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September 22, 2003 - 9:53pm
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A connector road will give drivers an alternative route to travel on. At Monday night’s city council meeting, council passed the 146/60 Connector Road project. The ordinance was introduced at the last meeting, however Mayor Jack Fenton was originally opposed to the idea. The city now has a developer and will be using a TIF or tax increment financing for the project. This will generate revenue without costing taxpayers additional money. The ordinance authorized five million dollars for the...
September 22, 2003 - 6:08pm
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Healthy Hearts and WHIZ makes their final push for the Try Fitness program. It started over a year ago, trying to get people to improve their heart health. Now it begins its final month, the Walk Through Fall Finale. Entry forms are available at the Morgan, Perry and Muskingum County health departments, Genesis Life-Style and Fitness Center and here at WHIZ. The deadline for registration is September 26th. Once registered, all participants will receive an exercise log. The program...
September 22, 2003 - 6:00pm
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Mosquitos can be a real pest in the summer, but this year, they were less of a pain for Muskingum County residents. The health department received significantly fewer calls for their mosquito spraying service this year compared to last. They have been spraying the area since April and that may have contributed. This is the last week the department will be applying the chemical treatment. West Nile Virus has been in the news a lot this summer, but no human cases of West Nile Virus were...
September 22, 2003 - 5:57pm
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Malpractice insurance rates have been skyrocketing across the country and Ohio is no different. Now the effects are hitting home and Dresden may be left without a doctor. One example is David Zangmeister. Last Wednesday, Zangmeister said he was leaving Dresden, unable to pay his malpractice insurance. He said he’d like to stay, but it’s economically impossible. The community of Dresden remains active though. They are trying to raise enough money to pay the insurance costs. His insurance...
September 22, 2003 - 1:51pm
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Governor Taft says his prescription drug discount plan is ready to begin. Taft, who has been working for more than two years to get discounts for Ohio’s seniors started his program today. It will be administered through the state’s Golden Buckeye program for people 60 and older. Taft’s announcement comes less than a week after a coalition of unions, seniors and other groups said they had reached agreement with drug makers on their own discount plan. That plan, which still must pass the...
September 22, 2003 - 9:45am
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If you’re from the Buckeye state and planning on making a visit to our nation’s capital, you can rest assured that you’d feel right at home. A big piece of Ohio lies right in Washington D.C. It’s full of Buckeye state mementos from the Wright flyer and astronaut John Glenn’s space capsule to Buckeye trees and Ohio meteorites. The National Air and Space Museum displays the plane Orville and Wilbur Wright used for the first flight back in December of 1903. While there, tourists can also touch...
September 22, 2003 - 12:02am
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Life insurance rates are going down in Ohio. Ohio Department of Insurance Director Ann Benjamin says mortality tables have been adjusted to reflect the fact that people are living longer. She says rates should begin to drop after the beginning of the year. The biggest drop will be in term rates, which is figure to fall by as much as 30 percent.
September 21, 2003 - 11:45pm
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A chemical plant explosion in Dayton sends thousands scrambling to evacuate. About three thousands residents living near a chemical plant were evacuated following an explosion Sunday morning. Authorities say they are concerned that debris and chemicals could spread into nearby residential neighborhoods. Firefighters are working with employees to contain a nitric oxide leak sustained from the explosion. One worker at the Isotec Plant was injured after he was knocked into a truck by the sheer...
September 21, 2003 - 4:24pm
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You may think you have endless piles of laundry to do sometimes, but wait until you hear about the people at Economy Linen. They do almost 20 million pounds a year. And this year, they are celebrating twenty years of business. The company honored the hard work of their employees with face painting, games and live animals. They also had plenty of food and bingo at the party. For the management, they recall the drastic growth of the company. Vice President George Dube said they started out...
September 20, 2003 - 9:53pm
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In Cincinnati, family and friends mourned the loss of an Army Infantryman killed Thursday in Iraq. Relatives say specialist James Wright was killed riding in a humvee that was hit by rocket-propelled grenades near Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit. The 27-year-old soldier recently learned his wife is expecting their first child in December. At least 11 soldiers from Ohio have died in the war in Iraq.
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