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October 7, 2003 - 10:36pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A construction worker in Cincinnati fell to his death. The man was working on the roof of a four-story building just before 9:00 Tuesday morning. According to witnesses, the worker lost his balance when he tried to throw something to the ground. The unidentified man appeared to be in his 30’s and according to a co-worker, he had several young children.
October 7, 2003 - 10:35pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Pope John Paul, II, has appointed a new bishop to lead 333,000 Catholics in Northwest Ohio. Leonard Paul Blair was introduced as the new bishop Tuesday morning in Toledo. He has been an Auxiliary Bishop in the Detroit diocese since 1999. In addition, he’s served in a number of other positions at both the Vatican and in Detroit, his hometown. Blair replaces Bishop James Hoffman, who died in February of cancer.
October 7, 2003 - 3:17pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Zanesville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is making a few changes to their cars. The first is the light bars on top of the cruisers. Sgt. Michael Forshey said the older ones, which are square in shape, are not as visible. The newer light bars offer a few different lighting options, including the ability to direct traffic on the rear panel of the car. Inside the car is becoming more high tech too. Forshey said they are pre-wiring the vehicles for the addition of laptop computers...
October 7, 2003 - 3:07pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A local man creates exotic wooden plates as a hobby, and the only way you can get one is during an auction. Ray Thomas has been working with wood since he retired 15 years ago. He makes intricate designs in a style he created, only working with rare woods like walnut and hickory. However, he doesn’t sell them. He only donates the pieces to charity for auction. He said they’re collector’s items. The newest of his collectors items is an inlaid wooden plate, which will be auctioned off...
October 7, 2003 - 1:39pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state may put a hold on enrollments in its prepaid college tuition program because of soaring tuition costs and declining investment returns. The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority’s board is expected to act on the issue tomorrow. The board’s executive director, Jacqueline Williams, says the solutions could be to end new enrollments in the fund or suspend all credit sales, including those to the 130-thousand current account holders. The program allows parents to buy credits for future college...
October 7, 2003 - 12:10pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The newly opened Northpoint Drive has created a safer and more convenient route for drivers, but there are still a few places to iron out before the project is completed. State Route 60 is closed at the Main Street area of Dresden. The closure is being done to finish the intersection that will connect State Route 60 and Northpoint Drive. Director of Zanesville Port Authority, Larry Merry, says the construction will be finished within two to three weeks and the intersection will then be open...
October 7, 2003 - 10:58am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Low income Ohioans will soon have an easier way to get the legal information they need to defend themselves. Congressman Ted Strickland – a democrat from Ohio – announced a 238-thousand dollar grant to help create a website to make it easier for people to understand the law. The system will explain the law on a fifth grade reading level and allow people to fill in the blanks and then print out the papers in legal form. The money is coming from the legal services corporation that was...
October 6, 2003 - 11:39pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident Monday evening involving a minor. According to dispatchers, the two-car accident occurred on Sugar Grove Road between Wilsons Lane and Crawfish Road, just after 8:00 p.m. The victim in the crash is a juvenile. He died after arriving at a local hospital. The other driver was transported with minor injuries. According to reports, the Patrol says the juvenile was at fault in the crash: he failed to negotiate a...
October 6, 2003 - 10:02pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Campers frustrated by full campgrounds will soon get help from the state. The state controlling board has unanimously approved contract between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Spherix of Beltsville, Maryland, to begin accepting reservations at the state’s campgrounds. The contract will not cost the state any money, but campers will have to pay an eight-dollar reservation fee on top of the campground rental. Currently, campers can take their chances that the grounds won’t be full...
October 6, 2003 - 9:57pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state Monday approved a 170-thousand-dollar contract to run security checks on Ohio’s new voting systems. The state controlling board unanimously approved the contract between secretary of state Ken Blackwell’s office and Detroit-based Compuware Corporations. Compuware is one of two companies hired to ensure that new machines to replace punch card and lever machines resist tampering. Blackwell’s office wants the machines in all 88 counties by next year’s presidential election. The federal...
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