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January 4, 2004 - 8:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
After a successful twelve year run, Newark’s mayor is handing over his key to the city.

Frank Stare says it is bitter sweet leaving, but is proud of his hand in accomplishments seen all over the city including commercial development on 21st street, cutting crime by 23 percent and creating five thousand jobs.

Stare says he is not retiring, just changing gears from political sector to private sector.

After a total of thirty years in politics, Stare gives advice to...
January 4, 2004 - 8:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Newark residents are lucky to have an alternative place to go for emergency care.

Newark Valley Urgent Care, Newark’s first urgent care center is now open.

Dawn Burket, an x-ray technician at the center, says people come there because you can get emergency care quickly.

Buket also says that there is a full staff of doctors and nurses that can treat everything a regular emergency room can.

Newark Valley Urgent Care is open sevens days a week and...
January 3, 2004 - 9:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Cambridge mayor’s race could eventually be decided by a coin flip. A judge may rule next week on whether to add seven disputed ballots to the mayor’s race that would result in a tie.

Unofficial election-night results showed C. Charles Schaub the second won by two votes, among the more than 2,800 votes cast. But the officials count later showed Samuel Salupo won by five votes.

A recount resulted in the same outcome. Salupo has already been sworn in as Mayor of...
January 3, 2004 - 9:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The threat of being issued special license plates identifying them as convicted drunk drivers didn’t keep several Ohioans from driving under the influence during the New Year holiday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s preliminary figures show that 266 people were arrested between December 30th and January 1st.

That’s up from 170 arrests during the same period last year.
January 3, 2004 - 7:55pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Suffering from the winter blahs?
Brighten up by planting some of your favorite flowers.

You may think January may not be the typical time to plant, but owner of Florafino’s Flower Market, Greg Orafino says as long as you can work the soil, you can plant.

Indoor plants acquire more attention in the winter, due to the dryness in the air.

“ One thing with reduced humidity in the house, you have to make sure that you mist your plants more frequently, or put a...
January 3, 2004 - 2:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
With the new year beginning, the animal shelter is still searching for people to adopt pets.

For this week’s pet of the week, the shelter has chosen a cute and playful kitten.

Robert Hill of the Muskingum County animal shelter says, a lot of people have come by the shelter, but so far no one has adopted him.

If you or someone you know wants to adopt this cat you can call this number: 452-1077.
January 3, 2004 - 2:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
There’s a new option for beer-drinkers looking to stick to their New Year’s resoluctions of losing weight.

Low-carb beers are now on the market targeting those who want to cut back on carbs, but still enjoy beer.

As a result sales have increased and a lot of light beer drinkers are switching to ultra beers.
January 3, 2004 - 2:40pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Teens are now using a household item to get a simple high. It is called “dexing” or “robotripping” and it has to do with overdosing on cough medicine.

The active ingredient, dextromethrophan or DXM, can cause hallucinations or a high like feeling.

DXM can be found in cough medicines like Robitussin and Dimetap.

Darren Wooley, a pharmacist at Northside Pharmacy says that it is easy for kids to get and some parents would not think twice about it.

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January 2, 2004 - 7:43pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s a new year and a full plate of goals for the city of Zanesville in 2004.

Mayor Jack Fenton says with the help of new traffic lights and remodeled buildings, he hopes to create a more attractive downtown.

Fenton says he is also looking forward to the Greenwood Revitalization project, which will be starting this Spring.
January 2, 2004 - 7:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It was a proud day today for citizens of Morgan County, as their prosecuting attorney leaves for Iraq.

Lieutenant colonel Rick Welch is being deployed today as part of America’s First Team in the First Calvary Division.
He will be the Senior Specials Operations Military Advisor.

Welch says he will be working with military, city, and religious leaders to help Iraq become a self-sufficient country.

Lieutenant Welch is headed to Ft. Hood Texas today, then off...
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