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March 30, 2004 - 1:57pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Gentlemen start your engines and head down to The Colony Square this weekend for the annual Muskingum County Speedway Operation Feed food drive.

Stock Car driver, Donnie Moran says, “this year they’re having a stock car simulator presented by stacker two.”

To drive that car you’ll need to bring a canned good item or pay a dollar.

Pure stocks, street stocks, go-karts, and junior dragsters are just some of the carts that will be on display.
March 30, 2004 - 9:41am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A Canton judge has refused Ford Motor Company’s request that she order the exhumation of a former factory worker.

Donald Adams died in March 1998. His widow, Rita Adams, didn’t want her husband’s remains disturbed. Lawyers for Ford wanted the body exhumed to test for an illness caused by asbestos.

Ford is appealing an Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation ruling ordering the Company to pay Rita Adams 32-hundred for her husband’s funeral and about 14-thousand dollars a year...
March 30, 2004 - 9:03am
5 years 41 weeks ago
The body of a twenty-five year old woman was pulled from the ruins of an apartment fire Monday. The fire occurred late Sunday.

Katherine Carl was the city of Columbus' ninth fire victim this year.

Neighbors said they realized Carl was missing as firefighters worked on Sunday to fight the fire, but the heat and flames made it impossible to reach her body. She was found in her bathroom.

The fire quickly spread to two adjacent apartment buildings, forcing some...
March 30, 2004 - 5:48am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A man is scheduled to death this morning, 22 years after killing and dismembering a couple.

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block the execution of 52-year old William Wickline.

He’s been taken to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility where he’s to be put to death by lethal injection for killing Christopher and Peggy Lerch in his Columbus apartment over a six thousand dollar drug debt.

A state prison official says Wickline’s brothers David and Robert plan...
March 29, 2004 - 6:13pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
As with most things, nothing lasts forever. And with the county now being in charge of the water department, when they are in need of new vehicles it is up to the Muskingum County Commissioners to approve the proposal to purchase them.

At a meeting today, the County’s maintenance supervisor asked for two new trucks to be replaced because they both are simply too old.

He is still waiting to receive a quote from a manufacturer, before the county makes a decision.
March 29, 2004 - 6:12pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
It’s almost time to spring forward and move those clocks ahead…but it’s also time to change the batteries in one of the most important household items..smoke detectors.

Zanesville fire chief Dave Lacy says there is a national campaign set up to remind the public to perform this necessary task.

In the unfortunate event of a fire, your chances for survival are two times better when smoke detectors are present than when they are not.

Lacy says you can purchase a...
March 29, 2004 - 1:33pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
It’s that time of the year again, appraisal of all land and building in Muskingum County. Today at the County Commissioners the County Auditor presented her contract for the upcoming appraisals.

Anita Adams, the Muskingum County Auditor, says that the state of Ohio requires that property be appraised for tax purposes every six years. The county is working with a Dayton company, Manitron, to assess all property in the county. That includes residential and commercial.

March 29, 2004 - 1:27pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
If you’re interested in helping save a life, then stop by the new Maysville Northside Pharmacy.

Tomorrow from Noon to 6 p.m. the Red Cross will be setting up their mobile unit to collect blood. According to Rod Stickrath, a pharmacist and Director of the Northside Pharmacies, over thirty Northside employees will be participating.

Stickrath also say that the need for donations is great especially for one particular type of blood group.

Only seven percent of the...
March 29, 2004 - 11:04am
5 years 41 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Water Department has issued a boil advisory for the north end of the county.

Officials say the boil advisory includes the following areas…all of Olde Falls Road and all side streets…Kearns Drive, from Musselman Drive to Holbein…Harmony Lane, Holbein Drive, Pincrest Drive from Dillion Falls to Jersey Ridge Road, Dillion Falls Road and all of Nob Hill.

The water department says you must bring your water to a boil before consuming it. The advisory...
March 28, 2004 - 8:15pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Thirteen people are homeless tonight and one person is hospitalized after a fire ripped through most of their two-story home.

The call came in around two o’clock this afternoon when the Zanesville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 221 Brighton Boulevard.

Steven Getter was inside at the time of the incident and says, “our refrigerator clicked on and the lights flickered and then all at once smoke started up out of the walls and then next thing I know our...
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