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December 22, 2003 - 3:14pm
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The state has raised its terror alert to orange, which coincides with the national level raised over the weekend.

Public safety director Kenneth Morckle says the level is expected to remain at orange, or high, until after the new year.

Morckle says the state highway patrol has increased security at state buildings in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo.

The patrol also is increasing enforcement along interstates and keeping truck weigh stations open longer....
December 22, 2003 - 2:06pm
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Salvation Army, as they prepare for their annual children’s toy drive.

Toys have been donated from local area businesses and organizations to help those who are less fortunate enjoy the holiday.

Major Susan Walter adds that efforts such as this toy drive are really reflective of what the Salvation Army stands for. She says, “It really goes to show that people do care about each other.. in today’s world we’re all so...
December 22, 2003 - 2:01pm
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It was a busy day at the Muskingum County Board of Elections. Candidates filing for various positions lined up to field their petitions.

State Representative Jim Aslanides and State Senate candidate Joy Padgett are running for re-election and explained why they believe they deserve your vote.

Aslanides says, “I think we’ve come a long way in making sure the budget address the concerns of a lot of folks we need to continue to make sure that tort reform is at the top...
December 22, 2003 - 1:46pm
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As Christmas draws near, the giving spirit continues at the Eastside Community Ministry. Today plenty of local community members came to pick up presents so that their teenagers will have a merry Christmas this year.

Jack Mcclelland, executive director of the Eastside Community Ministry says this year’s toy drive was different from year’s past because it primarily focuses on helping teenagers which is a change from helping younger kids.

Toys for Tots supplied about...
December 22, 2003 - 9:40am
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The former chairman of a grocery chain headed a consulting firm that collected millions from the company as it is twice declared bankruptcy in four years.

The Columbus Dispatch reports today that Gary Hirsch was a partner of a consulting firm that worked for Penn Traffic. The company in Syracuse, New York, paid the firm 26 million dollars from 1988 through early 2000. That’s when Hirsch retired and got nearly three-and-a half million dollars.

A bankruptcy judge this...
December 22, 2003 - 1:13am
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Gunshots rang out around 2:30 this morning, outside the Only One’s Motorcycle Club in Zanesville. 23-year-old Michael Fowler, also known as Freedom Allah, opened fire and killed 32-year-old Willard Pullie, who died at the scene.

Witnesses led officers to Fowler, by describing his car, which was found at his residence. After obtaining a search warrant, officers surrounded his home at 1307 Jackson Street at approximately 10 o’clock this morning.
Chief of Police, Eric Lambes called...
December 21, 2003 - 1:33am
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If diamonds are a girl’s best friends, they should come in all colors.

Hands down, the hottest trend in jewelry right now, for engagement rings, in particular, is colored diamonds.

Natural radiation and pressure cause diamonds to color deep with in the earth, creating several colors.

Colored diamonds are more rare than white diamonds, and depending on the intensity of the color of the stone, the price tag on your ring will vary.

Many blame the hype...
December 21, 2003 - 1:05am
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Nearly sixty local, state, and federal law enforcement officers went door-to-door today near some of the shooting sites in Columbus.

Investigations have collected nearly 2,500 telephone tips so far in the 18 shootings since May along interstate 270 at the city's southern edge.

Franklin County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Steve Martin says they're still evaluating other information gathered today in several neighborhoods. Those included the streets where two houses were hit...
December 20, 2003 - 12:38pm
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Zanesville kids flocked to Bryan Place this morning for a breakfast with Mr. Santa Claus himself.

The event included numerous activities for families to partake in together. Donna Taylor of Bryan Place says its an event uprooted in tradition.

Volunteers from Zanesville High School's honors society and some Big Brothers/Big Sisters offered to help serve as elves at today's breakfast.

The event benefits the Muskingum County Literacy Council.
December 19, 2003 - 11:22pm
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Cleveland’s large high schools such as the 1,200 student East Tech will split up over the next several years to create smaller schools of 400 of so students.

East Tech senior Kimberly Bean says few teachers know her name before she got involved in student council. Things may change at her school but not before she graduates this spring.

The effort is part of a national campaign fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates...
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