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March 16, 2003 - 9:30pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Driving turned fatal Sunday morning for one Zanesville woman. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, around 12:30 a.m. 30-year-old Bobbie S. Moorehead was traveling eastbound on SR 146 when her car went left of center and veered off the road. Her 2001 SUV sideswiped the guardrail and was pushed back onto 146. The car then went off the north end of the road, into an embankment while striking several trees. Moorehead's car then overturned and finally came to a stop on...
March 16, 2003 - 9:24pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Since 1978 there have been over 600 fatal farming accidents in the state of Ohio. To help reduce the number of fatalities in our local area, the Perry Township Fire Department hosts a special program, "Farmedic Training Program," teaching firefighters from surrounding counties how to deal with farming accidents without endangering themselves. Through lectures and hands-on experience, the program will show firefighters how to deal in difficult situation smore effectively. Farmedics was...
March 16, 2003 - 1:15pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The 2-174 is one of nine Avenger Units in the Army National Guard whose primary mission is to provide air defense against unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, and winged aircraft. Yesterday, they faced their toughest mission, saying goodbye. Hundreds of local residents lined the streets in Duncan Falls to bid farewell. In Morgan County, family, friends, and officials prepared themselves to say goodbye. A special send-off ceremony was held for the remaining Avengers. Governor Bob Taft made...
March 15, 2003 - 9:25pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A one-vehicle accident sends one man to the hospital Saturday morning after the car he was driving veers off the road. At 9:30 a.m. 23-year-old Russell Heben of Worthington, Ohio was driving westbound on Interstate 70 near Granville. According to Lt. Steve Rosta with the Granville State HIghway Patrol: Heben's car, a 1988 Pontiac Gran Prix, drove off the right side of I-70 and struck the guard rail. Heben was transported by Med Flight to the OSU Medical Center in Columbus. His condition is...
March 14, 2003 - 7:27pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
President Bush approved federal money for 15 Ohio counties Friday that have spent more the 17 million dollars cleaning up after last month's snow and ice storms. The money would go mostly to southern Ohio, where more than 300 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. The Disaster Declaration covers Adams, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto, Gallia, Meigs, Vinton, Fayette, Frankiln, Greene, Guernsey, Madison, Monroe and Muskingum counties. The Declaration makes residents, businesses and...
March 14, 2003 - 7:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Former Zanesville Mayor Don Mason will continue his work with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for five more year. Govenor Bob Taft announced yesterday that Mason would resume leadership of the Commission. Mason, while excited about his reappointment, anticipates even more prosperity during his next term. One of the main concerns facing the PUCO in the immediate future is the growing demand for natural gas. Mason says there is an increasing demand for natural gas placed on a...
March 14, 2003 - 7:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The war with Iraq could happen at any time. In Zanesville, a unique partnership between the Muskingum Valley Red Cross and Avon will help make life easier for soldiers. Avon sales representatives in Muskingum County are working with Red Cross officials in an effort to raise money for “necessity hygiene bundles.” Once gathered, they’ll be shipped overseas to our troops. If you would like more information about the fundraising bundles you can call (740) 450-7265.
March 14, 2003 - 5:22pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville police today released more details about the main suspect in a rash of local robberies. Chief detective Ric Roush says that 45-year-old Steven Sims of Zanesville is facing five counts of robbery and five counts of theft. Roush says Sims is accused of robbing the Starfire gas station on February 28th, the Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue on March 4th, The speedway on Blue Avenue on March 7th and the Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue on both March 11th and 12th. Sims is currently in the...
March 14, 2003 - 11:31am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A local state route will be closed for an extended period of time for repairs. The Ohio department of transportation says that part of state route 284 in Muskingum County is closed due to a roadway slip, just south of state route 340. O-dot’s Chris Engle says the harsh winter had an unexpected effect on the pavement in that area causing the roadway to slip. A posted detour will be state route 83 in Morgan and Noble counties to state route 340. The work to repair the road won’t start until...
March 14, 2003 - 10:38am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Taft has released recommendations on ways families, schools and businesses can deal with future security alerts. The recommendations are included in homeland security response guides from the state’s security task force. The guides provide information to help Ohioans take proper security precautions at each of the five levels of the state’s terrorist alert system. They will be distributed to school superintendents, business associations and local governments. Like the federal...
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