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January 3, 2004 - 2:40pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
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
5 years 46 weeks ago
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
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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
5 years 46 weeks ago
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 46 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.
January 1, 2004 - 5:38pm
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Hearts were all ablaze this morning, in a good way, as the first new bundle of joy of 2004 was born this morning at Bethesda Hospital.

The Wallace family welcomed Dominic Morgan Wallace at 1:21 a.m.

Weighing in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 21 inches long, Dominic’s parents were surprised he was a New Year’s baby, he came a week early.

The Wallace family received a gift basket totaling almost $300.00, filled with baby products, and a 6- month membership to...
December 31, 2003 - 11:13pm
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Ohio officials have released the photographs of four vehicles they believe could lead to information concerning a string of serial shootings that left one woman dead.

A serial shooting task force in Columbus is looking for the drivers of these four vehicles.

They believe they could provide crucial information about at least one of seven shootings linked by ballistic evidence.

On December 15th the vehicles stopped at a Speedway gas station and were taped on...
December 31, 2003 - 5:18pm
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No doubt many will be toasting in the New Year with alcohol,

and we all know how that can impair your vision, reflexes, and decisions.

So in an effort to ensure that all celebrators are alive to enjoy the full fist full day of 2004, Brown Distributing and Yellow and Starbright cabs are offering rides, starting from 6:00 this evening, through 6:00 tomorrow morning.

The cabs will pick up anyone in the city limits from any establishment serving alcohol and drive...
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