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June 8, 2003 - 8:33pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Engineer’s Office and Highway Department is announcing a local road closing beginning Monday, June 9th. Raiders Road will be closed between Schoolhouse Road and State Route 60 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The road will remain closed each day during the same hours for approximately one week for roadside maintenance and culvert installation. Please plan your routes accordingly and allow more time for travel. Contact the Muskingum County Highway Department at 453-0381 with...
June 8, 2003 - 8:32pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A program designed to encourage high school students in Ohio’s 29 Appalachian counties to attend college has been given a big boost by Harvard University. Harvard has awarded the Ohio Appalachia Center for Higher Education $100,000. The Center is a consortium of ten Ohio colleges and universities. With funding from the Center, participating high schools plan field trips to college campuses, arrange practice ACT tests and organize student visits to professional offices and factories. It also...
June 8, 2003 - 8:30pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Talk of changing Ohio’s tax code has re-emerged at the statehouse now that lawmakers are facing down a 200 millions dollar hole in the budget that ends this month and reduced income projections. Budget Director Tom Johnson is the first witness Wednesday at the first hearing of the Joint House-Senate Committee that must produce a compromise budget for Governor Taft to sign by June 30th. Legislative leaders say they’ve been told Johnson will paint a dark picture of what Ohio’s economy is...
June 7, 2003 - 10:44pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A fatal motorcycle crash in Roseville leaves one local family mourning. According to the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, 25-year-old William Goldsmith of Zanesville was test-driving a motorcycle when a Roseville Police officer on East Athens Road stopped him for speeding. When asked for identification, Goldsmith sad he had to go home to get it…he accelerated the bike and passed two pickup trucks. According to Sgt. Mike Forshey with the Patrol, Goldsmith had only gone a few...
June 7, 2003 - 10:42pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
According to the Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol, a two-car accident Friday night sent three to the hospital. The accident happened shortly before 9:00 at the intersection of State Route 204 and Lake Road just east of Millersport. 25-year-old Joshua Hicks of Logan was driving northbound on Lake Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a second car traveling eastbound on 204. 56-year-old Carol Graves of Somerset drove that car. According to State Highway Patrol...
June 7, 2003 - 10:41pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A stolen Maryland car ends up found at an Ohio rest stop in Licking County by a State Highway Patrol trooper making routine license plate checks. According to the Licking Post of the State Highway Patrol, at 7:00 Saturday evening one man was taken into custody. Troopers reportedly found him asleep in the back of the stolen vehicle. The alleged car thief is a Michigan man. He calms there was another person with him, however no one else has been apprehending in the crime at this time. The...
June 7, 2003 - 8:58pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Summer is here, and flowers are in bloom. June is National Rose Month. Florists say it’s important to know the history behind some rose colors before you give them as a gift. Red traditionally means love, white stands for purity, and orange symbolizes desire and enthusiasm. Pink stands for appreciation, yellow is for friendship, and a thorn-less rose means you’re someone’s love at first sight. Whatever the color you send, remember to trim the stems of the roses, and petal them periodically...
June 7, 2003 - 8:56pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio State officials want to be able to suspend students who are onlookers during a riot. The new violation of “failing to disperse” is among changes to the code proposed this week by the University Senate. If approved, the change would mean students who stick around after being asked by a police officer or university official to leave could be suspended or face other disciplinary action. The current code doesn’t make clear whether bystanders can be disciplined. Professor Theresa Early...
June 7, 2003 - 8:54pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
If Saturday’s weather has you dreary, all you need is a little chocolate ice cream pick-me-up. And here’s some good news: Saturday is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day...so get out there and indulge yourself. And don’t worry, if you didn’t get a chance to enjoy the chilly treat on June 7th, any hot summer day will do.
June 7, 2003 - 8:53pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
A newspaper report Saturday says lawmakers will have to come up with another one billion dollars to balance the proposed two-year state budget that begins July 1st. That’s on top of a 200 million dollar deficit expected as the current budget ends this month. State officials had expected a deficit, saying state income tax collections are likely to be lower than first projected for the next two years. The Columbus Dispatch quoted and unidentified source that says the one billion dollar figure...
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