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August 29, 2003 - 6:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s becoming more expensive for Ohio parents to save on college tuition. The state raised rates for its prepaid tuition program by 16.5% Friday. The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority also warned that the fund could have a cash shortfall before the year 2019 if tuition keep soaring and investment rates stay poor.
August 29, 2003 - 7:41am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The president of Zanesville City Council has decided not to seek re-election to office. In a letter to the editor of the Zanesville Times Recorder newspaper, Joanne Winland says she has removed her name from the November ballot. Winland says her decision is based on an ongoing investigation that she stole or mismanaged money during her days as the director of Universal Credit Consulting Services. This means that Councilman Ralph Hennessy will be running unopposed for Council President this...
August 29, 2003 - 5:08am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual fundraiser dinner Thursday night. Hundreds of people turned out to bid during both silent and live auctions. Chamber president Mike Kachilla says the auctions are a way to make fundraising fun and effective. Kachilla says the event is expected to raise around 10-thousand dollars for the chamber. More than 300 items were auctioned off including Ohio State and Cleveland Browns tickets. More than 300 businesses make the up the Cambridge...
August 29, 2003 - 5:02am
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s becoming more expensive for Ohio parents to save on college tuition. The state raised rates for its prepaid tuition program by 16-point-5 percent today. The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority also warned that the fund could have a cash shortfall before the year 2019 if tuition keeps soaring and investment returns stay poor. Effective immediately, one credit of prepaid college tuition costs 95 dollars if contributions are made by check, or 93 dollars if made through monthly automatic payroll...
August 28, 2003 - 5:52pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A one-car accident on Interstate-70 west had traffic backed up for miles Thursday afternoon. According to troopers with the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before noon in Licking County. Troopers say a truck pulling a trailer went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, lost control and flipped onto its side. By 1:30 Thursday afternoon traffic was still backed up and crews still working to tow the vehicles. Troopers also say that one...
August 28, 2003 - 5:51pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
If you’re looking to start your Labor Day Weekend a little early, the annual Millersport Sweet Corn Festival kicks off Thursday evening. This is the 57th year for the event that started in Downtown Millersport and continues to grow. There’s plenty of sweet corn for sale, as well as other foods, rides, and entertainment for the whole family. All the money raised goes to local non-profit organizations. The Festival runs Thursday and Friday from 5:00-11:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to...
August 28, 2003 - 5:51pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some Zanesville residents are receiving help from the city...they’ll soon be getting a new sewage system. The project is taking place on Dulty Lane. Mayor Jack Fenton says the city accepted a bid for the project from Steven Zemba Excavating Wednesday. Fenton says they plan to start work within the next two months and finish by the end of this year.
August 28, 2003 - 11:22am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A disaster drill is planned for Zanesville on Friday. The Muskingum County Office of Emergency Management, CSX Railroad and Dupont Chemical are teaming up for a disaster training session. The group will focus on a simulated man-made disaster. Participants will include local law enforcement and fire service agencies, healthcare and volunteer agencies, elected officials and amateur radio operators. This full-scale drill is a planned activity to test local emergency management procedures and...
August 28, 2003 - 5:36am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Governor Taft has ordered State Corrections Chief Reginald Wilkinson to hire an outside expert to review prison health care and recommend ways to improve it. Taft responded to reports of wrongful deaths, inadequate care and questionable doctors in an investigation by a Columbus Newspaper and Television station. The governor called the information “troubling”. He expressed alarm about numerous cases in which inmates did not receive prompt or appropriate medical care and concern about the...
August 28, 2003 - 5:24am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The state says Buckeye Egg Farm is fighting an order to shut down despite abundant evidence it polluted the environment. Closing arguments before the Environmental Review Appeals Commission were held Wednesday. Assistant Attorney General Margaret Malone told the commission that the company’s appeal of the state’s order ignores numerous documented rules violations. In response Buckeye Egg’s lawyer David Northrop says the state is ignoring efforts the company made to curb inspect populations...
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