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November 6, 2003 - 11:51pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Commission on Presidential Debates has chosen Case Western Reserve to host the 2004 Vice Presidential Debate next October. Case was picked from 14 proposals submitted to the commission in March. University President Edward Hundert, Cleveland Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Greater Cleveland Growth Association President Dennis Eckart are to serve as event chairs. Hundert says the event cost about $4 million, which he expects to raise through corporate donations.
November 6, 2003 - 11:53am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Authorities say a gunman has shot several people at a trucking company in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester. West Chester police captain David Kelly told a Cincinnati t-v station that five people have been shot, one fatally. It happened at Watkin’s Motor Lines. Indiana Police have arrested a suspect in the shootings. Lieutenant Marty Mckinney says 50-year-old Tom West, who used to work at Watkin's, has been arrested. But West has not been charged in today's shootings.
November 6, 2003 - 10:48am
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Long-time Cincinnati Reds announcer Joe Nuxall says he is being treated for cancer. Nuxhall told a Cincinnati T-V station that he is battling Lymphoma and had a second round of chemotherapy Wednesday. Despite the illness, he says he plans to be in the radio booth next spring for his 60th season with the Reds. Nuxhall was treated two years ago for prostate cancer and a heart condition. He says he’s getting great support from his family, the Reds players and staff and the fans. This next...
November 5, 2003 - 11:12pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville Police Detective Ric Roush says that a DNA sample taken from 34-year-old Clay Martin of Zanesville has possibly connected him to two additional rapes. Martin was arrested for an alleged rape on May 24th of this year. The sample was sent to the Bureau of Criminal Identification, and two matches were obtained. Martin had only been facing one count of rape; one count of kidnapping; and one count of felonious assault. However, Wednesday he was indicted on ten additional counts of...
November 5, 2003 - 11:11pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Senator George Vionovich says Ohio could lose millions of dollars a year if congress passes a bill to extend a ban on taxing Internet service providers. The Ohio Republican has staked his opposition to the measure, saying the taxation ban imposes significant costs on states. Congress first enacted a ban on taxing such providers, like Earthlink or AOL, in 1998 and extended it until this year. The ban expired November 1st, and Congress was expected to pass a bill this week to make sure the...
November 5, 2003 - 11:10pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
House and Senate lawmakers agreed Wednesday to spend $66 million next year on the Appalachian Regional Commission. At the Bush Administration’s request, the House previously approved legislation slashing the agency’s budget roughly in half to $66 million for 2004. But senators on the committee that writes spending bills rejected the cuts and approved $71 million. The ARC region includes all of West Virginia, and parts of 12 other states including parts in Ohio.
November 5, 2003 - 11:09pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A University of Akron researcher says high-tech programs at Ohio colleges will feel the impact of Issue One’s defeat Tuesday. Voters turned down the idea of allowing the state to borrow $500 million over ten years to fund high-tech research and job development. Frank Kelley, Akron’s Dean of Polymer Sciences, says Ohio will find it more difficult to raise its college graduation rate without the money.
November 5, 2003 - 6:30pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Last night’s elections had a few close calls, one of which involved a split district in Muskingum and Perry counties where a levy was decided by a handful of votes. Today, some claim a mistake cost them their vote. Rachael Holt lives in Perry County, but like a few people, is in Franklin local school district. When voting in Perry County yesterday a mistake happened. She says poll workers told her the wrong place to vote, not allowing her to vote on the Franklin local school levy. If she...
November 5, 2003 - 6:26pm
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The results from yesterday’s elections are technically unofficial right now. There are still provisional votes to count. These votes are different than an absentee vote. A provisional vote applies to a person who has moved within a 30 days of the election and has not changed their address. They may vote on Election Day, but those votes are sealed and not counted with the others. The Board of Elections then verifies the voter’s information, which takes ten days. Therefore close races like...
November 5, 2003 - 6:23pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
With the elections behind us, we should be seeing fewer political signs around town. City officials said candidates and supporting citizens have ten days after the elections to remove any political signs. That translates into Friday November 14th as they deadline to take them down. After the deadline, if signs are still problematic, City Zoning Administrator Bryan Mason will send a letter to the offender. After that, they have seven days to remove the signs before he passes the problem on...
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