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December 9, 2005 - 5:27pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Nearly two years after they returned home from overseas, a group of local soldiers is receiving the recognition they deserve.

On Sunday a special ceremony will honor 15 to 20 soldiers from the 447th Military Police Co., with several awards.

“They’ll be receiving the Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen Flag, and they’ll also get an American Flag,” says Unit Administrator Deborah Arntson. “And they get a lapel pin for the soldiers and their spouses, and they get a coin.”
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December 9, 2005 - 6:11am
7 years 6 weeks ago
It’s a cold and dark start for some Muskingum County residents this morning.

American Electric Power says 1120 customers are without power due to the winter storm.

A-E-P says the customers were located in the Colony Drive area in northern Zanesville.

Officials say some wires came together and kicked off a breaker.

A-E-P says crews expect to restore power by 6:30 this morning.
December 8, 2005 - 5:45pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
With all the ice and snow, homeowners should be concerned how to best remove it from your driveways and sidewalks.

Bill Adams, Vice President of Adams Brothers Incorporated says you can eliminate ice and snow on your driveways and sidewalks by applying the proper de-icing products.

“Once your concrete is properly cured and sealed, the best thing to use is pellets, because they will work better than flake deicer,” Adams says.

For new concrete, Adams...
December 8, 2005 - 5:29pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
With a major snowstorm heading our way, the roads could get messy; but the City of Zanesville is one step ahead of the storm.

As the snow starts, Zanesville Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says they’ll have their eyes on the weather, and their crews on the roads.

“We do have a night crew prepared,” says Sims. “There will be one truck per-ward, which means there’ll be 6 trucks out all night.”

The city also planned to pre-treat the roads with a brine...
December 8, 2005 - 2:32pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The students of John Glenn High School in New Concord are out to set a record again.

For the last eight years, the school has held the record in Salvation Army can drives. Last year their count was almost 66,000 and they think they can beat that.

“[The cans] come in from everywhere. From stores, from kids going out and buying them, we’ll get checks from businesses and we’ll go out and buy them ourselves. A lot of people are involved in getting these cans here,” said...
December 8, 2005 - 2:31pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Just in time for the holidays, the Washington Township Fire Department has some important gifts for members of the township.

This Sunday, they are giving away smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers free to Washington Township residents.

Firefighters say it will be an afternoon for the whole family, complete with a visit from Santa. But the focus will be on safety at home.

“Your heating appliances are taking on a heavier load. And if there...
December 8, 2005 - 2:30pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
Only $150,000 to go before the United Way campaign hits its mark. The campaign meter jumped to $850,000 today, and organizers say the campaign should wrap up by January.

“We’ve got work that’s still to be done. There are companies that have really big campaigns and when they [report], that million is still within our reach,” said United Way Executive Director Jack McClelland.

McClelland says right around the holidays is a great time for the campaign to wrap up, and it’s...
December 7, 2005 - 10:47pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
City Council met on Wednesday to once again discuss budget issues for the 2006 year.
A major hit will be to city personnel, who will not be receiving raises during 2006, however the city is still in talks with their respective unions.
Council Member Dan Vincent says now that the budget has been reviewed some changes may be raised, but not everyone will be happy.
“The budget is tight for next year,” said Vincent. “But it is happening.”
Council also raised concerns...
December 7, 2005 - 7:18pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
If the big snowstorm hits our area, you may hear your Sheriff declare a snow emergency.

Under Ohio law, the Sheriff’s Department is in charge of issuing the emergency levels, with several different departments contributing input.

Sergeant Dan Marks says that the most misunderstood area is what the levels mean.
“Normally you’re going to see a level one, possibly a level two,” said Marks. “They can check our website ohiomuskingumsheriff.org and all the different...
December 7, 2005 - 6:41pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
The first big snowfall of the season may be on it's way to our area an the Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready for what could be a busy few days.
Right now Muskingum County ODOT is in a normal operation mode, but County Manager Phil Newman says some precautions are being taken.
"We're pretreating roads today," said Newman. "We have 6,000 tons of salt on hand so we're always ready to go."
Pretreating the roadways is done with a mixture made of salt and water...
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