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March 21, 2003 - 6:40pm
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Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Ohio are interviewing dozens of people born in Iraq under the nation's heightened security alert during war. Cincinnati FBI spokesman James Turgal says the voluntary interviews are to gather intelligence on any potential threats to America. Special Agent Robert Hawk of the Cleveland Office says those interviewed have been polite, courteous and willing to help. He says they oppose Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. All FBI offices set up 24-hour...
March 21, 2003 - 6:36pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The sights and sounds of Hawaii hit Zanesville Friday as the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the spring season with their annual Spring Break Celebration. Over 40 businesses were recognized for helping make Muskingum County a paradise. Over 400 people attended Friday's event.
March 21, 2003 - 6:32pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate overspending at the County Home. According to the Home's Administrator Rebecca Cooper, employee Marsha Shumate was placed on paid administrative leave in February after Cooper discovered invoices for large sums of money. The invoices were for several vendors for office supplies. Cooper, who spoke with the Sheriff's Department last week, says they hope to have the matter cleared within one week to ten days. The payment...
March 21, 2003 - 6:09pm
4 years 44 weeks ago
Public Health Officials made their way to the doctor's office to recieve the smallpox vaccine Friday morning. The Southeastern Ohio Regional Bioterrorism Team administered the vaccination on a voluntary basis. Since the state expanded it Phase One Vaccination Program earlier this month, only 13,000 health officials have been inoculated. U.S. officials originally had hoped to inoculate 430,000 people.
March 21, 2003 - 2:45pm
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Overturning a lower court ruling, a state appellate court says a city can reasonably require that a permit be obtained before ceremonial burning of objects, includig flags. The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in the case of two street preachers who burned a gay-pride flag at a parade in Columbus in 2001. With the war in Iraq underway, the ruling could apply to demonstrators who might want to burn American or Iraqi flags. The street preachers were charged under the city's...
March 21, 2003 - 2:42pm
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Govenor Taft says Ohioans should show their support for the state's troops in the Middle East by tying a red, white, and blue ribbon around a tree, or sticking one on their homes. Taft led a rally Friday at the Statehouse, where about 350 people showed up to back Ohioans at war. Taft says the ribbons are symbolic of the bond that unites Ohioans with their friends and family members who are fighting overseas. The ceremony featured an Ohio National Guard band and troops representing assorted...
March 20, 2003 - 6:55pm
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Ohioans are facing new security measures as the war against Iraq continues. State Highway Patrol officers searched the bags of people entering the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus Thursday morning. 49-year-old Barbara Fleher, who works in the Ohio Senate Clerk's office, says she's happy to see the troppers and feels more secure with them checking people. In Toledo, Ohio Air National Guard planes streaked above the city just before dawn in a reminder the nation is at war.
March 20, 2003 - 12:56am
4 years 44 weeks ago
The first bombs have been dropped on Baghdad in what President Bush calls the “opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign.” In an Oval Office address, the President announced to the nation the start of war to force Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from power. President Bush address the nation just hours after his ultimatum expired for Saddam Hussein to give up power and go into exile. He spoke as the U-S military struck with cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs against...
March 20, 2003 - 12:51am
4 years 44 weeks ago
Service offices for the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation are being consolidated – and that includes the office in Zanesville. The Bureau, which administers the insurance plan for workers who suffer on-the-job injuries, will consolidate the Zanesville office with the office in Bridgeport. The new facility for the two offices will be based out of Cambridge. The consolidation project is expected to take 12 to 18 months and will save anywhere from five to seven million dollars in...
March 20, 2003 - 12:47am
4 years 44 weeks ago
A Columbus man could face up to eight years behind bars on drug charges. According to Asst. Muskingum County Prosecutor, Bob Smith, a jury deliberated two hours on Wednesday before returning a guilty verdict against 28-year-old Ty Quan Perry. Perry was charged with one count possession of crack/cocaine. Smith says Perry was also facing one count possession of marijuana, but the jury found him not guilty on that charge. Perry was arrested in May of 2001 during a traffic stop. A pre-sentence...
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