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May 18, 2004 - 2:10pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Some problems have forced the Gus Macker Application deadline to be extended.

So for those of you still interested in signing up, there’s more time.

You have until the end of this week to bring your application to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center or you can apply by logging on to the Gus Macker Website at www.macker.com.

Over seven hundred teams have signed up this far, but the hope to see more sign up before the deadline.

A problem with...
May 18, 2004 - 6:40am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Violations of State Water Pollution Laws and permit requirements could cost Columbus sewer and water customers up to one-point-five billion dollars over the next twenty years.

The City also ha to pay 100-thousand dollar penalty.

The deal with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requires the City to fix up its sewer system and follow clear water laws.

Environmental officials say the City has about 30 outdated combined sewers that have one pipe for sewage and...
May 18, 2004 - 6:35am
5 years 41 weeks ago
The founder of the now defunct Welfare-To-Work program in Cleveland is going to prison fro seven years for operating a drug ring form his office.

A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Monday sentenced 55-yer old David Roth of Cleveland Heights and ordered him to pay 51-thousand dollars in fines.

The founder of Cleveland Works pleaded guilty last month to charges that included racketeering, several drug felonies and obstructing justice.

Roth advised Congress on...
May 18, 2004 - 6:07am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A 16-year old Columbus boy pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday for his role in the killing of a woman who was burned alive in the truck of her car.

Andre Conley will be sentenced to 26 years in prison for the slaying of 24-year old Andrea Nance. Without the plea deal, he faced life in prison without parole.

As part of the plea agreement, Conley will testify against his alleged accomplice, 17-year old Marcus Sellers of Columbus.

With robbery in...
May 18, 2004 - 5:07am
5 years 41 weeks ago
A warning goes out to travelers this morning as an area road has been shut down due to a one vehicle accident.

According to reports from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, a call came into the station at 4:45 this morning that a pick-up truck hit a tree.

The accident happened on Pleasant Valley Road about a mile and a half north of Mt. Sterling.

Currently crews are on the scene removing the tree and cleaning up debri from the crash.

May 17, 2004 - 9:37pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Country Club Drive in Guernsey County was shut down for several hours Monday afternoon and evening.

According to Trooper McDonnel with the Cambridge State Highway Patrol, at 3:23 p.m. a 17-year-old female from Byesville was traveling north when she went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and went left of center. Her vehicle then struck a second car head-on.

The juvenile from the first car had to be cut out of her vehicle with the jaws-of-life. She was...
May 17, 2004 - 3:14pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
With the summer months approaching what better time to enjoy The Wilds and what better time of day to enjoy the beautiful scenery then at sunset.

Director of Communications for The Wilds Larry Fletcher says, “every Saturday evening we will have events called the Sunset Safari and these are events where you will have a nice dinner and perhaps the best time of day to be at The Wilds.”

The Wilds did this event last year, but didn’t offer as many days that will be offered this...
May 17, 2004 - 3:13pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Downtown Cambridge is getting makeover- the entire block from the intersection of South Seventh Street and Wheeling Avenue to Turner Avenue.

Guernsey County Commissioner Steve Allen says, “they approached us about buying the whole block there and they were working on behalf of CVS Pharmacy and what they were doing is building a brand new pharmacy on that corner so we’re pretty excited and w closed the deal a week ago Friday.”

The New building will fit in with the historic...
May 17, 2004 - 3:12pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The beautiful sunshine made it a perfect day to golf today and it was even better for people golfing for a good cause at the Cambridge Country Club.

160 golfers came to the Eleventh Annual Golf Outing Challenge and Fundraise for Southeastern Med.

The proceeds will help buy new equipment for the center.

Auxiliary Financial Coordinator Rita Nolan says, “the benefits this year are going towards our kidney dialysis machine and it’s a portable one and it’s in great...
May 17, 2004 - 1:14pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The price of a gallon of gas is on the rise and with no end in sight; tensions are mounting for consumers in our area. And that’s why we went out to find the cheapest prices out there.

The average price we found on Maple Avenue was two dollars and four cents for gallon of regular unleaded. The cheapest of those stations was the Speedway at two dollars and three cents.

It’s prices like these that have hurt many people in their pocketbooks.

The national average...
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