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August 14, 2003 - 1:10pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Longaberger Company announced some good economic news today. Director of Corporate Communications Julie Moorehead says the basket making company is calling back some of its employees on lay off. Moorehead says 80 manufacturing workers from the woodcrafts operation are coming back to work based on company seniority. She says the workers will return in the next few weeks. Moorehead says the great response to new products like the canister basket is the reason for the employee callback.
August 14, 2003 - 10:35am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The coalition of school districts has asked the U-S Supreme Court to review Ohio’s long-running school-funding case. The coalition for equity and Adequacy in school funding asked the nation’s top court today for permission to file a federal appeal to reopen the case. The coalition wants the court to order the Ohio Supreme Court to reopen the school funding case. Coalition schools want lawmakers to be forced to comply with the Ohio Supreme Court’s previous rulings to fix the funding system....
August 14, 2003 - 9:17am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Speaker of the Ohio House has opened an internet site in advance of an expected run for statewide office in 2006. Larry Householder must step down as speaker after next year because of term limits. The site features a short biography, photos, news articles, old campaign commercials and a link to the Ohio House Republican Campaign Committee. Householder, a republican from Glenford in Perry County, has expressed a desire to run for Governor one day. He has not specified an office for the...
August 14, 2003 - 7:44am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Low interest rates aren’t doing much for many of Ohio’s rural families. Housing advocates say bad credit; an inability to save money for down payments and a lack of affordable housing options is hurting the chances of many families of fulfilling the American dream of owning a home. Ohio has more than 600-thousand rural families. More than 20 percent have to spend at least 40 percent of their monthly income on housing. Congressman Bob Ney from St. Clairsville in Eastern Ohio says getting the...
August 14, 2003 - 7:38am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Ohioans may be sick of all the rain this summer, but they’re less likely to get sick from mosquito bites. The state health department’s Robert Restifo says the heavy rains washed away a lot of the breeding sites of mosquitoes that carry the West Nile disease. Health departments measure the density of mosquito infection by comparing how many infected pools of the pests they find with how many pools they test. In Columbus, for instance, the ratio at this time last year was one-to-30: now it’s one...
August 13, 2003 - 8:23pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Fairfield Post of the State Highway Patrol handled a fatal accident early Wednesday morning on U.S. 22 near Amanda in Fairfield County. According to troopers, 22-year-old Steven Willet of Lancaster was traveling westbound on U.S. 22 when his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a ditch and ejectied Willet. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fairfield County coroner. The passenger, 21-year-old Jonathan Buckler of Amanda, was injured and transported to...
August 13, 2003 - 7:46pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Wal-Mart in South Zanesville will soon open its doors. The new Supercenter is scheduled to open August 20th; it’s bringing more than crowds. Other retailers like Cato’s, Shoe Show and Dollar Zone held their grand openings Wednesday. These stores think Wal-Mart’s track record proves the store is a great neighbor.
August 13, 2003 - 7:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Crime is on the rise, and it’s causing some expensive problems for the Muskingum County Jail. For the past three weeks, Sheriff Bob Stephenson has been forced to house inmates in the Licking and Noble County facilities due to overcrowding. “In the past three weeks there’s been $10,000-$12,000 spent housing inmates in other county jails,” Sheriff Stephenson said Wednesday. Stephenson adds his jail currently is holding 151 males and 33 females, which means that 14 inmates remain in the Noble...
August 13, 2003 - 7:35pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Speaker of the House has opened an Internet site in advance of an expected run for statewide office in 2006. Larry Householder must step down as Speaker after next year because of term limits. The site features a short biography, photos, news articles, old campaign commercials and a link to the Ohio House Republican Campaign Committee. Householder, a republican from Glenford, has expressed a desire to run for governor one day. He has not specified an office for the 2006 campaign, when...
August 13, 2003 - 4:59pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The coalition of school districts that sued the state over how it pays for education says its ready to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Coalition for Equity and Adequacy in School Funding says it will ask the nation’s top court Thursday for permission to file a federal appeal in an attempt to reopen the school funding case. Coalition schools want lawmakers to be forced to comply with the Ohio Supreme Court’s previous rulings to fix the funding system. The state supreme court ordered state...
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