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June 25, 2004 - 3:44pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Glass collectors take note; the National Cambridge Collectors Convention is going on right now and has been since Wednesday. But don’t worry, ou still have until Sunday to get there.

This year’s theme will have you looking for Dorothy and Toto, for their “ Somewhere Over the Rainbow” celebration at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge.

Also at the Convention is a limited edition of the original Cambridge-made Scotty Dog Bookends.

The Proceeds will...
June 25, 2004 - 11:37am
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s a desperate situation for one local charity.

Christ’s Table in downtown Zanesville is in the black.

It’s gotten so bad a few of their employees are holding are holding their checks so they won’t bounce.

“We have been close for a long time but this is the worst year it’s been. About three years ago I came to this community and we were really in a need they really gave and took care of us,” said Dan Kocher, President of the Board of Director’s for Christ’s...
June 25, 2004 - 7:11am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s nine-year old male koala has died.

Zookeepers say Tibolt died Wednesday morning after being sick for two weeks.

Specialists found a blood clot in his chest and were feeding Tibolt liquefied eucalyptus through a syringe.

Koalas are native to Australia and usually live to be about ten years old.

The cause of death is unknown, though veterinarians aren’t ruling out the blood clot.

Necropsy results will not be...
June 24, 2004 - 5:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The wilds welcomed eight ospreys also known as fish hawks today to their conservation. The large birds, only 5 weeks old, were checked by vets before heading up to their tower, built especially for them.

Kids from the Wilds Summer Camp made their nests and will feed them their favorite meal of fish for 6 weeks.

This is the second year for the Wilds have welcomed ospreys. They hope this year the birds will again migrate south, until they are of breeding age, and then fly...
June 24, 2004 - 5:00pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
With torch in hand, athletes were running through Byesville, Cambridge, and Zanesville today for the 2004 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Run.

5 groups make up the Ohio Special Olympic team. All the teams will meet tomorrow for the culmination of the run and the opening ceremonies in downtown Columbus.

Officers and supporters generate funds all year long, and hope to raise $250,000 statewide this year.
June 24, 2004 - 4:52pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The old Maysville Middle School will soon become the new Children Services Building, and bids were opened today at the County Commissioners for potentional construction companies to handle the job.

Commissioners say the new remodeled building will be a much better facility than the current one located in Avondale. They were pleased with so many local contractors anxious to get started remodeling the former school.


The building should be finished by next spring.
June 24, 2004 - 2:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s a growing trend that doesn’t show any signs of fading away. National statistics are showing more women are entering the funeral business than ever before.

It’s one of the most devastating times in a person’s life…the death of a loved one. And funeral homes around the country are capitalizing on effect women bring to the funeral business.

52 percent of students entering mortuary schools and other funeral education programs in 2003 are women. And according to the...
June 24, 2004 - 10:38am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office makes a big pot bust.

Detective Ron Buchanan says on Monday of this week his office along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police seized around 13 pounds of marijuana being sent to Washington County.

The two-week investigation started in Washington County and resulted in the arrest of 45-year-old Richard Parker of Columbus.

Investigators say the marijuana street value is estimated at 20,000 dollars...
June 24, 2004 - 8:53am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Some residents of a gated community on Lake Mohawk in the Eastern Ohio town of Malvern are upset over the housing association’s plan for getting rid of Canadian Geese, by rounding them up and beheading them.

Nobody disputes the fact that the geese are a nuisance.

But resident Richard Loughry calls the method of dealing with them “barbaric.”

The method, however, is accepted under a permit issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Wildlife...
June 24, 2004 - 8:24am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The attorney for a Columbus man charged with plotting to bomb a shopping mall says his client was stripped of his identity while in federal custody.

Attorney Mahir Sherif tells the Associated Press in e-mail that Nuradin Abdi was booked into an immigration jail under the name John Doe after his arrest last November.

Sherif says jailers referred to Abdi as John Doe and his mail was addressed to him that way. HE also says Abdi’s family was not allowed to visit him.
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