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June 29, 2003 - 9:53pm
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Downtown Zanesville was alive with history Sunday as hundreds of people showed up to celebrate the arrival of Ohio’s Bicentennial Wagon Train, and the lives of those who came before us. Sister Bernadette Stlinsky road in one wagon. Stlinsky and Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton both agreed that the privilege was overwhelming. The wagon train made several stops in Zanesville before crossing the Y-Bridge Sunday afternoon. The train stops in New Paris, Ohio on July 14th.
June 29, 2003 - 9:52pm
5 years 5 weeks ago
The state’s drunken-driving threshold will be reduced this week, just in time for the increases enforcement efforts planned by the State Highway Patrol and local police and sheriff’s departments for the July 4th weekend. Effective Tuesday, July 1st, a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08% will be considered sufficient for a drunken driving charge. The limit has been 0.10%. The legislature approved the change in March as part of the state’s Transportation Budget. The lower limit was...
June 29, 2003 - 9:50pm
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Worshippers remembered an Ohio soldier killed last week in Iraq Sunday as a war hero and a man of faith. A new American flag flew at half-staff at Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church, where Kevin Ott’s parents worship. Long-time church member Lois Gibboney of Grove City says it was heart-wrenching to see the flag. She says Ott came from a good Christian family. The church will do its best to support his family.
June 29, 2003 - 9:48pm
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Ohioans will pay more for just about everything beginning Tuesday, July 1st. The state sales tax is going up one penny, from 5% to 6%. That means if you’re in the market for a large purchase, you better do it Monday, or pay hundreds of dollars more than you expect. Local car dealers say consumers are buying while they can. According to Larry Good, a salesman for Hoffer Buick, customers are buying with the tax increase in mind. Lawmakers needed the increase to balance the two-year budget...
June 29, 2003 - 9:47pm
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In related news, the sales tax has also been expanded to several new services not previously covered, including dry cleaning, taxis, and satellite TV. As a result, the satellite TV industry is suing Ohio over its decision to tax the service but not cable TV. Direct TV and Dish Network have filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court saying the sales tax is discriminatory. The companies say the tax gives the Cable Television industry, which won’t be taxed, an unfair competitive...
June 28, 2003 - 9:22pm
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A 27-year-old Army private has been found dead in Iraq after he and another soldier apparently were kidnapped during a sandstorm. Before enlisting in the Army in January 2002, PFC Kevin Ott lived with his parents Charles and Amy Ott near Orient, Ohio. Ott was assigned to Battery-B, Third Battalion of the 18th Field Artillery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade of the 3rd Corps Artillery of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He and Sergeant First Class Gladimir Phillippe of Linden, New Jersey, were found dead...
June 28, 2003 - 9:19pm
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The Deputy Auditor of the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville was arrested when he tired to meet a 15-year-old boy he’d met over the internet for sex. The FBI says Thomas Burske drove Thursday morning to Bolivar in eastern Ohio and was intercepted by an FBI agent. Burske has been arraigned on state charges of pandering obscenity and importuning. Bond was set at $100,000. Burske began corresponding with a Bolivar boy more than a year ago. One of the boy’s parents discovered an email and...
June 28, 2003 - 9:18pm
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An ATV accident late Friday night resulted with one man life-flighted to Akron General Hospital. According to Coshocton County Sheriff Tim Rogers, the accident happened at 9:20 Friday night on Monroe Township Road 330. 23-year-old Barry Flinner, Jr. of Millersport was traveling northbound on Township Road 330 when he lost control of his ATV and collided with a tree. Flinner sustained serious injuries. Med-Flight transported him to Akron General where he remains in serious condition.
June 28, 2003 - 9:16pm
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One person was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Saturday morning after a minor injury accident on Old River Road. According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred shortly after 8:00 Saturday morning two miles south of Gaysport Bridge. The driver lost control of his vehicle and drove over a guardrail on County Road 6. The state highway patrol extricated the vehicle. No word yet on if any charges will be filed.
June 28, 2003 - 9:15pm
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People of all ages turned out to remember 175 years since the beginning of New Concord. The Sesquicentennial Celebration coinciding with Ohio’s Bicentennial made this a very special weekend for the village. Participants enjoyed games, the company of friends, and historical presentations. The celebration ended Saturday evening with a community worship service.
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