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October 3, 2003 - 11:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A high school prank turns violent...and more than 100 students end up behind bars. Early Friday morning students from Davidson High School in Dublin, Ohio planned to paint their school colors on the rock of their rival school, Dublin Coffman High. But when police arrived to break up the group, authorities say some of the students began throwing spray paint cans at the officers. In all 119 students were arrested on charges ranging from criminal trespassing to criminal damaging...one student...
October 3, 2003 - 11:30pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
People from the small western Ohio farm town of New Breman gathered for a prayer vigil Friday night to honor two firefighters kills in a silo explosion Wednesday. The blast occurred at the Hoge Lumber Company in New Knoxville. 40-year-old John Garman in an aerial basket and the other victim 44-year-old Kenneth Jutte, was atop the silo for wood shavings when smoldering scrap exploded, blowing the top off the concrete structure and throwing the two to the ground.
October 3, 2003 - 7:23pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
History is coming to life in our area. The Underground Railroad Museum will soon open its doors. The museum will tell the story that this area played in helping free slaves from captivity. It took over two years to remodel the Putnam building and now that the museum is complete, organizers are asking for antique furniture donations. If you own anything from the 1800’s era and wish to donate the items you can contact the Community Foundation at 453-5192.
October 3, 2003 - 7:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Congressman Dennis Kucinich will come home to make his campaign for the White House official. Campaign spokesman David Swanson says the Ohio democrat will kick off his presidential campaign on October 13th in the chambers of Cleveland city council. That’s where Kucinich got his start in politics at age 22, when he was elected to his first term on council. He went on and became the city’s youngest mayor at age 31, survived a recall bid, then was defeated for re-election by George Voinovich, who...
October 3, 2003 - 1:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Governor Taft’s new school funding committee is learning how difficult it is to reach a consensus on the hotly debated issue. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Financing Student Success must report its findings to Taft early next year. The 23 members are expressing widely different ideas on how to fix the system. About the only thing they agree on is that something must be done. Taft wants the committee to come up with a competitive and equitable tax structure that provides sufficient and...
October 3, 2003 - 11:11am
5 years 6 weeks ago
One of the best places to take a bike ride this fall to enjoy the fall leaves is in southeast Ohio. The Rail to Trails Conservancy in Washington lists the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway in Athens County at the top of 12 trails across the country for viewing fall foliage. Bikeway Committee Chairman Thomas Wolf says the path attracts people from all over. The 16-mile path goes through the Wayne National forest along the Hocking river and connects Hocking College to Ohio University.
October 3, 2003 - 9:29am
5 years 6 weeks ago
State tax collections for the first three months of this fiscal year were nearly 83 million dollars below estimates, despite the sale tax increase enacted by the legislature. But Budget Director Thomas Johnson says there’s no need to panic, yet. He says three months is not a trend, and he thinks the improving economy and increased consumer confidence will boost tax revenues. Actually, the first-quarter tax collections were 198 million dollars higher than a year ago. They just lag the...
October 2, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
He’s still on the loose...and authorities say he’s wearing a distinctive jacket. The Zanesville Police Department continues to search for a gas station robber. The ZPD has solved eleven of their 13 gas station robberies from this year. One of the two unsolved cases is the incident that occurred Wednesday night at the Certified Gas Station. According to Detective Ric Roush, the suspect entered the store, shoved a customer and demanded money. He implied he had a gun. The suspect then fled...
October 2, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Genesis Healthcare Foundation presented its 2003 Community Service Award Thursday night. Dr. Charles and Mrs. Phyllis Cerney were presented with the honor at a special dinner reception. The award is given out annually to recognize persons who have made significant contributions to the community. The Cerney’s said they were honored, but a bit embarrassed by all the attention.
October 2, 2003 - 9:57pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Investigators expect to be on the scene of the silo explosion in New Knoxville for several more days trying to determine what caused the deadly disaster. The damaged silo still stands at the Hoge Lumber Company. Structural engineers say even after the explosion, it’s stable enough to work around. Thursday, firefighters tried removing the rest of the wood chips that were stored inside the silo. Arrangements are being made to remember the two firefighters who lost their lives while fighting...
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