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November 25, 2003 - 10:50pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
State regulators have ordered FirstEnergy to submit a plan on how it will fix problems cited by the U.S.-Canadian task force investigating the August 14th blackout. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio told the Akron-based utility Tuesday to file its plan by March 1st. The task force’s report issued November 19th criticized FirstEnergy for inadequate computer hardware, software and training. It also said the company allowed trees underneath transmission lines to grow too tall, triggering...
November 25, 2003 - 6:32pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Only one more day until feasts begins and at Christ’s Table, turkeys are already in the oven…over 360 pounds of turkey to be exact. The turkeys, donated by the Y-City Longbeards, will help to make a free Thanksgiving meal available to those in need. All of the traditional fixings will be included. Anyone is welcome for the holiday feast on Thursday from 10:35am until 12:30pm.
November 25, 2003 - 6:20pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Hoping to make a difference on both a local and state level, Ohio auditor, Betty Montgomery made a visit to Zanesville today. She was a special guest speaker at the Zanesville Rotary Club, trying to increase accountability in our democracy. Montgomery also spoke about her potential run for governor in 2006, saying that her experience in a variety of positions should help her in the race. Before becoming the state auditor, Montgomery had the opportunity to serve as a county and city...
November 25, 2003 - 11:06am
5 years 38 weeks ago
House Speaker Larry Householder says records of people holding concealed weapon permits should be public. He says he agrees with Governor Bob Taft’s request that the permit records be open. Householder says making the records public wouldn’t hurt the ability of people carrying concealed weapons to protect themselves. But he says he wants retired police officers to be exempt from the requirement.
November 25, 2003 - 10:59am
5 years 38 weeks ago
An Ohio National Guard member whose unit is scheduled for deployment in January is refusing to be vaccinated against Anthrax and could wind up in jail. Kurt Hickman, an Ohio University junior from Granville thinks the vaccine might make him ill. A guard spokesman says his refusal to obey a lawful order is a serious offense. The spokesman said the 20-year-old Hickman is the first Ohio guardsman to refuse the vaccine. The vaccine is known to have adverse affects ranging from headaches and...
November 24, 2003 - 11:33pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
It was all celebrations at Zanesville city council tonight as councilman Dan Vincent saved the city over $650,000 by refinancing bonds that are currently out at 6-7 percent. After hours of work by the auditor, treasurer, and the budget finance director, they came up with an interest rate of only 3.42 percent. Vincent says there is a small price to pay for the big savings. People who purchased those bonds will have them recalled, be reimbursed, and have to reinvest their money. Vincent hopes...
November 24, 2003 - 10:29pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A surprising twist to a local kidnapping case. Convicted of kidnapping her 2-year-old twins Taylor and Chase back in August, Nicole Cox of South Zanesville was facing two years in prison stemming from two counts of interfering with custody she pleaded to last month. However her husband Joe interrupted the sentencing hearing saying he wants the court to be lenient on Nicole because he wants to keep his family together. Therefore, according to Assistant Muskingum County Prosecutor Jim Workman...
November 24, 2003 - 10:28pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, this week’s most wanted suspect is now in custody. Deputies apprehended Myron Gene Beach of Zanesville on Schaum Avenue Monday evening. According to dispatchers, Beach was wanted for failure to appear in court for theft over $500. He is currently being held in the County Jail.
November 24, 2003 - 10:27pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Ohio’s senators joined the majority in the 61-39 roll call by which the chamber voted to advance the Medicare bill to a final vote. On this vote, a “yes” vote was a vote to advance the bill and a “no” vote was a vote to block it.
November 24, 2003 - 2:57pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A bill that would make firefighters and emergency workers eligible for free medical screenings has passed the U-S Senate and is on its way to the House. The workers who responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City returned home with respiratory problems so the government set up a free medical screening program for them. Senator George Voinovich says there needs to be a program already in place for future disasters, including earthquakes and large fires. The program...
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