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September 11, 2004 - 10:48am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Today marks the three-year anniversary of September 11th. The local VFW Post 1058 is honoring those who lost their lives on that fateful day.

The veterans are holding their first golf tournament dedicated to 9/11, an event they hope to make a yearly tradition. Post Commander Bernie Harmon says, “Freedom is not free and you always to protect yourself and be alert all the time.”

Harmon says since the attacks, his post has drawn closer together. All profits of the 9/11...
September 11, 2004 - 10:30am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The good weather certainly helped with today’s good turnout at the Farm-City Farmer’s Market.

The young, the old and the furry came out to the Muskingum county Fairgrounds to enjoy the day and of course, some of the area’s greatest crops.

Farmer’s Market Manager Betty Tolliver says, “We just want people to be aware of the agricultural value that’s in our county and our area.”

The kids got a chance to be corny today too as they climbed a giant corn stalk.
September 10, 2004 - 9:38pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Three people have now died due to the flooding in Guernsey County.

According to the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, a double fatal accident happened on State Route 313. Patrol troopers, Pleasant City EMS and Guernsey County deputies responded to a call from a resident that spotted the top of a car submerged in the floodwaters of Wills Creek.

43-year-old Gayla Norman and 43-year-old Lois Hastings, both of Derwent, occupied the vehicle. Both women were...
September 10, 2004 - 4:23pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s day two of flooding clean up and for the people in Crooksville, the scene is beginning to change.

The final total of the devastation is still unknown at this time. However, the Red Cross delivered several clean-up kits to the area to help people with supplies.

Crooksville, Corning and Roseville Fire Departments are all going around to assist residents with water damage.

If you missed out on a Red Cross Clean-up kit there will be more tomorrow (Saturday).
September 10, 2004 - 4:09pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Road crews have been working overnight, trying to make traveling as safe as possible in Guernsey County.

Major routes 40 and 209 are closed in Cambridge. Roads are expected to re-open tomorrow morning. Guernsey County has been declared a disaster area on both a local and state level.

EMA officers say if your home has damage, call the local EMA office with your list of damages. 740-453-9292.

There is also a shelter if you are completely flooded out of your home...
September 10, 2004 - 3:28pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Guernsey County is still dealing with the aftermath of this week’s flooding. It’s now been declared a state of emergency.

Yesterday the county EMA projected water levels to crest at 24 feet but today they measured out to nearly 25 feet.

Many residents’ cars are submerged in water and local businesses along the Southgate Parkway are wondering how much damage this will cause. Dale Harvey, Assistant Manager of Big Lots in Cambridge says his employees spent...
September 10, 2004 - 4:28am
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s a sad end of the week for a lot of Longaberger employees.

Almost 800 workers left the job on Thursday as part of a big layoff.

The employees worked at the company’s Frazeysburg and Hartville plants.

The company laid off 784 employees and another 116 took volunteer layoffs.

This week the company announced that President and C-E-O Tami Longaberger will give up her roles as president to devote more time to her 70,000 sales associates and product...
September 10, 2004 - 3:54am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder – barred by term limits from seeking another term – says he has agreed to run for Perry County Auditor in November.

Householder, from Glenford in Perry County, says he was approached last weekend by County Republican officials to run for the seat left vacant by the death of auditor Joann Hankinson.

Last night, the Perry County Republican Central Committee selected him to run for Auditor.

The 45-year-old Householder didn’t...
September 9, 2004 - 4:33pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Heavy rains in Guernsey County have shut down several roads and some residents are having to use a boat to leave their home.

When Kristy Miller woke up this morning she was surprised to find her car under water. Thanks to the lift from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, Miller and her boyfriend were safely transported to the other side of the road where they plan on staying for a few days until the water goes down.

Right next door, the Cambridge Health and...
September 9, 2004 - 1:54pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
If you are without power tonight you are not alone.

American Electric Power officials say a lot of customers lost service due to the flooding rains of the past two days.

A-E-P says around 900 customers are without service in the Crooksville, South Fultonham and New Lexington areas.

There are also 112 customers in the dark in McConnelsville in Morgan County.

A-E-P says it will be 10:00 p.m. before service is restored to those customers.
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