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January 8, 2004 - 7:40pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A 2003 Graduate of Maysville High School, is fighting to walk again, after a horrible accident.

Staff Sargent Skip Johnson wears his son’s dog tag on his boot, he says he won’t take it off until his son walks again. His wife Sherrie wears the tags around her neck, closest to her heart.

5 weeks ago, their son Justin, a Ranger in training in Ft. Benning GA, was shot in the thigh, and calf during a training fire, where they were supposed to be using blanks.

January 8, 2004 - 6:45pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Water from what the national weather service categorized as a major flood event is receding in Cambridge.

City engineer Paul Sherry says flood damage could have been a lot worse, if the city did not have the Southgate and east Cambridge dikes.

Sherry says the damage was minimal, although the water did flood some manholes, causing some sewage backup along Gordon’s Run Road.

The Wills creek in Cambridge is now receding. Sherry said it hit its peak on Tuesday at 20...
January 8, 2004 - 2:23pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The race for Cambridge Mayor is finally over.

A Guernsey County Judge has dismissed a challenge to the results of November’s race. Judge David Ellwood’s ruling means the re-election of Sam Salupo on Election Day will stand.

Challenger and former mayor Charles Schuab challenged a decision by Guernsey County Board of Elections to disqualify eight votes because they were cast in the wrong precinct.

Salupo won the race by five votes out of 2800. Judge Ellwood...
January 8, 2004 - 1:58pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The woman who claimed she lost the winning ticket in last week’s 162,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot now says she made it all up.

A crying Elecia Battle of Cleveland says she wanted to win so badly for her children and her family.

The 40-year-old says she’s sorry for what she did. Battle filed a police report saying she lost the ticket, possible when she dropped her purse outside a convenience store.

The State Lottery declared 34-year-old Rebecca Jemison of...
January 8, 2004 - 6:14am
5 years 47 weeks ago
There’s a lottery winner in Guernsey County.

The Ohio Lottery says a ticket was sold in Cambridge and it had the six-digit kicker number and pays 100,000 dollars.

The lottery did not have the name of the winner.

Meanwhile, the Ohio Super Lotto jackpot grows by another one million dollars to 19,000,000 after there was no big winner last night.
January 8, 2004 - 6:10am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Governor Taft says he will sign into law a bill the legislature passed to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns.

The Senate approved the amended bill 25-to-8 yesterday and the house vote was 69-to-24.

The vote marks the first time he legislature and the Governor’s office have agreed to a deal after a decade of debate on the highly charged issue.

Ohioans who apply for permits to carry concealed weapons would have to pay a fee, undergo background checks and be...
January 8, 2004 - 6:04am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The floods of 2004 are now being gauged in terms of dollars in Morgan County.

The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency says preliminary infrastructure damage assessments stand at just over 700,000 dollars.

Public Information Officer Keith Spare says the estimated economic loss to business is around 300,000 dollars.

Spare says that’s a grand total of over 1,000,000 dollars in losses to the community from the January floods.

The E-M-A is in the...
January 7, 2004 - 11:37pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A former member of the Ohio House is returning to Columbus to represent Southeast Ohio in the Senate.

A Senate Republican Screening Committee recommended Joy Padgett of Coshocton to replace Senator James Carnes, who is joining the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as a deputy director.

Carnes cannot run for re-election this year because of term limits. Padgett is expected to be appointed by the Senate’s 21 other Republicans next week. She currently serves on the...
January 7, 2004 - 7:34pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The severe winter weather can be tough on our four legged friends, and leaving them outside in the very cold temperatures can be dangerous.

If you must leave you pet outside, limit time spent in harsh conditions, and try using a de-icer, which can be found at a pet supply store, in your pet’s water bowl.

Keep the shelter small so the pet’s body heat can warm it up, and heavily insulated with blankets, padding and throw rugs.
A shelter off the ground can prevent...
January 7, 2004 - 7:26pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The local Fire Departments are working to keep residents safe and warm…

With frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, a popular choice to keep warm among many people are space heaters,
which can be extremely dangerous if not used properly.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy says during the winter months, he sees an increase in fires caused by the small, floor heaters.

Chief Lacy says use a properly sized extension cord, never cover the heaters with anything, keep...
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