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April 4, 2003 - 3:02pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
House republicans may ask voters to choose between a temporary one-cent sales tax increase of the addition of video lottery terminals at racetracks to raise revenue. Representative Patty Clancy says the state has to do something to address declining revenues and that putting the issue to votes is one option. The G-O-P plans calls for a penny increase in the five-cent sales tax to take effect July first for the first year of the upcoming two-year budget. Voters would then be asked in November...
April 4, 2003 - 2:55pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Perry County sheriff’s office is investigating the discovery of a decomposed body. The victim, a white female, was found on county road 64, west of state route 668 in Perry County, Thursday. The Franklin county morgue indentifies the victim as 52-year-old Nancy Compton of Columbus. The victim was reported missing on January 28th of this year. Detective have not yet determined the cause of death. A Columbus police department homicide detective is heading up the investigation.
April 3, 2003 - 7:26pm
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The 2003 “Operation Feed” campaign is off and running as officials from various organizations look to meet an aggressive campaign goal. The Operation Feed steering committee has established a goal of seventy-five tons of non-perishable food items. The food will go towards seventeen various food pantries and four hot meal programs in our area. Last year, the group raised sixty-five tons of food. They have increased their goal because of the recent cuts in government distribution of food. If you...
April 3, 2003 - 7:17pm
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The American Red Cross has suspended the “Quality of Life” program until further notice. However, that won’t stop them from finding ways to support our troops. The program was suspended because an overwhelming eighty-seven tons of items were collected. Now, officials have a new program in place. It is called “Families Helping Families.” They say it’s a great way to continue showing support. Officials are asking community members for financial donations or gift cards from various stores...
April 3, 2003 - 6:36pm
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The American Heart Association is calling for a ban on over the counter products containing Ephedra. The Heart Association says these non-regulated products do more harm than good and should be pulled from the market. Meantime, it's urging customers to talk to a doctor before using Ephedra products. Ephedra has been linked to high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and even death. A recent study found that Ephedra increases the risk of problems like palpatations, psychiatric and...
April 3, 2003 - 12:07pm
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Senator Mike Dewine is launching a new Sanate Caucus this week that will focus on missing, exploiting and runaway children. The bipartisan caucus will bw chaired by Dewine, Republican Senator Dick Shelby of Alabama and Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Dewine says the caucus' priorities will be to create a grant program to help states strengthen their Amber Alert programs and add convicted child pornography offenders to the National Registry of Sex Offenders. He also plans to...
April 3, 2003 - 11:56am
5 years 6 weeks ago
A five-year-old boy snatched from a social worker in Columbus Wednesday was recovered within four hours with the help of Franklin County's first Amber Alert. The boy, Austin Zackery Nash, was found in a motel room with 35-year-old Tonia Caudill, who was charged with kidnapping. She allegedly used chemical spray on a social worker at a private social-work agency in Columbus before fleeing with the boy at 4:30 p.m. Franklin County aired a regional Amber Alert describing Caudill and Austin, as...
April 2, 2003 - 11:39pm
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The Mid-East Ohio Vocational School District invited community members to a special future planning forum. At the forum community members were able to give suggestions on the upcoming architectural work, which officials say will enhance the inner and outer part of the facility. TRIAD, an architectural firm, that is working hand in hand with the district, took notes to help with the design process. There’s another forum set for April 3rd at the Guernsey-Noble County Career Center at 7 p.m. TRIAD...
April 2, 2003 - 5:45pm
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Family and friends of students at Munson Elementary School gathered at Zanesville High School to perform a special play. With funding from the Ohio Arts Council and The Muskingum County Community Grant Foundation, 4-th, 5-th, and 6-th grade students were able to write and perform the original play "Guided By Star". Staff members at Munson believe that the arts are an integral part of their students education. Directed by John Flemming, a resident artist, students depicted events during the...
April 2, 2003 - 3:53pm
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Governor Taft is authorizing a delay in the state’s new instant bingo law. The law regulating the sale of instant bingo tickets won’t take effect until July first. It was supposed to take effect today. Confusion over the law forced the three-month delay. Backers of the law say non-profit organization need more time to figure out the rules. Those groups had just over three months to get licenses and work out agreements with businesses that they can join with to sell the tickets. The law...
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