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October 15, 2003 - 12:37pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce today whether S-B-C Communications can offer long-distance service in Ohio and three other states. S-B-C, formerly known as Ameritech, has been trying for years to offer long-distance service throughout its service area. Approval from the
F-C-C is the final hurdle. The San Antonio-based company says the move would mean better deals on long-distance for customers because there will be more competition in the market. But...
October 14, 2003 - 11:41pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
A South Zanesville father is reunited with his two-year-old twins. Joe Cox has been searching for his twins, Chase and Taylor since his wife Nicole disappeared with them on August 25th. He’s had the help of the police, FBI, and has done his own investigation. Mr. Cox traveled to several states posting missing signs and talked to people in hopes of receiving clues that might lead him to his children. His search ended this past weekend, when Nicole contacted him. She met him in Oklahoma and the...
October 14, 2003 - 10:19pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
The five-alarm fire early Monday morning has been ruled accidental. According to Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy, the blaze caused over $125,000 in damage. The state Fire Marshall was involved in the investigation because of the amount of damage to the Ridge Avenue Furniture and Appliances store. Lacy says his crew went through the store piece by piece to determine the cause. With stores on fire, they never rule out burglary and arson.
October 14, 2003 - 10:15pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Officers in Newark had their hands full with a potentially deadly situation Monday at Lincoln Elementary School. A seventh grader brought a handgun to the school Monday morning. Why the 13-year-old brought the gun to school is still unknown, however officers do say the boy threatened to shoot a teacher and a classmate. However no one was injured because of three quick-thinking boys. The three told a teacher and the principle of the school.
October 14, 2003 - 10:15pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Tuesday morning officer of the Heath Police Department responded to a robbery call at a local bank, however in an odd twist, the robbery’s witness was able to direct officers to their suspect. That’s because officers say the robber’s conscience got the best of him. The robber, 48-year-old Robert Charles Frazier of Tampa, Florida sat on a park bench near the Park National Bank. Police were able to take Frazier into custody without incident.
October 14, 2003 - 10:14pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Some Ohio lawmakers are worried that a bill to provide $87 billion for troops and reconstruction in Iraq could take away form important needs in the state. Representative Ted Strickland, a democrat from Lisbon, says it’s a shame having to spend that much money while we are cutting health care benefits. Congressional leaders are pushing to complete the bill granting President Bush’s funding request this week. Republican and Democratic members of Ohio’s 20-member delegation all support the...
October 14, 2003 - 10:12pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and his Canadian counterpart will receive an update Friday on their task force’s investigation on the August 14th blackout. Abraham plans to travel to Ottawa to meet with Canadian Natural Resources Minister Herb Dhaliwal to discuss the blackout that hit parts of eight states and Canada. The investigation has focused on transmission line problems in Ohio, including dramatic fluctuations of voltage, during the hours before the blackout hit. It would be the...
October 14, 2003 - 6:02pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
It was not your normal funeral procession today. Friends and family attend an active community member’s funeral, where a horse led the procession. Larry Fulkerson, a major organizer and character in the Zane Trace Commemorations, died last Thursday at Muskingum County Home at 89. Today at the funeral, a horse drawn carriage carried the casket. Friends said he never liked cars and although he didn’t request it, his daughter Karen thought it would be fitting. Fulkerson is survived by his son...
October 14, 2003 - 5:51pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Zanesville police are cracking down on drivers speeding on the newly opened North Pointe Drive. Part of the road is in the city, where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, but the limit changes to 55 as you get farther out. Police are nervous about a possible accident at the intersection of Fairview Road and North Pointe Drive, since it used to be a four way stop. Last night officers were busy with speeders. Lieutenant Bill Shaw of the Zanesville Police Department said they issued 20...
October 14, 2003 - 1:57pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Proposed changes to the state’s fishing regulations are set for vote tomorrow in Columbus. The Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on whether to reduce the daily limit of the number of walleye people can keep from four to three during March and April. The limit for other times would remain unchanged at six. The state says the change is needed to protect walleye during the spawning season and to revive the dwindling population of the popular fish.
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