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February 19, 2003 - 11:26pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
With armed forces heading overseas to fight the War on Terrorism, what can citizens at home do to protect themselves? Tom Ridge, director of Homeland Security, answered that question as he released his new “Ready Campaign.” He is asking Americans to buy supplies including: flashlights, batteries, water, duct tape, and other necessities. The emergency plan should include a method of contacting family members. There is no word yet on when the terror threat level will be downgraded from orange to...
February 19, 2003 - 6:39pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
“Ohio Parents For Drug Free Youth” is presenting a local organization with an award to acknowledge their achievements. Muskingum Behavioral Health is being recognized for their programs that promote drug free lifestyles among the community’s school-aged children. The organization was awarded the “Greatest Impact Award 2002” for involving the most community members in their fight against drug use.
February 19, 2003 - 4:23pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
There could be a second storm related death in Ohio. The Licking County coroner says preliminary autopsy results show 25-year-old Pansy Renicker died of exposure. Her body was found Sunday in her hometown of Newark. Police in that community say they’re trying to determine what Renicker was doing at the time of her death – which they say happened either Saturday night or Sunday morning. At least one person died in the storm. That happened in a traffic crash on Monday in southwest Ohio....
February 19, 2003 - 4:11pm
5 years 12 weeks ago
Despite an appeal from Governor Bob Taft, senate republicans approved a plan today to balance the state budget without new taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.
The republican-controlled finance committee voted eight to four in favor of a plan to patch part of the state’s $720 million deficit.
The house earlier approved a fix that left out the so-called sin tax. Taft’s chief of staff, Brian Hicks calls the senate plan incomplete and says it will force Taft to make painful cuts to schools...
February 19, 2003 - 11:26am
5 years 12 weeks ago
A Zanesville man and current Public Utilities Commissioner of Ohio has been nominated for another five-year term. The P-U-C-O nominating council submitted four names, including Don Mason, to Governor Bob Taft for consideration. Taft has 30 days to approve the nominees or request a new list. The Governor’s appointees represent the utility industry, the business community and organized labor.
February 19, 2003 - 11:13am
5 years 12 weeks ago
Life is back to normal in Zanesville after a power outage left over 1000 people in the cold and dark on Tuesday. American Electric Power’s Terri Flora says the power outage occurred Tuesday afternoon around 2:00 when a car hit a support wire at the Hughes Street sub-station, knocking out power to the area. The accident damaged one of A-E-P’s main power lines. Part of downtown Zanesville, part of the east end of Zanesville and part of the Putnam area were without power for around 5 hours....
February 19, 2003 - 11:10am
5 years 12 weeks ago
Authorities believe the corpse they found in Licking County could be the result of hypothermia. According to the Newark police department a woman’s body was found in the snow in the parking lot of National Oil and Gas on Forry Street. The woman is identified as 25-year-old Pansy Lynn Renicker of Newark. Police continue to investigate
The case and they’re asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Newark police detective Kevin Wells at 740 349-6708.
February 19, 2003 - 11:08am
5 years 12 weeks ago
It may be a sign that area roads are getting better. Three local counties are now reporting Level-1 snow emergencies. That includes Muskingum, Coshocton and Licking counties. That means road conditions have improved. The rest of the counties in our region remain at level-2…that includes Perry, Noble, Guernsey and Morgan. That means some roads can still be hazardous in spots, drive only if it’s necessary, check with your employer before you go to work. One final note, the Morgan County...
February 18, 2003 - 12:39am
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Ohio Congressman, Dennis Kucinich is expected to file papers this week formally creating his candidacy for President. Experts say his candidacy is a long shot. Kucinich is a traditional liberal who has been critical of the bush Administration’s policy on Iraq. So far, four people are expected to make a run for the Democratic ticket. In addition to Kucinich, Senator, Joseph Lieberman; Vermont Governor, Howard Dean and North Carolina Senator, John Edwards are expected to run.
February 17, 2003 - 5:16pm
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It may be Thursday before some Ohio residents have power restored to their homes. The snowstorm has left about 62,000 customers in four counties in the dark. Those affected are in Scioto, Meigs, Lawrence and Gallia counties. Govenor Taft has declared an emergency in all of those counties except Meigs so state officials can provide extra help.
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