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July 5, 2002 - 5:06am
5 years 6 weeks ago
American Electric Power is asking its customers patience today (friday) because some local residents are going to be without power. Starting at 8:30 am, all A-E-P customers in the Wills Creek Valley subdivision will be without electricity until about noon. A-E-P is updating electrical equipment in the subdivision. Any customer without power after noon should contact the power company at 1-800-672-2231.
July 5, 2002 - 5:03am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Perry county airport is going to be getting some federal funding. Congressman Bob Ney says he's secured 108-thousand dollars for the facility. Ney says the funding is desperately needed because the runway lighting at the airport is old and rapidly deteriorating. Ney says this project will replace the current lighting system and provide reliable runway edge lights. The congressman says the funding came from the "Air-21" bill which passed in March of 2000 and provides money for airport...
July 3, 2002 - 12:43pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
July 3rd through the 7th is the kick-off event of “The Designate A Driver” Safety Program. It’s a joint effort of the State Highway Patrol, Ohioans For Responsible Drinking, BP Stations, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety Administration.
These organizations will be passing out free coffee mugs to travelers who would like to contribute to the program for a safe Independence Day weekend. Participating BP Stations will fill the mug up with coffee for free during this period.
July 3, 2002 - 12:41pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Y-bridge will be open starting tonight for pedestrians and traffic. It will be available for use by those who gather downtown to watch the fireworks tomorrow night at dusk. According to Steve Smith, construction area engineer of the Y-Bridge, there is still more work to be done on the bridge, part of the sidewalk will be closed, however, traffic will be maintained and it will not affect those who come to the bridge to see the fireworks display.
July 3, 2002 - 5:12am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Two men charged with arson and causing 80-thousand dollars damage to a Coshocton home have pleaded not guilty in Coshocton county common pleas court. Todd Boyes and his father, Robert Boyes entered their pleas this week. Both men are also being questioned in the death of Benjamin Thompson. Thompson was found stabbed to death outside Alexandria and was supposed to be a key witness in the arson case.
July 2, 2002 - 4:31pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Many men and women risk ther lives to serve the residents of Zanesville. 24 hours a day....7 days a week. The Zanesville Fire and Police Departments and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office respond in our time of need. Sometimes, unfortunately they loose their lives while trying to protect ours. To honor those who did not make it home at the end of the day, on resident has planned an "Our Fallen Gaurdian" monument to be located in the downtown area. The monument which will be erected in...
July 2, 2002 - 12:14pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s summertime again, and the scorching temperatures this week are bringing uncomfortable conditions for everyone, as well as higher electric bills. Since it doesn’t look like it’s going to cool down anytime soon, American Electric Power has come up with tips for conserving energy, and some practices that can help hold down the cost of staying cool. Senior Director of Corporate Communications of AEP, Carmen Prati says keep your thermostat at 78 or 80 degrees, close your drapes, and blinds to...
July 1, 2002 - 9:13pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
22-year-old Lance A. Smith II pleaded guilty to one count of wreckless homicide in Muskingum County Court Monday. Smith was accused of accidentally shooting and killing his friend, Chad Kennedy at his home at 807 Luck Ave. In March of this year. According to County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, Smith originally said Kennedy accidentally shot himself, but after further investigation it was found that Smith accidentally shot Kennedy in the head with a .38 caliber semi-automatic pistol. The shooting...
July 1, 2002 - 9:08pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Charges stemming from methamphetamine busts earlier this year resulted in a guilty plea Monday in Muskingum County Court. According to County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, 43-year-old Larry W. Colebank of Frazeysburg pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, one count aggravated posession of methamphetamine, two counts of aggravated posession of liquid morphine and two counts of aggravated posession of oxycodone. According to Haddox, Colebank's arrest resulted in...
July 1, 2002 - 9:03pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Muskingum County Law Enforcement find $75,000 in drugs, now two people are behind bars. 34-year-old Theophilus Nile Jr., originally of California and 28-year-old Tuesday Perry of Zanesville were formally charged today after a weekend drug raid. According to the Sheriff's Department, law enforcement confiscated one kilo of cocaine and over 5 pounds of marijuana at 803 1/2 Locust Ave. Using search warrants, the Sheriff's Office Drug Unit along with members of the Ohio Organized Crime Package...
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