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May 20, 2003 - 1:29pm
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The Ohio Department of Education is scaling back plans for a campaign to publicize what students should be learning in public school classrooms. The agency had planned to spend two-point-four million dollars over two years to advertise new state academic content standards through television, radio and newspaper spots, brochures, parent guides and a web site. Half of the money already had been budgeted and it will be used on a smaller campaign. The Ohio House stripped the other one-point-two...
May 19, 2003 - 11:43pm
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A 61-year-old man accused of trying to videotape a little girl while she used the bathroom was sentenced today. Judge Butch Zwelling sentenced Ronnie Mock of Zanesville to three years community control under intensive supervision. The judge also ordered Mock to undergo a sexual offender program, to serve 30 days in the county jail and to complete 100 hours of public service. Mock pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism in April. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, Mock...
May 19, 2003 - 4:32pm
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Starting Monday if you’re not wearing a seatbelt, you’re going to pay. Nationally and locally, law enforcement officials are cracking down on drivers who don’t buckle up. The local “What’s Holding You Back?” campaign runs in conjunctions with the national “Click It Or Ticket” program. According to Lt. Barry Donley with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, the campaigns start Monday and end June 1st. This is the peak summer travel times, when driving can be dangerous. Focused...
May 19, 2003 - 4:31pm
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They’re the first to arrive at an accident scene and this week the local community thanks the EMT’s for their hard work and dedication to saving lives, during National Emergency Safety Week. All those involved in the life-saving process, from paramedics to dispatchers are honored this week. In all, 80 people work at the Community Ambulance on Linden Avenue in Zanesville.
May 19, 2003 - 4:30pm
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Those who live on the north end of town won’t have to travel too far to a pharmacy or even for those quick pick-me-ups. The fourth Shriver’s Pharmacy store held its grand opening Monday on Northpoint Drive. Although the store has been open for a month already, business can only improve as the area continues to prosper. Everything from cards to food to medical supplies and prescriptions are available at the store. Shriver’s Pharmacies are already in New Lexington, McConnelsville and...
May 19, 2003 - 1:06pm
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The Ohio Historical Society says it will have to close ten of its sites and cut back hours at others unless it gets more money in the next two months. Three local facilities would be included in the group that will be shut down, the Zane Grey-National Road Museum in Norwich and the Flint Ridge and Newark Earthworks Museums in Licking County. The Society says unless the Ohio Senate gives it four million dollars more than the 11-and-a-half million dollars the House provided in its version of...
May 19, 2003 - 9:31am
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s office is investigating an armed robbery in New Concord. Sergeant Dan Marks says it happened Sunday night at the Shegog I-G-A at 168 West Main Street. Detectives say a lone gunman entered the store around 10 pm and demanded money. The suspect is described as a male, about 6 feet tall, skinny build and dressed in black. He showed a silver handgun, and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. Several employees were in the store last night, but no injuries...
May 18, 2003 - 11:40pm
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According to the New Lexington Police Department, two suspects are in custody involved in an armed robbery. In a press release, the Police Department says the robbery occurred on Saturday when two male suspects entered a local business, held the business owner at knifepoint and stole an undisclosed amount of money from the owner’s desk. That’s all the information being released. The victim’s name and the names of the suspects are being withheld at this time pending the filing of charges with...
May 18, 2003 - 11:39pm
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Bridge repairs will close a Guernsey County road this week. According to the Guernsey County Highway Department, Polasky Road will be closed beginning this Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 a.m. Polasky Road will be closed between County Home Road and Salem Road for an indefinite length of time.
May 18, 2003 - 11:36pm
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Passage of a levy enabled a Central Ohio school system to eliminate the “pay to play” fees it was charging. Don Thorp of Lakewood High School in Licking County says the fees cause hardship, hard feelings and all sorts of other difficulties for coaches, players and families. Lakewood Schools began charging participation fees for extracurricular activities in 2001 after six levy defeats since 1993. Voters earlier this month approved a 5.8 mill emergency operating levy, enabling the district to...
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