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July 6, 2004 - 5:37am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Forget about “knee high by the 4th of July.” This year, Ohio farmers who planted early are up to their ears in corn.

In Northern Ohio’s Sandusky County, Farmer David Rimelspach says his corn is tasseling, something that usually doesn’t happen until the start of August. He says he’ll probably start pulling his corn sometime this week.

Rimelspach credits the stream of warm weather in early April that enabled farmers to get a good start.

Mary Haslinger of...
July 5, 2004 - 3:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
In a special Executive Session today, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Board reached an agreement for a closed settlement between Janie Dailey and Mary Hamilton.

The exact settlement agreement could not be disclosed, however this is expected to end the investigation that is being done by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

Port Authority Attorney Steve Chappelear says, “the board approved the settlement. There will be claims that may have been asserted by Ms....
July 5, 2004 - 1:38pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
To help those who suffered damage in the spring flooding we experienced, disaster recovery is on the way!

The federal emergency management agency is set to open five new locations this week around our viewing area.

The centers in our area will be open starting July 6th in Licking County and Guernsey County.

Jack Brandais, Public Affairs Officer for FEMA says, “If you had flooding,we can help with financial and relocation assistance.”

If you didn’t...
July 5, 2004 - 11:25am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Traveling during the holiday weekend may be coming to a close by now, and for people traveling to and from Muskingum County did so without any glitches.

That’s according to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Michael Forshey says, “we’ve had a lot of traffic. We’ve been very busy however it’s been relatively calm.”

The state as a whole however, had a much worse weekend compared to other years.

“So far for the weekend, we’ve had 10...
July 5, 2004 - 10:40am
5 years 38 weeks ago
For many people July 5th is an unofficial holiday, but for the unfortunate few, today is a regular workday. So we decided to go out and find those unlucky people.

Zach Gardner is an employee at Java House on Maple Avenue and says it’s a regular workday for him, but he still can’t believe he ahs to work today.

“It’s kind of bogus. You know we don’t have much business and we’re just kind of standing around, but it’s a good job so I’m not complaining,” said Gardner.
July 5, 2004 - 7:06am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Area sheriff's deputies are searching for an area man featured as this week's most wanted suspect.

They are asking for the public's help in apprehending this individual.

Authorities are trying to locate David Taylor of Zanesville.

Taylor is described as five-feet, eight inches tall, who weighs 150 pounds, he has brown hair and brown eyes.

His last known address was Belvedere Avenue in Cambridge.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says...
July 5, 2004 - 7:01am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Reports from the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office indicate that an ATV accident claimed the life of an area teen over the holiday weekend.

According to reports 18-year-old Ashlie Wyderka of Olmsted Falls was driving an ATV at the Walhonding Hills Campground when her vehicle apparently collided with an ATV operated by 36-year-old Edward Toback Jr., of Hebron.

She was transported to Knox Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon where she was pronounced dead. Toback suffered minor...
July 4, 2004 - 1:29pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Despite a brief bout of rain today, members of Lake Isabella spent the fourth grilling out, playing volleyball and of course, plenty of swimming.

Yes, it was a fun and games today, especially at this year’s new pottery toss game.

Lake Isabella Board President Kenneth Little says it’s the rich tradition of Lake Isabella keeps families coming every year.

“It’s family oriented and you just come down have a good time and make a lot of new friends.” says Little....
July 3, 2004 - 7:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Everyone had on his or her stars and stripes today at Zane Landing for day one of Zanesville’s big Fourth of July celebration.

A large crowd still came out, despite today’s muggy weather and enjoyed sights and sounds from local bands and entertainment.

Local vendors are here all weekend as well, selling everything yummy from pizza to cotton candy. Fireworks start on Sunday night at 9:45 on the river.
July 3, 2004 - 7:37pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The community of Gratiot knows how to celebrate Independence Day, with some good old-fashioned food and fun.

The Gratiot United Methodist Church sponsors the celebration every year held at the National Trail Fire Department.

Besides home cooked meals, today’s festivities included local entertainment, arts and crafts and a parade, fully equipped with floats, clowns and plenty of spectators.

Volunteers say this is one celebration that brings people back to...
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