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May 28, 2002 - 5:38pm
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The youth of today will become the leadres of tomorrow. Nothing can be more true than for the Community Youth Foundation, part of the Muskinghum County Community Foundation. Thirty-two students from area high schools work together to make adult-like decisons that affect Muskinghum County communities. Tuesday morning, the Foundation announced its recipients of $7,000.00 worth of grant money. 12 local organizations will be given the grants for a variety of projects.
May 28, 2002 - 5:06am
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A new budget plan scheduled for a vote in the house on Tuesday would have Ohioans paying more for cigarettes. And it would raise taxes on trusts held by Ohio banks. But it would lower income taxes for some Ohioans over the long run. That provision helped attract enough antitax conservatives to support the proposal to fix Ohio's one-point-seven billion dollar deficit. The budget deal was approved by the house finance committee at five a-m Saturday. The deal has Governor Taft's support even...
May 28, 2002 - 4:58am
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The State Highway Patrol says one person has died and four others were injured Monday in a crash on state route 13 in Perry county. The patrol says 18-year-old Christopher Staley from New Lexington was pronounced dead at Ohio State University Medical Center. 17-year-old Mary Harvey from New Lexington is listed in serious condition at Grant Medical Center, also in Columbus. 18-year-old Angela Keith from Somerset, 17-year-old Dustin Euman and 17-year-old Dustin Starner, who are both from New...
May 28, 2002 - 4:49am
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John Glenn was in his hometown of New Concord as his boyhood home was rededicated Monday as a museum. Glenn who become a marine fighter pilot, then astronaut and U-S Senator, and his wife Annie, donated the house. It took over a million dollars to restore it into an authentic depression-era homestead. The John and Annie Glenn historic site opened to the public Monday. The home is furnished with many pieces from the original Glenn home. Model airplanes like the ones Glenn built as a child...
May 26, 2002 - 6:01pm
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A small town community is shocked by gruesome procedures in a puppy's cold-blooded death. A Dresden resident is trying to make sense why a council member was given permission by the Mayor, and police Cief to shoot a puppy in a residential area. Council member Terry Ripple is being accused of brutally shooting a dog three times while sitting in his truck on Cass Street in Dresden. Jennifer Hare an eyewitness has filed a complaint against the police chief, mayor, and Ripple for neglecting their...
May 26, 2002 - 5:56pm
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There are millions of veterans across the nation, and the local area sure has its few of honorable men and women that have fought for "Old Glory." In honor of Memorial Day local Veterans of Foreign War organizations will be remembering those who gave up their lives to defend our freedom. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30th, of 1868, when flowers were placed on soldiers graves at the Arlington National Cementary in Virginia.
May 25, 2002 - 1:03pm
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"Come While You Can Get It!" McConnelsville is now offering a Art Walk for a limited time only. Art, historical tours, and basket weaving will sure make you interested in this one day event on the last Saturday of May and June. The Art Walk specializes in Morgan County vendors and artists.
May 25, 2002 - 12:44pm
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Annual Poppy Days in McConnelsville will help aid local war veterans. The traditional program was started 70 years ago to help disabled and hospitalized veterans with their physical and psychological therapy. Today and tomorrow, members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #24 and local 4-H clubs are disbursing the red paper memorial flower-that was made by hospitalized veterans. Hooppole 4-H members were around McConnelsville today passing out hte hand-crafted poopy flower as a part of their...
May 24, 2002 - 5:12pm
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Pancakes and airplane rides, could it get any better? This weekend airplanes from all over the state will make a stop at the Riverside Airport for it's annual "Fly-In Pancake Day." Airplane enthusiasts can fly-in or stop by the Riverside Airport to catch a glimpse of the soaring machines, while snagging some breakfast. The event takes off on Saturday around 8 a.m. and will come to a landing around two.
May 24, 2002 - 5:07pm
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Granville native and Olympic silver medalist Leann Parsley visited with Jefferson Elementary students earlier today. Parsley was greeted with screaming kids wearing red, white, and blue for their "Hometown Hero," as they said. Parsley talked with students about her triumphs and experiences as a female skeleton athlete. Parsley is traveling throughout the state of Ohio to thank people for their support.
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