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September 9, 2004 - 4:56am
7 years 3 weeks ago
If you live in Perry County you know how bad the flooding is.

The Sheriff’s department says a Level-2 Emergency is in effect today.

That means you are being asked to drive only if it is necessary and you should call your employer to see if you need to report to work.

Deputies say that many residents in Crooksville were evacuated last night due to the flooding.

They are being helped by the Muskingum Valley Red Cross at Crooksville high school....
September 9, 2004 - 1:31am
7 years 3 weeks ago
Wednesday marked the 15th day in the life of tropical system Frances, and it proved it still had quite a punch left as it hit SE Ohio.

By 1am Thursday morning, 5.37” of rain had fallen in just over 24 hours at the Zanesville airport. A large area (from about New Lexington to Blue Rock to Cambridge) saw 5-6 inches over that time as estimated by radar and spotter reports. Several reports from near New Concord, confirmed to be likely via radar, suggest up to 8 inches of rain had...
September 8, 2004 - 10:43pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Darrel Cubbison of the Guernsey- Muskingum County Electric Announces that out of the nine-county area they serve there are widely scattered outages. There are between 2,000 to 2,500 homes without power at this time.

Cubbison says the problems are that power crews are not able to get to the areas that have lost power because of high water.
September 8, 2004 - 7:39pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The Village of New Concord Water Department has asked New Concord Water customers to voluntarily conserve their water usage for the time being.

John Hewey with the Water Department reports that there are no problems with the water right now. Flooding water surrounds the water department and they are asking for conservation now in case the flooding gets worse.

Again, the New Concord Water users are asked to conserve water through Thursday.
September 8, 2004 - 6:50pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The Perry County Commissioners issued a State of Emergency for all of Perry County. The Sheriff has issued a Level 2 Flood Emergency as well.

This means that only vehicles necessary to travel for emergency issues should be traveling on the roadways. This is all due to flooding.

The State of Emergency was issued just before 6:00 p.m. and was reported to WHIZ News at 6:30 p.m.

A State of Emergency has also been issued for the City of New Lexington. According...
September 8, 2004 - 5:38pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The waiting and wondering is over for one family of a Newark woman who was stabbed to death in July 2000.

Detective Steve Vanoy with the Newark Police Department says Roland Davis was arrested today in connection with the murder of 86 year old Elizabeth Sheeler of 972 Grafton road.

A nationwide DNA system linked Roland Davis’s DNA with DNA found in Mrs. Sheeler’s home.

Newark police are not releasing details about a motive at this time. Roland Davis is...
September 8, 2004 - 5:06pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
As of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 08, 2004…these are the following reports from local law enforcement agencies that have reported high water or flooding on roadways.

***At 4:45 p.m. the Mayor of New Lexington declared with city to be in a State of Emergency. Please be very mindful if you need to travel.***

Fairfield County: Becks Know Road between SR 188 and Crumley Road; and Tarkiln Road.

Noble County: SR 724; SR 260; SR 285 from Sarahsville to...
September 8, 2004 - 2:59pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Single women were able to take advantage of free workshop today that focused on empowerment, and self esteem.

The SUCCESS program which was developed for single women and unwed mothers to implement and evaluate a support system and mentoring program.

One aspect of the program involves mentoring which allows local members of the community to participate and assist clients.

The program also partners with local businesses for possible direct job placement.
September 8, 2004 - 2:57pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
The Longaberger Company is making a change at the top.

Today President and and Chief Executive Officer Tami Longaberger announced that Dave Defeo is the new President of the privately held company.

Longaberger says Defeo has been instrumental in the reinvention process currently underway at the company and his leadership will benefit Longaberger home consultants, customers and employees for years to come.

Tami Longaberger was named president of the company in...
September 8, 2004 - 1:47pm
7 years 3 weeks ago
Autumn Healthcare recently announced the purchase of the Ohio District Council Nursing in Zanesville.

Members of the community gathered today to celebrate the new acquisition. Owner Steve Hitchens says he’s raising the bar on nursing home standards in our area.

Hitchens says they are currently in the process of choosing the new site will revolutionize the way you view nursing homes. They hope to break ground on the new site in March of 2005.
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