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May 1, 2003 - 3:15pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The American Lung Association says the air we breathe in 31 of Ohio’s 88 counties fails to meet federal limits for the pollutant ozone. That report shows about half of all Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of the pollutant. Ozone is a key ingredient of smog, which can cause breathing problems for the elderly, children and people with asthma. In our area only Licking County made the list.
May 1, 2003 - 11:05am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Governor Taft and Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would limit how much money juries can award people injured in accidents. The bill would limit pain-and-suffering awards to 500-thousand dollars for less serious injuries and up to one million dollars for catastrophic injuries such as the loss of a limb. The legislation does not put limits on awards for economic loss, such as lost wages and medical expenses. Taft says the caps will create a predictable and fair system that rewards...
May 1, 2003 - 8:24am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Ohio farmers are getting field work done earlier this spring than last year when work was delayed by rain. The U-S-D-A’s Agricultural Statistics Service says that as of Sunday, Ohio farmers had planted 18 percent of their corn crop. That’s more than two weeks ahead of last year, and five days ahead of the five-year average. Soybean planting is estimated as five percent complete, about a week ahead of last year and two days ahead of the five-year average.
May 1, 2003 - 8:23am
5 years 6 weeks ago
Some Zanesville area residents were left in the dark Wednesday night after a series of thunderstorm swept through the area. The storms did minor damage to the area, but a lot of area residents were left in the dark. American Electric Power officials say around 2000 customers were left without service at around 6:00 last night. A-E-P says by 11:00 last night only 300 customers were still in the dark. Most customers had their power restored by midnight.
April 30, 2003 - 5:39pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Nashport man accused of attempting to break-in to a local convenience store pleaded guilty today. David Gibson Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of attempted breaking and entering, one count possession of criminal tools and one count of vandalism. Gibson was arrested after a witness reported that he was trying to break-in to the Clark Station on Putnam Avenue on April 16. Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a pre-sentence investigation into the case. The state is recommending community controlled.
April 30, 2003 - 3:48pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Supreme Court is debating whether a person can be convicted of violating the very protective order he or she sought against an abusive individual. The court is considering the case of a Newark woman convicted of violating a protective order against an abusive husband by inviting him to a party. Domestic abuse groups siding with the woman say abusive people and not their victims must be held responsible for violating protective orders. Prosecutor say the woman should be held...
April 30, 2003 - 3:41pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney is introducing legislation from the Bush administration today that calls for a major shakeup of a federal housing voucher program. The bill would give states control of the program, which helps nearly two million families pay the rent and it is one of the government’s largest housing programs. Administration officials say states could more efficiently manage the rental program and make sure all the money is used. Democrats and low-income advocates oppose the shift. They...
April 29, 2003 - 7:52pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A trial date is set for September 22nd for a suspect accused of killing a Lancaster man. Quincy Allen of Columbia, South Carolina, is charged with killing two men at a convenience store near the North Carolina-Virginia state line last summer. Prosecutors say they have evidence linking him to the killing of store clerk, Richard Hawks of North Carolina, and Robert Roush of Lancaster. Roush stopped in the store while traveling.
April 29, 2003 - 4:05pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The city of Zanesville is waiting for a response from the Environmental Protection Agency to continue with their plans to build the 146/60 connector road. For the past couple of years, city hall has been working dilligently on plans to build a road that will connect state route 146 to state route 60. According to mayor Jack Fenton those plans could soon be a reality. Most of the ground work for the new road project has been completed. The only thing that the city needs from the EPA is...
April 29, 2003 - 2:32pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A Youngtown police officer was shot and killed early this morning in his patrol car and the search continues for the suspect. 26-year-old patrolman Michael Hartzell was shot around 2:20 this morning across from Powers Auditorium in downtown Youngstown. He died at the hospital a short time later. Lieutenant Rod Foley says police are looking for 31-year-old Martin Louis Koliser in connection with the shooting. Foley provided no more information about the suspect.
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