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February 23, 2003 - 8:38pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Cold weather and blowing winds did not stop Muskingum County residents from celebrating Ohio's history of transportation. Sunday afternoon the Village of New Concord unveiled a bicentennial marker commemorating Zane's Trace. It holds the distinction of being Ohio's first roadway. Thousands of travelers used Zane's Trace road, which beings in Wheeling, West Virginia and ends at the Ohio River and Marysville, Kentucky. These early travelers helped establish the cities of St. Clairsville,...
February 23, 2003 - 8:33pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Rain poured over the state all day Saturday...but a second water situation saturated the minds of Frazeysburg residents. An eight-inch water main break left the Village waterless this week. The break has since been repaired but residents are still under a boil advisory. To help quench the thirst of the Village, the Volunteer Fire Department is busy supplying residents with bottled water until the advisory is lifted. Thomas Starner, President of City Council estimates that the advisory may...
February 23, 2003 - 8:30pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Hearth and Home Show at the Colony Square Mall brought 75 different vendors to one location. The shows offers everything: from banks to outside decorations to concrete, there is something for everyone. The show runs this weekend, during normal mall hours.
February 22, 2003 - 1:35pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Morgan county officials are preparing for the possibility of bad weather conditions. This week’s snowfall left over 20 inches of snow. Crews are continuing to clean the streets. In the meantime, rain continues to fall as the Muskingum River fills to its highest level. Keith Spare, Morgan County’s public information officer, says they are monitoring the situation, but for now it’s just a waiting game. Spare says if the river overflows they would be prepared. Shelters will be available, if needed...
February 21, 2003 - 7:17pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Frazeysburg residents can now use tap water. Residents have been without water since thursday morning. This was due to an eight-inch crack in a water line. Mayor Scott James is asking residents to take it easy with water usage for at least the next 12-hours. He says if you use the water make sure you boil it until further notice.
February 21, 2003 - 4:04pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
It looks like the plug may have been pulled on the big Dresden energy plant project…at least for some of the employees. Today workers at the site, which is off Mcglade School road, were told by a flier that the Dresden energy site is closed until further notice. It’s a 315-million dollar project. The notice when on to say all access to the site is prohibited at this time and that all Williams Construction Craft and Subcontractors are to leave the site in an orderly manner. The notice told...
February 21, 2003 - 4:00pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency says snow removal efforts continued today. Public Information Officer Keith Spare says workers are concentrating on Union, Windsor, Meigsville and Marion townships and the villages of McConnelsville
And Chesterhill. E-M-A director Terry Robison says he hopes to have all roads open by this evening. The Morgan County Commissioners and Governor Taft declared a snow emergency in the county Wednesday.
February 21, 2003 - 3:55pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
We have more water problems to tell you about for a southeastern Ohio community. The village of Corning in Perry County is under a boil alert. Village officials say the boil advisory was put into effect after the cistern roof caved in and contaminants could be in the water. The boil alert in Corning remains in effect until further notice.
February 20, 2003 - 7:23pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Red Cross officials say a mysterious white material, which has turned up in some of central Ohio’s blood, is nothing to be concerned about. Over 14-thousand units of blood have been inspected in central Ohio and out of them only seven units are claimed in carrying white, fibrous, clumpy material. Abby Corder, a donor recruiter of the American Red Cross, says at this point proper precautions are being taken. This isn’t the first time the mystery blood has appeared. In fact, just recently 90-...
February 20, 2003 - 5:14pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
An early morning fire has left a Muskingum county family homeless. It happened around 2:00 a.m. at 3525 Churchill Road. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the fire started from a kerosene heater in the hall outside a bedroom in the mobile home. The home belongs to Chevelle Williams, Joe Tetak and a two-year old child. Tetak told authorities he somehow woke up and was able to get the others out of the mobile home safely. The family dog died in the blaze. Adamsville, Washington and Perry...
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