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March 22, 2002 - 10:08am
5 years 10 weeks ago
Union organizing efforts at the Longaberger Basket Company have failed. Members of the United Steel Workers Of America have closed their office because of a lack of support. The Steelworkers were helping some employees to form a local
union chapter. It was called the Longaberger Employees Alliance. The organization had been holding rallies and meetings to try and get the needed 30 percent of the company's seven-thousand employees to sign union cards in order to get exclusive bargaining...
March 22, 2002 - 9:36am
5 years 10 weeks ago
The Cambridge police department is continuing to investigate a public suicide on Wednesday. Police say a man walked into County Coins And Collectibles on the Southgate Parkway in Cambridge. The man spoke briefly with the clerk, asked for change for a soda machine, then exited the store. A few moments later, the man returned, went to the back of the store and removed a shotgun from the rack. Cambridge police says the man loaded the gun with a single shell and shot himself. The man is...
March 21, 2002 - 9:40pm
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Thomas Sieber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Healthcare System, has been chosen as the 2002 recipient of the Commitment to Excellence Award by the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. "Mr. Sieber was chosen because of his leadership ability and commitment to community service - qualities we strive to instill in our youth members everyday," said Scout Executive John G. Harding. "He set an example that we hope all young people will strive to emulate." Sieber, the...
March 21, 2002 - 3:22pm
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One hundred fifty five boxes of thin mints is a very tall order, but not if it is a gift for some special members of the National Guard. Junior Girl Scout Troop 690 of Westview Elementary School presented the 447th Military Police Unit with several cases of Girl Scout cookies. The Batallion Commander Major Phillip Churn was on hand to accept the gift for those who were deployed back in October to Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. With the money made from selling the cookies, the girls will be going...
March 21, 2002 - 3:20pm
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A county project that has been in the works for several years may soon become a reality. The contract for the GIS System of new aerial digital photography for Muskingum County was brought before county commissioners today for approval and an update. Because the new equipment will be beneficial to organizations and agencies countywide, many groups are working with the county to help fund the project. The hope is that the project can start within the next few weeks.
March 21, 2002 - 3:18pm
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To actively promote safety awareness and knowledge to school kids, the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department is using an interesting prop to help the program succeed. Deputy Jimmy, who stands 11 feet tall, was at Duncan Falls Elementary School today to entertain and inform. The safety program is part of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, but is housed at the Muskingum County Office, which comes in handy for local programs and assemblies.
March 21, 2002 - 12:35pm
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The court-appointed mediator working on a deal to end Ohio's decade-old school funding lawsuit told the Ohio Supreme Court today negotiations have failed. Madison, Wisconsin, lawyer Howard Bellman gave Chief Justice Thomas Moyer a three-sentence report. It says the parties worked hard and have been cooperative but that no agreement was reached. Bellman thanked the court for his appointment and apologized for not being able to produce a settlement. The court had ordered the talks to try to...
March 20, 2002 - 6:38pm
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Sometimes actions can speak louder then words. A group of Muskingum College Students aren’t’ just talking about the homeless, they are going to live in a cardboard box. For 24 hours starting Saturday March 23, the members of MAP or Muskies Against Poverty are going to make a box their home. At 7 in the morning rain or shine they plan to raise money and awareness for children of homeless families. This is the group’s 2nd year for the project. The 15 members of MAP are going to be at Denny’s...
March 20, 2002 - 6:32pm
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A well-known Zanesville newspaper reporter is in the hospital. A truck in downtown Zanesville hit the Times Recorder’s Peggy Matthews this morning. The full sized Shelly and Sands truck plowed into Matthew’s and knocked her about thirty feet from the site of the accident. It happened at the corner of 4th and Main Street, Matthews was walking in the crosswalk while the truck was making a left turn. Matthews was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, and initial reports indicate that she is...
March 20, 2002 - 6:23pm
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It’s been just the start of what’s to come, flood season is barely out of the gate and already levels are higher then normal. The engineers at Dillon Dam are still monitoring for the winter pool. The levels are currently a foot and a half too high, but this weekend the water reached seven hundred and thirty seven - about 3 feet above normal. The ground isn’t fully saturated, but this time of year Mother Nature isn’t always friendly. The engineers monitor the gauges on a daily basis. Cliff...
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