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July 11, 2004 - 5:00pm
5 years 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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...
July 9, 2004 - 3:26pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
Newark Ohio is making their own history by bringing a wonderful old theatre new life, and a string of great performers.

The beautifully restored Midland Theatre in downtown Newark seats 1200 visitors, creating great intimacy for the theatre. Midland boosts acts such as Bill Cosby, Wayne Newton and the Temptations.

The Midland opened in 1928 but closed in the 1970 due to water damage. The Theatre reopened in September 2002 with an 8.5 million dollar renovation. Dave...
July 9, 2004 - 12:29pm
5 years 49 weeks ago
The 39th Annual Roseville Pottery Festival started on Thursday, but the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center wants to remind people pottery-related events are going on all over town.

Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby says the pottery draws people from all over the Country to the festivals and it also is what makes our area unique.

“The Pottery Festival and the pottery lovers convention that comes to our area has a...
July 9, 2004 - 8:42am
5 years 49 weeks ago
A domestic dispute ended tragically early this morning.

Deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office were called to the apartments at 161 2nd Street in Frazeysburg a little before 3 am to find a man near death.

When deputies arrived, they encountered a 46-year-old male holding his 24-year-old girlfriend at knifepoint.

After thirty minutes of negotiations, the female being held was released. The male, still armed with a knife and in an agitated state,...
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