The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down twice within about 20 minutes causing minor damage around the Lorain County community of Amherst. Frank Keiltyka of the National Weather Service in Cleveland says no one was injured. Winds reached 50 to 75 miles per hour, putting Sunday afternoon’s storm in the smallest class of Tornado. In nearby Henrietta Township, the tornado was on the ground briefly starting at around 2:45 p.m., Keiltyjka said. The most significant damage was at...
Governor Bob Taft looked a bit sleepy this morning as he helped mix feed for the cows at the Ohio State Fair dairy barn. Taft spent the night in the barn where bright lights, thunderstorms and mooing cows kept him up most of the night. He says he managed to get a couple hours of sleep.
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is looking for this week’s most wanted suspect. She is Heather R. Stevens of Linn Street in Zanesville. Stevens is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft over 500 dollars. She is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. She stands five-feet seven-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. If you have any information on Steven’s whereabouts contact the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department at 740 452-3637.
A two-car accident in Perry County sends two minors to the hospital. According to the Fairfield post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 6:20 Sunday evening on State Route 13, north of New Lexington. A first vehicle went left of center and struck a second car. Because of the collision, a minor from the second vehicle was med-flighted to Grant Medical Center. A second minor from that vehicle was transported to Fairfield Medical Center and later med-flighted to Columbus...
Ohio currently leads the country in communities receiving a national award for urban tree planting. The national Arbor Day foundation designated 231 Ohio communities this year as tree cities, which is more than any other state. Award winners must spend at least two dollars per resident on green project
The John McIntire Library will now be providing v-h-s and d-v-d’s to borrow… provided you have a library card. Up to five movies can be taken out at a time. Movies in the past have been made available based upon customer’s suggestions, but now customer service representatives says that many of the titles found are what you would see in a rental store. The library is offering a reserve system for movies as well. Go on line at www.muskingumlibrary.org to select your favorite pick.
Over 400 workers from across the United States and Japan are in Zanesville this week to lend a helping hand. As part of a mission group, young people will be in town to help build, fix, or remodel homes for the elderly, low income, or the disabled. The project is called Zanesville Hope. Over 70 sites will be refurbished. A group of at least five children and an adult will be working on each project. Co-sponsors of the event are the city of Zanesville and the United Methodist Church.
The Twin City Jaycees had a big day on the water Saturday, but it wasn’t by the way of watercraft. Saturday was the annual Rage on the River Raft Regatta and the Great Duck Race. All kinds of items that could float race downed river from old cars to bicycles. Tickets were sold for little yellow ducks to race down the river as well, with the winner receiving a thousand dollars. Money raised is used for area scholarships.
An annual outreach project was held Saturday at the North Terrace Church of Christ. The congregation and friends of the church held the second annual Free Stuff Giveaway for the public. Over 50,000 items were donated for the event, including clothing, electronics, baby items, housewares, appliances and more. Organizers of the event say that people were waiting in line at 4:30 in the morning in anticipation of the event.
The Zanesville Chamber music society performed a concert at Elson Hall at O-U-Z Saturday. The band is made up of area professionals who have been practicing for two months for the annual show. The band plays many well known string sounds and consists of area musicians as well as some from Middletown, and Caplan University. The group will perform again Sunday at the St. James Episcopal Church on 6th street in Zanesville.