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June 17, 2003 - 1:33pm
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Vice President Dick Cheney plans to be in Akron later this month for a Bush campaign fundraiser. The tickets for the June 30th event at the Hilton Akron-Fairlawn cost between 1000 and 2000 dollars. Those paying the larger amount will get their photo taken with Cheney. An Arkon-Canton host committee is organizing the event along with several prominent businesspeople including Presidents of J-M Smucker Company and Canton based Timken.
June 17, 2003 - 1:28pm
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The Senate is ready to pass a bill allowing Ohioans to receive permits to carry concealed weapons. Senate President Doug White says the bill for the first time has the support of Governor Taft. The full Senate was expected to vote on the bill today after a vote in the Senate judiciary committee. Captain John Born, Spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, says the Patrol will support the bill because of some last-minute changes. Those changes include requiring adults with concealed...
June 16, 2003 - 10:55pm
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A small two-engine plane crashed in a gravel pit Monday afternoon in Tuscarawas County, killing the pilot and the only passenger on board. The victims were a man and a woman, both about 60 years old. Their names have not been released, but the State Highway Patrol believes the two are related. The plane, a 1999 Piper, crashed into the property of State Route 4-16 Sand and Gravel. It’s not clear from where the plane was traveling or to where it was headed.
June 16, 2003 - 6:58pm
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Zanesville police arrest a man in connection with an attempted aggravated murder case in Ross County. Police took 18 year-old Randall Cremeans Jr. into custody around 4 p.m. According to detective David Bower with the Ross County Sheriff's Department, a warrant was issued for Cremeans, who is a suspect in the shooting. The shooting incident took place last Wednesday at an intersection in Ross County. Detective Bower says there may be more suspects involved in the shooting. The victim, a...
June 16, 2003 - 4:24pm
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Replacement roofs will cover two buildings in Zanesville, but rainy weather is delaying the construction process. The city hall and rural services building both need restoration because of wear and tear throughout the years. The city opened bids for the project on May 5th and after extensive reviews from the board of control, two separate companies were selected, one for each building. Merriam Roofing Company will work on the rural building for a total of $60,399. The city building will receive...
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...
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