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June 20, 2003 - 4:37pm
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Zanesville Mayor Jack Fenton joined with mayors across America to draw attention to the importance of small cities. This is the third year for the "National Small Cities and Towns Day", but only the first year that Zanesville has participated. The event was established to address some of the unique issues that affect small communities throughout the United States, where most of the population lives. The Mayor says that he believes these small communities are the backbone of the country and...
June 20, 2003 - 1:44pm
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Authorities say a 14-year-old West Virginia girl has died after falling about 30 feet from a rock ledge in Salt Fork State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Jane Breathard says Aubrey Parson of Friendly, West Virginia was pronounced dead at Southeastern Ohio Medical Center shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. She says the accident happened at the Hosak’s Cave area of the park in Guernsey County. Parson fell from the ledge into a ravine at around 12:30. It took firefighters...
June 20, 2003 - 11:18am
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A spokesman for Senator George Voinovich sys the Ohio republican is recovering after surgery today to implant a pacemaker. Spokesman Marcie Ridgway had few details immediately after the operation, performed this morning at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Voinovich had announced earlier this week he was having a pacemaker put in to correct a slowing heart rate. He’s expected to spend the night at the hospital and then rest at this apartment in Washington. He plans to...
June 20, 2003 - 10:56am
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A local community is under a boil advisory for the next few days. The Portersville Water Department, which is located between New Lexington and McConnelsville, announced that all of its customers must boil their water before using it. The spokesman says the water should be allowed to boil for one minute. The problem stems from a water tower leak which has been fixed. Officials say now the tank must refill. The boil advisory remains in effect until further notice, which means about two days.
June 19, 2003 - 6:21pm
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The biggest lottery jackpot ever is up for grabs in Ohio. With the jackpot at 180-million dollars, many people are trying to improve their chances of winning. Peggy Murphy, a clerk at Speedway, says that her store has nearly tripled their sales of Mega Million tickets. With all of that money at stake, Zanesville residents are dreaming of the possibilities. If you haven't gotten your winning ticket yet, you still have until tomorrow evening for the big drawing.
June 19, 2003 - 6:16pm
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If you're a motorcycle fan, South Zanesville will be the place to be this weekend. That is where you will find hundreds of Harley Davidson bikes. Fink's Harley Davidson will be the second stop on the Harley Owner's Group ride. The rally kicked off today and will travel through three Ohio cities including Chilicothe, Zanesville, and Columbus. Julie Brown, co-owner of Fink's Harley Davidson, says they have over one thousand people pre-registered for the ride and are very excited about the...
June 19, 2003 - 2:49pm
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Small American flags lined the long, winding road leading to the funeral today of Perry County soldier killed in Iraq. 20-year-old Corporal Gavin Neighbor of Somerset died June 10th when the bus he was resting on was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. His funeral was at New Lexington High School. The school stage was lined with flowers which flanked his rifle, boots and a framed photo of him. His helmet was on top of the rifle, dog tags draped around them. Many mourners sobbed as the song...
June 19, 2003 - 2:31pm
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An Ohio truck driver has pleaded guilty to helping terrorists. And authorities say the man, who has ties to Al-Qaida, was involved in plots to blow up an aircraft and to sabotage the Brooklyn Bridge. Ohio Department of Public Safety spokesman Jeff Grayson says there were never any specific threats to Ohio. According to documents unsealed today, Iyman Faris pleaded guilty last month to providing material support to terrorist, and conspiracy to provide support. Farris is from Columbus. He is...
June 19, 2003 - 11:10am
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Dozens of amendments are being proposed to the 49 billion dollar state-spending plan agreed upon by House and Senate lawmakers. Legislators plan to continue working today on a bill that likely will go to the House and Senate floors for votes tomorrow. The compromise plan would levy a temporary one-cent sales tax increase on Ohioans and use up much of the 770-million dollars Ohio will get from the federal tax cut. Late last night, democrats agreed to provide some of the votes majority...
June 18, 2003 - 11:48pm
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Family and friends gathered at New Lexington High School Wednesday during calling hours for a Somerset soldier killed in Iraq. U.S. Army Corporal, Gavin Neighbor died June 10th of a head injury from a rocket-propelled grenade while serving in Iraq. Neighbor was a 2001 graduate of New Lexington; his funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the school. Neighbor was stationed at Fort Bragg and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.
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