze and Lee Fisher.
In 1988, Zack married his wife Mary who for the past 16 years has served as Judge of the New Philadelphia Municipal Court. They have two children, Gina and Nicholas.
He has served as a board member of the Tuscarawas County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, has been active as a coach in local youth baseball, softball and football leagues and is a fundraiser for the local American Diabetes Association’s annual “feet to beat diabetes” walkathons.
Zack currently serves as Congressman for Ohio’s 18th District.
Along with Congressman Space, 12 other hometown heroes from Carroll, Harrison, and Tuscarawas counties who have shown compassion and humanity toward others were announced. Eight youth Times Reporter writing contest winners were also recognized. Nominations for these awards are received through a community-wide nomination process, and a committee of honorary judges selected the Heroes.
The Heroes banquet will be replayed on TV2 April 4 at 8:00 p.m. and on April 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Serving Tuscarawas, Carroll and Harrison counties, the Muskingum Lakes Chapter is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For more information on Red Cross visit www.mlcredcross.org.