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October 15, 2003 - 10:45pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Ohio Senate unanimously approved legislation to help the state combat bio-terrorism. The measure was approved one day after clearing the Senate Finance Committee on a partisan 9-to-3 vote. The House approved the bill in different form and will have to agree to Senate changes. Representative Jimmy Stewart, a Republican from Athens, wrote the bill. It’s patterned after a model act devised by the Centers for Disease Control.
October 15, 2003 - 10:44pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Democratic Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich says he has raised about $3.5 million for his White House bid. The Federal Election Campaign required Kucinich to submit a Campaign Finance Report Wednesday, showing moneys raised from July to September.
October 15, 2003 - 10:43pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Buckeye Egg Farm is coming closer to shutting down. The Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission Wednesday upheld Agriculture Director Fred Dailey’s order to start closing down barns at the state’s largest egg producer. The Commission says Dailey acted properly when he revoked 12 existing permits and denied eleven permit applications in July. But since the original order called for barn closures to start in August, the panel ordered Dailey to set a new date. Dailey said he would do so...
October 15, 2003 - 4:36pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A South Zanesville father is on cloud nine after recovering his missing twins. Joe Cox hadn’t seen his twin children Chase and Taylor since mid July. His wife Nicole had taken the kids and left, once Joe received custody. Ever since, he’s been traveling the country looking to get his twins back. This week, Nicole called and said she wanted to return the kids to him and face the penalty. Now, Joe couldn’t be happier. Currently, Nicole faces two counts of interference with custody.
October 15, 2003 - 4:31pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Head restraints in cars are improving and helping save people’s necks…literally. An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study shows newer car models have head restraints able to provide proper protection against whiplash. The study said in 1995, three percent of cars surveyed had restraints they considered good, compared to 45 percent rated good in 2003 models. But a local doctor said the restraints can’t completely prevent whiplash, but can help decrease it. The Spinal Injury Foundation...
October 15, 2003 - 12:37pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce today whether S-B-C Communications can offer long-distance service in Ohio and three other states. S-B-C, formerly known as Ameritech, has been trying for years to offer long-distance service throughout its service area. Approval from the
F-C-C is the final hurdle. The San Antonio-based company says the move would mean better deals on long-distance for customers because there will be more competition in the market. But...
October 14, 2003 - 11:41pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A South Zanesville father is reunited with his two-year-old twins. Joe Cox has been searching for his twins, Chase and Taylor since his wife Nicole disappeared with them on August 25th. He’s had the help of the police, FBI, and has done his own investigation. Mr. Cox traveled to several states posting missing signs and talked to people in hopes of receiving clues that might lead him to his children. His search ended this past weekend, when Nicole contacted him. She met him in Oklahoma and the...
October 14, 2003 - 10:19pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The five-alarm fire early Monday morning has been ruled accidental. According to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy, the blaze caused over $125,000 in damage. The state Fire Marshall was involved in the investigation because of the amount of damage to the Ridge Avenue Furniture and Appliances store. Lacy says his crew went through the store piece by piece to determine the cause. With stores on fire, they never rule out burglary and arson.
October 14, 2003 - 10:15pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Officers in Newark had their hands full with a potentially deadly situation Monday at Lincoln Elementary School. A seventh grader brought a handgun to the school Monday morning. Why the 13-year-old brought the gun to school is still unknown, however officers do say the boy threatened to shoot a teacher and a classmate. However no one was injured because of three quick-thinking boys. The three told a teacher and the principle of the school.
October 14, 2003 - 10:15pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Tuesday morning officer of the Heath Police Department responded to a robbery call at a local bank, however in an odd twist, the robbery’s witness was able to direct officers to their suspect. That’s because officers say the robber’s conscience got the best of him. The robber, 48-year-old Robert Charles Frazier of Tampa, Florida sat on a park bench near the Park National Bank. Police were able to take Frazier into custody without incident.
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