S-B-C Communications begins selling long-distance telephone service today in Ohio and three other states. The local telephone service provider that used to be known as Ameritech got permission from the Federal Communications Commission ten days ago to start offering long distance service. The entry of S-B-C is likely to trigger a long distance price war. It intends to offer a local and long distance plan for six dollars less a month than similar plans offered by M-C-I and Sprint. A...
According to the Fairfield State Highway Patrol, troopers are investigating a one-car accident Thursday evening. The accident happened when a car driving northbound on State Route 37...the car went off the right side of the road, overcorrected and struck a utility pole. The male driver was life-lighted to O.S.U Medical Center. The name of the driver is not being released at this time. The Patrol says the incident remains under investigation.
The Zanesville Police Department continues to search for a missing pregnant teenager. 17-year-old Jessica Bland has been missing since September 29th. Bland is described as a white female, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’4” tall and 150 pounds. She is six months pregnant. Because of that and her age, she is considered a high risk. Call the ZPD with any information: 455-0700.
As Halloween approaches, the police department has a few tips to parents: make sure you know where your kids are going, and how long they’ll be gone. Remind them to cross the street at the proper areas, and to stick in groups of three or more at all times. As far as candy is concerned, sort through it all before you let them eat anything. Don’t handle any candy that is missing a wrapper, or has a torn wrapper. Trick-or Treat in Zanesville is next Friday night, October 31st, from 5:30 to 7:...
In state politics, talk show host Jerry Springer says he’s now thinking about running for governor. Earlier this year, Springer bowed out of a run for the U.S. Senate saying his highly rated talk show “The Jerry Springer Show,” is an “albatross” he can’t overcome. But now, he says he wants to be Governor of Ohio, possibly running for office in 2006.
Two Ohio stores are among the 61 Wal-Marts nationwide where federal officials arrested workers who they say are in the country illegally. Immigration officials say they made arrests at the stores in Beavercreek, near Dayton, and in the Cleveland suburb of North Olmsted. The Parkersburg, West Virginia store was also targeted. Officials didn’t say how many people were taken into custody.
Vice President Dick Cheney is returning to Northeast Ohio to raise money for President Bush’s campaign. Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert Bennett says Cheney will visit Cleveland on November 24th. Kevin Madden, a spokesman for the Bush-Cheney Campaign, says he cannot confirm the trip or private details. Cheney raised $600,000 in Akron on June 30th and the Bush-Cheney Campaign has raised about $3.1 million in Ohio since June. Bennett says Bush is expected to pick up $1 million at a $2000...
After the long and tedious process of selecting a new president, Muskingum Area Technical College has announced their newest leader. Today the board of trustees named Dr. Paul Brown as the college's fifth president. After looking at tons of applicants, the board feels they have found the perfect match for their college. Dr. Brown is very excited to work at M-A-T-C, and take on his new role. Brown will assume his new position after the first of the year.
The Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative and South Central Power held a high-voltage safety program Wednesday evening for all fire, emergency personnel and law enforcement departments. More than 100 people attended the event, complete with demonstrations of dangerous high-voltage incidents.
Ohio Congressmen Ted Strickland and Bob Ney are calling on fellow lawmakers to set aside $1.3 billion for veterans healthcare. The House and Senate passed separate bills last week to approve $87 billion for military and reconstruction efforts in Iraq. The Senate bill contains extra money for veterans healthcare. A committee of House and Senate members is meeting this weeek to work out differences in the two versions.