Zane State to Host Memorial for Former President

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Zane State College will host a memorial gathering for former President Paul Brown on Tuesday.

The memorial will take place at the Campus Center from 3 to 7pm, with family comments at 6:30 PM & Military Honors at 6:45 PM. A private funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, where Brown was a member along with his wife Linda.

Dr. Brown died February 1 at the age of 74 when his Cessna Skylane crashed into a wooded area near the Newark/Heath Airport.

Brown is survived by his wife of 53-years Linda, son Brian and daughter Christina. He has three grandsons, one granddaughter and a great granddaughter.

As a combat veteran, Dr. Brown served honorably in the United States Air Force, retiring as Vice President of Community College of the Air Force & achieving the rank of Major. His degrees were numerous and from respected institutions. Fresh from the Air Force, he put these degrees to work. First as the Vice President of Owens Community College at the Findlay Ohio campus, and next in January 2004, as the fifth President of Zane State Community College.

As a visionary, Dr. Brown expanded both the Zanesville and the Cambridge campuses thus impacting both communities. Under his leadership, the college achieved several major milestones and received numerous recognitions.

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Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.