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January 13, 2003 - 6:14am
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Governor Bob Taft was sworn in for a second term this morning. The 61-year-old republican and Lieutenant Governor Jennette Bradley, took the official oath of office at midnight in a ceremony at the Governor’s residence in suburban Columbus. The swearing-in was conducted by Chief Justice Thomas Moyer of the Ohio Supreme Court and will be repeated again this morning. Bradley became the nations first black woman to sever as Lieutenant Governor. Taft faces vastly different challenges than when...
January 13, 2003 - 6:09am
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Federal funding to hundreds of rural communities in the Appalachian region could be cut this year. That’s because the Appalachian Regional Commission no longer classifies the local economy as distressed. 32 counties in the Appalachian region including Morgan county will be upgraded from distressed status to transitional in the 2004 fiscal year, which begins October first. An A-R-C spokesman says officials in the affected counties should be encouraged by the agency’s decision because it...
January 13, 2003 - 6:04am
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The Muskingum county sheriff’s office has issued information on this week’s most wanted suspect. Deputies are looking to locate Gaylen Lee Ware. Ware is being charged with three counts of forgery and two counts of theft by deception. His last known address is Adair avenue located in Zanesville. He is described as having brown hair and eyes, stands five-feet, ten inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. If you know of Ware’s whereabouts please call the Muskingum county sheriff’s office at...
January 12, 2003 - 5:39pm
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A Duncan Falls man who made sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl in September was sentenced this week in Muskingum County Court. 27-year-old Shawn Khune was fined $1,000 on charges of sexual imposition and unlawful restraint. Khune is to have no contact with the victim for three years.
January 12, 2003 - 5:34pm
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Golden Buckeye card holders are now able to start seeing discounts on prescription drugs. More than 90-percent of Ohio's pharmacies are participating in the plan that was passed last year by the Ohio General Assembly and then signed into law by Govenor Taft. The program will be administered by Member-Health and all Ohioans can participate regardless of income. The program serves as a valuable benefit for an estimated 600,000 people who do not have insurance or other assistance in buying...
January 12, 2003 - 5:25pm
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A Newark man becomes the third suspect to be arrested for allegedly attempting to rob a fast food restaurant in Licking County, and the Heath Police Department is still searching for a fourth suspect. Earlier this week 17-year-old Markus Beach of Newark was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob Florence Stevens, and employee of the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Heath, as she was leaving the store around midnight on January 2nd. When Stevens refused to give her assailants the store's deposits,...
January 12, 2003 - 5:18pm
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Basketball pride dribbled and bounced its way through Rosecrans High School Saturday evening. During halftime of the Bishops' game, center court was crowded with the school's three girls basketball state championship teams for a special ceremony to commemorate the athletic achievements of these high school heroes. Players from the championship teams of the '82, '83. and '92 seasons welcomed the opportunity to share their fondest basketball memories...Stacy Burns and Susan Denbow, from the '92...
January 11, 2003 - 7:10pm
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An annual event at Grover Cleveland School, brought in many competitive faces. The "Hoop Shoot," has been going on for over 76 years and today marked another year. Each participant gets a total of 25-shots and the best of each category goes to state. After state finals the next step is Nationals. Winners will receive their name on a "Hoop Shoot" plaque in Chicago, along with other sports related items.
January 11, 2003 - 7:02pm
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A football legend makes his way to Zanesville bringing hundreds of fans to the Colony Square Mall. Today at the mall a never-ending line formed to get the signature of retired "Browns" player Greg Pruitt: Pruitt played for the Browns from 1979-1984. The sports player was invited to the mall to help promote an ongoing collecters show, other famous athletes will be brought in for the remaining five card shows.
January 10, 2003 - 11:30pm
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It turns out that a woman who died on November 25, 2002; didn't die from food poisoning. Health officials performed an autopsy after 50-year old Pamela Moyer was found dead in her home on Pine Street. Moyer, along with her 18-year old son, became ill after eating a traditional Thanksgiving meal that's why officials suspected food poisoning, but Mike Kirsch the Environmental Health Director of Muskingum County says that the report indicated that she died of a irregular heart beat, coupled with...
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