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March 25, 2003 - 3:15pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s a beautiful time of the year in southeastern Ohio, but with the nice weather comes the chance for serious storms. And, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency announced that it will be testing tornado sirens in Muskingum County on Wednesday March 26th. Disaster services officials say the test will occur at 9:50 in the morning. Officials say the test will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
March 24, 2003 - 7:20pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A Senate Committee is set to vote Monday on Governor Taft's plan to increase the state gasoline tax by six cents a gallon. The 4.7 billion dollar construction budget would raise Ohio's 22-cents-a-gallon gas tax by two cents in each of the next three years. It would raise about 400 million dollars for highway construction. If the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee apprives the plan Monday, it could go to the full Senate Tuesday. That would give both chambers three days to hammer...
March 24, 2003 - 7:12pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Sunday WHIZ brought the story of a possible drowning in the Dillon area. Rescue crews continued their search Monday, after a full day of searching on Sunday. According to Detective Mike Ryan with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, a Lancaster couple talked with a white male early Sunday morning. Reportedly, the man then threatened to jump into the river. Crews searched until midnight Sunday night. Searchers resumes at 9:00 Monday morning. With dive crews and cadaver dogs, the...
March 24, 2003 - 6:59pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
To ensure the safety of our troops overseas...the Department of Defense has asked Americans to stop sending unsolicited care packages. These packages can provide a way for dangerous substances or materials to enter into the military system. However, the American Red Cross has a program called "Quality of Life" that allows troops to recieve packages from caring U.S. citizens. Those who wish to send a Quality of Life package may pick up a list of desired items and package them for the troops...
March 24, 2003 - 6:54pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Locally, we feel the impact of the war, but no one feels the pains more then the family members watching the events unfold on television. One of the nation's most decorated veterans, Corporal Ron Rosser, has a granddaughter currently fighting overseas...fighting for freedom just as Rosser did years ago, to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. 22-year-old Amy Peidras is with the 101st Aviation Division. She flies rescue helicopters to save injured soldiers. After the recent news of...
March 23, 2003 - 6:51pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A couple from Lancaster encountered a man described as intoxicated. He was walking along State Route 146 when they picked him up and took him to the spillway area of the Dillon Dam. According to the couple, the man made some comments that he was going to jump into the water. Ten minutes later, the couple noticed he was gone. They called the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office and reported the incident. Falls Township and the Zanesville Fire Department went to the scene and used boats to search...
March 22, 2003 - 3:04pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Adult probationers in Muskingum County are paying their dues by picking up litter. The probation department issues community service hours to those who are sentenced in common pleas court. With the weather becoming warmer, some of those hours are being spent outdoors. Doug Pollock, Chief Adult Probation Officer, says probationers work all day long with each of them walking around six miles picking up litter. According to Pollock, the crew of nine removed a ton of trash on Licking Road. Each...
March 22, 2003 - 2:52pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The community pulls together to support two influential women dealing with a life threatening disease. Friends, family members, and co-workers gathered at the Good Samaritan Gymnasium to raise money for Kathy Daly and Judy Gaumer. They are both suffering from cancer and must undergo costly treatments. Sandy Black, a co-worker, who has worked with both ladies, says they both strive to provide quality healthcare for their patients. Organizers were shocked at the number of people who attended the...
March 21, 2003 - 6:52pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A judge finds a McConnelsville woman guilty on charges that she set fire to two homes. On March 18th, Carolyn Sue Baker pleaded no contest to two counts of arson, each a felony of the fourth degree. Morgan County Common Pleas Court Judge Favreau found Baker guilty on each count. Baker was arrested in October of 2000 after she reportedly set fire to her ex-boyfriends's home on East Ruth Brown Road in McConnelsville. The home belonged to Daniel Hoskinson. Baker also reportedly set fire to...
March 21, 2003 - 6:47pm
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As the Academy Awards approach, the Oscar goes to...Longaberger Baskets. The Newark-based company will once again be providing Academy Award presenters with gift baskets. Each celebrity presenter will recieve a Longaberger basket filled with gifts from other organizations affiliated with the 75th annual Awards ceremony. Longaberger donated the basket through their Product Placement Campaign, which raises funds for their 71,000 sales representatives nationwide.
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