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March 23, 2004 - 1:50pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
There’s another survey showing that gas prices have never been higher.

The Triple-A reports that American motorists are now paying an average of just under a $1.74 for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline, slightly higher than the previous record that was set late last August.

In a statement, the auto club says it had expected to see a new record high this year because of a combination of factors, including rising fuel consumption, high crude oil prices and “...
March 22, 2004 - 4:43pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is working on becoming a city committed to the arts.

With the rich history of pottery in the area, some city leaders are working to provide open studio spaces to bring artists and businesses alike to downtown Zanesville.

Members of the Zanesville community and officials representing Appalachia came to today’s luncheon where they talked about how an Artist Relocation Program in Zanesville would help the local economy.

But getting people to...
March 22, 2004 - 4:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A shortage in clothing and other miscellaneous items has the Zanesville Goodwill asking for your help tonight.

Vicki Frick, Manager of the Maple Avenues Good Will says there are a lot of empty crates and storage spaces that are usually full at this time of year.

Frick says that around this time of year people are usually good about donating, but she that the weather has a lot to do with their bad luck.

She also says they always accept donations that people bring...
March 22, 2004 - 7:33am
5 years 38 weeks ago
It was a day to celebrate as hundreds crowded the streets of Chillicothe over the weekend waving flags and shouting their appreciation at members of the 101st Quartermaster Company as they returned home.

The troops spent a little more than 13 months overseas.

Troops were escorted into town Saturday by Chillicothe Police officers, Ross County Sheriff's deputies, State Highway Patrol troopers and several fire engines.
March 22, 2004 - 6:07am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Evacuations have been called off after a large gas explosion in Nashport near the Hamby Farms area.

The Emergency Management Agency announced a little before eleven last night that those who were evacuated from their homes on State Route 146 yesterday could return home.

The incident happened around 7:45 when a safety valve on a transmission line popped off, releaseing gas into the air. Fire officials conducted investigations and concluded that the valve slip was the...
March 22, 2004 - 5:56am
5 years 38 weeks ago
More winter weather came as a surprise to area residents last night.

Unfortunately flurries turned into a full scale snow fall and accumulation. All those winter conditions caught motorists off guard and caused some pretty big problems on the roadways around Southeastern Ohio.

There were a handful of accidents on I-70 overnight. The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol and The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol dealt with the worst of the traffic mess, with...
March 22, 2004 - 5:54am
5 years 38 weeks ago
More winter weather came as a surprise to area residents last night.

Unfortunately flurries turned into a full scale snow fall and accumulation. All those winter conditions caught motorists off guard and caused some pretty big problems on the roadways around Southeastern Ohio.

There were a handful of accidents on I-70 overnight. The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol and The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol dealt with the worst of the traffic mess, with...
March 21, 2004 - 8:41pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Hanover Fire Department closed 146 West for a few hours near the Hamby Farms area, because of a gas leak, in Nashport. They conducted 1 mile evacuations centered around the Hamby Farms area, for a short time. The Muskingum EMA gave a 'all clear' around 10 pm and announced all people living in that area could return to their home.
March 21, 2004 - 6:08pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It’s a partnership made in trailing heaven, and despite the weather people came out to volunteer their time to help build a trail for horseback riders and mountain bikers.

This year’s event was held at the Salt Fork Park in Cambridge. Horseback enthusiast and mountain bikers got together to help build over a mile of trails that both groups can enjoy. According to Larry Matthews, Chairman of the Ohio State Partnership, the trials are being built due to demand.

Matthews, a...
March 21, 2004 - 6:08pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Today at the Colony Square Mall, motorcycles seemed to take over the mall. Elaborately displayed, these bikes were here for a big purpose, to help keep kids off drugs.

Every year the Y2 Chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association gets together with D.A.R.E to help raise money for their youth programs. Motorcycles were displayed throughout the mall and people put in a dollar to vote for their favorite bike. The Road Riders do this because it’s just following their philosophy....
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