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June 16, 2003 - 4:23pm
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Summertime means fun in the sun, sports and all kinds of outdoor adventures for kids. The Zanesville YMCA has teamed up with Rambo Health Center to make some area youth breathe easier. They provide a weeklong camp that teaches children how to live with their condition. Peggy Moon, Rambo Health Center Nurse, helps coordinate the event and says it’s a great experience for kids to learn with hands on activities including: games, crafts, and arts. The camp is held annually and is for children ages...
June 16, 2003 - 11:13am
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Reports describing the personal fiancés of each member of the U-S House of Representatives come out today. The financial disclosers reports include gifts received by House members and vacation paid for by interest groups. They also include information on member’s real estate holdings, stocks, bank accounts and debts. The reports are annual requirements designed to prevent conflicts of interest. The Senate reports came out on Friday. They showed that Senator Mike Dewine and his family...
June 16, 2003 - 10:21am
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Pressure is mounting to have the state budget finished by June 20th, ten days earlier than Ohio law requires. That’s because the plan includes a temporary penny-per-dollar state sales tax increase to boost dwindling state income. The current statewide sales tax is five cents per dollar. Ohio Department of Taxation Commissioner Tom Zanio says the sooner the state can begin collecting the extra penny, the better. If the increase makes it into the final budget, Zanio wants retailers to have at...
June 16, 2003 - 12:16am
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A traveling education and health-screening vehicle, hits the highway for its third year to provide assistance for women entering and experiencing the menopause years. The eight-month, 28-city tour will travel across North America, offering free bone density screenings through foot ultra-sounds, plus osteoporosis education, including news about nutritional ways to maintain healthy bone density during and after menopause. The health-screening vehicle will be set up Monday, June 16, at Rite Aid in...
June 16, 2003 - 12:06am
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A motorcycle accident sent one man to the hospital by med-flight. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department, Saturday afternoon a motorcycle operated by Barry Plumley, of Nebo North Carolina was Northbound on State Route near MillCreek Township Road 221, when the accident took place. Upon investigation it was determined that Plumley was attempting to pass a truck and a farm tractor when the tractor began turning left into a field causing a collision. Mr. Plumley was transported to...
June 14, 2003 - 6:02pm
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A man who avoided trial on molestation charges five years ago remains in jail Friday after his first court appearance on new charges. 56-year-old David Burkhammer, Sr. pleaded innocent in Franklin County Common Pleas Court on three counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of kidnapping. A bond hearing is set for Tuesday. Burkhammer’s 1998 trial on charges of sex abuse was put on hold after he told Common Pleas Judge John Bessey that he was dying of cancer. Bessey says he should have...
June 13, 2003 - 9:31pm
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Thursday night a Newark man allegedly instigated a fight and ended up stabbed in the chest. According to the Newark Police Department, officers responded to a call shortly after 10:00 Thursday night at 72-Near North 10th Street. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of an incident, including blood and a six-inch steak knife. The victim, 39-year-old Richard Howard, was found a short time later on West Church Street with a single knife wound to his chest. According to police reports, Howard...
June 13, 2003 - 9:29pm
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Have a blueprint in your mind of what you want your future home to look like? This weekend and next weekend that blueprint of dreams can become a reality at the 2003 Buckeye Valley Parade of Homes. The parade features eight homes throughout the Zanesville area, with prices ranging from $150,000 to $500,000. According to Jennifer Thomas with LBT Construction, the purpose of the parade is to showcase the builders in the area and to give the general public a chance to see the types of homes...
June 13, 2003 - 9:28pm
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It may not be a new business in town, but it sure has a new image. Art has taken a whole new meaning in Zanesville...as the Art Center is nearing an end to a masterpiece. The outside of the building, that is. Originally the structure was less than 14,000 square feet. It will be over 26,000 square feet when it opens in the fall. The newly remodeled facility will cost a total of $3,000,000 to complete.
June 13, 2003 - 9:27pm
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Picketers wanted to attract the attention of the East Transit Board of Trustees Friday morning. Drivers and mechanics of the public transportation Z-Bus system “practiced” picketing outside the Main Street Z-Bus office. According to spokesman Jim Rowmine, the workers have had a temporary contract of three years with the Board. However, Rowmine says last Thursday the Board decided to offer a two-year contract. Friday’s demonstration was not a strike, but workers say if an agreement is not...
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