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May 12, 2004 - 12:58pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A major power outage has hit the Guernsey County area today.

American Electric Power says it happened around 12:00 p.m., and has left 12,000 customers without power service.

The areas included in the outage are Byesville north to Cambridge including Newcomerstown.

A-E-P says it does not know where the problem is located or how long it will take to restore power.
May 12, 2004 - 11:08am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A little boy in our community needs you help. So he can enjoy his life like any other little boy. Rhain Swinehart was born with cerebral palsy and has trouble traveling.

Rhain’s family is putting on a benefit to try and raise money for special needs van.

LPN for American Nursing, Lori Myers says that Rhain was born eleven weeks premature. He spent three months his eyes and his lungs were not fully developed. According to Myers, Rhain will have to deal with Cerebral...
May 12, 2004 - 6:45am
6 years 3 weeks ago
As one suspect is caught, another one is on the loose today.

It's robbery number two for local authorities as a call came in this morning at 4:21 that an employee was robbed at the Duke and Dutchess gas station on Blue Avenue, just down the street from Sunday's robbery at the Speedway station.

According to reports, the employee was cleaning the windows outside the station and a person jumped him.

The suspect, described as a black male with a medium build, fled...
May 12, 2004 - 5:39am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A middle school in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna is open for classes this morning following a mercury spill Tuesday that kept more than 500 students after school for two hours.

The students were finally released around 5:30 p.m. to a parking lot full of anxious parents.

Officials at Gahanna Middle School East detained the students until environmental investigations gave the all clear.

A teacher discovered a broken thermometer after it was used in an outdoor...
May 12, 2004 - 3:55am
6 years 3 weeks ago
It was an overheated light bulb, not lightning that caused a fire Monday night that damaged The Velvet Ice Cream Factory in Utica.

Richard Harris, Fire Investigator, says the heat from a 150-watt bulb ignited records stored a few inches away. He says the bulb was left on by mistake.

No damage estimate is available.

A cleaning crew in the factory contacted 9-1-1 around 9pm Monday.

Twelve fire departments with more than 100 firefighters fought the blaze...
May 11, 2004 - 8:25pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The prosecutor’s office has determined that the Zanesville Police Department acted in the best interest of the law pertaining to the fatal shootings of a suspect last year.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, on December 21st of 2003, 23-year-old Michael Fowler also known as Freedom Allah, fatally shot 32-year-old Williard Pullie outside the Only Ones Club in Zanesville.

Later that morning police obtained arrest and search warrants for Fowlers at his home...
May 11, 2004 - 4:03pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Lack of Funding is being blamed for lay-offs for the Heath Fire Department.

Six full-time, one part-time and the Chief will no longer be an active crew. As of May 23rd they will be loosing two people per shift. If department were to be called on more than one run- that’s when they would rely on back-up help.

There’s no guarantee that the 22 volunteer fire fighters would be able to come in and help.
May 11, 2004 - 2:53pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
I’m sure you’ve noticed the pollen outside and that can mean only one thing: Spring time allergies are here!

As part of allergy awareness month we caught up with Dr. William Grant who says anyone can develop allergies, especially as you get older.

Grant says, “allergies can affect any age group from early childhood to adult and allergies can change with the person changing their environment such as moving to the Midwest to the southwest as well as changing their homes.”...
May 11, 2004 - 1:21pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Highway Patrol had its hands full early this morning on I-70 after a truck and possible hazardous material incident.

It was a rough start for commuters on I-70 in Licking County after a possible hazardous chemical incident involving a tractor-trailer.

The Grandville Post of the Highway Patrol says it happened around seven a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70 in Licking County and caused a massive traffic back up for several miles.

A semi-tractor trailer...
May 11, 2004 - 1:18pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department says they have their man…an armed robbery suspect….and television is getting some of the credit.

Chief detective Ric Roush says the man accused of robbing the Speedway/Super America on Blue Avenue is sitting in jail today.

Roush says the he credits a store photo of the suspect that was broadcast on the Whiz T-V news as the main reason for his capture.

Roush says he needs to do some additional investigating and will likely...
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