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April 20, 2004 - 4:56am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Following an overwhelming levy defeat, COSI in Columbus has announced it will close two days a week and shut down one fifth of its current space to save money.

The science museum near downtown Columbus, currently open seven days a week, will close Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in June.

The museum will shut down for three weeks in the fall while the south wing is closed and operations are consolidated into about 80 percent of the facility's current space.

The...
April 20, 2004 - 3:59am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Parallel investigations by Columbus Police and the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office are continuing into an arson fire that killed five college students near the OSU campus last April.

A police homicide sergeant says in a recent memo that a prosecutor's investigator is interfering with police work on the arson.

Columbus Police Sergeant Wallace Rushin says the investigator working for Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien has badgered witnesses and subjected them to...
April 19, 2004 - 9:36pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio area searching for a red pickup truck out of Wheeling, West Virginia.

According to the West Virginia State Police, authorities are searching for a 1997 Ford truck. The truck has Ohio license plates, however that is all the information authorities have released about the plates.

If anyone sees or has seen a vehicle matching this description, you’re asked to call the West Virginia State Police at 304-238-1100. The subject...
April 19, 2004 - 5:28pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Zanesville renters might soon have to pay a fee as part of a new program by the city’s code enforcement.

The main goal of the code enforcement is to implement change for the city of Zanesville.

Building inspector Tim Smith says this program will benefit both the landlord as well as the tenant.

The city’s public safety director Robert Brandford also attended today’s meeting and says code enforcement is a major factor in keeping the city safe.

The...
April 19, 2004 - 5:16pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
If your thinking of purchasing a new home there’s now an easier way to view the property ahead of time..right form your personal computer.

Muskingum County auditor, Anita Adams says they now have a new and improved technology called GIS or geographical information system.

This allows people to zoom in and take a closer look at property all across the county.

Now future homeowners can view property from a different angle with the new aerial photography...
April 19, 2004 - 3:33pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Panhandle Railway that connects several counties in our area could possibly face private ownership.

That is why a Licking County Commissioner and the Director of the Licking County Port Authority met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to show support for the railway.

Muskingum County Commissioner Don Madden says, “it is important to Muskingum County to have the rail line operating as a private industry or whether it’s going to be maintained by the state we want...
April 19, 2004 - 3:32pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Here’s an alarming statistic- in the US alone over 160,000 students purposely miss school everyday simply because they are too afraid to go.

With tomorrow being the five-year anniversary of the Columbine shootings, a local film director will premiere his latest film, Epilogue dealing with school bullies.

Founder of the film Thomas Brown says, “in this country we need to quit looking at bullying as a part of growing up or right of passage, but we need to look at it as the...
April 19, 2004 - 11:44am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Today at the Rotunda in the Muskingum County Courthouse, State Senator Joy Padgett of the 20th District was there to drum up support for her upcoming campaign.

The main issue on her agenda is jobs and how locals, if provided the tools and resources, can help their own economies grow.

Padgett also says that jobs that need to be created have to be able to support families with good pay, benefits and an opportunity to grow, not fast food jobs.

The Senator also...
April 19, 2004 - 10:56am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney was in Zanesville today in support of Senator Joy Padgett’s campaign for re-election and he had some strong opinions on the war in Iraq and the United States extending their stay there.
Congressman Ney says he fully supports the Bush Administration’s decision to extend the stay of soldiers in Iraq for at least another three months.

“We cannot sit here and play politics with this. The Commander-in-Chief and Secretary Rumsfeld know they need to extend the...
April 19, 2004 - 9:51am
6 years 7 weeks ago
A fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation today.

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s department says it happened Sunday.

Deputies say 36-year-old Richard Dillon of Coshocton was riding an off-road motorcycle north on County Road 343 in Clark Township when he rounded a curve and went off the left side of the road over an embankment.

Investigators say after striking a few trees he was thrown from the cycle.

Dillon was pronounced dead at the...
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