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May 19, 2004 - 4:02am
5 years 47 weeks ago
It's getting messy in southeastern Ohio after a lot of rainfall yesterday and overnight.

It's getting so bad in some areas that several residents in Corning in Perry County are being forced out of their homes due to rising waters from severe thunderstorms.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office says no one was hurt but firefighters in boats are evacuating about 60 homes.

The residents are being cared for by the Red Cross at a makeshift shelter at the village's fire...
May 19, 2004 - 12:43am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Nearly steady rain fell from Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday Morning across SE Ohio.

Several area counties reported final rainfall totals in the 2-4 inch range. However, hardest hit was southern Perry county and western Morgan county.

Nearly 10 inches of rain fell between Shawnee and Corning in southern Perry county.

All that tropical moisture in the air combined with a slow moving cold front out of the Great Lakes had spawned the soaking rains.
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May 18, 2004 - 9:48pm
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The storms knocked out power lines and wires all across the city, including one on the north end of Zanesville.

According to Suzanne Priore with American Electric Power, an outage at the corner of Hoge and Orange behind the Armco has caused about 500 customers to be in the dark.

This outage occurred at about 8:00 Tuesday night when a wire went down.

Crews are en route to restore power.

As for an earlier outage on the south end of town, all power was...
May 18, 2004 - 9:46pm
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According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, State Route 16 just outside of Adams Mills is completely closed down Tuesday night, also due to flooding.

In both Muskingum and Coshocton Counties the water level is rising.

Authorities are on scene to fix the flooding, but the road remains closed until further notice.
May 18, 2004 - 9:43pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The village of Corning and surrounding areas are being evacuated Tuesday evening due to flooding and rising waters, in excess of 3 ½ inches.

According to Emergency Management Director Rita Spicer, about 750 residents in Corning, Rendville and Moxahala in Perry County are affected.

State Route 13 is flooded and has been closed in that area as well, making the evacuations more difficult.

According to Dan Hartman with the American Red Cross, a shelter is...
May 18, 2004 - 9:39pm
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Two students from the West Muskingum school district have been killed Tuesday afternoon after a one-car accident on Kimes Drive.

According to Sgt. Mike Forshey with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, the accident at 3:30 p.m. involved four students. They were driving north on Kimes, when they apparently entered a slight curve at an excessive rate of speed. The car slid into a tree and caught on fire.

According to Trooper B.A. McClain, 15-year-old Colt Porter of Gratoit...
May 18, 2004 - 3:12pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The noon rotary club of Zanesville recognized 7 outstanding students today for their characteristics of courage and integrity.

The students from area High Schools have all overcome a variety of challenges including learning disabilities, physical handicap and family issues to excel in school in spite of their adversity.

Today these students were honored with the Phoenix Award:

Abby Clark- Maysville H.S.
Jerrica Savage- Zanesville H.S.
Tyler Huber- West...
May 18, 2004 - 3:11pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Gardening has now become the number one leisure activity in America. Before you pick up your rake- make sure you are practicing ergonomics.

Ergonomics involves choosing the tools that fit you and the task you’re working on.

To learn more about Ergonomics and some of the misconceptions about the proper positions and motions of gardening, tune in this Sunday night on the WHIZ News at 11 for our weekly Health Tips segment.
May 18, 2004 - 3:11pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The political season is heating up in our area.

Today, Judge Judith Ann Lanzinger, who is running for the Ohio Supreme Court Justice, visited the noon Zanesville Rotary meeting.

Lanzinger currently serves on the Sixth District Court of Appeals, which covers eight counties in Northwest Ohio.

She says this year’s campaign will be unique and highlight some of the big issues.

She has plenty of experience, which she believes gives her an upper hand.
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May 18, 2004 - 2:10pm
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In less than two weeks June will be here and so will two important deadlines for farmers and landowners,

The first of those is on June 1st and is for people involved with the “Farmer’s Bill” that began in 2002.

The program provides producers with information on how the production market will be.

Meanwhile, another deadline facing farmers is for people prevented from farming.

County Executive Director for Muskingum Farm Service bill Huston says, “if...
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