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June 21, 2004 - 9:24am
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Roller coaster enthusiasts from all over the Country are in Northern Ohio this week to take on the State’s biggest and smallest ride.

Their 27th National convention, Coaster Con, opened yesterday at Cedar Point.

Alan Shick of Columbus has conquered 513 roller coasters in the United States and Europe.

He’ll tally number 514 this week on a side trip from Cedar Point near Sandusky to the Little Dipper Ride at Memphis Kiddie Park in the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn...
June 21, 2004 - 9:13am
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After almost three days of searching for a missing man in Buckeye Lake, divers have finally uncovered his body this morning.

According to an Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman, the man's body was located in the water at about 7:10 this morning. His name is not being released at this time.

Authorities from three counties had been searching since Saturday for the man who fell off a boat.

Family members say the man either fell overboard or was pushed...
June 21, 2004 - 7:49am
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Authorities are speculating that a fight may have been the incident that prompted a drowning in Buckeye Lake over the weekend.

Divers from three counties plan to try for a third time today to find the body of a man who has been missing since he fell off a boat on the lake Saturday evening.

Dozens of weary divers gave up the search last night, but are heading back out today to continue looking.

State Recreation and Watercraft officials are disclosing few details...
June 19, 2004 - 8:44pm
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Both the young and old sang and danced their way through Historic Roscoe Village today at the Heritage Craft and Music Festival in Coshocton.

Artists from all over Ohio came to display their handmade items, including musical instruments, paintings and pottery. Woodcarver Don Jimison was at the festival selling his wood figures. Jimison has been featured in the International Wood Carvers Magazine.

Food and music was all part of today’s festival as well. The festival is...
June 19, 2004 - 2:09pm
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Local churches cam together today for Zanesville’s first ever Youth Explosion.

Reverend David Mayle says he decided to help organize the event to bring the community together.

There’s plenty of food and live music for everyone to enjoy and if you didn’t get a chance to go this year, don’t worry they are planning another one.
June 19, 2004 - 2:07pm
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Many of us enjoy spending a hot summer day at Buckeye Lake, but in order to ensure that you have a safe day there are professional divers on call in case of an emergency rescue.

There are sixteen members that make up the Fairfield County Special Operations Team Ed Arledge is on of the, most are volunteers. The Special Ops Team does anything that has to do with being under water.

Arledge says while they don’t have many rescues, they do in-water trainings every month to...
June 18, 2004 - 10:53pm
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The entire intersection of State Route 719 and Moxahala Avenue in Zanesville was closed off to traffic for several hours Friday evening due to a fatal motorcycle accident.

According to Sgt. Rice with the ZPD, at about 6:45 p.m. a motorcycle was traveling westbound on State Route 719 when the driver struck the backend of a westbound car, in front of him.

Sgt. Rice says the driver and his motorcycle ended up in the eastbound lane at the intersection where the driver was hit...
June 18, 2004 - 5:50pm
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Why be at the pool this summer when you can be defying gravity at the new Southpark Skatepark?

The official grand opening was today in Putnam and area kids got a chance to show off the latest trend to hit the streets.

None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for help from the city and state.
June 18, 2004 - 5:46pm
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You might see your grocery bill change in a good way next month.

The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced that after July 1st some popular food items will be tax free.

Pick ‘N Save General Manager Leo Braido says, “all over the state basically the definition of food is going to change in such items that were previously taxed are now not going to be taxed.”

Those items include: bottle water, fruit or vegetable juice with 50% or more juice content, chewing...
June 18, 2004 - 4:33pm
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A specific date when Unizan and Huntington Banks will merge is still up in the air.

The banks announced their merger last month, and the Duncan Falls Branch was set to close July 1st, when the two banks systems merge.
The name change was supposed to happen at this time as well, but now a specific date for the closure and the merger is unclear.

It is also not known at this time how many of Unizan’s employees will lose their jobs. Unizan employees cannot comment on...
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