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April 21, 2004 - 5:37am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Cleveland Public School Administrators proposed eliminating 873 employees, including more than 600 teachers, as part of budget cuts.

Principals, bus drivers, secretaries and custodians also are on the chopping block as the district faces a deficit of up to 100 million dollars.

The School Board met last night, and nearly 600 people turned out to see what happened.

Administrator say the cuts must be made because tax collections and State funding are lower than...
April 21, 2004 - 3:08am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Authorities say it appears three bodies found in a house in Columbus had been there for a few days.

Columbus Police have identified the three as sixty-year-old John Barone, his fifty-three-year-old wife Beverly, and their twenty-one-year-old son Jared.

Apparently, the son killed both of his parents before killing himself.

Police Spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio says Jared Barone left a suicide note.
April 21, 2004 - 3:03am
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Pentagon has announced that an Ohio Marine has been killed in the line of duty.

Twenty-one-year-old Lance Corporal Michael J. Smith Junior of Wintersville near Stuebenville died Sunday of injuries from enemy action in Central Iraqi Anbar Province.

Smith was among four marines killed. All were assigned to the Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment from Twentynine Palms, California.

Smith is survived by his wife Alicia, stepdaughter Elizabeth, his father...
April 21, 2004 - 2:59am
5 years 37 weeks ago
An area sheriff's deputy facing charges that he tampered with evidence, pleaded guilty to the charge. In turn prosecutors dropped a perjury charge against him.

Sergeant Jay Barrett with the Athens County Sheriff's Office also resigned from his position yesterday before going to court to enter his plea.

Barrett also turned in his peace officer's certificate.

Special Prosecutor Rocky Coss says Barrett changed a doctor's note to make it look like the visit happened...
April 20, 2004 - 8:38pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Students and faculty were mourning today, where a senior, so close to graduation, has passed away due to injuries sustained in an afternoon accident.

According to Trooper Matt Boyd with the Zanesville State Patrol, the two-car accident occurred Tuesday afternoon shortly before 4:00 on Pinkerton Road.

18-year-old Katie Jenkins of Zanesville was traveling north on Pinkerton when her car went left of center and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. That car was driven by 61-...
April 20, 2004 - 4:15pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
On today’s 5-year anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy, Newark high school is investigating their own scary situation.

In a letter sent home to students and families by administrators it states that 3 Newark High School students made threatening comments at school.

Those individuals were then suspended with a recommendation for expulsion after an investigation.

Along with the schools’ investigation, the Newark police department is conducting...
April 20, 2004 - 2:33pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Some Northern Muskingum County residents were left without power for part of this afternoon.

American Electric Power says a barn fire on State Route 146 near Dillon State Park caught a power pole on fire.

A-E-P says the fired burned some power lines and knocked out service to around 552 customers.

The outage happened just after 3:00 this afternoon and power should be restored to all customers soon.
April 20, 2004 - 12:28pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again to fill your sweet tooth and help benefit a good cause.

Reisbeck’s Pick ‘N Save gave us a sneak peak at some of the cakes you can expect to see at this year’s Carr Center Cake Auction.

These cakes may look pretty tasty, but it wasn’t easy work- Pick ‘N Save cake decorators have spent several hours making the cakes taste as good as they look.

As always there are incentives with every cake and this year they are giving away ten, $25...
April 20, 2004 - 12:25pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Embattled Executive Director of the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority now has another issue to deal with.

First, allegations of sexual harassment…now a November audit of the Authority resulted in some citations from the State Auditor’s Office.

Merry says it’s the first audit in seven years and it’s more of a software problem than a misuse of funds.

However, another issue Merry has to deal with is a meeting later this week about the sexual...
April 20, 2004 - 10:35am
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s a shopping phenomenon that’s been around for a while, but it’s gaining popularity especially with the higher income crowd.

A lot more people are shopping at dollar stores and many of them have more than a few dollars in their pockets.

According to marketing information company ACNielsen, the percentage of households that shop at dollars store while making more than $70,000 a year grew from 37 percent to 45 percent between 200 and 2002.

Despite lower profit...
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