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January 3, 2004 - 7:55pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Suffering from the winter blahs?
Brighten up by planting some of your favorite flowers.

You may think January may not be the typical time to plant, but owner of Florafino’s Flower Market, Greg Orafino says as long as you can work the soil, you can plant.

Indoor plants acquire more attention in the winter, due to the dryness in the air.

“ One thing with reduced humidity in the house, you have to make sure that you mist your plants more frequently, or put a...
January 3, 2004 - 2:48pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
With the new year beginning, the animal shelter is still searching for people to adopt pets.

For this week’s pet of the week, the shelter has chosen a cute and playful kitten.

Robert Hill of the Muskingum County animal shelter says, a lot of people have come by the shelter, but so far no one has adopted him.

If you or someone you know wants to adopt this cat you can call this number: 452-1077.
January 3, 2004 - 2:44pm
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There’s a new option for beer-drinkers looking to stick to their New Year’s resoluctions of losing weight.

Low-carb beers are now on the market targeting those who want to cut back on carbs, but still enjoy beer.

As a result sales have increased and a lot of light beer drinkers are switching to ultra beers.
January 3, 2004 - 2:40pm
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Teens are now using a household item to get a simple high. It is called “dexing” or “robotripping” and it has to do with overdosing on cough medicine.

The active ingredient, dextromethrophan or DXM, can cause hallucinations or a high like feeling.

DXM can be found in cough medicines like Robitussin and Dimetap.

Darren Wooley, a pharmacist at Northside Pharmacy says that it is easy for kids to get and some parents would not think twice about it.

January 2, 2004 - 7:43pm
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It’s a new year and a full plate of goals for the city of Zanesville in 2004.

Mayor Jack Fenton says with the help of new traffic lights and remodeled buildings, he hopes to create a more attractive downtown.

Fenton says he is also looking forward to the Greenwood Revitalization project, which will be starting this Spring.
January 2, 2004 - 7:30pm
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It was a proud day today for citizens of Morgan County, as their prosecuting attorney leaves for Iraq.

Lieutenant colonel Rick Welch is being deployed today as part of America’s First Team in the First Calvary Division.
He will be the Senior Specials Operations Military Advisor.

Welch says he will be working with military, city, and religious leaders to help Iraq become a self-sufficient country.

Lieutenant Welch is headed to Ft. Hood Texas today, then off...
January 2, 2004 - 6:00am
5 years 45 weeks ago
The Executive Director of the Central Ohio Alcoholism Prevention program has been arrested on drunk driving charges for the second time in ten years.

Court documents show James Billow of Heath was charged with driving under the influence and failure to control his car last Saturday.

Police say they 58-year-old was arrested after wrecking a sport utility vehicle registered to the Licking County program that morning.

The program’s chairman, Bob Baldwin, says...
January 2, 2004 - 5:54am
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Ohio passed a law that lets police arrest people for videotaping movies in theaters.

Governor Taft signed the bill last month and it takes effect in March.

The film industry is trying to prevent piracy and they have several methods to fight it. That includes bag searches for people entering movie houses.

But some say Hollywood’s tactics could backfire. A recent study found that three out of every four movies leaked on the internet came from industry insiders...
January 1, 2004 - 11:16pm
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Athens police say an Ohio University student died early this morning after falling from a fifth-floor balcony after a New Year’s party.

20-year-old Kyle P. Luginbuhl of Bluffton fell shortly before 5:00 a.m. from the privately owner complex. Most of the tenants there are students. L

uginbuhl wasn’t breathing and had no pulse when officers found him. He was declared dead at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens in Southeast Ohio.

His body was sent to...
January 1, 2004 - 5:43pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
It’s a new year, and a new mayor for the city of Newark.

Bruce Bain was sworn in this morning around 11a.m. along with several other city officials.
Bain’s goals include bringing new jobs to the city as well as to keep the residents of Newark safe.

Bain says he expects an exciting and successful new year and is appreciative of all those who stood behind him through the campaign.
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