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February 24, 2003 - 3:03pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
A money-saving idea being tossed around the statehouse these days calls for merging some of the state’s smaller school districts. Compared with similar states, Ohio has a disproportionate number of small school districts, with 120 of them serving fewer than one thousand students. Senate minority leader Gregory Didonato of Denison says districts that merge could eliminate duplicate positions, such as curriculum coordinators, transportation coordinators and food coordinators. And he says if...
February 24, 2003 - 11:22am
5 years 7 weeks ago
Governor Taft’s threatened cuts to education are raising concerns about a return to legal battles over school funding. The Ohio Supreme Court ended 11 years of litigation in December while a ruling for a third time that the way Ohio pays for education is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court says the state can’t fund schools by figuring out how much money it has, then giving districts whatever is left over. But that’s the situation that Taft find himself in as he tries to balance the budget,...
February 24, 2003 - 11:02am
5 years 7 weeks ago
It’s the start of another week and the start of another snowstorm in southeastern Ohio. Today’s event is nothing like the big storms from last week, but it still slick driving in our area. The snow means another round of snow emergencies for Muskingum, Noble, Morgan, Guernsey, Perry and Licking counties. Those counties remain under a level 1 snow emergency...that means roads are hazardous, drive carefully. Today’s weather also meant some area schools closed or were delayed.
February 24, 2003 - 12:30am
5 years 7 weeks ago
An early morning accident claims the life of an office of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. According to Scott Moore of the St. Clairsville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 29-year old Jason Roberts of Bannock, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene of a singular vehicle accident that occurred just before 6 this morning. Roberts, who served as the acting police chief for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and a jailer at the Jefferson County Jail, was traveling east bound on I-70 when...
February 23, 2003 - 8:38pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Cold weather and blowing winds did not stop Muskingum County residents from celebrating Ohio's history of transportation. Sunday afternoon the Village of New Concord unveiled a bicentennial marker commemorating Zane's Trace. It holds the distinction of being Ohio's first roadway. Thousands of travelers used Zane's Trace road, which beings in Wheeling, West Virginia and ends at the Ohio River and Marysville, Kentucky. These early travelers helped establish the cities of St. Clairsville,...
February 23, 2003 - 8:33pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Rain poured over the state all day Saturday...but a second water situation saturated the minds of Frazeysburg residents. An eight-inch water main break left the Village waterless this week. The break has since been repaired but residents are still under a boil advisory. To help quench the thirst of the Village, the Volunteer Fire Department is busy supplying residents with bottled water until the advisory is lifted. Thomas Starner, President of City Council estimates that the advisory may...
February 23, 2003 - 8:30pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
The Hearth and Home Show at the Colony Square Mall brought 75 different vendors to one location. The shows offers everything: from banks to outside decorations to concrete, there is something for everyone. The show runs this weekend, during normal mall hours.
February 22, 2003 - 1:35pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Morgan county officials are preparing for the possibility of bad weather conditions. This week’s snowfall left over 20 inches of snow. Crews are continuing to clean the streets. In the meantime, rain continues to fall as the Muskingum River fills to its highest level. Keith Spare, Morgan County’s public information officer, says they are monitoring the situation, but for now it’s just a waiting game. Spare says if the river overflows they would be prepared. Shelters will be available, if needed...
February 21, 2003 - 7:17pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
Frazeysburg residents can now use tap water. Residents have been without water since thursday morning. This was due to an eight-inch crack in a water line. Mayor Scott James is asking residents to take it easy with water usage for at least the next 12-hours. He says if you use the water make sure you boil it until further notice.
February 21, 2003 - 4:04pm
5 years 7 weeks ago
It looks like the plug may have been pulled on the big Dresden energy plant project…at least for some of the employees. Today workers at the site, which is off Mcglade School road, were told by a flier that the Dresden energy site is closed until further notice. It’s a 315-million dollar project. The notice when on to say all access to the site is prohibited at this time and that all Williams Construction Craft and Subcontractors are to leave the site in an orderly manner. The notice told...
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