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September 14, 2004 - 4:11pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Perry County residents are still dealing with the aftermath of last week's flooding. Today they're asking FEMA for help. Chasity Whissen and her family lived here for 6 and 1/2 years and because of the flooding, they've lost nearly everything, including their home.

Ridenour Randall lives next door to Whissen. He's in the same situation. He says it's time for the federal government to step up to the plate. "I called FEMA two or three time and they said if we're not a national disaster...
September 13, 2004 - 8:51pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The woman accused of robbing the Red Roof Inn on March 29th, 2004 was sentenced in Judge Howard Zwelling’s courtroom.

According to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, 25-year-old Joyai Powell of Cambridge was arrested shortly after the incident, and was originally indicted on one count of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification and one count of theft.

However Workman says in exchange for a guilty plea, the state lowered her charges, and she was...
September 13, 2004 - 8:11pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The 146-60 connector road project was once again a topic of discussion at the Zanesville City Council meeting tonight.

Public service director Mike Sims says the goal of opening bids on March 1st of 2005 is for the most part realistic.

In order to keep the process moving and not lose any time, Sims says council is inserting their own funding to keep the engineer busy.

Jobes Henderson and Associates are under contract for the design of the project.
September 13, 2004 - 6:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Good news for the family of Micah Jones. Since the day the 23 year old Zanesville grad was struck by an off-duty police officer in Tennessee, our community has been nothing but supportive both emotionally and financially.

Today the committee raising money for Micah was presented with a check from Adornetto’s for $8,500 all raised in Micah’s honor.

Rick Jones, Micah’s father says, “We’re thankful to our friends and for the people who had any and every part of this benefit....
September 13, 2004 - 6:06pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A local agency could be in the “red” soon if they don’t get some help.

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross is in desperate need of money tonight as they continue assisting local families devastated by the flood.

Executive Director Dan Hartman says, “Right now we spent close to $40,000 of assistance we’re not done, but that’s the kind of help we’re going to need.”

The Red Cross has already paid for food, clothing and shelter for close to 100 people in...
September 13, 2004 - 2:50pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in the murder of a Dresden man. On August 20th, 55-year-old Terry Archibald was shot to death while at work on Mollies Rock Road.

No suspects have been named at this time but if you have any information , detectives are asking for any witnesses to come forward.
Detective Mike Ryan says, "That witness probably drove a Beretta or a Cavalier, dark in color, with tinted windows. The witness was probably there at that...
September 13, 2004 - 2:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The November elections are just around the corner and if you still haven't registered to vote, you have until October 4th. The Muskingum County Board of Elections expects a big turnout this year.

They also want to tell people about a change in this year's registration. Martha Thomas of the Muskingum County Board of Elections says, "We do need a drivers license or the last four digits of your social security number."

As far as the ballots go, not much has changed. They...
September 13, 2004 - 2:32pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
If you live in Perry County and need assistance from last week's flooding---there is a way for you to get help.

The Perry County Job and Family Services is offering three different types of programs.
The emergency cash assistance program offers cash assistance to households with children or adults 55 and older.
The second program will replace damaged food and food stamps to those who qualify.
The third program will help individuals find work if they've lost their job...
September 13, 2004 - 12:48pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Recently Motorists have died in Ohio allegedly from driving their car through high water. There’s another warning for drivers today from the State highway Patrol and some new information on what high water can do to your car.

And with the four recent deaths in Ohio, including two in Guernsey County this past week due to receding water, motorists are being warned not to take their chances when driving through flooded streets.

Should you be caught in high water there...
September 13, 2004 - 12:41pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A semi-truck carrying scrap metal left a big mess on a Zanesville road today and nearly caused an accident due to speed.

Sergeant Bob McDonald of the Zanesville Police Department says it appears a truck hauling the scrap metal made a right-hand turn off Blue Avenue onto Adair and lost control and spilled its load.

There were no injuries, but McDonald says a man driving in a mini-van on the other side of the road saw what was happening and drove out of the way escaping a...
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