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June 24, 2004 - 4:00pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
With torch in hand, athletes were running through Byesville, Cambridge, and Zanesville today for the 2004 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Run.

5 groups make up the Ohio Special Olympic team. All the teams will meet tomorrow for the culmination of the run and the opening ceremonies in downtown Columbus.

Officers and supporters generate funds all year long, and hope to raise $250,000 statewide this year.
June 24, 2004 - 3:52pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
The old Maysville Middle School will soon become the new Children Services Building, and bids were opened today at the County Commissioners for potentional construction companies to handle the job.

Commissioners say the new remodeled building will be a much better facility than the current one located in Avondale. They were pleased with so many local contractors anxious to get started remodeling the former school.

The building should be finished by next spring.
June 24, 2004 - 1:32pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s a growing trend that doesn’t show any signs of fading away. National statistics are showing more women are entering the funeral business than ever before.

It’s one of the most devastating times in a person’s life…the death of a loved one. And funeral homes around the country are capitalizing on effect women bring to the funeral business.

52 percent of students entering mortuary schools and other funeral education programs in 2003 are women. And according to the...
June 24, 2004 - 9:38am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office makes a big pot bust.

Detective Ron Buchanan says on Monday of this week his office along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police seized around 13 pounds of marijuana being sent to Washington County.

The two-week investigation started in Washington County and resulted in the arrest of 45-year-old Richard Parker of Columbus.

Investigators say the marijuana street value is estimated at 20,000 dollars...
June 24, 2004 - 7:53am
6 years 24 weeks ago
Some residents of a gated community on Lake Mohawk in the Eastern Ohio town of Malvern are upset over the housing association’s plan for getting rid of Canadian Geese, by rounding them up and beheading them.

Nobody disputes the fact that the geese are a nuisance.

But resident Richard Loughry calls the method of dealing with them “barbaric.”

The method, however, is accepted under a permit issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

June 24, 2004 - 7:24am
6 years 24 weeks ago
The attorney for a Columbus man charged with plotting to bomb a shopping mall says his client was stripped of his identity while in federal custody.

Attorney Mahir Sherif tells the Associated Press in e-mail that Nuradin Abdi was booked into an immigration jail under the name John Doe after his arrest last November.

Sherif says jailers referred to Abdi as John Doe and his mail was addressed to him that way. HE also says Abdi’s family was not allowed to visit him.
June 24, 2004 - 12:54am
6 years 24 weeks ago
An update to Tuesday night’s fatal accident on Interstate-77 Northbound.

According to the Cambridge State Highway Patrol, the victim in the crash is 61-year-old Charles David Hardesty of Byesville.

Hardesty reportedly drove his car into the left rear of a parked semi truck in the berm of the highway. His car than came to a halt in the passing lane of the highway.

The Patrol says Hardesty was transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center where he...
June 23, 2004 - 2:29pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
Everyone likes to have a good time on the 4th of July as we celebrate our nation’s independence, but playing with fireworks can often be dangerous and even deadly.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says safety is the number one thing to remember during the holiday weekend. He says, “People try to shoot them in their backyard and they end up going over and we’ve had some experiences here in the city where it actually set the neighbors house on fire, and that’s why they’re not allowed...
June 23, 2004 - 2:25pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
A local organization is in desperate need of some funding and tonight they are asking for your help.

The Salvation Army is hosting it’s 25th year of summer day camp for area kids, but say this year they are having a tough time with funding.

Debbie Webster, the office manager of the Salvation Army says, “Agencies everywhere are feeling cuts from foundations and our agency is no different and we’ve lost some funding this year for our camp.”

The day camp, which...
June 23, 2004 - 12:45pm
6 years 24 weeks ago
It’s a book many have anxiously been waiting for and now its here.

Former President Bill Clinton’s book titled “My Life” hit bookstores yesterday and store managers say they can’t keep it on the shelves. According to Walden Book store managers, the company has already reached 2 million in sales from the book.

Book managers are also saying the book is selling well with both republicans and democrats, but the real hype lies in the details of the scandal with Monica...
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