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December 1, 2003 - 6:27am
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Health clubs across Ohio are developing exercise programs for kids in an effort to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity. The trend has started in Cleveland, and has become a huge hit. Now some of these centers are offering kung fu, dance parties, cheerleading clinics, and even a rock-climbing wall. Karen Segal, the interim director at Lifeworks of Soutwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, worked with a nutritionist to creat a new program this year called FitKids aimed at...
December 1, 2003 - 6:16am
5 years 10 weeks ago
It's a return to routine commuting after the long holiday weekend. For those who live and work along the southern part of the freeway circling Columbus, the morning drive will include some added vigilance. Authorities have no suspects in the eleven shootings this year along a five-mile stretch of Interstate 270. Two of the bullets came from the same gun, including one that killed a woman last week. But investigators haven't been able to link these cases to similar roadway shootings elsewhere....
November 29, 2003 - 9:44pm
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After you’ve bought those holiday decorations, keep in mind that they may do more than spread holiday spirit. Some can be fire hazards. Lights, candles, and trees are the biggest culprits. Zanesville firefighter Eric Waltemire suggests checking your holiday lights before putting them up. Also make sure to hang them properly. Waltemire said using a staple gun could pierce the wire and cause a shortage. He said it’s also important to water your tree often. If you don’t buy it fresh from a...
November 29, 2003 - 2:49pm
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A two-vehicle accident on the western part of the state claims the life of a New Carlisle woman. According to Trooper Coblentz with the Springfield post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of state routes 235 and 41 in Springfield. Trooper Coblentz says witnesses report the crash occurred when 16-year-old Justin Rice of New Carlisle failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a second car driven by 52-year-old Kathleen Carmack. Because she was not wearing a...
November 29, 2003 - 1:08pm
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According to Muskingum County Engineer Loren Camp, Cannellville Road will be closed between Nosestine Road and Spring Road for bridge repairs beginning Monday, December 1st. Camps says this portion will likely remain closed for three weeks to be completed. The Muskingum County Highway Department reminds everyone to plan their routes accordingly.
November 29, 2003 - 1:07pm
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The jingle of ringing bells can be heard on almost every corner, and at every shopping center...reminding us about the giving season. The worldwide Red Kettle Campaign initiated by the Salvation Army began in our area last Friday, and continues through Christmas Eve. The campaign encourages residents to donate a small monetary gift every time they hear the ringing bells. Organizer Bill Gheen says the organizations surpassed their goal last year of $55,000. They hope to raise more than that...
November 28, 2003 - 10:01am
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The state is marking ash trees in Hicksville in Northwestern Ohio as part of the campaign to stop the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer. Some of the marked trees will be cut down next year, according to the Department of Agriculture officials. They says cut downs will take place even if they don't show signs of infestation by the Asian Beetle. Agriculture Director Fred Dailey says the program's goal is to save as many trees as possible while stopping the insect. The beetle has killed six million...
November 28, 2003 - 9:16am
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A local man says a hospital violated his father's privacy by allowing him to appear in the background of a television news interview. Steven Foreman, of Zanesville, says his father appeared in the interview without consent shortly before his death. Foreman has filed complaints with the Indiana Attorney General's Office, The Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. He also has retained and attorney for a lawsuit...
November 28, 2003 - 8:46am
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Investigators in Guernsey County are getting closer to nabbing a nurse and her boyfriend who are accused of raping a four-year-old disabled girl. Sheriff Mike McCauley says a segment on the case on last weekend's "America's Most Wanted" television show has produced 70 telephone tips for investigators to check out. Practical nurse Patricia Kelley and John Stoneman, both 38, allegedly videotaped the attacks on the child who was in Kelley's care. Both are charged with rape. Stoneman also is...
November 28, 2003 - 8:32am
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Activists who successfully sought a smoking ban in Toledo are aiming for the rest of the state. A group called Tobacco Free Ohio is starting with Ohio's largest cities to persuade leaders to ban smoking in indoor public places. Campaigns are underway in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton. Project Director Tracey Sabetta says if bans are enacted in cities, their suburbs might follow. The bans include bars and resturants, whose owners say they lose customers when smoking bans are enacted...
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