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May 21, 2004 - 9:40pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The weather really has taken its toll on electricity.

According to American Electric Power Representative Terry Flori, about 5,000 customers are without power as of Friday at 11:30 p.m. (At it’s worst: the outages affected an estimated 8,000 customers.)

Flori says that this includes Frazeysbury, Philo, South Zanesville, Zanesville and into Dresden. It appears that wind and lightning are the major culprits.

Because of the extent of the damage, AEP expects...
May 21, 2004 - 9:36pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Friday has been another rainy night across southeastern Ohio, but it wasn’t just the rain and the flooding…our area suffered major lightning and wind damage as well.

Across Zanesville trees were blown into house such as on Dale Road and Convers Avenue.

Live wires were reported around the area and trees and other debris were lying across the roadways.

Lightning reportedly struck a house on Luck Avenue.

An of course several roads and low-lying areas are...
May 21, 2004 - 3:14pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The strike is on at SBC Communications.

Employees in Zanesville and the rest of the country say they are fed up with the company. Over 100,000 workers of the telecommunications giant are on a 4-day strike in thirteen states.

Local employees are picketing on Linden Avenue and downtown, saying they hope to gain SBC’s attention. They want a better healthcare plan and job security. Workers say new technology such as DSL and voice-over internet has forced many local people out...
May 21, 2004 - 1:25pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
People leaving Muskingum Tech and Ohio University Zanesville will find it much easier to make a turn after the new traffic lights installed today are up an running.

The traffic lights are the first phase of the $1.5 million dollar project that also includes widening the road.

Director of Public Information for Muskingum Technical College John Charlton says, “it’s a high accident rate area we are concerned about the safety of our students and obviously trying to make a left...
May 21, 2004 - 1:22pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The West Muskingum Community gathered together today for the funeral of 14-year-old boy who was tragically killed in Tuesday night’s car accident on Kimes Road.

With his casket covered in flowers and sports jerseys, family and friends gathered in the crowded First Baptist Church to remember Jordan Vanallen.

Superintendent of West Muskingum Schools, Marvin Wourms says, “Jordan touched a lot of lives and as the Minister said you can’t always understand why these things...
May 21, 2004 - 10:20am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Drugs are becoming more powerful and more prevalent, especially in Muskingum County.

In terms of drug usage, Muskingum County is statistically no different than any other county in America, but the problem still exists. According to the Director of the Muskingum County Behavioral Health Department Steve Carrel experimentation, in some cases, starts before puberty.

With both parents working, children have a lot of alone time, and it’s during that time, typically between...
May 21, 2004 - 5:48am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Due to an early morning power outage in southern muskingum county, residents in the Philo and Duncan Falls area are experiencing some scattered power problems.

AEP Representative Suzanne Priore says that crews have been out on the scene of a shorted breaker and they have restored power to many customers in that area.

However, they are not sure how long power will remain and because of this Franklin Local Schools has been placed on a two hour delay today.

May 20, 2004 - 7:51pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The two men arrested for their involvement in a weekend Speedway robbery were indicted Wednesday by the Muskingum County Grand Jury.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Bob Smith, 20-year-old B.J. Richard-Bey was indicted on aggravated robbery with a gun specification, robbery, felony theft, misdemeanor theft, and having a weapon while under a disability.

He’s also facing a parole violation out of California.

43-year-old Phil Mayle was indicted on...
May 20, 2004 - 2:35pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It was a day of fun in the partly cloudy skies at the 15th annual Red Cross Golf Outing.

The event took place at the Jaycees and what a more perfect time to have a fundraiser then after a big flood.

Finance chair Susan McCollister says, “This is a special year because we did just get hit with a disaster if you saw the rain and floods in Perry County. The money will go out mostly to the families to help with disaster relief.”

The proceeds benefit Morgan, Perry...
May 20, 2004 - 1:34pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The biggest producer of health care items in Ohio had their annual employee appreciation banquet today.

Economy Linen located on Underwood St. has over 130 employees and makes everything from hospital gowns, to towels and curtains.

Economy Linen also owns the property where the old Shoney’s Restaurant used to be on Underwood Street, and says the restaurant is still up for lease.
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