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September 5, 2003 - 8:42am
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An Asian yellow-green aphid that can damage soybean plants has appeared with a vengeance this year in central and Southern Ohio. Agricultural researchers suspect aphids may have thrived this year because of heavy rainfall. The damage they have inflicted won’t be known until after crops are harvested. Thousands of aphids poke their needlelike mouths into the plants and suck the juice and life out of them. The substance they leave behind can cause a mold, which, in turn, can stunt plant growth or...
September 4, 2003 - 5:41pm
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Local residents are working to preserve a historic home in Zanesville, but the Nelson T. Gant Foundation needs your help to make the project happen. In order to start the process, they need to pay off the home's mortgage by October 17. To raise funds, the board will be holding a bingo benefit on September 20 as well as an auction on September 27. If you'd like more information on the fundraisers or you want to make a donation to the Gant house, you can contact Anita Jackson at 453-1157.
September 4, 2003 - 5:12pm
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A 21-year-old who fled from deputies was sentenced to three years in prison. Judge Butch Zwelling sentenced Christopher Mayle Thursday after Mayle pleaded guilty to several charges. They include one count of felony fleeing and eluding, one count of driving under suspension and one count of having a weapon under disability. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, deputies pulled Mayle over on Putnam Avenue for driving with no lights. Deputies called for the K-9 unit when they...
September 4, 2003 - 4:13pm
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The search is on tonight for a missing person from Coshocton County. This is a special case because 73-year-old Robert Honaker has Alzheimer’s disease. He is described as five-feet five inches tall and 220-pounds. He was last seen on Pleasant Valley Road in Coshocton driving a gold-colored 4-door 1986 Oldsmobile. He was wearing a blue flannel long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Honaker contact the Coshocton County Sheriff’s office at 740 622-...
September 4, 2003 - 4:08pm
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The state today announced some housing grants for 70 Ohio communities including five in our area. State Development Director Bruce Johnson says the 35-million dollars will be spilt into grants to improve housing conditions. In our area Muskingum, Perry, Noble, Licking and Guernsey Counties will get at least 500,000 dollars each. The grants will help local governments maintain, improve and expand affordable housing for low and moderate income residents.
September 4, 2003 - 5:00am
5 years 11 weeks ago
A company that wants to provide voting machines for Ohio is being given a second chance. A judge has ordered secretary of state Kenneth Blackwell to consider another bid by Sequoia Voting Systems of Oakland, California. Blackwell earlier had dismissed Sequoia as a potential supplier of new voting machines to county boards of election. Blackwell says he will immediately appeal the ruling by judge Fred Shoemaker of the Ohio court of claims. The order prevents choosing a vendor until Blackwell...
September 4, 2003 - 4:53am
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With fall right around the corner, Northeast Ohio’s apple growers are gearing up for a great season. The summer’s steady rains and moderate temperatures were ideal for the state’s apple crop. This year’s harvest is expected to be much better than last year’s when trees struggled during the summer-long drought. The U-S apple association says the harvest is forecast at more than 2 million bushels. That’s a 23 percent increase over last year. The U-S department of agriculture says Ohio’s 2002...
September 3, 2003 - 5:12pm
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A top position at the YMCA is now vacant. Executive Director Rebecca Ball resigned from the Y last Tuesday. YMCA officials said the search for a new executive director will be long and drawn out. The plan to look for replacements within, as well as outside the community. Board President Dante Benincasa said they believe the strength of volunteers and staff will help them get through this period. He would not comment on the reason for Ball’s resignation.
September 3, 2003 - 5:09pm
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Governor Taft testified in Washington Wednesday that Congress should replace voluntary standards with rules for the reliability of electricity transmission. Taft told a house committee that the nation’s worst-ever blackout last month proves voluntary standards are inadequate. He says a federal agency or state commissions should take over enforcement. U-S Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham opened the hearings by promising a focused investigation into the cause of the August 14 blackout that hit...
September 3, 2003 - 5:04pm
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It’s four years behind bars for a Nashport man who faced a long list of charges. 19-year-old David Coon received his sentence Wednesday. In February, Coon was arrested in Licking County. Upon his arrest, prosecutors say he admitted to burglaries in the Newark area and several in Muskingum County. Coon was accused of breaking into a Nashport home on Winterwood Dr. and stealing 22 firearms, checks, prescription drugs and money. He was also accused of breaking into the Military Drive Thru,...
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