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January 7, 2004 - 2:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Shultz Mansion is teaming up with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross to help local area flood victims.

The Mansion is having a fundraiser that will donate two dollars for every adult brunch served on Sundays in the month of January to the Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross.

Currently the Red Cross is seeking financial assistance to pay for the relief efforts and are grateful to any organization that wants to help.

If you would like to help the flood...
January 7, 2004 - 12:04pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
An accident early this morning in Muskingum County looked a lot worse than it turned out to be.

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Laura Nicholson of Dresden was driving south on State Route 60 when she lost control of her vehicle, went off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.

Troopers say Nicholson was not seriously injured.

The driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and is being treated for a neck injury. Nicholson...
January 7, 2004 - 6:17am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft has signed a bill that will provide discounts of up to 40 percent on prescription drugs for poor or elderly Ohioans.

The bill creates Ohio’s best R-X program, which could provide discounts to as many as one-point-seven million Ohioans.
January 6, 2004 - 6:10pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The New Year brings new changes to MATC.

Dr. Paul Brown who was recently named the new president of the college has officially taken over the job.

Brown is very enthusiastic about the new role and the potential of the college.

The New President has spent a lot of time preparing for the job and learning about the Zanesville area.

Brown previously worked for Owens Community College in northwest Ohio.
January 6, 2004 - 4:47pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Residents whose water supply has been flooded are being advised not to drink the well water.

The Zanesville- Muskingum County Health Department is recommending that homeowners who use private water wells to not use the water.

Environmental Health Director Mike Hirsch says the Health Department is coming out to homes for a $25 fee to test the water to see if it is contaminated.

Results from water testing takes about a week.

Hirsch says to call the...
January 6, 2004 - 4:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Crews worked through the night preventing more water from flooding areas by the Muskingum River in Zanesville.

The Muskingum County EMA along with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and local fire and law agencies teamed up to help sandbag the bank near Canal Street.

Abut 500- 600 sandbags were placed along the Muskingum River to prevent more flooding including areas like Canal Street.

Mark West, Park Manager of Muskingum County Parkway and Blue Rock...
January 6, 2004 - 4:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Despite all the flooding in the area, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency says the amount of damage done to the area as a whole is minimal unless you live in the line of fire near a river.

Jennifer Hiestand, the public information officer says there is no need to declare a disaster, but if you are a homeowner and have been affected by the flooding to contact the EMA at 740-453-1655.
January 6, 2004 - 4:27pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Dillon Dam officials today announced that they have started releasing water being held in Dillon Lake.

Resource Manager Clifton Kilpatrick says at 2:00 this afternoon officials started to slowly release water being held in the flood control lake.

Kilpatrick says the release is about 1 foot of water per hour and must be done because Dillon Lake is almost at capacity and room must be made in the event of another weather system.

Kilpatrick says it takes about...
January 6, 2004 - 6:09am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Emergency Management officials in Muskingum County say that flooding in Muskingum county remains isolated.

No injuries have been reported and shelters are not open.

According to officials the Muskingum County River crested around 9:00 Monday morning. But even with the declining waters, several roads remains closed.

The E-M-A says voluntary evacuations were made at homes on Riverside Airport Road, Pioneer Drive, and in the Duncan Falls and Frazeysburg areas...
January 6, 2004 - 6:03am
5 years 6 weeks ago
If your water well has flooded, the Muskingum County Health Department has a few safety tips.

Officials say do not use the water for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or preparing food.

The health department advises the water not be used until the water well is disinfected and the water tests safe.

You should only drink bottled water or boiled water until your supply is tested and found safe.

Bringing water to a rolling boil for five minutes will...
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