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May 18, 2004 - 8:46pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, State Route 16 just outside of Adams Mills is completely closed down Tuesday night, also due to flooding.

In both Muskingum and Coshocton Counties the water level is rising.

Authorities are on scene to fix the flooding, but the road remains closed until further notice.
May 18, 2004 - 8:43pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The village of Corning and surrounding areas are being evacuated Tuesday evening due to flooding and rising waters, in excess of 3 ½ inches.

According to Emergency Management Director Rita Spicer, about 750 residents in Corning, Rendville and Moxahala in Perry County are affected.

State Route 13 is flooded and has been closed in that area as well, making the evacuations more difficult.

According to Dan Hartman with the American Red Cross, a shelter is...
May 18, 2004 - 8:39pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Two students from the West Muskingum school district have been killed Tuesday afternoon after a one-car accident on Kimes Drive.

According to Sgt. Mike Forshey with the Zanesville State Highway Patrol, the accident at 3:30 p.m. involved four students. They were driving north on Kimes, when they apparently entered a slight curve at an excessive rate of speed. The car slid into a tree and caught on fire.

According to Trooper B.A. McClain, 15-year-old Colt Porter of Gratoit...
May 18, 2004 - 2:12pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The noon rotary club of Zanesville recognized 7 outstanding students today for their characteristics of courage and integrity.

The students from area High Schools have all overcome a variety of challenges including learning disabilities, physical handicap and family issues to excel in school in spite of their adversity.

Today these students were honored with the Phoenix Award:

Abby Clark- Maysville H.S.
Jerrica Savage- Zanesville H.S.
Tyler Huber- West...
May 18, 2004 - 2:11pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Gardening has now become the number one leisure activity in America. Before you pick up your rake- make sure you are practicing ergonomics.

Ergonomics involves choosing the tools that fit you and the task you’re working on.

To learn more about Ergonomics and some of the misconceptions about the proper positions and motions of gardening, tune in this Sunday night on the WHIZ News at 11 for our weekly Health Tips segment.
May 18, 2004 - 2:11pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The political season is heating up in our area.

Today, Judge Judith Ann Lanzinger, who is running for the Ohio Supreme Court Justice, visited the noon Zanesville Rotary meeting.

Lanzinger currently serves on the Sixth District Court of Appeals, which covers eight counties in Northwest Ohio.

She says this year’s campaign will be unique and highlight some of the big issues.

She has plenty of experience, which she believes gives her an upper hand.
May 18, 2004 - 1:10pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
In less than two weeks June will be here and so will two important deadlines for farmers and landowners,

The first of those is on June 1st and is for people involved with the “Farmer’s Bill” that began in 2002.

The program provides producers with information on how the production market will be.

Meanwhile, another deadline facing farmers is for people prevented from farming.

County Executive Director for Muskingum Farm Service bill Huston says, “if...
May 18, 2004 - 1:10pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some problems have forced the Gus Macker Application deadline to be extended.

So for those of you still interested in signing up, there’s more time.

You have until the end of this week to bring your application to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center or you can apply by logging on to the Gus Macker Website at www.macker.com.

Over seven hundred teams have signed up this far, but the hope to see more sign up before the deadline.

A problem with...
May 18, 2004 - 5:40am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Violations of State Water Pollution Laws and permit requirements could cost Columbus sewer and water customers up to one-point-five billion dollars over the next twenty years.

The City also ha to pay 100-thousand dollar penalty.

The deal with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requires the City to fix up its sewer system and follow clear water laws.

Environmental officials say the City has about 30 outdated combined sewers that have one pipe for sewage and...
May 18, 2004 - 5:35am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The founder of the now defunct Welfare-To-Work program in Cleveland is going to prison fro seven years for operating a drug ring form his office.

A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Monday sentenced 55-yer old David Roth of Cleveland Heights and ordered him to pay 51-thousand dollars in fines.

The founder of Cleveland Works pleaded guilty last month to charges that included racketeering, several drug felonies and obstructing justice.

Roth advised Congress on...
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