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May 10, 2004 - 2:25pm
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It’s been a month since the new concealed carry law took effect here in Ohio an many gun advocates say the time it takes to actually get your permit is too long.

According to Major Bryan Hoover of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office they process about ten applications a day.

“We have so far 220 applications and we’ve issued 144.” Sad Hoover.

Business may be going well for them, however people are saying the 45 days it takes to get the permit is an...
May 10, 2004 - 2:23pm
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If you’ve been through downtown Zanesville lately, you’ve probably noticed the old Pollicks’ Jewelry building is being renovated.

The new owner of the building says they are completely restoring it.

Also while doing renovations they discovered remnants of what could have been a multiple fire at one time.

After completion, they hope to open an antique furniture store.
May 10, 2004 - 11:48am
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Today is National Women’s Check-up Day and in honor of this day Genesis-Bethesda offered a variety of screenings, assessments and information about women’s health.

Not all of the programs were free but some were, like the DermaView, it’s a machine that tests skin for the potential of cancer.

Patients place their face in a small curtained box. An ultraviolet light is shined on the face. Wellness Technician Nancy Swope says its one of the best ways to detect pre-cancerous...
May 10, 2004 - 11:43am
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Some Crooksville residents will be left without power service for part of this afternoon.

American Electric Power says a planned power outage will occur at 4:00 p.m.

Officials say it will affect around 400 customers.

The outage is expected to last around two hours.
May 10, 2004 - 9:16am
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Gun advocates say the process to get county sheriff’s to issue permits should be made easier.

Sheriff’s have 45 days to issue or deny permits under a new state law and some say they need every day of it.

More than 450 licenses have been issued in central Ohio since the law took effect a month ago.

Ohioans for Concealed Carry representative Gerald Valentino says getting a permit should not be any different than a driver’s license.
May 10, 2004 - 5:40am
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Senator John Edwards of North Carolina said in Columbus over the weekend that the humiliating abuse of Iraqi prisoners is not about the Secretary of Defense but about the President of the United States.

HE said the only way to send a message to the rest of the world that Americans emphatically reject the abuse is to elect Democrat John Kerry as President.

Edwards, who dropped out of the Presidential race after the Ohio Primary, spoke at the State’s Democratic Party’s...
May 10, 2004 - 3:55am
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With more and more people moving into downtown Columbus, there's bound to be some city dwelling pet lovers coming to town.

However, proposed legislation to establish dog parks citywide has left downtown out of the plans, to the disappointment of some dog owners.

As many as 15-thousand people are expected to move to Columbus' core by 2012. Currently, about three-thousand people live there.

A group of dog lovers calling themselves the Doggie Park Porject Team have...
May 9, 2004 - 3:09pm
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You better sit down for this. It’s a creative way for the Licking County Seat, (Newark) to add a little art to it’s downtown. The project is called “Take A Seat” and is looking for artists.

Art lovers Jim and Jackie Wenner decided to tackle the “Take A Seat” chair program, a creative way to spice up and add some art, ‘chair art’, that is to display in downtown Newark.

The idea? Buy a raw, plain wooden chair from Jim and Jackie for 30 dollars, still in the box. Assemble it...
May 9, 2004 - 12:46pm
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If golfing is your cup of “tee”, then you’ll be glad to know that in Muskingum County w have tow of Ohio’s top ten ranked golf course.

If your wondering which two those are, you can find Eagle Sticks and the Longaberger Golf Club along with many others inside the Muskingum County’s first edition golf guide.

Inside the brochure is plenty of information about all the different course.

If you would like more information on the courses available within Muskingum...
May 9, 2004 - 12:44pm
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If mom likes chicken and green beans, then the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department was the place to be today.

Families from around the area came to the annual Mother’s Day barbeque.

President of the WTVFD says, “it’s been a tradition for families and it seems to work. A lot of people bring their mothers out here for lunch.”

For the France family, today’s barbeque meant more then just good food and spending time with mom-it was also a time to remember...
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