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January 7, 2002 - 2:10pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Because of the snowy conditions and heavy accumulation, problems arose with some power lines in the area. Some bushes caught fire near Pleasant Grove
Elementary School after two power lines exploded, thankfully the fire was put out immediately and nothing was damaged near the school. The power line break was weather related. The call to the power company came in around 8:30 this morning and workers were out fixing the lines as soon as they got word. The fire burned itself out because of...
January 7, 2002 - 1:22pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Volunteers are working hard to make sure that the United Way reaches their goal for their annual fundraiser. To date, the agency has only raised a little over 900 thousand dolalrs. Although the United Way is a little behind in where they want to be in their fundraising, they are quite sure that the will reach their goal. Donations from the medical field and business professions ususally come at the end of the month. But most people are cutting their donations due to the Septmeber 11th...
January 6, 2002 - 9:06pm
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Old Man Winter has arrived in Southeastern Ohio dumping at least five inches of snow. It's making area road slick. An accident sunday night on interstate 70 looked a lot worse than it was. Twenty-three year old Dean Gourley from Pennsylvania was traveling west bound on interstate 70, when he lost control of his car. The car landed on it's roof, and skid down the highway. Gourley crawled out of the passenger window, with the help of other motorists. He was not injured. He was trying to...
January 5, 2002 - 3:27pm
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Firefighters battled a blaze Friday evening at the Owen's Corning Plant in Newark. The early evening blaze was at the compound's tallest tower. No one was injured or evacuated, and the fire caused only minor disruptions in the plant operations, according to plant representative Frank Giovanelli. Sparks from a contractor's cutting torch ignited dust and embers in the tower which is used for an environmental air-filter.
January 5, 2002 - 3:22pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
City and council officials are going to have fewer members representing them on the tax incentive review council, which oversees all of the tax abatements locally. The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority was notified by state officials that the number of members appointed was in violation of the Ohio Revised Code. Rather than 6, it should be three for the county and two for the city. Janie Dailey, development specialist for the port authority, informed the commissioners of the problem...
January 4, 2002 - 2:06pm
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They are cute, sweet and lovable, and also in need of a home. The Animal Shelter pets of the week are a feline and a pooch. The cat is a three year old tabby, striped and she has been at the shelter since December 14th. She’s kind of shy but very loving and gentle. She is ready for adoption for only ten dollars right now. The dog is a Shepard mix and she is two years old. She has been at the shelter since December 13th and she is house broken. Although she is timid she would make a great...
January 4, 2002 - 2:05pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
The boil advisory in South Zanesville continues….a water main break that occurred Thursday morning has affected around one thousand residents and businesses in the village. Immediate action was taken by village officials to resolve the problem. However there’s more than just the “clean up” that comes with a dilemma such as this one and safety always comes first. Water samples had to be taken to Columbus to be cultured and that process will take up to 24 hours to complete. Officials should know...
January 4, 2002 - 11:40am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A major blow to the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville. One of its anchor stores is closing. Lazurus department store officials says they are closing the Zanesville store becasue it is not meeting sales goals. The company says it is actually one of three Lazurus stores that will be closed. The other two are in Indiana. 43 employees will lose their jobs in Zanesville. Customers wishing to exchange or return merchandise can do so until the end of January. The store will close in early spring.
January 3, 2002 - 5:52pm
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Cold weather can be risky for anyone but especially for older people. Almost everyone is familiar with winter hazards such as broken bones from falls on ice or breathing difficulties triggered by cold air. But the winter chill can also lead to a tempature drop inside the body that can be deadly if not found quickly and treated properly. Hypothermia is a specal problem for older people who often have other illnesses or take medications that can interfere with the body's ability to regulate...
January 3, 2002 - 3:43pm
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With the expansion of small businesses in the area, county officials must make sure that these projects are moving along smoothly. At the County Commissioners office today some enterprise zone amendments were brought forth to keep everyone up to date on the progress of new companies that are spreading their wings. Plaskolite is a plastic sheeting and manufacturing company located in Perry Township, which is undergoing some expansion projects. They are asking to amend and earlier proposal in...
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