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November 18, 2003 - 4:36pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
You might want to take the extra time to cook your vegetables.. Health officials are still investigating a recent Hepatitis A outbreak affecting 31 Ohioans and contaminated green onions may be to blame. If you do contract the virus, there are certain symptoms to look for. Since Hepatitis A is a contagious virus, cleanliness plays a major role in prevention. Muskingum County normally has 1 or 2 cases of Hepatitis A per year. It is important to notify the Health Department if you do develop...
November 18, 2003 - 12:48am
5 years 44 weeks ago
While the race for the mayor of Cambridge has been as ongoing battle, allegations of alleged wrong doing during the prior administration has now sparked an investigation. It began when the Daily Jeffersonian made a public records request to the Service Safety Director, John Jones. In turn, they've gathered information over their term in office and felt at this time it should be handed over to the proper authorities. The investigation has been taken over by the Ohio Ethics Commission as well...
November 18, 2003 - 12:40am
5 years 44 weeks ago
It was a much-anticipated night in Guernsey County as the certification of results for the 2003 general election was completed. One of the key races in limbo was the race for Cambridge Mayor. Incumbent Mayor Sam Salupo came out ahead with a total of 1407 votes, but closely behind was former Mayor Charles Schaub with 1402 votes. The decision won't become final until after an automatic recount, which will be held on December 2.
November 17, 2003 - 10:46pm
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The Zanesville man accused of fleeing from sheriff’s deputies and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and their nine-month old daughter was back in court Monday, but for a very short time. According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, 35-year-old Ryan Hardcastle has been indicted on one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of abduction, one count of failure to comply with a police order, and one count violation of a protection order. On September 24th, Hardcastle plead not guilty to the...
November 17, 2003 - 10:44pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A group of northeast Ohio physicians have banded together to fight back against wheat they say are problems in the medical field. The Physician Advocacy Group was organized in April. Members are speaking out against skyrocketing medical malpractice premiums and declining insurance reimbursements. The group is adopting a militant approach to grab the public’s attention.
November 17, 2003 - 6:35pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Library of Congress’ tour continues this morning with interactive workshops for the Cambridge community. The Pritchard Laughlin Center played host to two seminars this morning. The first was the National Veterans History Project. This morning representatives from the Library of Congress conducted an interview of Jack Jones, a Navy veteran, in front of a crowd of curious onlookers. The project’s goal is to talk to every possible American war veteran. Local members of the community can...
November 17, 2003 - 6:31pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
A Muskingum County businessman announces his initial plans for Republican endorsement for next year’s county commissioner race. Steve Strauss, owner of Strauss Truck Sales and Strauss Fence Company, wants to make sure he has endorsement from the Republican Club before officially announcing his plans to run. The club makes their decision on December 2, 2003. He has petitions for the office from the Board of Elections, but doesn’t plan to officially file unless getting the nod from area...
November 17, 2003 - 6:26pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Emergency Management officials plan to make some upgrades with a new training facility and improvements on area tornado sirens. Officials met with Muskingum County Commissioners this afternoon proposing a site for their training center. They got the ok for the site to go next to their current facility on Adamsville Road. Don’ worry, your tax dollars won’t increase, they’re paying for this with grants from the Department of Justice and Homeland Security funds. The center will be open for any...
November 17, 2003 - 6:22pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Law enforcement officers busted a drug offender Friday morning, stopping a large amount of cocaine from getting to our streets. Officers from the Zanesville police department, federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms served a federal arrest indictment on Linden Avenue. With no struggles, they arrest 30 year-old Jason Potter. He was indicted on drug and firearms charges. Chief Eric Lambes said Potter had a device used to compress large amounts of...
November 17, 2003 - 12:30pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Can you see me now?? Not for long…cell phones equipped with cameras are now being banned from local gyms and fitness centers. The reason, customers are secretly snapping digital photos of people in locker rooms. Jim Fraunfelter, Director of the Field House in Zanesville says it’s a matter of privacy. Since June 1st, Fraunfelter has issued signs on both the men and women’s locker rooms at the Field House explaining the ban on camera phones. If caught using one of these camera phones in a...
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