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March 11, 2003 - 6:52pm
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The increase in natural gas prices nationally will result in higher gas bills for area Energy Cooperative customers. The increase in price is due in part to colder than normal weather for the months of January and February, continued cold forecasts for the remainder of the winter and declines in storage inventory levels. Effective March 1-st, the average gas bill will increase by 15 dollars. To help residents deal with the monthly increase, the company is suggesting that customers take...
March 11, 2003 - 5:20pm
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About 100 Ohio farmers are in Washington today to talk to lawmakers and administration officials about the new farm bill and renewable fuels. Congress created a government subsidy program for farmers in the farm bill last spring, but growers have been struggling to get signed up, despite a looming deadline of April first. Keith Stimpert is the Ohio Farm Bureau’s chief lobbyist. He says another pressing issue for Ohio farmers is the need to encourage the use and production of renewable fuels...
March 11, 2003 - 5:05pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney is upset that France won’t stand by the United States and endorse an invasion of Iraq – so he’s banishing all so-called “French” foods from house cafeterias. Ney is the chairman of the house administration committee and has jurisdiction over what is printed on restaurant menus at the three U-S House buildings.
He says any member of congress who want to eat fried potatoes and battered toast will have to order “freedom fries” or “freedom toast.” Ney and Congressman...
March 11, 2003 - 12:42am
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Fifteen Hundred grams of cocaine equals five years behind bars for Eric Murvine. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, the 35-year-old from Zanesville was sentenced Monday on one count possession of drugs. Murvine was arrested last fall after the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit learned he was going to make a drug delivery. As part of his sentencing, Murvine had to forfeit a 199 Jeep Grand Cherokee, $18,000, three firearms and three digital scales. Murvine...
March 11, 2003 - 12:41am
4 years 45 weeks ago
A 39-year-old New Concord man could face a year behind bars after soliciting sex from a 13-year-old girl. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox, Cameron Garner pleaded guilty Monday to one count of importuning. Judge Butch Zwelling ordered a pre-sentence investigation into the case.
March 10, 2003 - 6:55pm
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Last month's snow storm left behind more than just 17-inches of snow. It left Muskingum County with a hefty price tag. The President's Day storm dumped more than 17-inches of snow in Muskingum and surrounding counties. For Muskingum, the cost to remove the snow from the county's roadways came to 3-hundred thousand dollars. To help with the cost of the snow removal, the county has applied for state funds. And although Muskingum will only be reimbursed for 75-percent of the total cost, the...
March 10, 2003 - 3:23pm
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The U-S senate is scheduled to vote tonight on a local judge’s nomination to the federal bench. Gregory Frost has been a Licking County common pleas judge since 1990. President Bush nominated Frost to the U-S district court in Columbus last August. If confirmed, he would succeed U-S District. Judge George Smith, who took senior status more than a year ago. Another Ohio nominee recently was approved by the Senate. On Thursday, The Senate confirmed Peter Elliott as U- S Marshall for Ohio’s...
March 10, 2003 - 3:13pm
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Despite general anti-tax feeling in the Ohio statehouse, a proposed six-cent increase in the gasoline tax appears headed for approval. House Speaker Larry Householder predicts the same House that has rejected Governor Taft’s other proposed tax increases will vote to increase the gasoline tax and raise license and registration fees to generate 539 million dollars more a year for roads and bridges. State senator Jim Jordon of Urbana, an ardent tax opponent, says this tax increase could be the...
March 10, 2003 - 12:19am
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Athens Police have identified the two victims of a shooting early Sunday morning as Ohio University students. 23-year-old Terris L. Ross of Fremont was killed in the shooting and 21-year-old Nyerre A. Mays of East Cleveland is being treated at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. He's in fair condition and is expected to be released shortly. Athens Police Lieutenant John Withers says the two were shot as they sat in a car in the parking lot of the University Commons Apartments around 2:30 a.m...
March 9, 2003 - 9:55pm
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An inmate at the Franklin County Jail has been charged with the robbery of a popular Heath restaurant. According to a press release from the Heath Police Department, 34-year old Andrew K. Foster of Heath, has been charged with the January 26-th robbery of the BW3'S restaurant on Hebron Road. Foster, who had been a suspect in similar crimes in Westerville and Reynoldsburg, was captured on videotape at a Wal-Mart store passing checks that were stolen from BW3'S. Foster was already in jail on...
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