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January 22, 2003 - 6:35am
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The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot is increasing to 58 million dollars for Friday’s drawing after there was no big winner last night when 50-million dollars was on the line. One ticket sold in Ohio was among 20 that showed four of the five lotto numbers, plus the mega ball number, for a five-thousand-dollar payoff.
January 22, 2003 - 6:30am
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Governor Bob Taft will propose increased taxes on cigarettes and alcohol in today’s state of the state address to help fix a 720 million dollar deficit. Taft will also propose speeding up the collection of sales taxes and a new round of cuts to state agencies. The constitution requires a balanced budget by the end of the fiscal year on June 30th. This is the third major budget deficit Taft has had to close during the current two budget cycle. Taft’s proposal would raise 160 million dollars...
January 22, 2003 - 6:23am
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Local school kids hope for snow days during the winter months. But soon they may change their minds. In Zanesville, Tuesday’s day off brings the total to six which is over the number of calamity days allotted in the school calendar. According to the state legislature, school must be in session 175 days out of the 180 day schedule. Since the school district reached its maximum of calamity days with the previous cancellation on January 7th, the district must now make up days during spring...
January 22, 2003 - 6:13am
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It looks like Conn’s Potato Chips will remain 60 miles fresher. The Zanesville based company wants to buy the old Hartman Truck Center building on the National Road and relocate their factory. Tuesday night their request had to meet approval of the Falls Township trustees. During a public meeting trustee Dean Baughman says that in fact it happened. Now Baughman says its up to the city of Zanesville to sign off on the deal. If the project is approved Conn’s officials say they will move...
January 22, 2003 - 6:07am
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The Zanesville highway patrol is investigating a fatal accident. It happened last night around 10:45 on state route 16 near Adams Mills. Troopers say 22-year-old Joseph Blake was driving east on state route 16, and hit a pedestrian, who was walking on the road. She’s identified as 42-year-old Rose Marie Kaufman of Loudonville. Troopers say she was pronounced dead at the scene. The Zanesville highway patrol says this is the third fatal accident of 2003.
January 21, 2003 - 7:54am
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The Zanesville police department is on the lookout this morning for an armed robber. Detective Ric Roush says just before 4:00 this morning a white male, possible armed with a handgun, entered the Starfire gas station on Pershing and Pine streets and demanded cash. He then fled on foot. No injuries were reported. The suspect was wearing a brown shirt and a black hat covering his face. He was last seen heading into the Coopermill Manor area. If you have any information about the incident...
January 21, 2003 - 6:25am
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The new Z-Bus transportation facility is scheduled to open today in Zanesville. In 1999, South East Area Transit and its board of trustees had a vision to built a transportation terminal that would serve a multitude of transportation needs in Zanesville. In the year 2000 the vision became a reality when South East Area Transit bought property on Main street in downtown Zanesville. The piece of land was turned into a 4196 square foot transportation center. The construction was funded by at...
January 21, 2003 - 6:11am
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Monday American took time out to remember and honor one of the nation’s greatest historical figures, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Locally at the Hallowed Hills residents gathered for a prayer and scholarship breakfast. Although the event takes time out to recognize students who have achieved outstanding academic success, it also recognizes couples that give back to the community. Three couples were honored: Carlotta and James Workman, Maryann and Ron Bucci and the Reverend Keith and Dorothy...
January 21, 2003 - 6:07am
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More federal dollars could be coming to southern Ohio to fight drugs. Ohio republican Senator Mike Dewine has requested 800-thousand dollars from the office of national drug control to establish a high-density trafficking area. The designation would allow for joint federal, state and local law enforcement and drug control efforts in problem areas. Law enforcement officers say southern Ohio faces problems from Marijuana, crack cocaine, oxycontin and methamphetamines.
January 21, 2003 - 6:03am
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Old man winter pays another visit to southeastern Ohio. Area residents woke up to a fresh coat of snow. It seems like it snows every other day. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says local roads are snow covered and slick. The Ohio Department Of Transportation has dispatched it crews to salt local highways and roads and clear away any snowfall. Troopers suggest that if you are going to work or to shop today you should plan on a little extra time for your drive. The snowfall is expected to end...
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