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October 22, 2003 - 11:38pm
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Agriculture Director Fred Daily Wednesday isued a new closing date for Buckeye Egg Farm. The company must begin closing its barns on November 20th and finish by next October. Buckeye Egg is the state's largest egg producer, and produces about 4% of the nation's eggs.
October 22, 2003 - 4:27pm
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A former Cambridge Junior High teacher refiles a lawsuit against the city’s board of education and the local teacher’s union. Violet Cummings filed a lawsuit against Cambridge principal John Anderson in 2000, before voluntarily retracting it. The new suit contains 13 counts, with ten against the school board for improperly firing her and the other three against the Cambridge Education Association. Cambridge city school officials had no comment on the lawsuit. The suits were received and...
October 22, 2003 - 4:26pm
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Construction continues to our east in Cambridge. The Ohio Department of Transportation has been working on Route 209 near the new Wal-Mart since July. They are widening the road from two to five lanes to help ease congestion. During the construction, two lanes of traffic will remain open, according to Cambridge City Engineer Paul Sherry. Among the reasons for increased traffic are new businesses in the area. Two of which are almost complete. Arby’s plans to open the first week of November...
October 22, 2003 - 2:50pm
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The Average tuition at Ohio’s 13 public colleges and universities is above the national average, although fewer students are paying the full price themselves. A study by the College Board shows a 14 percent jump in tuition for in-state students at four-year public schools, up to about 47-hundred dollars. The average tuition for in-state students in Ohio is about 64-hundred dollars. Nationally, about 60 percent of students get some kind of scholarship or financial aid.
October 21, 2003 - 4:55pm
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Lawmakers in Columbus are debating a bill to shield doctors from malpractice lawsuits when they provide free health care to the poor in their own offices. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Steve Stivers, a Columbus republican, expands protections doctors already receive for providing care in health clinics. Proponents say the bill would expand the number of doctors who provide care for patients in their offices. Advocates for the poor say their clients’ low socio-economic status shouldn’t...
October 21, 2003 - 4:54pm
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Here’s an offer to qualifying Ohio school districts…free money. A state lawmaker says some districts overlooked 17 million dollars available last year in federal remedial school aid. State Senator C-J Prentiss of Cleveland has been visiting districts urging them to take advantage of the aid. This week she will visit other Ohio cities that are eligible. The unspent aid was tied to the federal temporary assistance for needy families program.
October 21, 2003 - 4:52pm
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Ohio University’s board of trustees has formed a 20-member search committee to find the school’s next president. The current president, Robert Glidden, announced last month that he plans to retire at the end of the school year. The search committee includes faculty, students, administrators, alumni, trustees and others. Board of trustees chairman Robert Walter says the group will use a national search firm to help find and evaluate candidates. Walter says he hopes to have a new president...
October 21, 2003 - 10:46am
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Area businesses had an opportunity to gain information and education this morning on services that are available to help them with hiring and retention of persons that have a disability. In connection with the Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission hosted their second annual employ-ability seminar. Barbara Cartwright, from ORSC, says they hope the seminar will show people that there are services to help businesses work through any discomfort or concerns they may have...
October 20, 2003 - 10:55pm
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The pentagon plans to have a single commander in charge of the defense supply centers in Columbus and in Richmond Virginia. US representative David Hobson, a republican from Springfield, say the government should name a leader by July for the two centers. Hobson’s district includes the center located in the Columbus suburb of White Hall. The two centers currently have separate commanders. Spokeswoman for the Whitehall Center Debra Perry says the move is part of an overall reorganization of the...
October 20, 2003 - 3:40pm
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Perry County officials are investigating what happened to more than 200-thousand dollars missing from the County’s Health Insurance Fund. Commissioner Thad Cooperrider says officials started to look at the fund after county employees complained their health claims weren’t being paid. Cooperrider says an embezzlement scheme was uncovered last year and turned over to the state bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
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