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May 5, 2004 - 1:22pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Hundreds of students, teachers and parents are protesting the state’s school funding system today.

Participants in the rally outside the Ohio Statehouse say the system still relies too heavily on local property taxes.

They say the state isn’t doing enough to fix an education system found unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court three times.

Students from Newcomerstown schools say they must now pay to play sports or be in the band because taxpayers can’t...
May 5, 2004 - 5:39am
5 years 51 weeks ago
A preliminary investigation shows no evidence of engine or equipment failure in a tour plane that crashed on a lava flow in Hawaii last month.

The plane’s pilot Jelica Matic and her tow passengers, Dallas and Catherine Ratcliff of Portsmouth, Ohio, survived the impact but were burned in a fire that started after the crash.

The Ratcliff’s are in stable condition at a hospital in Honolulu. Hospital officials won’t release information on Matic’s condition.

May 5, 2004 - 5:15am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Police have surrounded a house in Elyria today where a man shot at a social worker and a police officer trying to check the welfare of a toddler and infant.

Police say the grandmothers of at least on the of the children was hit in the arm by gunfire, but no one else was is hurt. She has been released after being treated at an area hospital.

Police won’t say what the man’s relationship is to the children. Lorraine County Children Services Director Gary Crow says the...
May 4, 2004 - 2:35pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
There are an estimated 3.3 million to 12.8 million people who suffer from food borne illnesses each year.

Food poisoning is really a common term people use to describe a food borne illness. Food is susceptible to germs for a lot of different reasons. One is the food itself. More specifically, what is the pH level of the food? The pH is important because while foods are either acidic or basic, the more basic a food is the more likely it is to attract germs and bacteria. The basic...
May 4, 2004 - 2:15pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Good news from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority tonight as talks continue about development in the South end of town.

Executive Director Larry Merry says that a company is interested in purchasing the property where Big Bear was located in South Zanesville.

Merry tells WHIZ there is a bidding process which must first take place, but he is optimistic the building will be purchased in the near future.

And they’re not the only ones who have noticed...
May 4, 2004 - 12:28pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
A local woman accused of Grand Theft was indicted by the Muskingum County Grand Jury on Wednesday.

41-year old Suzanne Slater of Zanesville was accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from Steve Kelso Plumbing on Linden Avenue.

“She did work for Steve Kelso as an office manager for approximately five years, o she had access to his company’s funds, checkbooks and things like that,” said Detective Ric Roush of the Zanesville Police Department.

Roush adds that...
May 4, 2004 - 11:01am
5 years 51 weeks ago
May is stroke awareness month, so now is the perfect tiem to learn about your risks for having a stroke.

Genesis is offering screenings later this month to increase awareness about warning signs and potential factors that contribute to strokes.

Michele Hankinson and Education Consultant for Genesis says, " Blood pressure- are you keeping that blood pressure under control and working with your health care provider to keep that under control. Do you smoke? People need to...
May 4, 2004 - 7:58am
5 years 51 weeks ago
A Zanesville woman has been indicted by a Muskingum County grand jury in connection with a local embezzlement case.

Zanesville police detective Ric Roush says 41-year-old Suzanne Slater faces one count of grand theft for allegedly taking 88,000 dollars from Steve Kelso Plumbing on Linden Avenue.

Roush says an investigation conducted by Zanesville Police revealed that between December 2000 and March of 2004 Slater was responsible for the theft of the money.

May 4, 2004 - 6:38am
5 years 51 weeks ago
The search continues today for the remains of a 22-year old Clinton County woman who disappeared eight years ago.

Acting on a tip, authorities are digging up the floor of a barn in Brown County, about five miles Southeast of Carrie Culberson’s hometown of Blanchester.

Four days of breaking through the barn’s cement floor and digging has yielded nothing. But two cadaver dogs have indicated that something is there, so Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger says the digging...
May 4, 2004 - 5:44am
5 years 51 weeks ago
A Grand Jury in Cleveland declined to indict a woman who beat up a man after she learned he was having sex with her eleven-year old daughter, sending him to the hospital for four days.

But the Grand Jury did indict the man, 27-year old Edward Bronston of East Cleveland, on rape and kidnapping charges. He is a former babysitter and lived with the family.

When the mother found a love letter her daughter had written to the unemployed carpenter, the mother said she became...
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