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July 6, 2003 - 9:19pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
If you have a problem with unwanted telemarketers calling you at home, there is a new way to help prevent it. Thanks to the Federal Trade Commission you won’t have to avoid the telemarketers, they won’t be allowed to call you. Starting Monday people east of the Mississippi can sign up by phone for the national Do Not Call Registry. “I’m in sales and I understand the need to make calls, but cold calling like that is just intrusive on personal life and I don’t find it necessary,” says Glenn...
July 5, 2003 - 9:02pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Even though the fourth of July was yesterday, that didn’t stop people in Morgan County from continuing the celebration. The Twin Community Jaycees sponsored events in McConelsville today. Things kicked off this morning with a 5K race followed this afternoon with a parade. Families packed the curbs to get the best view, and maybe a handful of candy tossed by the people in the parade. “We’re on vacation down here,” said Dan Kimmet from Columbus. “We’ve got a place on the river here and the...
July 5, 2003 - 8:54pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A local airport in Muskingum County celebrates the one hundreth anniversary of the Wright brothers taking off. Spectators at the Parr Airport in Zanesville got an aviation treat this afternoon. Ten airplanes participated in a couple of events. One of which was bomb dropping. "It's a fifty foot circle, and we have a projectile, it's a lime bag and they have three tries to get it into this circle," says Robert Norman, Flight Instructor and Mechanic at Parr Airport. "Keeping in mind that...
July 5, 2003 - 6:03pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A newspapers analysis says motorists charged with drunken driving are more likely to be convicted in some Ohio municipal courts than others. The Washington Court House Recorder-Herald found that municipal courts in Willoughby and Ironton had the highest percentage of drunken driving cases that resulted in convictions, 97% in 2002, where Chillicothe had the lowest with 25%. The newspaper examined drunken driving case data collected by the Ohio Supreme Court from each of the state’s 119...
July 4, 2003 - 9:56pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A motorcyclist is transported to the hospital Friday afternoon after a crash in Muskingum County. The accident happened around 3:45 at the intersection of Shannon Road and Shannon Valley Road. Reportedly, a group of motorcyclists was traveling on Shannon approaching a curve when one of the cyclists lost control. One of the riders tells WHIZ news that the injured cyclist is from McConnelsville and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Information from the state highway patrol...
July 4, 2003 - 9:47pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Americans all over the U.S. are enjoying fireworks this weekend, but that doesn’t mean our furry family friends also enjoy the loud booms and bright colors. The Department of Veterinary Medicine has some tips to ensure pets remain calm and safe during holiday celebrations.
One of the best tips is to provide a carrier for the pets. A traveling carrier keeps pets out of trouble; it also provides a safe haven for the animal. Keep pets indoors during loud fireworks; if allowed to run...
July 4, 2003 - 6:15pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
With summer in full swing, boaters are launched and ready to ride down the Muskingum River. The county's marine patrol will be out keeping the waters safe. Their main priority is to educate boaters and make sure they have the proper requirements. Ray Dunlap, Auxiliary Deputy with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says, "Basically make sure all equipment required by the coast guard rules is up to date, it's in good condition, and that everyone knows how to use it. Pay close attention to...
July 4, 2003 - 11:48am
5 years 7 weeks ago
People carrying cameras and binoculars trooped onto a military base today to celebrate Independence Day with their president. Thousands of people were expected at Wright-Patterson air force base in Dayton to hear president Bush speak on an unused tarmac near the US air force museum. Bush is among several notables helping the Wright Brothers’ hometown kick off its 17-day celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the first flight. Yesterday, guests included former astronauts Neil Armstrong and...
July 3, 2003 - 10:42pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is waiting for autopsy results after one of their inmates died early Thursday morning. The Sheriff’s Department believes 54-year-old Howard Roe of Zanesville may have died from natural causes. Corrections officers reportedly found Roe Thursday morning around 12:15 – he was unresponsive in his cell. Roe was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The Sheriff’s Department says Roe had reportedly talked with the...
July 3, 2003 - 5:55pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Public transportation in Muskingum County is getting a little help from Butler County. A Z-Bus official met with county commissioners this morning to begin the process of receiving extra funds. Butler County's transportation system is not running this year. That means more money is available Muskingum County, as well as other counties. Mark McClanan, General Manager of Southeast Area Transit, says they will receive over 21-thousand dollars. This will let them make some improvements in...
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