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May 19, 2004 - 4:19pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local water company has issued a boil advisory.

The Portersville East Branch Water Company in Malta says it is asking some of its customers to boil their water for two minutes before using it.

So if you live north of Porti Flamingo road and West of Royma Road in Portersville you are included in the advisory.
May 19, 2004 - 3:41pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The day after a flooding event normally means a clean up day and concern that it may happen again.

This storm forced numerous people to evacuate their homes, but the evacuees returned home as of 8 this morning.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross chapter Dan Hartman, says “Most of the water is down the roads have cleared a lot of families are heading back. What we’re finding is we’ve got close to 20 homes 14 in Corning and 6 in Hemlock don’t know how...
May 19, 2004 - 3:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A community mourns the loss of two students tragically killed in a car accident Tuesday evening on Kimes Road.

It was a tough day for both faculty and students in the West Muskingum school district. But for those who knew 15-year-old Colt Porter and 14-year-old Jordan Van Allen who died in the accident it was hard walking the halls without them.

Gary Ankrum, West M High School Principal says, “These kids had personalities and had friends in freshman sophomore junior...
May 19, 2004 - 4:02am
6 years 7 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
6 years 7 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.
May 18, 2004 - 9:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
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
6 years 7 weeks ago
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
6 years 7 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
6 years 7 weeks ago
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
6 years 7 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...
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