With the recent heavy snow, Mailboxes can become a casualty when plows clear the roads.
It's often not the actual plow that knocks over mailboxes. The force of the snow being thrown from the plow can be heavy enough to snap the mailbox post. You can get your mailbox replaced, but you need to speak to the correct department. If you live on a State Route or US Route contact your local Ohio Department of Transportation county garage. ODOT Spokeswoman, Kate Stickle, says...
Some people are still without power from last week's winter storm, and tomorrow's winds could leave more people in the dark.
So, the Salvation Army wants people to know that if you are without heat and supplies, there is one place you can turn to.
"We're just a couple nights stay. It just depends on if they're from Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties. There's steps that we do have to follow, but whatever it is they need, we pretty much let them stay for a couple days,...
A combination of last Friday's winter storm and this one is slowing down mail delivery.
Zanesville Postmaster, Steve Williams, says it has been affecting mail transportation from Columbus to here. Once the mail gets into Zanesville, then it has become difficult to distribute it to the residents. Williams says mail delivery trucks can't make it down certain streets without getting stuck, and mail carriers are having a hard time walking over snow mounds on foot.
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Code Yellow snow emergency which means “roadway conditions are declining and motorists must use extreme caution. Use judgment on road conditions versus necessity of travel.”
Other counties in our region have also issued alerts. In Morgan, Coshocton, Licking, Noble and Perry Counties Level 2 snow emergencies have been issued. That designation is similar to a Code Yellow.
Most area students are enjoying a nice day off from school, but the number of calamity days local school districts are using is rising.
Winter has brought some consistent snowfalls, with the biggest of the season arriving last Friday.
Coshocton Schools have the lowest number of calamity days used at one. New Lexington Schools and Newark City Schools are tied at two days a piece. Zanesville City Schools' and Morgan Local Schools' students and staff have had four days off. Lastly,...
Many people in our area found themselves digging out from the snow storm, but shoveling the heavy snow can lead to serious heart and back problems.
Dr. Keith Brantley with Good Samaritan Hospital says heart attacks increase significantly in the winter months, particularly while people are shoveling snow. For some residents, shoveling snow can be the first exercise they receive in the winter and that can put their heart at risk.