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July 14, 2003 - 1:49pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Commissioners begin to look at next years budget. All of the departments were required to submit a budget by the end of June, and this morning they were reviewed. County Commissioner Ed Kenily said the “wish lists” as he calls them, are a way to get all the departments thinking about what they may need in the year to come. Once they know their budget, the commissioners try to work fairly with everyone. “That’s when we meet with each department and see exactly what their...
July 14, 2003 - 1:43pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Traffic was moving a little slower this morning on Maple Avenue, and it was all thanks to a squirrel. Over three thousand people living in the north end of Zanesville lost power this morning from eight to eleven a.m. A squirrel got into a transformer and that caused the blackout for much of rush hour and beyond. Besides backed up traffic, businesses were also affected, like the First Federal on Maple Avenue. “We have a disaster recovery plan, a procedure in place that when a situation like...
July 14, 2003 - 11:07am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio State Football star Maurice Clarett says he doesn’t think he broke any rules when a professor let him take oral exams instead of written ones. Speaking thorough his attorney, Clarett told the Columbus Dispatch he was disappointed in yesterday’s New York Times story questioning whether the Buckeye running back got special academic treatment. The Times reported Sunday that Clarett passed two oral exams after he walked out of a written midterm for an African-American and African studies...
July 14, 2003 - 8:39am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Residents of the Northwest Ohio village of Hicksville aren’t too happy that Jerry Springer is using it as a symbol for his U-S senate campaign. Mayor Janis Meyer says she would prefer that Hicksville gain its fame in some other way. Springer is raising money for his campaign by charging 100 dollars for autographed photos of himself pointing to a Hicksville corporation-limit sign. The photos are superimposed with words that commentator Jonah Goldberg uttered on a CNN politics program this year....
July 13, 2003 - 9:34pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A night out almost costs a lot more than planned for one Zanesville citizen. Two men and a woman are in custody tonight after stealing a credit card early this morning. Officers from the Zanesville Police Department went to the Barn around one thirty in the morning to investigate the theft. “Shortly thereafter, the suspects used a stolen credit card from that vehicle break-in and the car and the suspects were detained near the Red Lobster,” said Lieutenant Bill Shaw of the Zanesville Police...
July 13, 2003 - 9:16pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The state's new Organ Donor Registry has resulted in only a slight increase in the number of Ohioans willing to donate organs. The Legislature created the registry to record those who sign up at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to be a donor. Enrolling in the registry also gives organ procurement organizations the right to take a registered donor's organs at death, even if family members object. Statistics available for the registry's first eleven months dating back to July 2002 show that...
July 13, 2003 - 9:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich is blasting the Bush Administration for its handling of intelligence information in the leadup to the war with Iraq. Kucinich, a Democratic Presidential candidate, spoke at a Peace Forum Sunday at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The four-term congressman says Vice President Dick Cheney put pressure on the CIA to come up with intelligence that would fit the Administration's preconceived notions about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Kucinich says he'...
July 13, 2003 - 6:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
More Ohio history was made today as Perry County received its bicentennial bell. The Ohio Bicentennial Commission made a stop at Village Park to cast and ring the 63rd bell. According to the commission’s Tricia Cunningham, Perry County was unique because it was the bell to be poured at night. The process began Saturday as bronze ingots were added, the bell was poured, and finally today the mold was cracked. A celebrity guest, House Speaker Larry Householder, swung a 16-pound sledgehammer to...
July 12, 2003 - 9:10pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Even though the rain washed some events out at the Riverfest, that didn’t stop the Chesterhill Fire Department from celebrating their festival. The fireman put this on each year as a fundraiser in the community. It kicked off with a parade, which did stay dry, followed by a giant dinner at Marion Elementary School featuring the firefighters famous steak sandwiches. Organizers said this is important financially for the fire department. “We make our payments on our vehicles, our trucks, our...
July 12, 2003 - 9:04pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum Riverfest continued despite the showers throughout the day. Vendors lined the street by Frank Demster Memorial Park, but didn’t see anywhere near the ten thousand people expected. Officials were disappointed that the sternwheeler contest wasn’t able to happen. “We’re under what we expected. We expected to have seven sternwheel boats up here but they couldn’t get under the bridge because of the high waters, so they couldn’t make the trip,” said Dale Collins, Sernwheeler Cruise-...
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