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January 9, 2004 - 4:51pm
6 years 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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...
January 8, 2004 - 2:23pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The race for Cambridge Mayor is finally over.

A Guernsey County Judge has dismissed a challenge to the results of November’s race. Judge David Ellwood’s ruling means the re-election of Sam Salupo on Election Day will stand.

Challenger and former mayor Charles Schuab challenged a decision by Guernsey County Board of Elections to disqualify eight votes because they were cast in the wrong precinct.

Salupo won the race by five votes out of 2800. Judge Ellwood...
January 8, 2004 - 1:58pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
The woman who claimed she lost the winning ticket in last week’s 162,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot now says she made it all up.

A crying Elecia Battle of Cleveland says she wanted to win so badly for her children and her family.

The 40-year-old says she’s sorry for what she did. Battle filed a police report saying she lost the ticket, possible when she dropped her purse outside a convenience store.

The State Lottery declared 34-year-old Rebecca Jemison of...
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