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July 12, 2004 - 3:36pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The new Director for the Governor’s Office of Appalachia made a stop in Muskingum County today.

He has now been in office for three months and hopes to get people to visit the 29 Appalachian counties.

Aside from tourism, job growth is of importance to him.

Director T.J. Justice says, “I would hope that we can continue to reduce the number of Appalachian counties that are distressed. We’re down to five now and we had as many as ten to twelve a decade ago. So I...
July 12, 2004 - 3:35pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Taste of Zanesville is hitting the streets this Wednesday as we celebrate Pottery Reunion 2004.

There will be plenty of live entertainment and great food, as well as the important historical aspect of pottery to our area.

There are more than fifty activities that will keep the entire family busy.

Taste of Zanesville starts Wednesday and runs from 5:30 until 8:00pm. Maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce.
July 12, 2004 - 5:07am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department says Interstate-70 was closed for a while Sunday night after an accident.

It happened around 8 p.m. near the State Street exit.

Police says there were three different accidents involving five cars.

No one was seriously hurt.

Officers say heavy rain is being blamed for the crashes.

Both lanes of I-70 were shut down for around one hour while the accident scene was investigated and cleaned up.
July 11, 2004 - 5:00pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
“Our thoughts and prayers and are with the employees and their families. That’s our main concern.” Says Vikki Michalski Conesville AEP Spokesperson.

Two Conesville American Electric Power workers are in serious condition today after an ash tank exploded early Sunday morning. .

WHIZ cameras were not allowed inside the plant, however officials say the explosion happened at three o’clock Sunday morning while 55-year-old Rick Dickson and 48-year-old Greg Smathers were on duty...
July 10, 2004 - 11:47pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
You could feel the energy tonight as the top 20 finalists performed for a packed house at the Seacrest Auditorium. 1300 hundred people showed up cheering on their favorite finalist.

The past two weeks the top 20 practiced their routines for a spot in the final 8. Each performer got a chance to sing a full 4-minute song with musical background, doing everything they could think of to impress the panel of three judges, and the 4th judge, the public.


The top eight...
July 10, 2004 - 9:43pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Roseville Pottery Festival continues to attract more and more people as they make their way to the pottery capital of the world.

As thousands are expected to attend this weekend, many are finding all sorts of different types of pottery displayed at this year’s festival.

Visitors were also able to hear some of our area’s finest entertainment.
July 10, 2004 - 11:21am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Despite a halt to the start of the annual parade, the New Concord Volunteer Fire Department still promised a day of fun.

The Daily Jeffersonian reports that this is the 40th year the department has had the parade. The festival helps the fire fighters raise much-needed donations from the community.
July 9, 2004 - 11:37pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol and the New Concord Fire Department responded to a two-car, pin-in accident on the East Pike Friday night.

As of news time Friday night both east- and west-bound lanes of State Route 40 were shut down.

According to New Concord Fire Chief Gates, the two cars involved in the accident were a semi commercial vehicle and a red Chevy pickup truck.

Gates says three people were transported to the hospital from the pickup truck. It took crews...
July 9, 2004 - 9:30pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A domestic dispute turns deadly in Frazeysburg.

Shortly before 3:00 a.m. the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at this building, 161 Second Street in Frazeysburg.

46-year-old Raymond Smith, Junior was holding his 24-year-old girlfriend Lillie Bender hostage. Two children were in the home but were able to escape.

Chief Deputy Wes Elson says those children ran to a neighbor’s home and the neighbor called the police. Elson adds that Smith had...
July 9, 2004 - 3:31pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly and yours could be too. Help is on the way. The Carr Center recently received a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety to raise child passenger safety awareness. The third Tuesday of every month the Carr Center along with certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check you child’s car seat.

The most common mistake parent’s make is not making sure the car seat doesn’t move.

A correctly installed...
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