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July 8, 2003 - 5:20pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Local pottery conventions and shows are in full swing, but the weather is even putting a damper on that. The Pottery Lovers convention spent most of the day in the dark. The Zanesville Holiday Inn was one of the places without power. Organizations were left helpless due to the lack of electricity. “We have approximately one hundred rooms with people that have pottery for sale. Without power, you can’t seem them, you can’t show pottery and talk pottery in the dark,” said Ted Sallaz, former...
July 8, 2003 - 5:09pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The storms have ravaged through Ohio for the past few days…and as they move eastward, they tend to dissipate. Communities in the western and central portions of the Buckeye State have received substantial storm damage. The City of Newark is not an exception. From the Courthouse’s Square to Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mayor Frank Stare says between 25-30 trees were knocked onto roadways. City and county crews, as well as AEP crews have been working since early Tuesday morning to clear all roadways...
July 8, 2003 - 4:59pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
With all of the severe weather, there are a lot of people without power tonight. Over eight thousand people in Muskingum County are without power, with another nineteen thousand in the Newark area in the dark. In total, over one hundred thousand customers in Central and South Eastern Ohio are without service. American Electric Power crews are working to fix the problem, but with more storms hitting everyday, they are playing catch up. "We were hit really hard Sunday and then again early...
July 8, 2003 - 3:04pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The director of Ohio’s mining regulatory program says an Ohio Supreme Court decision in a coal-mining lawsuit could bankrupt the program. Department of Natural Resources Director Samuel Speck told the state controlling board this week that the fees levied by the court would be more than their budget could bear. The controlling board then approved paying nearly 357-thousand dollars in legal fees to a Columbus legal group that represented R-T-G incorporated, which fought to mine hundreds of...
July 8, 2003 - 2:27pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
A Muskingum County family is homeless today after a fire burned their home last night. It happened at 870 Butterbean Ridge Road in Philo. The home is owned by Pete and Denise Webb. They live there with their three children. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping with family with temporary lodging, food and clothing.
July 8, 2003 - 2:21pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
American Electric Power crews are all over Muskingum County and the rest of central and southern Ohio trying to restore power after storms last night and early this morning. More are expected this afternoon.
A-E-P’s Terri Flora says it’s going to be a while before all power is restored due to the scattered nature of the outages. In Muskingum County alone as of 2:00 p.m. there were 8000 customers without power. In Licking County there are almost 17-thousand customers in the dark and 2200...
July 7, 2003 - 11:46pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Storms rumbled through the area Monday night caused havoc on area power lines. Crews have been working to restore electricity. As of 11 Monday night, American Electric Power says in all, there are 20,175 customers still without power. In Newark, more than 14,000 people are without electricity. In Zanesville, over 2,800 customers are without power. In Cambridge, 118 customers have no service. AEP says crews will be working through the night. The company is not saying when power will be...
July 7, 2003 - 2:52pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
A Morgan County community is under a boil advisory today. The Portersville East Branch Water Company today announced that a boil alert is in effect. If you live on Township Road 197, County Road 8 or Township Road 202 in the Portersville Water District you are included. The boil advisory means you must bring your water to a vigorous boil for two minutes before you consume it. The boil alert remains in effect until further notice.
July 7, 2003 - 12:46pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Wendy’s Management Group and WHIZ-TV have once again teamed up to co-sponsor a charity for needy children in Muskingum County entitled “Lace Up For Kids.” Last year, the program helped provide 963 shoes to area children and this year officials say they need more. If you would like to donate new sneakers you can do so at any of the Wendy’s restaurants in Muskingum County. Persons wishing to apply for shoes may pick up an application at the following places: United Way, Eastside Community...
July 7, 2003 - 10:49am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Good news for hunters. The fee increase for hunting and fishing licenses that were signed into law when Ohio’s fiscal budget began July first won’t take effect until next March. Many people assumed that the fee increases took effect that day. The Ohio Department of Wildlife recently announced that the four-dollar increases for fishing licenses and deer and turkey hunting licenses won’t start until the 2004 hunting season. The state will also offer reduced prices on deer and turkey hunters...
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