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February 12, 2003 - 1:53pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It looks like things are back to normal in Crooksville. Most people in the village woke up in the dark today after a power outage this morning. American Electric Power’s Terry Flora says a wire burned in a sub-station and knocked out service to around 15-hundred customers. All service has been restored. But A-E-P officials say if you still don’t have power please call them at their service center.
February 11, 2003 - 9:24pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
For the second straight day a local family loses its home to fire. The trailer of Benjamin and Celina Mangold at 3660 Washington Street in Avondale caught fire around 1:00 Tuesday afternoon. A total of six people were inside the trailer at the time of the fire but everyone escaped without injury. According to the Newton Township Fire Department, the fire started in the back room of the trailer. "It eventually spread throughout the trailer and caught the next building on fire," Josh Bryan...
February 11, 2003 - 6:05pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A major Port Columbus airline's decision to close its operations may mean longer flights for area passengers. America West Airlines, the nation's largest low fare airline, announced that it is eliminating hub operations in Columbus, Ohio, and, as a result, phasing 12 regional jets out of the America West Express Fleet. Between early April and mid-June, America West will gradually downsize the hub from 49 non-stop flights to a planned 4. For some passengers this basically means longer flight...
February 11, 2003 - 5:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The war against Saddam Hussein and terrorism is being felt in our community more and more each day. Last week we reported on some local families forming a support group to help parents and families deal with loved ones going off to an impending war. Today Whiz news learned that the 447th military police unit on Moxahala Avenue has been activated. A family member told us the news today. We stopped by the unit to talk with a commander about the activation and were told that its not yet...
February 11, 2003 - 2:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
We have an update on a house fire that happened Monday morning in Brownsville. National Trail volunteer fire chief Mike Partin says the blaze apparently started due to an electrical problem. The fire broke out around 6:30 in the morning at 15560 South Street. Partin says the home was destroyed so an exact cause will not be determined. The chief says three people in the home suffered minor smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene. The home is owned by William and Violet Ode. The...
February 11, 2003 - 2:32pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Governor Bob Taft says he would consider a temporary sales tax increase this year to balance the budget instead of raising cigarette and alcohol taxes. Taft says he could accept a temporary sales tax increase as long as it provided enough money to balance the budget by June 30th, the end of the state’s fiscal year. Taft has proposed increasing cigarette and alcohol taxes to raise 159 million dollars to balance the budget. He also wants to cut state funding to local government by 30 million...
February 10, 2003 - 10:17pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton delivered his State of the City Address at the City Council meeting Monday night. In his speech, Fenton stressed the growth and development of the city this past year. Despite a state-wide budget problem, Zanesville ended 2002 with a balanced budget. The city also had sufficient funds to aid the law enforcement agencies in equipment upgrades. "We spent $6.6 million in improvements, we bought the fire department $100,000 in breathing equipment, and four new...
February 10, 2003 - 10:12pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire early Monday morning. The fire happened at 15560 South Street in Brownsville around 6:00 a.m. William and Violet Ode owned the home; they lost everything in the fire. The victims are staying at the "National Trail Schoolhosue Bed and Breakfast" until the can find more permanent lodgings. National Trail, Licking Trail and the Glenford Volunteer Fire Departments responded to teh scene. Both the Odes' suffered smoke inhalation...medic crews...
February 10, 2003 - 7:34pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Law enforcement officials statewide say that they're having trouble with sex offenders who fail to register their address as required by law. In Muskingum County, The Sheriff's Office is currently dealing with 65-individuals who have been labled sex offenders or sexual predators. Although making sure that these individuals comply with the law is a big undertaking, Sheriff Stephenson says that it is something that has to be done. Sexual offenders must register with the Sheriff's Office...
February 10, 2003 - 7:29pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners, along with commissioners from 11 surrounding counties, gathered together to discuss fiscal security. Attending a meeting held by the County Commissioners Association of Ohio, these local governements are able to share common problems and try to work toward mutual solutions. Since county governements depend on state funding to implement various programs, commissioners across the state of Ohio are feeling the affects of budget cuts. Today's meeting may just...
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