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August 16, 2003 - 8:35pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Wilds opens its gates for a night of food, music and safari. The ninth annual Safari in the Wilds brought almost 500 people for a wildlife adventure this evening. Supporters were able to take tours throughout the facility despite the inclement weather. There were a few bright spots with the rain, the String Quartet featuring Laura Schumann provided entertainment and some past trustees were recognized. Larry Fletcher, director of communications for the Wilds said the trustees were some...
August 16, 2003 - 8:30pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
From acrobats and balancing acts to unicycles and clowns...the Muskingum County Fair is providing visitors with a big top experience of their own. Te Family Circus traveled all the way from Florida to entertain fair-goers, and they say that the small area makes for a very special show. Ringmaster of the circus Melody Zervini says the show is very intimate and special for young children as they see all the fun up close. The 45-minute presentation features a variety of acts and even some...
August 16, 2003 - 8:29pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
As the fair comes to a close, the Farmer’s Market will be returning to its usual home at the fairgrounds next Saturday. The market moves to downtown Zanesville during fair time each year, just across from City Hall where the original sale was held. The Market opens each Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
August 16, 2003 - 8:29pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The 24th Annual Boat Regatta is once again drawing crowds to Buckeye Lake. The competition features an array of both wooden and fiberglass boats that range from $1,000 to $250,000. Boat owners from across Ohio as well as surrounding states travel here each year. This year about 55 boats competed. Judging is Saturday and Sunday.
August 16, 2003 - 8:16pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Investigators say three failed transmission lines in Ohio likely caused this week’s blackout. Experts are working to understand why the disruption spread throughout the Northeast and Midwest and into Canada, and was not contained. North American Electric Reliability Council Chief Michehl Gent says the council is fairly certain that the problem started in Ohio. Gent says the transmission system was designed to isolate problems such as those apparently involving the three lines in the...
August 16, 2003 - 8:13pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Cambridge Police Department continues to investigate the homicide of a juvenile male on Stewart Avenue in Cambridge. The suspect in the crime, 36-year-old Marvin Johnson, was captured by the Zanesville Police Department and Muskingum’s Sheriff’s Office late Friday morning, after Johnson fled from Guernsey County authorities. Cambridge Police Chief Richard Wayt says a confidential informant gave police a tip that Johnson may be headed to Zanesville in a taxi. This tip lead to the...
August 16, 2003 - 8:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Computer problems have caused the Columbus police to outfit the computers in their cruisers with software to guard against a computer virus sweeping the country. Police officials say the computer worm has affected at least 100 computers in Columbus police cruisers. The worm attacks certain Microsoft products and can cause a number of problems for the patrol car computers. It renders them unable to electronically communicate with dispatchers, receive background information, run license plate...
August 15, 2003 - 5:06pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state’s unemployment rate fell in July to 6.2%. That’s down from 6.3% in June. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services credits the decline to seasonal hiring in the leisure and hospitality industry. Morgan County had the highest unemployment rate in July at 16.4%
August 15, 2003 - 5:04pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A former Newark-area volunteer for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America has been sentenced to 89 years in prison for sexually abusing eleven boys when they were younger than 13. Licking County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelain also classified 35-year-old Scott Wagner as a sexual predator. He won’t be eligible for parole or early release and will be spend the rest of his life in prison unless his conviction is overturned on appeal. Prosecutors said Wagner used a four-wheel vehicle, video...
August 15, 2003 - 5:03pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The death of a suburban Columbus man on Monday has been linked to the West Nile Virus. It’s the first death in Ohio connected to the virus this year. State and Franklin County Health officials aren’t releasing any details about the 77-year-old man, including whether he died at home or in a hospital. The man had become ill this month. They say a blood sample from the victim led to the connection that he died of complications related to the virus. The disease is transmitted to humans by the...
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