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September 19, 2004 - 10:56pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Troopers say it was a seatbelt that saved the life of a 19 year old driver involved in an accident on Boggs Road tonight.

Trooper Bailey from the Zanesville Post of the state highway patrol says Rommie Gibbs Jr. went off the left side of the road, hit a mailbox and overturned his vehicle 3 times and landed on a fence.

Bailey says, "He was seatbelted in which definitely helped him from getting hurt. The initial report was he he was reaching down to light a cigarette and...
September 19, 2004 - 7:17pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Officers from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol were sent on a drug chase this afternoon after a man flees from them, after getting caught with crack cocaine.

28-year-old Douglas Moon’s white BMW was stopped for speeding west bound on I 70 near Lov’s Truck Stop. The officer smelled marijuana and got suspicious. That’s when the patrolman asked Moon to empty his pockets.

Moon then fled on foot, jumped over a fence, and ran through a field and into the woods...
September 19, 2004 - 4:49pm
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Even though it was nestled back in the woods, thousands of people came to Thornsville for the annual Backwoods Fest. The festival had all kinds of kettle-cooked and open-fire food, as well as over 200 crafters from over seven different states.

Festival organizer Gene Launder says, "Everything's outside, hand-crafted, it's unique and special gifts for your house you can go anywhere and buy." The event lasted all weekend and organziers say over 20,000 people came to the event.
September 19, 2004 - 4:42pm
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It was a beautiful day for an outdoor car show. Today the Morgan County Fairgrounds hosted show cars from all different eras. The M & M Jaycees sponsored their 21st annual Fall Festival. Anna Mae Woodruff and her husband come to festival every year to show their car, a 1948 Ford that she’s quite proud of.

In addition to showcars, the festival also had trucks, antique trailers, arts and crafts. All money raised from today’s event goes to Jaycee projects to help senior citizens.
September 18, 2004 - 8:42pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Some local and out of state veterans from WWII are remembering their combat journey tonight.

Former Crewmembers aboard the U.S.S Intrepid came to Coshocton for a reunion dinner. The U.S.S Intrepid was a navel ship used in WWII. The Japanese called it the ghost ship because they believed they sunk it 3 times.

Pictures and stories invoke memories for the veterans somewhere on board together for years. You can visit this important piece of history.

The U.S.S...
September 18, 2004 - 10:41am
7 years 7 weeks ago
Most people usually don’t go to Applebee’s for pancakes, but today they were serving up flapjacks. The Zanesville United Way took over for a few hours while they raised money for their campaign.

The pancake sale is just one of the ways the organization is serving the community.
“The money raised here is going back to the community. Everybody gets a great meal for $5. Applebee’s is generous enough for letting us do this on Saturday morning,” says Brian Wagner, Chairman for the...
September 18, 2004 - 10:24am
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If you like model cars, hopefully you were at the Model Car Contest put on by the Y-City Scale Modelers car show earlier today. The event took place at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. There were 17 different categories, such as low rider and factory stock.

All kinds of awards and prizes were handed out. The "best in show" was the highest award but that wasn't the only one.
"One of the most prestigious awards is the modelers price where contestants vote on their competitors...
September 17, 2004 - 8:45pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
It’s round two for Guernsey County. The county has been declared a disaster area twice in one week.

Today’s heavy rain washed out several roads in Cambridge and Quaker City. Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley says people should stop driving through the dangerous high water on the roadways.


He adds people should only go out if absolutely necessary. Most roads should be reopened by tomorrow morning.
September 17, 2004 - 5:40pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department says all State Routes in the county are open to traffic, but that is not the case with secondary roads.

Deputies say the heavy rains have flooded some roads and forced them to be shut down. Here’s the list: Chandlersville at State Route 313, Elk Run Road, Back Run Road, Wolf Run Road, Cutler Lake Road, Sugar Grove Road, Buttermilk Road, Lambert Road, Cannellville Road, Millers Lane, Bagley road, Mcglade School Road and Salt Creek Road....
September 17, 2004 - 4:47pm
7 years 7 weeks ago
Another hurricane and another round of flooding for our area. Morgan County is under a flood warning and today’s high water caused all schools to shut down early this afternoon.

The Morgan County EMA says the Muskingum River could rise five feet by midnight. “They’re expecting the Muskingum River to crest at 12 or 13 feet and the flood stage is 11 feet,” says Keith Spare of the Morgan County EMA.

The EMA warns people to use common sense and warns against driving through...
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