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September 12, 2004 - 7:50pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
It’s been nearly a week since the flooding began in Southeast Ohio. Now that the water has gone down, some businesses in Guernsey County are finally able to start cleaning up.

The crews are working hard moving everything off the floor—which was covered with nearly a half inch of brown silt. Jerry Yingling of Service Master says that’s not the biggest concern. “With sewage it’s a health hazard not only for sewage but prolonged exposure can grow mold.”

The Health...
September 12, 2004 - 6:39pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Zanesville Art Center showcased a new exhibit today. It's called "Scenarios" and it features paintings and portraits done by Linda Gall of Zanesville.

Gall says her inspiration comes from those close to her heart. "My inspiration comes from family and friends. I get figures from albums and place them in backgrounds that they are alien to, like China or Islamic mosques," says Gall.

Gall has painted all of her life. She did most of the work featured in the exhibit while...
September 11, 2004 - 11:42pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Former Bengal star Anthony Munoz made a stop in Zanesville to applaud some caring mom and dads.

The former pro was the guest speaker tonight at the Muskingum County Children’s services banquet, honoring foster parents. Munoz says he was honored to speak at the event, he says we need to recognize how important parents are in a child’s life.

Munoz says foster parents have such a caring role to open their hearts and homes to children.
September 11, 2004 - 11:34pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
The local chapter of the American Legion honored those fallen on September 11th today.

Hundreds of people turned out for the fundraiser to salute everyone who died on 911 and those who wear a uniform today.

Today’s event helped raise money for the Rambo Heath Clinic and the Police Athletic League. They also gave away a brand new Harley Davidson Motorcycle in a raffle drawing.
September 11, 2004 - 11:48am
5 years 45 weeks ago
Today marks the three-year anniversary of September 11th. The local VFW Post 1058 is honoring those who lost their lives on that fateful day.

The veterans are holding their first golf tournament dedicated to 9/11, an event they hope to make a yearly tradition. Post Commander Bernie Harmon says, “Freedom is not free and you always to protect yourself and be alert all the time.”

Harmon says since the attacks, his post has drawn closer together. All profits of the 9/11...
September 11, 2004 - 11:30am
5 years 45 weeks ago
The good weather certainly helped with today’s good turnout at the Farm-City Farmer’s Market.

The young, the old and the furry came out to the Muskingum county Fairgrounds to enjoy the day and of course, some of the area’s greatest crops.

Farmer’s Market Manager Betty Tolliver says, “We just want people to be aware of the agricultural value that’s in our county and our area.”

The kids got a chance to be corny today too as they climbed a giant corn stalk.
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September 10, 2004 - 10:38pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Three people have now died due to the flooding in Guernsey County.

According to the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, a double fatal accident happened on State Route 313. Patrol troopers, Pleasant City EMS and Guernsey County deputies responded to a call from a resident that spotted the top of a car submerged in the floodwaters of Wills Creek.

43-year-old Gayla Norman and 43-year-old Lois Hastings, both of Derwent, occupied the vehicle. Both women were...
September 10, 2004 - 5:23pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
It’s day two of flooding clean up and for the people in Crooksville, the scene is beginning to change.

The final total of the devastation is still unknown at this time. However, the Red Cross delivered several clean-up kits to the area to help people with supplies.

Crooksville, Corning and Roseville Fire Departments are all going around to assist residents with water damage.

If you missed out on a Red Cross Clean-up kit there will be more tomorrow (Saturday).
September 10, 2004 - 5:09pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Road crews have been working overnight, trying to make traveling as safe as possible in Guernsey County.

Major routes 40 and 209 are closed in Cambridge. Roads are expected to re-open tomorrow morning. Guernsey County has been declared a disaster area on both a local and state level.

EMA officers say if your home has damage, call the local EMA office with your list of damages. 740-453-9292.

There is also a shelter if you are completely flooded out of your home...
September 10, 2004 - 4:28pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Guernsey County is still dealing with the aftermath of this week’s flooding. It’s now been declared a state of emergency.

Yesterday the county EMA projected water levels to crest at 24 feet but today they measured out to nearly 25 feet.

Many residents’ cars are submerged in water and local businesses along the Southgate Parkway are wondering how much damage this will cause. Dale Harvey, Assistant Manager of Big Lots in Cambridge says his employees spent...
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