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June 20, 2002 - 4:37pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A new lawn mowing law make residents want to cut their grass. After complaints of out-of-control weeds and grass, the Legislative committee of the Cambridge City Council approved written warnings if your grass is taller than nine inches. The proposal will go into effect if the city council agrees to its adoption. Residents who don't cut their grass in a timely manner will be issued a warning letter, then a follow-up letter is issued if the grass isn't cut within 7 days. And the last result will...
June 20, 2002 - 10:21am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot grows to seven million dollars for Saturday's game after no tickets had the winning combination in Wednesday night's six million dollar drawing.
But that's not the big news...one kicker ticket was sold in Byesville in Guernsey county. It has all six number and pays 100-thousand dollars. The holder of the ticket has not yet come forward to claim the prize.
June 20, 2002 - 10:18am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Ohio House passed and sent to the Senate this week a bill that would toughen penalties for people who use guns against police officers. The bill would require judges to tack seven years on the sentence of anyone convicted of attacking a peace officer or prison guard with a gun, even if the weapon is not fired.
June 20, 2002 - 10:16am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Perry county sheriff's office is investigating a drowning in an area quarry. Sheriff William Barker says deputies were called to a quarry at the intersection of Pike township roads 395 and 324 around 8:15 last night. The sheriff says the Tri-County Dive and Rescue team recovered the body of a 20-year-old Lancaster man around 11 Wednesday night. The name of the victim has not been released.
June 19, 2002 - 3:21pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
The official start of summer is almost here and that means a lot of fun in the sun for school-aged children. But if a child has been diagnosed with asthma, everyday playtime can get a little tricky.
To help children ages seven to ten diagnosed with the lung disease, Rambo Memorial Health Center hosted their annual "Asthma Camp For Kids."
Through fun filled activities, the youngsters learned how to have fun and cope with their asthma.
The asthma camp for kids is a week long...
June 19, 2002 - 3:16pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
This evening, the small but quaint village of Dresden is preparing for their annual Homecoming event.
The village, which is the capital of Longaberger Baskets, likes to take time out and reunite residents old and new.
And according to the Amercian Legion there, this year is no different.
The event which will feature a parade down Main Street, fun, food and entertainment, is very vital to the community.
The parade will kick off the Dresden Homecoming this evening, and will...
June 19, 2002 - 2:40pm
5 years 6 weeks ago
A prosecutor says a man shot four times in the neck and left to die was a chief witness in an arson case.
Bicyclists discovered the body of Benjamin Thompson on Monday night along a rural road in the Licking County village of Alexandria.
Coshocton County Prosecutor Bob Batchelor says Thompson was going to testify against at least four suspects in a March 3 arson case in Coshocton.
Authorities are still trying to determine why someone carefully placed two pennies on Thompson's...
June 19, 2002 - 5:17am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The memory of a slain Muskingum county sheriff's deputy will live forever in the name of a scholarship award at Muskingum Tech. The Robert M. Tanner Memorial Scholarship will soon be handing out its first one-thousand dollar endowment. MATC foundation executive director Trafford Dick
made the annoucement on Wednesday. Those eligible for the scholarship must be enrolled in the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy that is hosted by MATC. The application deadline is July 1st. For more...
June 19, 2002 - 5:13am
5 years 6 weeks ago
An air purifier unit at the Burnham plant caught fire Wednesday afternoon and kept fire crews busy for about two hours. According to the Falls township fire department, the blaze broke out just before 3:30 in the afternoon. The unit, which is located away from the main building keeps the air clean by collecting dust from the plant. Because it is in a different location, fire crews say there was not damage to the main building. Fire crews also say there were no injuries. They are still...
June 19, 2002 - 5:11am
5 years 6 weeks ago
The Zanesville fire department is continuing to investigate a fire at the Masonic Temple building in Zanesville. It happened just after midnight Tuesday morning. Investigators think it may have been an electrical problem that led to a blaze that destroyed six rooms. A pedestrian discovered the fire as he walked by the law offices of attorney Leon Levion. No injuries were reported.
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