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November 19, 2003 - 10:44pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A back draft that ignited gaseous byproducts and created a dust explosion caused an October 1st silo blast at a lumber company in New Knoxville that killed two firefighters and injured nine other people. Dennis Cummings, Investigator for the State Fire Marshall’s Office, said Wednesday that the explosion and the fire that proceeded it were both accidental. The explosion blew the top off the burning silo at the Hoge Lumber Company. Cummings says heat from a pulley belt used to unload scrap...
November 19, 2003 - 6:47pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s and Family Service Departments are cracking down on parents not paying child support. There are twenty of these dead beat parents indicted in our county owing payments totaling about seven hundred fifty thousand dollars. New enforcement options like suspending driving and hunting licenses and intercepting savings accounts are helping officials collect these funds. Officials say payments can easily be paid with credit or debit cards to the department of job and...
November 19, 2003 - 4:57pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
We’re dead in the middle of Ohio State-Michigan week here in Buckeye country and area stores are reaping the benefits. Wade’s Clothing said they see fans come in steadily for their OSU gear. And with the big game this Saturday, the one hundredth meeting between the two teams, they only expect sales to pick up. Jim Tressel’s squad has lost only one game over the past two years, so Buckeye pride has been running high coming off a national championship. And if things continue, sales increase...
November 19, 2003 - 4:53pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A Muskingum County court judge announces his plans to run for common pleas judge. Kelly Cottrill is three years into his term as judge in Muskingum County. He has filed with the Board of Elections and is officially on the ballot for primary elections this March. Cottrill plans to take his hard work ethic as county judge and apply it as common pleas judge. He will be seeking endorsement from the republican party for the primary, although the actual election is non-partisan. The primary...
November 19, 2003 - 3:31pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A government investigation has found the nation’s worst blackout began with three power line failures in Ohio and should have been contained by operators at Akron-based Firstenergy Corporation. The report by U-S-Canadian Task Force says Firstenergy did not respond properly, allowing the August 14th outage to cascade. The blackout eventually cut off power to 50 million people in eight states and Canada, and knocked Cleveland’s water supply off-line. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham says in...
November 19, 2003 - 12:59pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
There’s no butts about it..more people are using the Great American Smokeout to kick their habit. With the average American starting to smoke at the age of twelve, it’s important to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. Local teenagers believe smoking is bad for your image and your health. The Great American Smokeout takes place tomorrow, and if anyone is interested in quitting, you can turn in your packs of cigarettes to Subway or Adornettos and receive a reward for your decision to...
November 19, 2003 - 12:52pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Despite the rain today, Zanesville residents were lining up for their share of pancakes. The 46th annual Sertoma pancake day was held at the Secrest Auditorium. Jeff Tilton the co-chair of the event hopes to surpass last year’s attendance. Community members enjoy this day and look forward to it each year. The international vice president of Sertoma was also in attendance to help with the festivities.
November 18, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The Board of Elections has announced that two races from this month’s general elections will be recounted next week. For the Tri-Valley School Board, two of the three seats are filled by Cindy Cameron and Eva Seiber... according to Martha Thomas from the Board of Elections, the recount vote will be next Monday between Terry Hutchinson and Robert Curry. A recount will also take place for the second seat in the West Muskingum School Board. Thomas says Bob Moon won the first seat. For the...
November 18, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Traffic was backed up on Interstate-70 Eastbound for about one half hour Tuesday night because of a rude driver. According to Trooper Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, the accident happened near the Gratiot exit at 5:46 p.m. 24-year-old Michael Henk of Zanesville was driving east and attempted to merge into the left lane when an unknown second car accelerated in front of him. Henk swerved to avoid that vehicle, lost control and over turned his 2002 truck off the right side of...
November 18, 2003 - 11:37pm
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The Lancaster Police Department was one of two state departments to get a nice present in Columbus Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Public Safety was in the giving mood, as police across the state met for a chance to win a new police cruiser. But in order to be eligible to win, police departments ha to participate in a campaign to enforce seat belt use and to stop drinking and driving. 20 departments participated in the campaign. Stark County also won a new cruiser.
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