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February 21, 2003 - 7:17pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Frazeysburg residents can now use tap water. Residents have been without water since thursday morning. This was due to an eight-inch crack in a water line. Mayor Scott James is asking residents to take it easy with water usage for at least the next 12-hours. He says if you use the water make sure you boil it until further notice.
February 21, 2003 - 4:04pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
It looks like the plug may have been pulled on the big Dresden energy plant project…at least for some of the employees. Today workers at the site, which is off Mcglade School road, were told by a flier that the Dresden energy site is closed until further notice. It’s a 315-million dollar project. The notice when on to say all access to the site is prohibited at this time and that all Williams Construction Craft and Subcontractors are to leave the site in an orderly manner. The notice told...
February 21, 2003 - 4:00pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency says snow removal efforts continued today. Public Information Officer Keith Spare says workers are concentrating on Union, Windsor, Meigsville and Marion townships and the villages of McConnelsville
And Chesterhill. E-M-A director Terry Robison says he hopes to have all roads open by this evening. The Morgan County Commissioners and Governor Taft declared a snow emergency in the county Wednesday.
February 21, 2003 - 3:55pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
We have more water problems to tell you about for a southeastern Ohio community. The village of Corning in Perry County is under a boil alert. Village officials say the boil advisory was put into effect after the cistern roof caved in and contaminants could be in the water. The boil alert in Corning remains in effect until further notice.
February 20, 2003 - 7:23pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Red Cross officials say a mysterious white material, which has turned up in some of central Ohio’s blood, is nothing to be concerned about. Over 14-thousand units of blood have been inspected in central Ohio and out of them only seven units are claimed in carrying white, fibrous, clumpy material. Abby Corder, a donor recruiter of the American Red Cross, says at this point proper precautions are being taken. This isn’t the first time the mystery blood has appeared. In fact, just recently 90-...
February 20, 2003 - 5:14pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
An early morning fire has left a Muskingum county family homeless. It happened around 2:00 a.m. at 3525 Churchill Road. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire started from a kerosene heater in the hall outside a bedroom in the mobile home. The home belongs to Chevelle Williams, Joe Tetak and a two-year old child. Tetak told authorities he somehow woke up and was able to get the others out of the mobile home safely. The family dog died in the blaze. Adamsville, Washington and Perry...
February 20, 2003 - 5:10pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The big snowstorm from this past weekend is still a major problem in Morgan county. The local Emergency Management Agency in McConnelsville opened its emergency operations center at 8 this morning. The Morgan County Commissioners declared a snow emergency in the county and Governor Taft also declared help for the area. The declaration was made to assist townships and villages in opening snowed covered roads for emergency situations. Noble county is also getting help from the state due to...
February 20, 2003 - 5:03pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A Muskingum County village is without water service today. A major water main break has occurred in Frazeysburg. Frazeysburg tax clerk Chris Wolford says the break occurred on Basin Street. Wolford says around 12-hundred customers are without service and it could take 10 to 12 hours to repair the problem. That means it won’t be fixed until early Friday morning. Wolford says the local grocery store has already sold out of bottled water. Village officials say once water service is restored...
February 19, 2003 - 11:26pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
With armed forces heading overseas to fight the War on Terrorism, what can citizens at home do to protect themselves? Tom Ridge, director of Homeland Security, answered that question as he released his new “Ready Campaign.” He is asking Americans to buy supplies including: flashlights, batteries, water, duct tape, and other necessities. The emergency plan should include a method of contacting family members. There is no word yet on when the terror threat level will be downgraded from orange to...
February 19, 2003 - 6:39pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
“Ohio Parents For Drug Free Youth” is presenting a local organization with an award to acknowledge their achievements. Muskingum Behavioral Health is being recognized for their programs that promote drug free lifestyles among the community’s school-aged children. The organization was awarded the “Greatest Impact Award 2002” for involving the most community members in their fight against drug use.
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