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June 8, 2004 - 3:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Former President Reagan’s death is having a profound effect on Americans across the country.

Thousands of people some who knew him, most who did not, are mourning his loss and paying their respects.

Brian King, a political science instructor at Muskingum College is just one of the many Americans inspired by Reagan.

King says that he didn’t realize how upset he’d get when he heard Reagan had passed away, but it really affected him. King says, “I looked at my wife...
June 8, 2004 - 11:36am
6 years 7 weeks ago
With summer temperatures on the rise, people with breathing problem, the elderly and young children need the relief of air conditioning more than ever. A recent Federal program is providing that help.

The Summer Crisis Program started five years ago as a way to help low income families get an air conditioner. Community Services Coordinator Gary Wilson says the high humidity is a health risk to those with respiratory problems and can even cause death.

“All across the...
June 8, 2004 - 8:00am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Columbus City Council could vote as soon as June 28th on controversial proposal to ban smoking in most public places.

Council Member Charleta Tavares, who heads the Health Committee, promised a rapid response to the Smoke-free Columbus Proposal with two public hearings in the next two weeks, followed by legislation and a council vote.

It remains to be seen whether the legislation will contain everything sought by Smoke-free Columbus. Its proposal would ban smoking in...
June 7, 2004 - 10:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The two men arrested for their alleged connection to a drug deal near the East Pike in April were back in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom Monday morning.

On April 14th 53-year-old Rodney Colucy of Arizona, plead not guilty to one count of trafficking in marijuana and one count possession of marijuana. But according to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman, Monday Colucy withdrew that plea and plead guilty to both counts.

Colucy was arrested April 2nd near the...
June 7, 2004 - 4:33pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Former President Ronald Reagan’s death has affected not only National and International leaders but our local politicians as well.

State Representative Jim Aslinides says he was saddened by the news, but says President Reagan did a lot for our country including our area.

He says, “Living through the Alzheimer’s experience both him and his family have had it pretty rough, but to accredit to those people they were truly great Americans. Ronald Reagan did a lot for us here in...
June 7, 2004 - 4:17pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Ronald Reagan was known for many accomplishments during his lifetime, most notably as our 40th President.

But it was his announcement to the world that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease that ultimately changed the way Americans viewed him.

Martha Purkey of the Alfred S. Carr Center says it was this announcement that paved the way for families who were going through the same thing to inform them they were not alone.

Purkey says, “The family was very...
June 7, 2004 - 2:14pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Muskingum County native comes back home and stops by the County Commissioners to talk about his new book.

The new book titled, No Better Bull: A Chronicle of Family and my Life with the Angus Breed.

Author Les Leachman says he’s been coming back to Ohio since 1946. He left to continue with the family business of raising Angus beef cattle in Montana

“We have never missed a year coming back to Ohio, even if it was just stopping for a few minutes or a few hours...
June 7, 2004 - 2:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Gus Macker Tournament may be over but the numbers are still coming in and according to Downtown Manager Dana Matz, those numbers add up to success.

Matz says this year’s tournament’s emphasis was on sportsmanship and conduct on the court. Two players were arrested for misconduct on Saturday. He says compared to last year the numbers were slightly down. Approximately 22-thousand as opposed to last year’s 25-thousand, but despite that Matz says Gus Macker was a success.
June 7, 2004 - 9:06am
6 years 7 weeks ago
If Councilwoman Patsy Thomas gets her way defibrillators will be easy to find in Columbus as fire extinguishers.

Doctors say people have a better chance of surviving a heart attack if they can get treatment within four minutes.

Cities like Las Vegas and Seattle keep the machines, which give victims a lifesaving shock nearby and ready for use by the public.

Thomas teamed up with area hospitals last year to raise nearly 25-thousand dollars to put the machines in...
June 6, 2004 - 2:57pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The annual Gus Macker Tournament came to a close today, and we wanted to find out just how far people had to drive home when the games ended.

At this year’s Gus Macker people come from twelve different states just to show who’s got game.

The Zanesville tournament kicked off the tournaments across the summer.

This year there will be 49 Gus Macker tournaments across the country including nine of those right here in the buckeye state.
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