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January 9, 2004 - 5:28pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An issue signed into law just 24 hours ago, that’s already causing quite a reaction among Ohioans and keeping sheriff’s offices around the state very busy.

Locally that’s the case; calls are flooding the phone lines.

Governor Bob Taft signed the legislation yesterday saying it’s now legal to carry concealed firearms in the state of Ohio. Chief deputy Wes Elson says in order to obtain a gun permit, you first must complete a training course.

The Sheriff’s office...
January 9, 2004 - 5:21pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
An important piece of our American history has just arrived in our area.

A 1967 Cobra Attack Helicopter that served in combat zone has made its way to the Vets Memorial Park in south Zanesville on Mildale Road. Vietnam Vet Jerry Combs says he’s proud to have it.

Combs says he hopes this helicopter will excite peoples’ interest and appreciation for all veterans.

This spring the veterans anticipate getting additional war memorabilia and statues in the park to...
January 9, 2004 - 4:51pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Route 666 is now temporarily closed.

The Ohio Department of Transportation closed the road down this afternoon due to a slip in the road.

Steve Smith an engineer for the site says they are fixing the road now before it gets any worse.

The construction process is to prevent any further damage, but also to safeguard against the same problem occurring in the future.

Weather permitting; ODOT plans to re-open the road by the end of January.
January 9, 2004 - 4:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A drop in temperatures and harsh road conditions might do more then just make you drive slower. The bitter temps could also freeze your car door locks!

According to Zanesville fire fighter Jim Prang, the best defense against frozen locks to is to spray some kind of lubricant like WD-40 on the lock.

This will help displace the water.

Prang also says to give your car a regular check-up.

He says, “The main thing is to just keep your fluids up and...
January 9, 2004 - 8:42am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville City Council holds a special session on Thursday.

After an executive session , a different Clerk of Courts is appointed. After serving two year, Vicki Todd will replace by a former Clerk, Joan Ziemer.

New Council President Ralph Hennessey says the changes are positive for the city.

Zanesville City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting next Monday night.
January 9, 2004 - 6:53am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners have introduced their new Director of Human Resources.

At Thursday’s session, 36-year-old Michelle Campbell was introduced by County Commissioners to the community.

Campbell will mostly be working on county insurance needs, dealing with disciplinary issues, workers compensation and other issues.

Campbell has been on the job since the end of December.
January 9, 2004 - 6:29am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Anyone convicted of a crime in Ohio soon will pay an extra dollar in court costs which will be used for rewards paid by crime stopper programs to people whose tips help police make arrests.

Governor Taft signed the reward bill this week. It becomes law in 90 days.

Kevin Miles of Central Ohio Crime Stoppers says reward amounts won’t rise because of the legislation but Crime Stoppers will be able to offer more of them at any one time.

Local Crime Stoppers’...
January 8, 2004 - 10:31pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Attention motorists: the Ohio Department of Transportation has announced its plans to close State Route 666 in Muskingum County on Friday, January 9th.

O-Dot District 5 Deputy Director Chris Engle says a portion of the road will be closed at noon for a slip project. Engle said the work would take place about seven miles north of Zanesville.

He posted detour is SR 208 to SR 60. O-Dot anticipates the project lasting until January 30th.
January 8, 2004 - 7:40pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A 2003 Graduate of Maysville High School, is fighting to walk again, after a horrible accident.

Staff Sargent Skip Johnson wears his son’s dog tag on his boot, he says he won’t take it off until his son walks again. His wife Sherrie wears the tags around her neck, closest to her heart.

5 weeks ago, their son Justin, a Ranger in training in Ft. Benning GA, was shot in the thigh, and calf during a training fire, where they were supposed to be using blanks.

January 8, 2004 - 6:45pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Water from what the national weather service categorized as a major flood event is receding in Cambridge.

City engineer Paul Sherry says flood damage could have been a lot worse, if the city did not have the Southgate and east Cambridge dikes.

Sherry says the damage was minimal, although the water did flood some manholes, causing some sewage backup along Gordon’s Run Road.

The Wills creek in Cambridge is now receding. Sherry said it hit its peak on Tuesday at 20...
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