Two families with a total of 8 children are homeless tonight as a fire ripped through their duplex located at 422 Wayne Avenue.
The Zanesville Fire Department responded after a neighbor smelled smoke and called the department around 8:30 this morning. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says young children playing with a lighter started the fire.
Luckily everyone got out and no one was hurt in the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the families.
Wednesday marked the 15th day in the life of tropical system Frances, and it proved it still had quite a punch left as it hit SE Ohio.
By 1am Thursday morning, 5.37” of rain had fallen in just over 24 hours at the Zanesville airport. A large area (from about New Lexington to Blue Rock to Cambridge) saw 5-6 inches over that time as estimated by radar and spotter reports. Several reports from near New Concord, confirmed to be likely via radar, suggest up to 8 inches of rain had...
Darrel Cubbison of the Guernsey- Muskingum County Electric Announces that out of the nine-county area they serve there are widely scattered outages. There are between 2,000 to 2,500 homes without power at this time.
Cubbison says the problems are that power crews are not able to get to the areas that have lost power because of high water.
The Village of New Concord Water Department has asked New Concord Water customers to voluntarily conserve their water usage for the time being.
John Hewey with the Water Department reports that there are no problems with the water right now. Flooding water surrounds the water department and they are asking for conservation now in case the flooding gets worse.
Again, the New Concord Water users are asked to conserve water through Thursday.