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January 8, 2004 - 6:04am
5 years 11 weeks ago
The floods of 2004 are now being gauged in terms of dollars in Morgan County.

The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency says preliminary infrastructure damage assessments stand at just over 700,000 dollars.

Public Information Officer Keith Spare says the estimated economic loss to business is around 300,000 dollars.

Spare says that’s a grand total of over 1,000,000 dollars in losses to the community from the January floods.

The E-M-A is in the...
January 7, 2004 - 11:37pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A former member of the Ohio House is returning to Columbus to represent Southeast Ohio in the Senate.

A Senate Republican Screening Committee recommended Joy Padgett of Coshocton to replace Senator James Carnes, who is joining the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as a deputy director.

Carnes cannot run for re-election this year because of term limits. Padgett is expected to be appointed by the Senate’s 21 other Republicans next week. She currently serves on the...
January 7, 2004 - 7:34pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The severe winter weather can be tough on our four legged friends, and leaving them outside in the very cold temperatures can be dangerous.

If you must leave you pet outside, limit time spent in harsh conditions, and try using a de-icer, which can be found at a pet supply store, in your pet’s water bowl.

Keep the shelter small so the pet’s body heat can warm it up, and heavily insulated with blankets, padding and throw rugs.
A shelter off the ground can prevent...
January 7, 2004 - 7:26pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The local Fire Departments are working to keep residents safe and warm…

With frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, a popular choice to keep warm among many people are space heaters,
which can be extremely dangerous if not used properly.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says during the winter months, he sees an increase in fires caused by the small, floor heaters.

Chief Lacy says use a properly sized extension cord, never cover the heaters with anything, keep...
January 7, 2004 - 2:10pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Moody family received the best Christmas present they could have asked for…the news that three year old Hannah is now on the road to recovery.

After being diagnosed with a rare kind of tumor in September, she has had several treatments of chemotherapy and undergone surgery to remove her kidney.

Connie Moody, Hannah’s mother says recently on the 26th, they did an evaluation and a Cat-scan and there is no abdominal cancer and her lungs have improved 95%.

January 7, 2004 - 2:03pm
5 years 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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...
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