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September 8, 2003 - 4:07pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An area church offers a way to remember the tragedy of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Saint Nicholas Catholic Church will host a mass this Thursday, the two year anniversary of 9-11-01, at 5:15 p.m. The pastor, Father Leo Connolly, was one of many priests from across the country that went to ground zero to help the community deal with the tragedy. Connolly said the event was beyond understanding and description. He served as a chaplain with the Franklin County Sheriff’s department...
September 8, 2003 - 3:40pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Muskingum County family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home. It happened Sunday night to Tory and Cindy Havens of 4500 Narrows road. The Dresden fire department responded to the call. The fire started in the den and spread throughout the house. The home is a total loss. No injuries were reported. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is helping the family with lodging, food and clothing.
September 8, 2003 - 3:02pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Water Department has issued a boil advisory for some area customers. Officials say if you live at 3615 West Pike going east to 3255 National Road you are affected. The boil advisory also includes all of Wildwood Drive and Kopchak Road. Water may be discolored so you should refrain from doing laundry for a few days.
County officials say the problem is being caused by a water main break on the National Road.
The Maysville Regional Water District is also...
September 8, 2003 - 1:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It appears that the Bobcat may be on the rebound in Ohio. State wildlife officials say there were 48 unconfirmed sightings of the endangered species in Ohio in 2002 and ten verified sightings. That compares with 2001, when there were 28 unconfirmed sightings and five verified sightings.
September 8, 2003 - 1:34pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. You can look for a 17 million dollar prize on Wednesday. No tickets showed the winning combination in Saturday night’s 16 million dollar drawing. There also was no winner of the 100-thousan dollar top prize in the kicker game.
September 7, 2003 - 9:15pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A weekend of charity golf wraps up in a pro golfer playoff at the Zanesville Country Club. John Aubrey and David Lawrence had to play the 18th hole again to determine who would win the Genesis Healthcare ProAm. Lawrence wrapped it up with a par putt, taking home five thousand dollars. The three-day tournament is the largest fundraiser for Genesis. Organizers say they expected to raise over $200,000 this year. The tournament has raised over $2 million in the past 20 years.
September 7, 2003 - 9:12pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Students are beginning college as September gets into full swing and WHIZ and the Colony Square Mall kick off the school year. College age students hit the mall after hours this evening for College 101. The first year for the event, organizers wanted to give students a chance to do some shopping, and since free is a key word in college, there were a host of giveaways throughout the night like a television and Ohio State football tickets. A band provided entertainment and tables were...
September 7, 2003 - 9:08pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A gathering at Dillon State Park brings people back from all over to remember the good old days. Over 100 people came to the third annual Monroe School and Underwood Area Reunion. The school, which was where Zane road is now, officially closed its doors over 30 years ago in 1972. Organizers still like to get together to talk about the way things used to be. Organizer Esther Mercer was really happy with the weather, as sunny skies provided a great setting for chatting and eating. Although...
September 7, 2003 - 9:07pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Over 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, that’s almost one in every four people. But a Japanese study offers a way to help reduce the threat of serious problems. Research from Japan shows that only an hour and a half each week could help you out. The study found that 60 to 90 minutes of aerobic exercise in a week lowered systolic blood pressure, the number on top, by twelve points. Examples are jogging, walking or riding a bike. High blood pressure can lead to strokes, heart...
September 6, 2003 - 5:44pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Two McConelsville men are life flighted to OSU medical center after an early morning explosion. Around 7:30 this morning the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department received a call regarding a gas accident near the Muskingum-Morgan county line. According to authorities, four people were trespassing on the JD Gas and Oil site. Later, two of them, Steve Smith and Craig Long, climbed on top one of the tanks. Smith lit a cigarette and that triggered the explosion. Both Smith and Long were...
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