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April 7, 2003 - 1:07pm
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House republicans say they plan to decide soon on exactly how to come up with a balanced state-spending plan. The house finance committee spent the last several days
in rare weekend hearings to take testimony from Ohio citizens and agency officials on their budget plan. Republicans who control the house are trying to decide whether to further cut spending from Governor Bob Taft’s 49 billion dollar budget proposal, raise new revenue or use a combination of the two to plug the deficit....
April 6, 2003 - 11:48pm
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Two Florida men are in custody after Ohio State Troopers say they stole a vehicle and fled. The incident started last night in a rest area in Guernsey County. According to the patrol, when a trooper with the Cambridge post checked a license plate on a '99 Chevy Sierra, the report showed the vehicle was stolen. Two men were reportedly asleep inside the car. As troopers tried to wake up the men the driver of the vehicle fled eastbound on Interstate 70 to Belmont County. Sgt. Greenwood with...
April 6, 2003 - 11:43pm
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The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department is looking for a suspect charged with trafficking drugs. Justin Smith is facing two counts of trafficking crack/cocaine. He is described as having black hair, stands about 5'5" tall and weighs about 135 pounds. If you have information on Justin Smith you are asked to call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office at 452-3637.
April 6, 2003 - 11:32pm
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A fire ripped through a mobile home late Sunday night, now a Dresden family is homeless. According to the Dresden Fire Department, the fire at 27 West 12th Street completely destroyed the mobile home. The owners, whose names are not available, were not home at the time of the fire. Dresden fire crews are continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze.
April 6, 2003 - 8:05pm
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The Stone Academy is doing its best to keep history alive in our area. The Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County along with O.U.Z’s culture committee are celebrating their 27th annual “People, Places, and Past” lecture series. To keep in mind Ohio’s bicentennial, officials have chosen to bring back the Civil War era for the series, calling it “Soldiers On Ohio Soil.” One of the guest speakers, Russell Booth of Cambridge, discussed Captain John Morgan and his link to Southeastern...
April 6, 2003 - 12:20am
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Some residents in Nashport are under a boil alert Saturday night until further notice. Those affected are residents in the Lakewood Hills Subdivision. According to the East Muskingum Water Authority, the boil alert is in response to a water main break that happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Water service has been restored to the area.
April 5, 2003 - 9:12pm
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Plans for the state's two-year budget have House Republicans working overtime. In meetings this weekend, some Republican lawmakers are trying to reach a consensus on unresolved issues such as whether to fold the House's Tax Reform package into the budget bill. But Republican lawmakers say it's liekly that the entire tax reform bill won't be part of the budget bill. However, they say proposals to include a temproary one-cent sales tax increase and broaden the sales tax include other service...
April 5, 2003 - 6:58pm
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The Muskingum County Animal Shelter is experiencing a huge increase in animals and officials say the space is very limited. Within the last five days, the shelter has received over one hundred twenty five dogs. Officials also say they expect to see the same with kittens. With their lack of space, older dogs are being put on a waiting list. Mary Pitts, an animal tech at the shelter, says the problem is getting worse as people are leaving dogs outside of the shelter. The shelter is asking...
April 4, 2003 - 7:02pm
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This weekend we will be losing an hour of sleep, due to Daylight Savings Time. It is also time to change batteries in your smoke detectors. Fire departments across the state encourage Ohioans to make it a habit to change batteries in their smoke detectors regularly. In conjunction with changing your clocks twice a year, officials say it’s important to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors too. If you are in need of a smoke detector and can’t afford one, officials are encouraging...
April 4, 2003 - 6:50pm
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Libraries statewide could face some dramatic changes if state funding cuts happen as predicted. The House of Representatives is proposing the elimination of the library and local government support fund. The fund supplies over ninety percent of the libraries operating budget in Muskingum County. This means two-thirds of public libraries in the state could close. Library authorities are doing what they can to get local residents to lobby against the bill before the voting process begins. In...
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