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March 7, 2003 - 12:20am
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The FBI converged on a rural house in Kilgore, Ohio Thursday and arrested a man on charges of providing false I-Ds to help illegal aliens get into the U-S from Canada. FBI agent Mitchell Marrone said the agency was tipped off by CNN after the television network received anonymous e-mails stating that someone in Ohio was helping illegal aliens enter the county. There was even an allegation in the e-mails that the person had Sarin gas and was planning a terrorist attack. The FBI is not saying...
March 6, 2003 - 7:27pm
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The impending war with Iraq now has a major connection to our area. Around 4-hundred members from the Hawk Missile Battalion in Morgan County will soon be on their way. Earlier this week, the soldiers were notified that it's time to pack their bags. The McConnelsville unit is to be deployed on March 18th. On March 15th there will be a farewell party beginning at noon at Morgan High School.
March 5, 2003 - 6:44pm
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Starting next month stricter privacy laws will go into effect for hospitals...this allowing patients more control over their medical information. The law is part of a larger measure, known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The law is specifically designed to protect the rights of the patients. Although many states, including Ohio, already have privacy protections in place, this new federal law will only improve patient confidentiality and hold healthcare...
March 5, 2003 - 6:40pm
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Every parent struggles as their children grow: through the terrible two's to teen years, children continue to mature. When these children become too difficult to manage, a more serious problem may be at the root of these misbehavings...Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Wednesday morning during an educational seminar, healthcare professionals from numerous fields worked with Dr. Elizabeth Winter...exploring children and traumatic stress. In recent years, many children have been misdiagnosed...
March 5, 2003 - 6:37pm
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Zanesville Police are continuing to look for a Tuesday night robber. According to Zanesville Detectives, a robber targeted the Dairy Mart on Linden Avenue just before 9:30 Tuesday night. One clerk and one customer were in the store when detectives say the suspect entered and demanded money. I's unknown if the robber had a weapon. Police are looking for a whilte male, who was wearing a black coat with red trim. The man is said to be between 5'8" to 5'10" tall, weighing around 150-160 pounds...
March 5, 2003 - 2:08pm
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With Ohio having less influence on the last two presidential primaries than expected, republicans are pushing to move the 2004 primary to May. Ohio’s primary was moved to March for the 1996 and 2000 elections in an attempt to make the state more important in the presidential race. But in both years, the candidates were decided before Ohio’s primary anyway. Representative Merle Kearns, a Springfield republican, is sponsoring a bill that would move the primary to May. Kearns sys the 2004...
March 5, 2003 - 11:17am
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Governor Bob Taft today announced 140 million dollars in cuts to state education spending to help balance the state budget. That includes 91 million dollars in the per-pupil aid to school districts and more than nine million dollars from the Ohio department of education administration. Taft also cut 39 million dollars from the state’s colleges and universities. Taft says he has no pleasure in announcing the painful cuts. State legislators have rejected Governor Taft’s efforts to raise taxes...
March 5, 2003 - 10:55am
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An international company with a plant in the area is planning on cutting 240 positions throughout its worldwide locations. Grief Brothers made the announcement Tuesday morning during it’s first earnings conference call. Business First magazine says the company reported that it wasn’t satisfied with its recent performance. 15 of those cuts are expected in central Ohio. Zanesville Grief Brothers general manager Jerry Holder says the local operation is evaluating all of its business processes...
March 4, 2003 - 11:35pm
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A former Cambridge principal who was fired and rehired will be spending at least the next five years with the school system. The Cambridge School District dismissed Principal Bill Lee in 2001 for reportedly slapping a child and calling him a foul name. In 2002, Guernsey County Common Pleas Judge David Ellwood ordered that the Board should not have fired Lee and that he should be rehired. Ever since that ruling, lawyers for both sides have been negotiating a deal. The School Board recently...
March 4, 2003 - 10:57pm
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Local celebrities served food and drinks Tuesday evening in hopes of serving the American Red Cross with future funds. The Golden Corral in Zanesivlle hosted a Celebrity Servers Night for the non-profit organization. The fundraiser doubled as a friendly competition for the Golden Corral franchise. Out of four area locations, the Zanesville restaurant came in third place by collecting more than $1200 for the Muskingum Valley Chapter. According to Dan Hartman of the Red Cross, the fundraiser...
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