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June 6, 2003 - 2:14pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Tuition at all Ohio University campuses has increased this year by 9.5 percent. With such an increase many students may look for additional help through financial aid. However, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, average student financial aid awards cover only 72 percent of the demonstrated financial need of undergraduate students. This often leaves families struggling to meet the cost of today’s rising tuition. That’s why Monica Jones, director of...
June 6, 2003 - 2:10pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Genesis HealthCare System president and chief executive officer Tom Sieber shared details of the organization’s plan to improve its financial position. The plan, which includes activities to reduce expenses and increase revenue, calls for a reduction of 75 to 100 employees by July 1st. All employees with hired hours who are laid off will be offered outplacement services to prepare them in seeking another job. They will also get severance benefits that my include a continuation of health...
June 6, 2003 - 12:57pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is not commenting much on the criminal investigation concerning one of its troopers. The State Headquarters of the Patrol and the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office are reviewing the case involving Trooper Jennifer DeLong and Zanesville resident Melody Butts. The incident occurred on May 28th. Trooper DeLong approached Butts at her home with a traffic citation. After a verbal altercation, Butts was maced, arrested, and spent the night in...
June 6, 2003 - 12:56pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
For the second time in two years, an employee at a military-style boot camp is Fairfield County has been accused of improper sexual conduct with a youthful offender. A Grand Jury last week indicted Drill Instructor Christopher Toops of Logan on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct and three counts of sexual battery. The charges result from allegations by a 14-year-old girl. Two year ago a camp worker, 34-year-old Thomas Taylor the Third, was charged with sex offences. He served three...
June 5, 2003 - 1:20pm
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About 20 percent of the 204 killers on Ohio’s death row are expected to try to escape execution by claiming they are mentally retarded. Public defender David Bodiker says his office will have filed 36 to 40 mentally retarded petitions by the Monday deadline set by the Ohio Supreme Court. Bodiker says he believes there is substantial evidence of mental retardation in those cases. The U. S. Supreme Court ruled last year that it was unconstitutional to execute the mentally retarded. A...
June 5, 2003 - 1:19pm
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A Bush Administration official says the President’s so-called “Clear Skies” proposal could reduce mercury emissions from power plants more than previously thought. The President’s proposal calls for mercury reductions of 26 tons by 2010. These reductions are expected to be met by making corresponding reductions in nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide. Randall Kroszner is a member of the President’s Council on Economic Advisers. He told a Senate Clean Air Subcommittee that new data show...
June 4, 2003 - 11:43pm
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A man who shot and killed his 13-year-old son with an arrow in a hunting accident last fall pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and was sentenced to 180 days in jail. Muskingum County Judge, Kelly Cottrill suspended half of Alan Foster's sentence, saying he still would be punished for the crime. By pleading guilty, he avoids a trial and a possible two years in jail, if convicted. The 40-year-old said he thought he was shooting at a deer when he fired his crossbow and shot his son in the...
June 4, 2003 - 6:25pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A Zanesville resident who is jailed in Florida for robbing a bank, could find himself back in town behind bars. John Angelo Jr. was indicted by a Muskingum County Grand Jury. He is charged with one count of robbery and one count of felony theft. Angelo allegedly robbed the Century National Bank in the Sunrise Center in September, 2002. Three weeks later, a robbery occurred in Callahan, Florida and through an extensive investigation, detectives were able to link the suspect to both robberies.
June 4, 2003 - 6:20pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Two residents accused of aggravated arson pleaded not guilty in court today. In addition to the aggravated arson charge, 20-year-old Edgardo DeJesus and 26-year-old Robin Ferrell were arraigned on one count of arson. Their bond is one hundred thousand dollars. The two are accused of setting fire to a car that belonged to Jodi Ritterbeck. The fire happened near a residence on Maple Avenue. Ritterbeck is reportedly DeJesus’ ex-girlfriend.
June 4, 2003 - 1:56pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Officials in the Perry County village of New Straitsville have to come up with 40-thousand dollars that is owed to two retirement funds. Mayor Dave Brown says some workers, including him, are working for free to pay off the debt. The village has cut the hours for other city officials. He says he does not know when the village will get the money repaid.
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