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July 28, 2004 - 4:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Every Sheriff’s office in Southeastern Ohio is working together this week in preparation for president Bush’s arrival in Cambridge on Saturday morning.

Sheriff Stephenson is sending officers from Muskingum County to help out in Cambridge. 6 other counties will also be there, providing extra security for the event.

After the President’s speech in Cambridge, all those officers will then come to Zanesville to provide security for Presidential candidate John Kerry’s...
July 28, 2004 - 4:37pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
If you are looking for tickets to the John Kerry visit to Zanesville we may be able to help you out.

Zanesville City Law Director Scott Hillis says he just received 500 tickets that he is willing to hand out to anyone who is interested.

We’re told there were multiple locations to pick up the tickets, and that some of those locations have run out.

But Hillis says he can get as many as he needs.

If you want tickets to the event, you can pick them up at...
July 28, 2004 - 4:34pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A Newark worker was killed Wednesday when a trench collapsed on him while he was helping to install a sewer line.

Newark Fire Chief John Stickradt says the trench was around four-feet deep.

The man’s co-workers tried to dig him out. Firefighters tried to revive the man.

A spokeswoman for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says they are examining the work site and investigating for possible safety violations.

OHSA officials said one...
July 28, 2004 - 4:31pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The explosion at the Conesville Plant of American Electric Power has claimed a second victim. 47-year-old Gregory Smathers of Zanesville died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in the July 11th incident.

Two workers were seriously burned after an ash tank exploded.

Shortly after the explosion 55-year-old Rick Dickson died.

Hillis and Hardwick Funeral Home are handling Smathers’ funeral arrangements. Calling hours are Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:...
July 28, 2004 - 2:47pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Community members gathered today for the viewing of 21 year-old Corporal Todd Justin Godwin who died last week while serving in Iraq.

The Snouffer Funeral Home in Zanesville is taking care of the arrangements and held the calling hours today in their chapel.

Owner Josh Snouffer says, “The support of the community has been wonderful ZPD, the fire department, the mayor’s office, the VFW Post, American Legion, the Marine Corp, Zanesville memorial park that’s just made this...
July 28, 2004 - 2:35pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
As the Zanesville Police Department prepares for the visit of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry, they are working with federal agents on a plan to secure the downtown area.

Today police chief Eric Lambes told WHIZ News that they will be assisting the secret service with security surrounding the Muskingum County Courthouse.

Lambes says, “We’ll probably secure about a 2 block area in all directions from the Courthouse and traffic will be curtailed from that 2...
July 28, 2004 - 1:59pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The City of Zanesville says some of its water customers will be without water service on Thursday.

A water valve replacement job will take place at 3085 Lookout Drive.

If you live on Lookout Drive, Venture Lane, East Highland Drive, North Willow Drive, East and West Willow Drive, Hilltop Road and South Seabaugh Drive, you will lose water service tomorrow.

The shutoff will start at 7:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 noon.

The city says it will also be...
July 28, 2004 - 1:18pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Art lovers listen up! This weekend at the Victoria Garden on Abbey Place, local Zanesville artists will be displaying their work.

We visited the home of local artist, Kathy Thomas, as she showed off some of her paintings, including several copies of 19th Century artwork.

“Everything, everywhere is my inspiration. The garden, I love to do florals but my bread and butter are portraits. I do quite a few portraits of people and their pets,” she said.

The Art Show...
July 28, 2004 - 1:11pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Despite advances in security it always seems the crooks are one step ahead, especially when it comes to getting your banking information.

Nearly two million Americans have had their online banking accounts tampered with in the past twelve months. The data indicates the number of raided accounts coincides with the current e-mail scam.

"Phishing" is an e-mail scam that attempts to trick consumers into revealing personal information, such as credit or debit account numbers,...
July 27, 2004 - 8:27pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reports a hit-skip accident from Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Patrol, at about 12:30 p.m. the crash occurred on State Route 757 and Township Road19. Investigators say 31-year-old Tammy Hetrick of Glenford was traveling south on 757 when her car was struck by another vehicle. The impact from the crash caused Hetrick to travel off the road, strike a sign and the ditch, then her car roller onto its top and struck a fire hydrant....
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