Heavy rains in Guernsey County have shut down several roads and some residents are having to use a boat to leave their home.
When Kristy Miller woke up this morning she was surprised to find her car under water. Thanks to the lift from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, Miller and her boyfriend were safely transported to the other side of the road where they plan on staying for a few days until the water goes down.
Two families with a total of 8 children are homeless tonight as a fire ripped through their duplex located at 422 Wayne Avenue.
The Zanesville Fire Department responded after a neighbor smelled smoke and called the department around 8:30 this morning. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says young children playing with a lighter started the fire.
Luckily everyone got out and no one was hurt in the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the families.
Wednesday marked the 15th day in the life of tropical system Frances, and it proved it still had quite a punch left as it hit SE Ohio.
By 1am Thursday morning, 5.37” of rain had fallen in just over 24 hours at the Zanesville airport. A large area (from about New Lexington to Blue Rock to Cambridge) saw 5-6 inches over that time as estimated by radar and spotter reports. Several reports from near New Concord, confirmed to be likely via radar, suggest up to 8 inches of rain had...