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December 30, 2003 - 5:11pm
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Morgan County’s Prosecutor is joining the fight against terrorism.

Rick Welch today announced that he has been notified by the Department of the Army that he must report to Fort Hood, Texas in early January for deployment to Iraq.

Welch is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Special Forces Green Beret division and has expertise in special operations.

Welch will likely be involved in counter-insurgency operations, unconventional warfare, foreign internal security...
December 30, 2003 - 4:33pm
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The Food and Drug Administration announced today that for the first time ever, U.S. officials are banning the sale of an over-the-counter drug.

The FDA is warning consumers against the use of products containing Ephedra. Studies have suggested links between the stimulant and various side effects including insomnia, heart failure, seizures, and even death.

Rod Stickrath, a pharmacist at Northside Pharmacy, says, "If the product says Ephedra, you should not buy it." He...
December 30, 2003 - 3:17pm
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Ohio drivers caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after midnight Wednesday could spend the first part of 2004 driving with special red-letter license plates.

The state’s new drunken driving law takes effect Thursday.

It calls for all offenders who are permitted to keep driving to display special license plates until their normal privileges are restored.

The special license plates have been available since 1967 but judges have rarely used them.
December 30, 2003 - 12:40pm
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Christ’s table certainly has something to celebrate these days. After seventeen years of serving the downtown Zanesville community, the group recently announced they are proud to say they’ve fed over one million meals since they opened in November of 1986.

Gretchen Sayre the Executive Director of Christ Table says a lot of their success can be attributed to the hard work put in by those who give their time and service in the kitchen.

Christ Table served over 8,500 meals...
December 30, 2003 - 12:36pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
Students looking to improve their proficiency test scores can now check out new CD’s at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville.

The CD’s are designed to help assess a student’s knowledge on certain concepts and prepare them for the standardized tests.

Although the discs are set up for students in fourth, sixth and ninth grade, essentially all students can benefit from using the practice CD’s .

The CD’s were a gift to the library form the Zanesville Daybreak...
December 30, 2003 - 9:41am
5 years 45 weeks ago
The state of Ohio is suing the maker and distributor of Craftmatic adjustable beds, accusing them of using high-pressure sales tactics and illegal pricing to sell beds to elderly or infirm customers.

Attorney General Jim Petro, who filed the suit in Franklin County common pleas court yesterday, said preying on Ohio’s vulnerable populations is unconscionable.

The suit alleges violations of the state’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and seeks restitution for consumers and...
December 29, 2003 - 10:55pm
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A $1.1 million project is nearly completed and the final touches were being put on Monday at the Zanesville Waste Water Treatment Plant.

The city is on the final leg of a yearlong process that involves the replacement of two 80-ton digester covers at the plant.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says the project was funded through a loan from the Ohio EPA.
December 29, 2003 - 10:02pm
5 years 45 weeks ago
A well known Ohioan made a visit to Zanesville today to announce his run for the 20th District seat in the Ohio State Senate.

Terry Anderson is a name many people recognize. Most know him as the former Lebanon hostage who was taken capture in 1985, but now he's making new strides.

Anderson filed his petitions for candidacy and spoke to some of the Democratic Party loyalists in Zanesville as well as Mayor Jack Fenton about his decision to run.

Anderson says...
December 29, 2003 - 1:33pm
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Can’t find a place for your Christmas tree now that the holiday is over? Right now you can take part in the annual Christmas tree recycling program through the city of Zanesville.

Just bring your tree to any of the local drop off stations. This program is set up in large part to save landfill space. Matt Phillips of the City of Zanesville says, “ landfills are expensive to build and they’re cost keeps going up year after year, so the more space we can save for actual trash and...
December 29, 2003 - 1:28pm
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Tis the season, to volunteer.. The reports are in and the Bureau of Labor statistics say more people volunteered in 2003 than last year.

About 63 million people did volunteer work at some point throughout the year, up four percent from last year. Major Les Walter of the Salvation Army attributes the increase to an understanding by Americans that we shouldn’t be so selfish.

Walter says there are numerous ways people can volunteer their time and there’s always an...
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