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February 5, 2003 - 3:49pm
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To help with the overwhelming process of applying for financial aid for college, Ohio University-Zanesville, Muskingum College, and Muskingum Area Technical College are teaming up with Scholarship Central and Bank One to present the 3rd annual Free Application For Federal Student Aid Completion Workshop. The workshop is for high school students and parents, or currently enrolled collge students, who will be filing the 2003-04 Free Application For Student Federal Aid for this coming academic...
February 4, 2003 - 11:03pm
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Students in the New Lexington School District found out Tuesday night that second time's a charm...Residents of the Perry County School District voted to pass the levy. A total of 1146 people from 18 precints voted...609 approved the levy renewal and 534 voted against it. The levy renewal is for a 5-year, 3-mill operating levy. The current levy expires on December 31st of this year. This is the second time the levy was voted on...it failed in November of last year by eleven votes.
February 4, 2003 - 6:54pm
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A small town in Perry County has a chilling claim to fame that has finally put them on the map. Milligan, a suburb if Mcluney which is a small suburb of Crooksville, has the distinction of recording the lowest temperature ever in the state of Ohio. Recording an unbelievable frigid temerature of 39 degrees below zero on February 10, 1899, the tiny town has been awarded a marker by the Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Bicentennial Commission. The marker will be dedicate on February 10,...
February 4, 2003 - 6:49pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for help with an accident that claimed the life of a Zanesville woman. It happened this past Friday at the intersection of state route 60 and 555. Troopers are trying to determine what happened at the intersection when a vehicle driven by 17-year old Shaun Barnhouse collided with another vehicle driven by 74-year old Loren Wilhite. The crash claimed the life of Wilhite's passenger and wife, 72-year old Phyliss Wilhite, who was...
February 4, 2003 - 6:43pm
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In an attempt to encourage investments, raise property values and the standard of living, the city of Zanesville is focusing revitalization efforts in the Brighton area. In a meeting tonight, property owners between Dryden Road and Homewood Avenue will be provided information on a program called Community Re-investment Area. "CRA" is a method for revitalization by providing tax exemptions for improvements made to property values. The meeting will be held at tonight at the Brighton...
February 4, 2003 - 4:29pm
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A Zanesville babysitter accused of sexually abusing four children in her care is on trial. Trial proceedings for 22-year-old Elizabeth Gill started today. Gill is charged with eight counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of endangering children. If Gill is found guilty, she could face up to 44 years in prison. According to detectives with the Zanesville police department, Gill sexually molested the children at a Zanesville residence on March 8th of last year. Gill also...
February 4, 2003 - 3:42pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Some area voters are heading to the polls today for a special election. In our area the only issue on the ballot is in Perry County. Voters are deciding the fate of a three-mill operating levy to maintain schools in the district. The levy was defeated in November and school officials say if it goes down again today it would have a huge impact on the school district. The polls remain open until 7:30 p.m. The results of the election will be posted this evening on this website and on the WHIZ...
February 4, 2003 - 3:08pm
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Speaker Larry Householder says the legislature has just 16 days to plug a 720 million-dollar hole in the current state budget. Governor Taft – like Householder, a republican – says if lawmakers do not enact a package of tax increases by the end of February, he will be forced to make cuts to primary-secondary and higher education. But Householder says lawmakers must act by February 20th so the package can be put in place. He says both the house and the senate may consider separate parts of...
February 4, 2003 - 10:33am
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Hunters, nurses and barbers are among those who’ll be asked to plug Ohio’s budget gap. Fee increases are part of the 49 billion dollar two-year state budget that Governor Taft proposed this week. Taft says the fee increases would raise more than 96 million dollars. He says that in most cases the hikes are needed just to cover the cost of providing the service. User fees are bringing in about 66 million dollars under the current two-year budget. The proposal would increase the cost for...
February 4, 2003 - 10:30am
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A Morgan county grand jury has declined to indict a man who had been charged with murder in the shooting death of his former wife’s son. Prosecutors said 39-year-old Robert Ward was accused of shooting 33-year-old David Winchell in the abdomen during a fight at Ward’s home in December. Ward says he acted in self-defense after Winchell threatened him with a rifle. An autopsy showed Winchell died from a single gunshot wound that damaged several organs. Morgan county prosecutor Rick Welch...
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