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August 27, 2003 - 4:47pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Major thunderstorms roll through Muskingum County, and the rest of our region, leaving a trail of damage across many areas including Dresden. Crews spent much of the morning clearing up downed tree limbs, like at the IGA. Dresden residents said the wind was blowing curtains horizontally. Some even noticed trees cracking and falling in their yards. Valarie Prouty of Dresden heard a tree limb crack and break off in her neighbor’s yard. Prouty said her children were afraid of a tornado, but...
August 27, 2003 - 4:44pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Besides all of the downed power lines and massive debris, heavy winds from last night’s storm turned dangerous for one Dresden woman. Last night around 8:30, heavy winds caused a tree to sever on 10th and Main Streets in Dresden. Some of the limbs struck a woman nearby. She was sent to Good Samaritan hospital with head injuries. She was later transported to Grant hospital. Her name and condition have not been released.
August 27, 2003 - 4:39pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Coshocton residents reap the benefits of an educational center with college classes and degrees. The Coshocton Educational Center is in its second quarter of operation, offering programs from Central Ohio Technical College, Ohio State University, and Muskingum College. It operates like a community college, but students can take classes from any of the schools. Earned degrees range from associates to masters. Organizers said the numbers have been steadily rising. They expect around 250...
August 27, 2003 - 10:19am
5 years 12 weeks ago
The city of Newark today announced that it received a 500-thousand dollar grant to improve housing. Mayor Frank Stare says the money comes from the comprehensive housing improvement program for the rehabilitation of owner occupied homes. Stare says Newark faced stiff competition statewide and placed in the top third of applications submitted. Homeowners residing within the city limits may ask about their eligibility by contacting the Newark Department of Community Development.
August 26, 2003 - 4:58pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A teacher arrested Monday after being chased through Fairfield County farm fields by Sheriff’s deputies, dogs and a police helicopter has been charged with masterminding a theft ring. Authorities say the theft ring allegedly organized by 34-year-old John Dolby included former students at the Fairfield Career Center in Lancaster, where he has been a computer support technology teacher for two years. Fairfield County Sheriff, Dave Phalen says Dolby was charged with felony counts of receiving...
August 26, 2003 - 4:52pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
An area man is in custody after a shooting incident occurred last night in Fairfield County. It happened a little after 10 Monday night when Lancaster police officers responded to a 911 call at 420 Mulberry Street. As officers arrived on the scene they heard shouting and gunshots coming from behind the residence. Officers located a male subject with a gunshot wound in the parking lot in the 400 block of East Wheeling Street. During a search of the area, officers found a firearm and a...
August 26, 2003 - 4:37pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
One of the Muskingum County commissioners takes his name out of the mix for re-election. Ed Kenily announced he will not be running for another term this afternoon. He wanted to make the announcement early so other people could have four months before the primary petitions are due. He said he is getting older and just wants a new challenge. Kenily looks back at his time as a commissioner fondly. He believes he has helped get a lot of area facilities built, including a juvenile center,...
August 26, 2003 - 4:32pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The kickoff of the academic year begins at the Muskingum College with a convocation speech today. Nikhil Deogun spoke to students this afternoon about their paths through college. An alumnus of 1991, Deogun wanted to give students a simple message: find your passion and try to nudge the world. Today he works at the Wall Street Journal as a media and marketing editor. He remembers his years as a Muskie where he decided that journalism was his choice. He believes he “nudges the world” as a...
August 26, 2003 - 4:26pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Good news for Muskingum County and their work with the Appalachain Regional Commission. As part of Appalachia, Muskingum County qualifies to get funding, both state and federal, for projects in our area. Today Joy Padgett, director of the governor’s office of Appalachia spoke at the Zanesville Rotary Club to address where the ARC has contributed. Projects include the East Point Industrial Park and the New Bakery area. Besides putting money back in the community, Padgett had some other...
August 26, 2003 - 4:19pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
School is back in session and that means school buses returning to the roads. The Zanesville police department reminds people to take extra caution around the big yellow buses, especially when children are getting off. Sgt. Bob McDonald said drivers in the opposite direction of buses need to pay attention as well as those following it. McDonald said when you see the flashing lights, just stop. Crosswalks are also another area with more traffic during the morning and afternoon. Law in Ohio...
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