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April 20, 2005 - 12:25am
6 years 51 weeks ago
There will be no smoking ban enacted in three Licking County cities.

Newark, Heath and Granville have all voted down a proposed ban on smoking in public places at a council meeting held Monday night.

Newark City Council voted 6-to-5 against the ban with Council President, Marc Guthrie casting the tie-breaker.

Guthrie says the citizens of Newark should be allowed to vote on the proposal and says he would have supported a ban that contained exemptions, including...
April 20, 2005 - 12:16am
6 years 51 weeks ago
A motorcycle collides with a pick-up truck causing backed up traffic for some motorists in Perry County.

The accident occurred a little after seven Tuesday evening at an intersection on State Route 93 in Roseville.

According to officials on the scene, this was a situation where the motorcyclist passed another vehicle on 93, and the pick-up truck also pulled out into the road where the cycle was traveling.

That's when the collision occurred, bringing med-flight...
April 20, 2005 - 12:07am
6 years 51 weeks ago
An accident involving a semi tractor trailer Tuesday evening caused severe damage to the vehicle that overturned.

According to officials on the scene, the eighteen wheeler hauling non-hazardous materials overturned near the eastbound exit ramp 157 in Adamsville around 7:30 Tuesday.

There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Another truck was brought in to transfer the materials out of the damaged truck.

The identity of the driver is not being...
April 20, 2005 - 12:03am
6 years 51 weeks ago
A man is dead after a shooting that occurred in Newark late Monday night.

It happened just before midnight, when Newark Police say they responded to a call of shots fired near apartment D-3 at 41 North 40th Street. That's where they found an unidentified man bleeding from gunshot wounds.

The man died early Tuesday morning at Licking Memorial Hospital.

Authorities say two local men are currently in custody, 22-year-old Josh Saxton of 58 Linden Avenue, and 29-year...
April 19, 2005 - 9:29pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Students at Muskingum College showed off their artistic abilities to the public today.

Local residents and college students visited the annual student art sale and exhibit in Muskingum Colleges' Johnson Hall.

The exhibit included a variety of different pieces of art.

"You can see that there are one of a kind ceramics, sculpture paintings, drawings, photography everything that these students achieve in one semesters time".

April 19, 2005 - 3:23pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
Ohio farmers are taking advantage of April’s unseasonable dry spell to get a jump on planting crops.

You may recall during the fall and winter the flooding really affected the farming industry. Now farmers are welcoming this dry weather.

“Crops rely on adequate moisture throughout the growing season, but because of all the rain we had over the winter some of the problems associated with that rain its really given farmers a window of opportunity to get this work done,”...
April 19, 2005 - 12:34pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
A long-time professor at Muskingum College is saying its time to move on, as he retires after working at the university for 15 years and over 26 years for the CIA.

Ransom Clark teaches Political Science at Muskingum College and has held three of the five vice presidential administrative roles also.

He says when he was younger and adults asked him what he wanted to be, he said he wanted to work for the government, be a college professor and a lawyer. And when Clark sets...
April 19, 2005 - 12:25pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
For the third year in a row, students from all over Southeast Ohio got the chance to see Science and Aviation in a whole new light… as the NASA Mobile Aeronautics Education Lab (MAEL) came rolling into Muskingum County.

The John and Annie Glenn Historic site is home to the semi-trailer turned NASA lab. This year alone, over 700 students will visit the MAEL.

Craig Frohman is a public relations specialist with NASA. He says the program is moving coast to coast to schools,...
April 18, 2005 - 6:46pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
The Economic development news is good tonight out of Morgan County. Over two hundred fifty jobs will be saved.

Shortly after the announcement was made that the previous owners of Gould electronics would be relocating to Arizona, the Morgan County improvement corporation began planning how they would be able to save the plant from closing it's doors.

"Historically Morgan County has been one of the higher unemployment counties in central Ohio this allows us to continue to...
April 18, 2005 - 4:07pm
6 years 51 weeks ago
A longtime project is now one step closer to completion as the Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids for a sidewalk improvement project in Dresden.

The bids opened today for the Chestnut street sidewalk project. Commissioner Dorothy Montgomery says the funds for this project come from the community development block grant program.

Overall there were 3 bids given today.

“They were all very close in proximity to the estimate that was given. We’ll have to...
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