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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
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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...
April 2, 2003 - 3:45pm
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The Ohio Supreme Court has denied the state’s request to delay proceedings in a long-running school funding lawsuit. The court today unanimously denied Attorney General Jim Petro’s request to keep Perry County Judge Linton Lewis from acting in the case. Still before the court is the bigger issue of whether Lewis has jurisdiction over the 11-year-old Derolph lawsuit. Petro has also asked the court to rule that the case is over and Lewis does not have jurisdiction. The Supreme Court today...
April 2, 2003 - 3:20pm
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The state’s top fiscal officer says a court ruling against Phillip Morris could cost Ohio more than 82 million dollars in its current budget. An Illinois court found the cigarette maker’s parent company liable for ten billion dollars in a dispute over whether it marketed some of its products as safer than other cigarettes. The company appealed the ruling, but a judge ordered it to post a 12 billion dollar bond when it filed the appeal. Ohio is due to receive about 126 million dollars from...
April 1, 2003 - 8:03pm
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Genesis Health Care System is celebrating their one year anniversary as being a Level II OB/GYN care center. On April 1st of last year, the hospital received a Level II designation for the obstetrics unit from the Ohio Department Of Health. Along with being the only hospital in the southeastern Ohio region with that status, the hospital is better equipped to care for babies that are born 2 months prematurely. Premature births are pretty traumatic emotionally and physically on the infant and...
April 1, 2003 - 7:56pm
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First ladies from various states across the country are waging their own war. This one is against the underage use of drugs and alcohol. Earlier today, Ohio's first lady Hope Taft paid a visit to 5-th graders at West View Elementary School on Dresden Road. Her visit was part of a campaign, established by gubernatorial first ladies, called "Reach Out Now". The program tries to deter underage drinking and drug use in the most crucial developmental stages of a student's life. Through open...
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