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June 28, 2002 - 10:26pm
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For the past five years the state's Bicentennial Commission has been preparing for Bicentennial celebrations in 2003. Those celebrations are set to include a bell project for every county. They also include a wagon train traveling throughout the state on Route 40. The state's actual Bicentennial celebration will kick off March 1st of 2003.
June 28, 2002 - 5:33am
5 years 10 weeks ago
A Canton teenager is now facing two additional attempted murder charges after a shooting incident at a Cambridge campground. 19-year-old Michael Morris is charged with attempted murder in the alleged shooting of his sister's friends, Rebecca Lewers and Crystal Mccala. Now, a Guernsey county grand jury has indicted Morris on two additional attempted murder charges, one allegedly involving Morris's sister and his brother. The shootings took place on June 3rd at the Bucket Hills campground....
June 28, 2002 - 5:19am
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A U.S. house committee has passed a bill that would bolster the finances for health care benefits for thousands of retired coal miners and their dependents. The bill would increase transfers of interest from the abandoned mine land reclamation fund to help keep solvent a fund that pays health care benefits to retired miners. A fee on coal operators finances the abandoned mine fund. Its chief purpose is to pay for the restoration of abandoned coal mine lands. Some interest on it already goes...
June 28, 2002 - 5:16am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Some funding is heading to Guernsey county. It's a 110-thousand dollar grant through the United States department of argriculture. According to Congressman Bob Ney the grant is designed to create local jobs and will benefit 10 Guernsey county small businesses. The director of the community improvement corporation says the money will be divided into loans of up to 25-thousand dollars each.
June 27, 2002 - 5:11pm
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It's just like the olympics, but there are a few differences that make it special. Six different starting points throughout the state will help kick-off the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics, which begins tomorrow. Law Enforcement will carry the "Flame of Hope," throughout various cities as they collect money for the Special Olympics. As part of a statewide effort, the goal is to raise 250-thousand dollars.
June 27, 2002 - 4:59pm
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An important part of United States history has been ruled unconstitutional. A Federal Appeals Court in California ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because of the words "Under God." Today, mall goers at the Colony Square Mall had a few words to say about the decision, some were good, while some were bad. Rose Ann Lee said, "I think it's really stupid. I think they should keep it the way it is because, it's always been that way and it should stay that way." Nellie Haley...
June 27, 2002 - 5:30am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Buckeye Egg Farm is disputing reports that an auction today (thursday) in Licking county is the beginning of its dismantling process. The company's chief financial officer, Matt Doyle, says 390 acres of excess farmland will be auctioned at the Hartford fairgrounds. He says the company has been leasing the land to farmers and had a buyer for it, but the deal fell through. Doyle says that on July 27th, Buckeye Egg owner Anton Pohlmann's estate, including land, a house and a horse barn, will go...
June 27, 2002 - 5:21am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The young girl shot earlier this month at a Guernsey county campground is now going home. Authorities have confirmed that 11-year-old Rebecca Lewers does not need any more rehabilitation. Lewers lost a kidney and had severe bleeding, but Wednesday was released from the Akron's Children's Hospital. 19-year-old Mike Morris of Canton, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in the shootings of Lewers and Crystal Mccalla at the Bucket Hill campground near Cambridge. A hospital...
June 27, 2002 - 5:02am
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Some Ohio members of congress criticized a federal appeals court ruling in California that reciting the pledge of allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional becasue of the phrase, "under God". Senator George Voinovich sys if Ohio can keep its motto "with God, all things are possible", the pledge should be constitutional, too. Congressman Bob Ney of St. Clairsville says "this bizarre ruling shows how far this leftist judge has strayed from the fundamental principals and values on which...
June 26, 2002 - 6:24pm
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Making an appearance in front of Judge Mark Fleegle in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, 21-year old Elizabeth Gill, along with her counsel, continues to maintain her innocence. In court, she pleaded not guilty to the charges. Gill who has been charged with sexually molesting 4 children while they were in her care, was indicted last week on 8 counts of gross sexual imposition and 5 ocunts of child endangering. If found guilty, Gill could face close to 40 years in prison. Gill who does not...
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