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December 26, 2001 - 6:17pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A fire broke out in a home in Muskingum county late Wednesday afternoon. Flames started pouring out in a home at 2245 Richvale Road. Both Muskingum and Falls township fire departments responded. The cost of the damage is around 5 thousand dollars. The exact cause of the fire wasn’t given, but carelessness was a factor.
December 26, 2001 - 5:13pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Winter is officially here, and that means icy and snowy conditions on the roadways. One of the most important things you can do is get your car ready for winter, and it starts with getting the right tires. A wide low profile or large tire has to plow a wide path through snow which causes resistance. The narrower the tire the easier you can get through the snow.
December 26, 2001 - 5:09pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Christmas is always a special time of year, and one family, Jim and Stacy Stafford, got a very special Christmas present this year, a daughter Zoey Stafford. She was 5-pounds and 11-ounces. Congratulations go out to that family.
December 26, 2001 - 5:06pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Summer is still some time away, but it's not to early to start thinking about summer jobs. If you like the sun and water becoming a lifeguard might be right up your alley. The American Red Cross is offering classes to those 15-years or older. Classes cost around 1-hundred dollars. You can call the Red Cross at 452-2731.
December 26, 2001 - 5:00pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A Christmas day fire has left an area family homeless. At around 3 Tuesday afternoon a fire ripped through Chad and Misty Harmon's home located at 5695 Limestone Valley Road. Luckily no one was at home when the blaze started. The family is now looking to rent a 3-bedroom house. If you would like to make a donation a fund for the Harmon's has been set up at Century National Bank in Zanesville.
December 26, 2001 - 1:06pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Today was supposed to be the biggest refund day of the year. When people flock to stores to return Christmas presents that don’t fit right or gifts that are defective. However lines weren’t long at the refund desk, it was the checkouts that kept shoppers waiting. It has instead turned into the biggest sale day of the year as some retailers are hoping to make up for the low turnout of business over the holidays. Many consumers were in picking up items rather than bringing goods back and taking...
December 26, 2001 - 1:05pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The state government announced earlier that funding will be cut from public libraries state wide, this has raised a concern as to what cutbacks will take place at libraries and how much will in fact be taken away. The state has now decided to compare the two levels of funding a total of four times during the life of the budget and then libraries will receive the lower of the two funding levels. The question is, how will this affect the library here locally. Since it will go into effect in July...
December 26, 2001 - 11:52am
4 years 45 weeks ago
The 0hio Highway Patrol says five people died in traffic crashes on Ohio roads on Christmas eve and Christmas day. None of the crashes were in Southeastern Ohio. Patrol spokesman Lieutenant Gary Lewis says this year's numbers aren't comparable to last year's, when 17 people died over a three day period.
Lewis says there were no major tie-ups or weather related problems on the highways. He says the patrol has stepped up its seatbelt enforcment and will continue increased patrols...
December 26, 2001 - 11:46am
4 years 45 weeks ago
It was a sad Christmas for a Muskingum county family after their house burned down. Fire officials say they lost everything including two pets in the fire on Tuesday. The Newton township fire department responded to the blaze on Limestone Valley road around 3 p.m. Becasue of the size of the fire, five other fire department were called to help. But the home is being called a total loss. Chad and Misty Harmon, along with two children were renting the home and do not have insurance. They...
December 23, 2001 - 2:46pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Last Saturday, Baby a one-year-old cocker spaniel was shot in the face. The bullet traveled through his palate and into his skull, knocking eight teeth along the way. A week after the shooting, and a visit to the vet, Baby was running through the house with his owner's, Cheryl Moody, children. Moody and her husband adopted Baby from the Muskingum County Animal Shelter only a few months ago. The Zanesville Police Department is still investigating the incident.
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