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February 17, 2003 - 5:00pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
When a big snow storm hits, things can come to a standstill. But fire fighters need to be prepared for anything. Acting Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says his men make plans in advance just for cases like this most recent storm. Lacy says the department has been lucky because the runs were at a minimum sunday evening, which is rare in such conditions. Lacy says the dangerous roads are not what worry him. He is more concerned with heating devices. He warns residents to make sure that the...
February 17, 2003 - 4:51pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The state's budget problems will make it more difficult for Ohio's counties to watch out for and protect the elderly. State law requires counties to investigate claims of abuse, neglect and exploration of people 60 and older. But under Govenor Taft's proposed two-year budget, counties would get no state money to do the job. One state official warned Taft that the counties wouldn't be able to maintain the current level of service if he didn't restore the two-point-three million dollars in...
February 17, 2003 - 4:00pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Zanesville’s public service director is speaking out about the city efforts to deal with the big storm. Mike Sims, public service director for the city of Zanesville, says alleys will be the last to be cleared and would appreciate it if residents would place trash cans in front of their homes and away from the alleys. Also,because of the extreme conditions, trash pick up for today has been delayed to next saturday. All other pick ups are as scheduled. Sims appreciates the downtown businesses...
February 17, 2003 - 7:49am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The national weather service has continued a winter storm warning for our broadcast area and that has forced most counties to ban driving on roads until further notice. Here’s a list of snow emergencies issued for various counties. These counties are at a level three...Guernsey,Morgan,and Perry counties. That means all roads are closed in those counties and no one should be out during these conditions unless it’s absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employers to...
February 16, 2003 - 10:14pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
On February 7th government officials raised the national threat alert to orange, which raised a lot of fear in the hearts of many Americans. While some are flocking to grocery stores to buy masking tape, flashlights, and other items that may help them in the midst of terrorist attacks, others are buying military supplies. Ed Levison owner of the Army Navy store in Zanesville says since the level was raised he has received a tremendous amount of business. Many residents are purchasing meals...
February 16, 2003 - 10:05pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Harrison, Roseville, Newton, and Crooksville fire departments were dispatched to a fire at 5490 Stovertown Road yesterday. When firefighters arrived a thick cloud of smoke was coming from the rear of the house, which hampered a lot of their efforts, as a result most of the home’s interior sustained moderate fire damage. It took firefighters around 45-minutes to put out the fire and fortunately, no one was home. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
February 16, 2003 - 3:46pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The weather is going from bad to worse in southeastern Ohio. At 3:00 p.m. Muskingum county sheriff Bob Stephenson says a level 3 snow emergency will be in effect. That means that all roads are closed in Muskingum County to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Travelers on roads may subject themselves to arrest.
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February 14, 2003 - 7:17pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management is taking a lot of heat these days when it comes to deficits, but New Concord native Tom Johnson says it comes with the job. It grew from an estimated 80-million in December to around 720-million in January. Johnson says Ohio isn’t the only state with budget problems and to help control the problem over one- billion dollars worth of cuts have been made in the past couple of years. Another possible solution to help with the deficit is to...
February 14, 2003 - 6:56pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
During severe winter weather: slow down your speeds. This may seem obvious, but cleared roads can actually be sheets of ice to unsuspecting drivers. Make sure you have supplies in your vehicles at all times. These supplies include a cell phone, a blanket, non-perishable food and bottled water, a flashlight and batteries. Have materials on hand for traction if the road is covered with ice. These materials can be sand or even cat litter. Before you leave for a long trip make sure you have...
February 14, 2003 - 6:46pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Driving is such a staple in our society...and by now we've all seen the high gas prices at the pumps. With this in mind, here are some tips on how to conserve the costly gas that you pay an arm and a leg for. Bill Porter, Manager of the Zanesville and Cambridge AAA offices, suggests one-stop shopping, using the proper grade of gasoline for your car, and making sure your vehicle is maintained. Porter also suggests carpooling and monitoring your speed. He says traveling in the city eats up...
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