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April 13, 2004 - 3:59pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
You’re not the only one preparing for the April 15th deadline- the Post Office is gearing up too.

Post Office Officials say that with the help of the electronic filing system, they expect not to see as many last minute procrastinators as they have in recent years.

Post Master Gary Haenish says, “We’re going to have normal retail hours, but we will have extended pickup of the mail vending machines both at Zane and McIntire facilities.”

The last collection pick up...
April 13, 2004 - 2:41pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
As the April showers continue, those who live in low-lying areas should pay close attention to the rising water.

Clifton Kilpatrick Resource Manager of the Dillon Dam says there is no risk of flooding right now, but that could change if the conditions worsen.

Kilpatrick says flooding can be controlled at the intake structure by adjusting the gates according to the appropriate level of water.

He also warns residents who live near low-lying areas to check for...
April 13, 2004 - 2:00pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
A Texas father came all the way to Ohio looking for support from Newark residents today as he hopes to re-gain custody of his kids.

John Paulson and a few supporters were out in the rain all day asking the public for help to try and get his two young boys back.

According to Paulson child protective services is not doing their job to keep his kids safe.

Paulson says, “Basically I’m here because my children are in immediate harm and child services isn’t acting...
April 13, 2004 - 1:24pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
If you have trouble hearing you are not alone. More than 21 million people of all ages have some degree of hearing loss.

But this is becoming more of a problem among young children.

Susan Beam, an Audiologist says, “Frequently what the parents tell me is that sometimes the kids will hear and sometimes they don’t. They’re turning the television up louder they’re not answering when they’re called even if it’s something they want to respond to. If a parent has concerns about...
April 13, 2004 - 10:23am
5 years 41 weeks ago
Cellular one has announced that they will now be providing their customers with a new technology that will improve phone service quality.

GSM-short for Global System for Mobile Communications is a digital format for wireless communication. This new system is meant to improve voice quality, fewer dropped calls and many other functions.

Market Manager for Cellular One, Jeff Carson admits that the GSM technology isn’t unique to Cellular One and says that other providers have...
April 13, 2004 - 6:11am
5 years 41 weeks ago
It was the most fitting escort imagineable.

A Marine Corps Private from Mansfield received permission to cross military-division lines to escort home the body of his brother, an Army Specialist killed in Iraq last week.

Typically, a unit from the related branch of service escorts a body on the return trip from overseas, but the family of twenty-year-old Army Specalist Allen Vandayburg, said the most fitting escort from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to Mansfield was his...
April 13, 2004 - 5:07am
5 years 41 weeks ago
It was an innocent plea in court for a man accused in the death of his friend.

Thirty-six-year-old Cardale Goens, of Hamilton pleaded innocent to charges of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, and gross abuse of a coprse after he was charged in killing his friend, burning and then dismembering the body.

The victim was forty-one-year-old Jeffrey Watson of Hamilton.

Forty-four-year-old Anthony C. Ruffin of Cincinnati, and fifty-year-old Gary Benson of...
April 13, 2004 - 4:51am
5 years 41 weeks ago
After stepping through handcuffs to get his hands in front of him, a suspect took off in a sheriff's cruiser.

The incident occurred Monday in Hillsboro when forty-three-year-old Nicholas T. Grein of Tennessee was handcuffed after a traffic stop in Hamer Township in Highland County. The deputy who stopped him learned that there was an outstanding warrant for Grein's arrest.

While the deputy went to look for another man who had fled on foot, Grein opened the rear window, got...
April 12, 2004 - 4:25pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
The City Jail may have had heat problems all winter long, but now the air conditioning at the County Jail isn’t working.

The County Commissioners approved the emergency repair on the air conditioning unit that has been in the jail since it was built 30 years ago. The County Commissioners want to make sure the problem is taken care of so they won’t have another issue in the future.

The new dual unit air conditioner will cost around $57,000 and is will be installed by the...
April 12, 2004 - 4:25pm
5 years 41 weeks ago
Ok all you procrastinators-the tax deadline is literally about 72 hours away. Here are some helpful tips so you can file your taxes before the calendar page turns to April 15th.

The first tip: the quickest way to file right before the deadline is online
Either on the IRS website at www.irs.gov or Ohio also has an electronic filing system at www.state.oh.us/tax.
If you plan on mailing your returns some post offices have extended their hours.

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