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County EMA calls Crooksville evacuation a success

For nearly 12 hours in Crooksville last Monday (Feb. 1) a portion of the village was shut down due to a gas leak. Complaints of a gaseous odor in the Watts Hill area began coming in at around 7 p.m. that night, both the Crooksville and Roseville Fire Departments responded.

  • icon Updated: Yesterday


  1. Somerset Artists' Co-op alive, and ready to spring into action

    Well-known stained glass artist John Matz from Sunflowerglass in Southern Ohio, will offer a one-day beginners workshop Saturday, March 5, at the new location of Somerset Artists’ Co-op, 206 South Market St.
  2. Olivia Newbold

    The 18-year-old Olivia Newbold from Thornville is in her senior year at Sheridan High School. She is taking college classes two days a week at The Ohio State University at Newark through the College Credit Plus program and was elected to serve on the Thornville Village Council.
  3. Addington receives first PCCA Dove Award

    Six years ago, New Lexington High School graduate, Jeanie Addington, whose son Dustin Addington was and is the basketball coach, decided since so many people in the Perry County area were affected with cancer, she wanted to do something to help them. "I wanted to find an organization that all the basketball moms, fans, players, teachers and community members could help," said Jeanie. "That organization was the Perry County Cancer Alliance. This volunteer group organized in 1999 has given nearly one half million dollars to help area cancer patients," she announced to the crowd. Jeanie and her committee started the cancer awareness game after one of the players mom's was diagnosed with cancer. Later Dustin's grandfather, Jeanie's father-in-law, passed away from this disease. "I decided a long time ago that I wanted to be able to raise at least $30,000 for the PCCA," she said with a smile. "And, we did it!" In order to reach the $30,000 mark they needed to raise around $3,400. "We surpassed that amount and actually raised $3,850. I am so proud of these boys, fans, parents, as well as the Crooksville Basketball fans, who also took part. I have enjoyed working to help raise funds for the PCCA." Jeanie announced at the game this was her final year as leading this project. At the end of the presentation, the PCCA Board of Director members (from left) Deb Hutmire, Jill Taylor, Patti Hayes, Theressa Snyder and Lanie Hatem presented Jeanie the first Dove Award. "Jeanie (holding her award) has been a driving force with our group, and we are so proud of her," stated Patti, who is also a cancer survivor.
  4. Elks lodge selects winners of the 'What I can do to promote Americanism' essay contest

    The New Lexington Elks Lodge have selected winners for the annual Americanism Essay Contest they sponsor each year. This contest is for students in fifth through eighth grade in all Perry County middle schools. This year the theme was ‘What I can do to promote Americanism and love of country’; over 100 students participated in the contest.
  5. Sheridan senior following her dream of pursuing public service

    Olivia Newbold knows how to multitask. The 18-year-old from Thornville is in her senior year at Sheridan High School, taking college classes two days a week on the campus of The Ohio State University at Newark through the College Credit Plus program and is serving on the Thornville Village Council.
  6. SPICE offers services for local start ups

    The Southern Perry Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs (SPICE) offers many programs/classes for potential new business owners and those who have been in business for years.

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Health Department feels tobacco ordinance will protect youth

SOMERSET- Deborah Raney with the Perry County Health Department visited the Somerset Village Council for the second time in four months to discuss the idea of a tobacco ordinance.

Hot and cold week for Panthers

New Lexington split two MVL games, nipping visiting Crooksville Feb. 2 before falling later in the week at West Muskingum Feb 5.

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