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May 23, 2003 - 10:25pm
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After two years of fighting to take a lieutenant’s test, the results are in. Zanesville Police Officers Mike Norris and Rick Owen have been fighting for two years to take the promotional test. The battle began in 2000, when the department posted a test for the lieutenant’s position. Eligible candidates were supposed to take both the written exam and an assessment, but because Norris and Owen arrived to the exam late they were disqualified. The two then filed a lawsuit against the city. The...
May 23, 2003 - 10:23pm
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The Muskingum County Hazmat Crew worked for over five hours Friday to help clean up a spill at AK Steel. According to the Zanesville Fire Department, the company had a sulfuric acid spill at around 2:00 Friday afternoon. The spill reportedly happened in a containment area. Crews had to work to pump the acid out of the area. As of Friday night, the Fire Department doesn’t know how the spill happened. No one was injured.
May 23, 2003 - 10:22pm
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It’s a topic that all too often occurs in a relationship: domestic violence. Friday evening the Response Victim Assistance Program held its annual awards ceremony, honoring those who raise awareness on this serious topic. In all, six different awards were presented as well as the introduction of a new award in honor of slain Muskingum County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Tanner. Dan Arter and Fred Curry were both honored Friday evening in regards to the award.
May 23, 2003 - 5:13pm
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If you’re thinking about buying a home, now might be the perfect time. Interest rates on mortgages have dropped for the seventh time this year. Rates on thirty-year mortgages dropped to a record low of 5.34 percent. Bruce Kolopajlo, vice president of Century National Bank in Zanesville, says it’s the first time that he’s worked with rates this low and he's been in the business for over twenty five years. During the historically low rate period, bank officials are not only staying busy with new...
May 23, 2003 - 2:57pm
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Ohio’s two republican senators voted today to approve a bill that cuts taxes by 330 billion dollars and gives troubled states 20 billion dollars in aide. The republican-led Senate approved the measure by a narrow 51-50 vote with vice president Dick Cheney casting the deciding vote. Senator George Voinovich’s vote was the crucial 50th vote republicans needed to pass the bill. Voinovich has been in a standoff with the White House over the proposed tax cut since he said that he wouldn’t support...
May 22, 2003 - 11:40pm
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Jennifer Bryant, the Muskingum College student accused of killing her newborn baby was back in court on Thursday for the start of her sentencing hearing. Bryant pleaded guilty on March 28th to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse. During today’s hearing, the court’s chief probation officer testified that a prison sentence would be appropriate for Bryant. A psychologist also testified that Bryant is not likely to kill again. Judge Butch Zwelling is taking all of...
May 22, 2003 - 6:20pm
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A Muskingum County Sheriff’s Deputy is asked to resign after getting into trouble for the fourth time. Deputy Tim Rice has worked for the county for the past eight and a half years. During that time he’s been in trouble for: failure to report for an off duty job, refusing a call just before his shift ended, a bar fight, and now is facing charges for damaging a historic cemetery and selling the stones that surround it. The cemetery was on his property, but a deed that he signed two years ago...
May 22, 2003 - 11:46am
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A person convicted of a sex offense would be barred from living within 1000 feet of a school under a bill approved by the House yesterday and sent to the Senate. The bill expand the state’s Megan’s law, which requires convicted sex offenders to register with local police. The House bill also permit landlords to evict anyone living within 1000 feet of a school who is on the state registry of sexual offenders. In addition, it specifies that sex offense convictions in other nations be covered...
May 22, 2003 - 11:34am
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Ohio may start charging for admission to state parks to prop up diminishing revenues. The director of the Department of Natural Resource says he may have no other choice unless they legislature increases funding for his agency. Director Sam Speck told state Senators this isn’t a scare tactic, the Division of Parks and Recreation simply has run out of options. Ohio is one of eight states that don’t charge admission to state parks. However, fees are charged for camping, boat slips for the...
May 21, 2003 - 10:44pm
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The Ohio Senate is considering an alternative way to find scholarship money. The plan is to provide college scholarships for top Ohio high school students with money raised from electronic slot machines. Senate President, Doug White, says the plan could divert a portion of revenue from the slot machines to high school students to attend Ohio colleges and universities. White, a Manchester Republican, says he’s fairly certain the Senate plan would remove the slot machine proposal from the...
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