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September 21, 2004 - 6:47am
6 years 25 weeks ago
An aggravated robbery turned shooting incident is still under investigation today as three suspects are still on the loose.

According to reports from detection Rich Creek and Detective Thomas with the Licking County Sheriff’s office, the incident occurred last night around 10:30 at 3398 Loper Road.

Upon arrival to the residence Deputies found the homeowner, 30-year-old Matthew Evans, with a gunshot wound to his side.

He was conscious and speaking and informed...
September 20, 2004 - 4:16pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
American Electric Power says it’s planning a major power outage for this Sunday.

A-E-P says it will affect the entire village of Crooksville and surrounding areas.

We’re told these are the areas expected to lose service: the areas near the race track on State Route 93, parts of Tunnel Hill Road, Buzzard Glory Road, State Route 669 and the areas around Possum Hollow Road, Elks Run Road, Rambo Road and Blosser Road.

The power company says the power will be off...
September 20, 2004 - 3:36pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The search continues for a new Executive Director for the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties.

Officials say an interim director could be named by the end of this week.

Even without the presence of an Executive Director, the United Way is still prospering as an organization.

Just as a reminder, the Y-city United Bike Tour is this Saturday.

Curry says the new Executive Director should be chosen by December.
September 20, 2004 - 3:21pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
A local agency is still hard at work to help you when disasters strike.

Most recently it’s been the destructive hurricanes that are causing the devastation in our area from all the flooding.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says, “ To date from the floods Sept 9th, we have 112 families that were flooded out of their home in Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties.”

But there are plenty of ways you can help the victims both nationally and here...
September 20, 2004 - 3:13pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Well it’s official--President Bush has declared 15 Ohio counties as disaster areas after the recent flooding in the past two weeks.

That means many local residents can now start applying for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

What you need to do is start taking pictures of your property and track your expenses.

Then call 1 800 621-FEMA or 1 800 621-3362 to actually register your information.

Some of the counties that were declared...
September 20, 2004 - 1:43pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Longaberger Basket Company announced another layoff, but this time it’s temporary.

Today around 650 employees were told of the six-week furlough.

It affects workers in the Frazeysburg basketmaking, woodcrafts and handles department.

Vice president of manufacturing and human resource Jim Gimeson say this temporary furlough is needed to manage inventory levels.

The employees will be off the job from October 4th to November 12th.

September 19, 2004 - 9:56pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Troopers say it was a seatbelt that saved the life of a 19 year old driver involved in an accident on Boggs Road tonight.

Trooper Bailey from the Zanesville Post of the state highway patrol says Rommie Gibbs Jr. went off the left side of the road, hit a mailbox and overturned his vehicle 3 times and landed on a fence.

Bailey says, "He was seatbelted in which definitely helped him from getting hurt. The initial report was he he was reaching down to light a cigarette and...
September 19, 2004 - 6:17pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Officers from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol were sent on a drug chase this afternoon after a man flees from them, after getting caught with crack cocaine.

28-year-old Douglas Moon’s white BMW was stopped for speeding west bound on I 70 near Lov’s Truck Stop. The officer smelled marijuana and got suspicious. That’s when the patrolman asked Moon to empty his pockets.

Moon then fled on foot, jumped over a fence, and ran through a field and into the woods...
September 19, 2004 - 3:49pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Even though it was nestled back in the woods, thousands of people came to Thornsville for the annual Backwoods Fest. The festival had all kinds of kettle-cooked and open-fire food, as well as over 200 crafters from over seven different states.

Festival organizer Gene Launder says, "Everything's outside, hand-crafted, it's unique and special gifts for your house you can go anywhere and buy." The event lasted all weekend and organziers say over 20,000 people came to the event.
September 19, 2004 - 3:42pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
It was a beautiful day for an outdoor car show. Today the Morgan County Fairgrounds hosted show cars from all different eras. The M & M Jaycees sponsored their 21st annual Fall Festival. Anna Mae Woodruff and her husband come to festival every year to show their car, a 1948 Ford that she’s quite proud of.

In addition to showcars, the festival also had trucks, antique trailers, arts and crafts. All money raised from today’s event goes to Jaycee projects to help senior citizens.
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