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August 28, 2003 - 5:36am
5 years 7 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 7 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...
August 28, 2003 - 5:10am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Power is gradually coming back on for area residents who lost electricity during storms earlier this week. According to American Electric Power there are just 67 customers without power in the Crooksville area and 630 customers without power in Morgan County. A-E-P expects power to restored to these areas by 6 p.m.
A-E-P says there are 2000 customers without power in Lancaster. Those customers may not regain service until late this afternoon. As for Guernsey-Muskingum-Electric...
August 28, 2003 - 5:01am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. If you play you will have a chance to win 14-million dollars. The jackpot is growing after no tickets had the winning combination in last night’s 13-million dollar drawing. One ticket sold in Columbus had the kicker number and pays 100-thousand dollars.
August 27, 2003 - 11:40pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The threat of a bomb caused a scare Wednesday night at Genesis Bethesda. The hospital contacted emergency officials after an employee found a suspicious object in one of the hospital parking lots. The Zanesville Fire Department and the Columbus Bomb Squad responded to the scene. Emergency crews destroyed the device using a water cannon. According to the Zanesville Fire Department, initial investigations show the device was not a bomb. The materials are being sent away for investigation.
August 27, 2003 - 5:21pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A new level of medical care is making its way into Zanesville. Select Specialty Hospital has partnered with Genesis to use resources that are already available within the community. Located on the sixth floor of Good Samaritan, the "hospital within a hospital" targets the needs of seriously ill and injured patients. Those that would have been forced to stay in the intensive care unit will soon have the advantage of 35 newly remodeled rooms with personal care. Select Specialty Hospital will...
August 27, 2003 - 4:47pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Major thunderstorms roll through Muskingum County, and the rest of our region, leaving a trail of damage across many areas including Dresden. Crews spent much of the morning clearing up downed tree limbs, like at the IGA. Dresden residents said the wind was blowing curtains horizontally. Some even noticed trees cracking and falling in their yards. Valarie Prouty of Dresden heard a tree limb crack and break off in her neighbor’s yard. Prouty said her children were afraid of a tornado, but...
August 27, 2003 - 4:44pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Besides all of the downed power lines and massive debris, heavy winds from last night’s storm turned dangerous for one Dresden woman. Last night around 8:30, heavy winds caused a tree to sever on 10th and Main Streets in Dresden. Some of the limbs struck a woman nearby. She was sent to Good Samaritan hospital with head injuries. She was later transported to Grant hospital. Her name and condition have not been released.
August 27, 2003 - 4:39pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Coshocton residents reap the benefits of an educational center with college classes and degrees. The Coshocton Educational Center is in its second quarter of operation, offering programs from Central Ohio Technical College, Ohio State University, and Muskingum College. It operates like a community college, but students can take classes from any of the schools. Earned degrees range from associates to masters. Organizers said the numbers have been steadily rising. They expect around 250...
August 27, 2003 - 10:19am
5 years 7 weeks ago
The city of Newark today announced that it received a 500-thousand dollar grant to improve housing. Mayor Frank Stare says the money comes from the comprehensive housing improvement program for the rehabilitation of owner occupied homes. Stare says Newark faced stiff competition statewide and placed in the top third of applications submitted. Homeowners residing within the city limits may ask about their eligibility by contacting the Newark Department of Community Development.
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