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January 10, 2004 - 2:34pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
While the floodwaters may have receded, there is still much to be done before things return back to normal in McConnelsville.

Battalion Fire Chief Tim Bragg says everyone that was affected by the flood has returned home to face the damage left behind from last weeks flood.

Bragg says water levels in some places reached several feet high.

He also says the water levels are still high, but are back down in the banks.
January 10, 2004 - 2:31pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
They say home is where the heart is and Troy Grey is proof of that.

He was one of the many men and women honored at today’s 447th US Army Reserves Military Police Unit ceremony at the VFW on Putnam Avenue.

Grey served as an escort guard in Baghdad for about 10 months. While he was there he left behind his fiancé.

She says she worried everyday about him returning home safely.

The VFW helped put the ceremony together so that the families of the...
January 10, 2004 - 2:27pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Along with the help of the VFW the Family Support Group for the 447th Military Police unit honored the 30 local soldiers that served in Iraq.

Pat Hanson of the family support group says today’s ceremony is to recognize the men and women who fought for our country.

The ceremony also gave awards to certain soldiers who had performed special duties while in Iraq.

The Family Support Group met every month while the troops were away.
January 9, 2004 - 11:24pm
6 years 12 weeks ago
Governor Taft declared 16 Ohio counties to be in a state of emergency after last weekend’s flooding.

The water inundations caused evacuations and other problems, and now the counties are getting help from the state. State Emergency Officials are determining the extent of the damage and the need for help.

The assessments could help the counties qualify for state assistance programs, low-interest federal loans or other assistance.

Counties in our area...
January 9, 2004 - 5:28pm
6 years 12 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 12 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 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.
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