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December 24, 2003 - 5:52pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, don’t forget to buy something for the ones who love us unconditionally, our pets.

Americans spend millions of dollars on their pets every year. The We Luv Pets Store on Maple Ave. cites their increase in sales as a result of pet owners wanting to show their pets how much they care about them.

This year, clothes are hot items including pajamas for your pet or complete leather Harley Davidson outfit. Brenda Myers, animal...
December 24, 2003 - 3:18pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The USDA announced Tuesday that a dairy cow from Washington State has been diagnosed with BSE commonly known as Mad Cow disease.

Mark Mechling of the Ohio State Extension Office says BSE is found in the nervous system and spinal cord of cattle, so it’s not in the parts we would typically eat.

Consumers have been told to continue to eat beef with confidence and that the beef industry will not be affected by this single case. However, there will be some implications for...
December 24, 2003 - 3:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s finally here! Your last chance to shop before the Christmas holiday. Stores at the Colony Square Mall opened extra early this morning in anticipation of the last minute shoppers. Many of those who procrastinated say they enjoy the rush of waiting until the eleventh hour to do their shopping.

But with plenty of sales before Christmas, why wait until the day before? Brad McLoughlin says the biggest reason he waits for the last day is because he didn’t want to shop out of town so...
December 24, 2003 - 2:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Cleveland State University says it will use a $1 million gift to create the first endowed chair in the school’s College of Engineering.

The gift came from two experts in machinery dynamics. The school will invest the money and use the income to support a top faculty member.

University officials say it’s expected to provide about $50,000 a year.
December 24, 2003 - 7:56am
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Franklin County grand jury has returned a 56-count indictment against the man believed to be Columbus' naked photographer.

Thirty-three year old Stephen Linnen is accused of accosting dozens of women from February 2002 until November 19th by walking up to them naked and snapping their pictures.

Linnen faces misdemeanor charges of public indecency and sexual imposition and felony counts of gross sexual imposition and burglary.

If Linnen is convicted on all...
December 23, 2003 - 11:24pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
According to the State Highway Patrol a two-car accident occurred on State Route 60 South just north of Duncan Falls Tuesday afternoon at around 1:00 p.m.

The patrol reports that 70-year-old Frank Kohnhle, Sr. of McConnelsville, was headed south on SR 60 when he went left of center and struck a second car head-on.

74-year-old Russell Downing of Chandlersville drove the second vehicle. His passenger, 73-year-old Florence Downing was pronounced dead.

The...
December 23, 2003 - 11:22pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Dozens of barns will remain open at Buckeye Egg Farm’s largest site in Central Ohio. The Department of Agriculture Tuesday issued permits to Ohio Fresh Eggs.

The company intends to buy Buckeye Egg’s facility in Croton in Licking County, with its 5.5 million laying hens. The Department says Buckeye Egg would have started closing its 74 barns at the Croton site early next year if the permits were denied.

Ohio Fresh Eggs plans to remodel them and install equipment to...
December 23, 2003 - 5:37pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
But not for all people. The holiday season can be extremely depressing for some, and many turn to alcohol to relieve the stress of the holidays.

Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Counselor Denise Williams says the holiday shopping, the pressure to buy a lot of gifts, big dinners and trying to have a ‘perfect’ Christmas increase stress, and also increase drinking alcohol this time of the year.

If you are feeling down around...
December 23, 2003 - 5:26pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Muskingum County book lovers will now be getting ‘more’ out of their public library system.

Effective January second, 2004, library cardholders can borrow books, videos and music from several other libraries in the state of Ohio.

Moving Ohio Resources Everywhere otherwise known as MORE, is a network that connects people to over one hundred other participating libraries.

The service is free of charge to all library cardholders, and after materials are ordered,...
December 23, 2003 - 4:29pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A study of Cleveland’s voucher program has found that voucher students had similar tests scores as their public school peers.

Researchers at Indiana University tracked the test scores of 6000 students from kindergarten through fourth grade for five years.

The results were statistically adjusted to account for differing proportions of low-income and minority students in two groups.

Vouchers provide public money for students to attend private schools.
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