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August 30, 2004 - 10:13pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
“Nature is still working against us with the speed of the water…tomorrow should be a better day,” Newark Fire Captain Tom O’Brien told WHIZ news Monday night.

The Newark FD had been searching the Licking River near Waterworks Road since Sunday night for 19-year-old Jeremiah Michaelczar, a missing Newark man who reportedly fell into the river while walking across a damn with friends.

O’Brien says his department has several areas along the river benchmarked when they resume...
August 30, 2004 - 5:05pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Here’s an alarming statistic…the number of people in Muskingum County waiting for housing is about 400 families.

Representatives from the Ohio Regional Development Corporation visited the commissioners today to go over details of a housing strategy designed to help maintain homeownership for individuals with low to moderate incomes.

Of the 400 families waiting to be served, there is almost the same number in the city in the same position where they are left just waiting...
August 30, 2004 - 4:55pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Muskingum County commissioners are keeping busy these days..today they met with the county engineer to discuss future projects.

Hopefully with the help of grants and loans there will be a road repaving project as well as others.

The projects will begin next summer and will cover all areas of the county.

After the meeting the commissioners went into executive session to discuss personnel matters.
August 30, 2004 - 4:50pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
As the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency continues its efforts to keep our residents safe, they will be conducting disaster drills to test the disaster operating plan already in effect. But the date of the event is being changed due to scheduling conflicts.

The EMA will team up with the army reserve to conduct the full serve drill and will include local law enforcement and fire service agencies.

The first situation will be at Gant Stadium where there will be a...
August 30, 2004 - 4:41pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
An unfortunate incident for an organization that helps those less fortunate..
The Zanesville fire department received a call early this morning that the Goodwill donation shelter in the North KMART parking lot caught on fire.

Luckily no one was injured in the fire. Currently investigations are continuing to find out exactly what happened, but they suspect arson.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says, “We’ve received a couple of leads on this and the investigators are out...
August 30, 2004 - 2:41pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Newark Fire Department is searching the Licking River for a possible drowning victim.

Fire officials say they are looking for 19-year-old Jeremiah Michaelczar.

Rescue crews are diving in the river, which is swollen due to the recent rains.

Fire officials say the man had been walking across a low-head dam near Waterworks Road last night when he may have fallen in.

No other details have been released.
August 30, 2004 - 5:27am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The Ohio Automobile Club says it expects record travel on Labor Day weekend, which is just five days away.

Triple-A sys that it estimates just over 34-million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, a 2.2 percent increase from last year’s record matching 33.4-million travelers.

The Auto Club says motorists will likely find higher gas prices at the pump.

Currently, nationwide the average price of gas is $1.87 a gallon which is about 14...
August 28, 2004 - 11:23am
5 years 51 weeks ago
It’s a great way to get to know the businesses that are offered in our area and this weekend you could catch most of them at the Colony Square Mall business Expo.

It’s also a good way for people who don’t live around here to learn about our great community.

The Business Expo ran all day today and yesterday.
August 27, 2004 - 3:24pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
75 residents will soon be moving into the new Work Release Facility on Old Adamsville Road.

The center was built for non-violent offenders to help alleviate over crowding at the county jail. Residents are charged a certain amount of money every day to stay at the facility, the average being around 30 dollars a day. The Sheriff’s Office is calling it the Pay to Stay Program.

The residents have to provide themselves transportation to and from work. They are also...
August 27, 2004 - 2:08pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
If you were out and about today you probably saw some of our local firefighters hitting the streets for the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign.

This campaign is important to our local fire fighters who have dedicated several years to Jerry’s kids and helping people with Muscular Dystrophy.

“Fill the Boot” Chairman for the Zanesville Fire Department Jeff Jadwin says, “the last seven years we’ve raised over $100,000 for Jerry’s kids here in Zanesville, so the people are always...
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