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May 28, 2003 - 2:10pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Senate president says spending the Senate version of the two-year state budget will be slightly higher than in plans Governor Taft and the House put forth. Senate president Doug White would not detail just how much more expensive the plan is compared with the record 49.2 billion dollar plan Taft had wanted and the 48.5 billion dollar budget the House passed. The Senate version will be introduced later today in the Senate finance committee. Hearings will resume tomorrow and a vote by the...
May 27, 2003 - 11:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Fire crews are continuing to investigate a morning blaze that left a family homeless. The American Red Cross is helping Ted and Itel Cullins after their home on Fulton Lane caught fire around 10:45 Tuesday morning. The Cullins were not home at the time of the blaze. Their trailer was a total loss. The Red Cross says the Cullins do not have insurance. Currently, they are staying with family until they can find another home. The Red Cross is helping with food and clothing.
May 27, 2003 - 11:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
It’s been a long process, but Zanesville City Council approved raises for police officers and firefighters Tuesday night. The groups have been negotiating since last August. Approved are an annual four percent wage increase for the next three years, establishing holiday pay and health insurance costs for both the police and fire departments. Also at city council, members approved the city’s annexation of the Zanesville Art Center property in Falls Township and improvements to the boat ramp...
May 27, 2003 - 11:39pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Zanesville man is charged with aggravated robbery after Zanesville Police respond to a disturbance at an apartment on Pershing Road. 20-year-old Kyle Largent is facing one count of aggravated robbery and one count of having a weapon under disability. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, the alleged robbery happened on Sunday. The weapon allegedly used in the robbery is a 40-calibar semi-automatic handgun. Largent is not allowed to carry a weapon because he has a prior...
May 27, 2003 - 5:46pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
As we're entering the summer months the possibility of sexual assaults increases. With the reported rape of a Zanesville woman this weekend the Response Victim Assistance Program is reminding residents how to protect themselves from sexual and physical harm. Jane Malloy, Program Director for Response, says the best things are for woman to be smart and physically ready. She suggests taking self-defense classes, traveling in numbers, carrying a cell phone and always telling someone where you...
May 27, 2003 - 5:45pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
More area kids are learning to say no to drugs and alcohol. Tuesday afternoon Munson Elementary Students graduated from the 17-week DARE program. DARE officer Sandy McElhaney stresses that teaching children at young ages about the importance of abstaining from drugs and alcohol will improve their chances of leading a healthy adult life.
May 27, 2003 - 5:44pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Gus Macker Basketball tournament is set to begin this upcoming weekend. Over 50 courts will allow 937 teams to dribble and dunk their way to the trophy. Starting Friday morning at 9:00 am, motorists will notice a difference: Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets will be closed. Also on Friday, beginning at 5:00 p.m, 5th and 6th Streets will be closed from South to Shinnick Streets.
May 27, 2003 - 5:43pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Fulton Lane family is now homeless after a fire completely destroys their trailer. The fire started at 10:45 Tuesday morning at 8837 Fulton Lane. Ted and Itel Cullins own the trailer. No cause of the fire has been determined. The American Red Cross is assisting the family with food and lodgings for the time being. Dresden, Washington Township and Muskingum Township Fire Departments all responded to the blaze.
May 27, 2003 - 2:07pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The state has released the latest jobless rates and once again Morgan County leads the state in unemployment at 14.8 percent. These are numbers from April. Next in our area is Perry County at 9.9, Noble County at 8.9 and Guernsey County at 7.5 percent joblessness. Coshocton, Muskingum and Licking Counties are all in the six-percent range. The lowest jobless rate in the state belongs to Holmes County at 3.3 percent. The statewide rate for April was 6.2 percent, unchanged from March. The U....
May 27, 2003 - 1:47pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
President Bush is to sign a bill today authorizing 15 billon dollars to fight aids in Africa and the Carribbean. Ohio Senator Mike Dewine is a chief sponsor of the bill. Its goal is to prevent seven million new infections and care for ten million H-I-V-infected people and aids orphans. The president plans to use the bill at a world summit next month to pressure other wealthy countries to follow suit with similar funding increases. However, Congress must still find money for the bill through...
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