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August 30, 2005 - 4:10pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It was an historic day in Muskingum Count as Commissioners from across the state gathered in the county for an annual convention, hosted here for the first time.

Held at the Zanesville Holiday Inn, Commissioners are here to discuss a wide variety of topics presented by the Ohio State Extension office.

“An opportunity for extension and county commissioners to get together and to coordinate activities of extension,” says Long. “What county commissioners do in economic...
August 30, 2005 - 3:26pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
First year students at Muskingum College attended an opening convocation today as they prepare for this next step in their lives.

A distinguished alumna spoke to students passing along a very inspirational message about the journey they are about to embark on.

Muskingum College president Anne Steele is excited to welcome the class of 2009.

“They bring extraordinary talent as a class and we hope that they follow in the footsteps of their distinguished...
August 30, 2005 - 3:05pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
It looks like Hurricane Katrina’s bite will not reach up into Southeastern Ohio.

Our region has had steady rain through the night and into this morning but there are no reports of flooding in our area.

A spokesman from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s office says there are some reports of trees down, but that apparently is the only damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Katrina.

In other parts of the state there were some problems. Two trailor parks in...
August 29, 2005 - 6:33pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
County Commissioners from across the state are gathering or the first time in Muskingum County for an annual convention.

Muskingum County Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery is excited to welcome the other representatives and show them around town.

“I think it’s wonderful to host the commissioners from all over the state,” says Montgomery. “I’ve been privileged to go to their counties.”

The Ohio State University Extension Program sponsors the convention, which is...
August 29, 2005 - 6:23pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
We have an update on a recent armed robbery as Zanesville police are releasing new details in Saturday’s incident at the urgent cash on Military Road.

Detective Sgt. Ric Roush says on Saturday at 5:45 pm, 2 black males entered the Urgent Cash and immediately demanded money from 2 female employees.

“One of the individuals was armed with a handgun and they did get an undisclosed amount of currency from the store they were last seen fleeing from the area on foot headed toward...
August 29, 2005 - 6:15pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
A miraculous story of a Louisiana woman forced to evacuate her home near New Orleans and travel over 15 hours..all to give birth to her first child in Zanesville.

When Danielle Devoll and her husband heard their town of Slidell was going to be directly hit by Katrina, the couple decided they needed to take action.

“It’s about a 15 hour drive and when we got close to Louisville, I started to have contractions they were timeable about 5 minutes apart and from Louisville all...
August 29, 2005 - 6:06pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
With reports that we could see severe flooding from Katrina, this may seem like deja-vu for local residents who witnessed the flooding from Hurricanes Francis and Ivan we saw last year.

But you can prepare for flooding to an extent. Emergency Management Agency officer Jennifer Hiestand says its important to take precautions now.

If your home is affected by flooding, immediately take action to minimize the damage.

“It’s really important to begin cleanup...
August 29, 2005 - 5:05pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
As Hurricane Katrina makes its way to our area, local officials say residents should brace themselves for heavy flooding.

Due to the strength of this storm, officials are saying flash flooding could become a major problem.

Muskingum Valley Red Cross Director Dan Hartman is urging area residents to prepare now for this massive storm.

“There are a lot of places in our 3 counties that are prone to flash floods. Be watchful you can tell when the creeks are rising....
August 28, 2005 - 2:58pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
With hurricane Katrina expected to make landfall early next week, national disaster relief organizations are bracing themselves to weather the storm.

Mandatory evacuations are already taking place along the Gulf Coast, but according to the Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, Dan Hartman, the problem isn’t when the storm hits, it’s where. “The Red Cross nationally has forecasted this to be one of the most devastating hurricanes we’ve had....
August 28, 2005 - 2:48pm
7 years 6 weeks ago
In the past week, Muskingum County has experienced hot days, cool evenings, rainy afternoons and foggy mornings. But have the constant changes reeked havoc on the produce industry?

Not according to local market worker, Mandy Roberts, who says the way to beat the weather, is to plan in advance. “When they plant the crops, they plant in weeks at a time, so that the corn and tomatoes and such come in waves. Say this week we have some coming on, next week we’ll have more coming on,...
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