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May 22, 2003 - 11:34am
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Ohio may start charging for admission to state parks to prop up diminishing revenues. The director of the Department of Natural Resource says he may have no other choice unless they legislature increases funding for his agency. Director Sam Speck told state Senators this isn’t a scare tactic, the Division of Parks and Recreation simply has run out of options. Ohio is one of eight states that don’t charge admission to state parks. However, fees are charged for camping, boat slips for the...
May 21, 2003 - 10:44pm
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The Ohio Senate is considering an alternative way to find scholarship money. The plan is to provide college scholarships for top Ohio high school students with money raised from electronic slot machines. Senate President, Doug White, says the plan could divert a portion of revenue from the slot machines to high school students to attend Ohio colleges and universities. White, a Manchester Republican, says he’s fairly certain the Senate plan would remove the slot machine proposal from the...
May 21, 2003 - 6:29pm
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The Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce was awarded a 12-thousand-five hundred-dollar grant. The grant will go towards funding an incubator feasibility study. Tom Poorman, president of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, says it’s an economic development strategy. After the board visited several business incubators in Ohio they noticed that on a day-to-day basis it was beneficial in helping businesses grow and survive. The Chamber’s next step will be to hire a consulting firm...
May 21, 2003 - 6:23pm
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The Zanesville Fire Department has a new chief. Dave Lacy, who was acting chief after Darrel Garrent retired, is now officially fire chief. Lacy says he has an abundance of ideas that he hopes will improve the department. A swearing in ceremony for both Lacy and Heinzman will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 29th at city hall.
May 21, 2003 - 11:16am
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The Muskingum County Sheriff's department is investigating an apparent home invasion. It happened early this morning at the home of 71-year-old William Frame of Licking View. Detectives say a man wearing a mask entered Frame?s home around 9:00 last night and beat him. Frame suffered minor wounds to his head and arms and was admitted to the hospital for prior health problems. Frame described the suspect as a white male, about six feet tall, weighing about 160 pounds. Detectives say nothing...
May 20, 2003 - 11:39pm
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The city of Cambridge is boosting tourism and business thanks to a $400,000 grant. So far, the city has used $60,000 of grant money to revitalize eight buildings. Now, officials are working to use the rest of the money on the demolition of three buildings to make room for a parking lot. The lot will accommodate tour buses traveling to town. City officials hope those buses will bring more tourists and more business to the area.
Also, as a result of downtown renovation, city officials...
May 20, 2003 - 6:02pm
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Seven area youths, who overcame remarkable hardship were honored Tuesday at the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club. The fourth annual Phoenix Awards were given to students from each of our area’s seven high schools. These students have finished high school despite difficult childhoods. Each of the students will receive a $100.00 check and a commemorative plaque for the recognition.
May 20, 2003 - 5:59pm
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Even though school is still in session, summer vacation will arrive before we know it. The Zanesville YMCA is getting ready for their summer day camp. In its second year, the camp holds a capacity of 70 kids. It starts on June 9th and runs to August 15th. Specialty camps will run each week, emphasizing baseball, soccer, cheerleading, and many other fun activities. The camp will also offer tutoring in math and reading along with swimming lessons each day. For more information, or to...
May 20, 2003 - 5:55pm
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Muskingum County Sheriff Bob Stephenson meets with the Ohio EPA to talk about possible illegal house burnings and poor judgment on the part of one of his dispatchers in dealing with the fires. As a result, dispatcher Bruce Sindeldecker, who was on probation, resigns after he oversteps his authority. In recorded phone conversations on the morning of May 3rd, Sindeldecker discusses the illegal burning of two houses in Perry Township. The conversations indicate knowledge on the dispatcher’s and...
May 20, 2003 - 2:48pm
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Republicans are criticizing a study that says Bush administration changes to veterans’ benefits would jeopardize case to 45-thousand Ohio vets. Bush’s proposed budget for the
next fiscal year would cut off enrollment for veterans who make more than 24-thousand dollars. Those already enrolled who make more than that would be charged a 250-dollar annual fee. Republicans say these proposals are not included in a budget plan that’s already passed and that they’re unlikely to be approved....
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