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November 12, 2003 - 11:50pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
In grocery store news, grocery stores analysts are waiting to see if Giant Eagle expands as Kroger copes with a strike. Giant Eagle operates more than 200 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, central and northern Ohio, northern West Virginia, and western Maryland. Kroger has shut down a number of stores in Ohio and West Virginia because of a strike by some of its workers. Union workers are upset that Kroger says it can no longer pay the entire health insurance costs for employees. It’s...
November 12, 2003 - 11:49pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
A federal highway bill approved by a Senate committee gives Ohio billions of dollars more for transportation projects. But senators haven’t decided yet how to pay for the highway bill. It could mean a gas tax increase to cover inflation. The change made Wednesday in the Federal Highway Funding Formula is significant for large states like Ohio that collect more gas taxes than they get back. That means Ohio would get an extra $2 billion in highway find over six years. Senator George...
November 12, 2003 - 4:47pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Two Washington lawmakers introduce a bill they believe will lower obesity. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Senator Tom Harkin and the Center for Science and Public Interest are proposing a bill making chain restaurants list nutrition facts for their entire menu. This would include places like Chillis and Applebees as well as fast food restaurants. McDonalds began posting nutrition information years ago in response to consumer interest in healthy eating. The proposed bill is an extension of the...
November 12, 2003 - 4:43pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Does it fell like Christmas is creeping up on you more quickly this year? If you’ve been to the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville, you might think so. The mall staff began decorating at the beginning of November. They said it is no earlier than they normally start. Now they are almost completely decked out for the holidays with bells hanging overhead and garland lining the food court. The official kick off to the holiday shopping season is usually black Friday, November 28th. But this year...
November 12, 2003 - 4:40pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Many children had the day off school for Veterans Day yesterday, but St. Thomas Aquinas school celebrated the holiday as a group today. The entire school gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony this afternoon in the activity center. The event featured patriotic songs, an honor guard from American Legion post 29 and guest speakers. One of the speakers was a Korean War veteran from the Navy. He explained to the children what a veteran was. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Veterans Day...
November 12, 2003 - 4:37pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
Zanesville South Business Association prepares for its annual parade down Maysville Pike. The holiday parade will happen the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 23 at 2:00 sharp. The parade features over 1,000 entries and is free to the community. Zanesville South Business Association raised the money to fund it through an auction held in October. Parade Chairman DeeDee Jellison asks that if you are not interested in seeing the parade that day, please avoid the route since it will be very...
November 12, 2003 - 12:32pm
5 years 10 weeks ago
If you were wondering why you were without water today, the city of Zanesville’s water department was replacing water valves around town. The streets that were affected by the valve change were Woodlawn Avenue, Adams Street, Putnam Avenue and Muskingum Avenue. The six valves that needed to be replaced were either inoperable or not working properly. The city has a water maintenance program set up which consists of turning the valves to make sure they are operable, as well as changing the...
November 12, 2003 - 9:47am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A prosecutor reports a man accused of killing two people and injuring three others at a trucking company admitted to the shootings in telephone calls to several people. Assistant Butler County prosecutor Craig Hedric says Tom West left recorded messages on answering machines saying he shot the people because he was taking revenge against Watkins Motor Lines employees. According to West, the company employees were harassing him.
Hedric says he will seek the death penalty. West’s...
November 12, 2003 - 9:39am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Schools in Vinton and Athens Counties are closed this morning because of flooding. The Vinton County sheriff’s office says flooded roads posed a problem for school buses, so school has been called off in all districts there. In Athens County, the Federal Hocking school district originally called for a two-hour delay but has since decided to cancel classes. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings this morning for Jackson, Meigs, Athens, Vinton and Washington Counties. The rain...
November 12, 2003 - 6:48am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The ceremonies continued into last evening…as the accomplishments and lessons of local veterans were then shared with the community last night at the Secrest Auditorium. With patriotic performances from local dance and choral groups, veterans and four men in particular were honored for their military service to this country. Lt. Col. Jeff Lewis of the 220 Engineering Installation Squadron said this was a great night to recognize those who have served and are serving both here and abroad, to...
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