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December 17, 2003 - 3:09pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Muskingum County Engineer Loren Camp is running for re-election.

Camp filed his petitions today with the Muskingum County Board Of Elections.

The eight term republican says he has worked hard during his tenure as County Engineer to improve the roads and bridges of Muskingum County and is looking forward to continuing to serve the people of the county.

Board of Elections Executive Director Martha Thomas says so far no other candidate has filed for the office...
December 17, 2003 - 11:45am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The flu is affecting more and more people as the days go by.

The Muskingum Valley chapter of the Red Cross is one organization in particular that is taking a hit. Dan Hartman, director of the local chapter says there is currently a decline in donations. Hartman says, “Right now the flu is devastating on Red Cross blood collections. So many people have symptoms they’ve had the flu or are getting the flu and don’t feel up to giving blood which has decreased our collections by about...
December 17, 2003 - 6:07am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Licking County sheriff’s deputy wants to be the county’s next sheriff.
Colonel Randy Thorp announced his intentions to run for sheriff in 2004.
Thorp, a republican, who is chief deputy, filed his petitions this week to succeed sheriff Gerry Billy who is retiring.
Thorp has been a deputy sheriff for 20 years. He says he believes his extensive background in law enforcement together with his knowledge of the sheriff’s office will allow him to upgrade the office in an efficient...
December 17, 2003 - 12:36am
6 years 3 weeks ago
If you have a hard to buy for relative or friend who just happens to be a Christmas music lover, you’re in luck.

As Mick Amicone and his daughter Alaina have just come out with their brand new Christmas CD, Mick wanted to do something special this year for the community.

That’s why all of the proceeds from the CD sales go to this year’s United Way Campaign. The CD’s are available at most of the radio stations here in town. They’re also at General Graphics, the...
December 17, 2003 - 12:35am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Rooms are overflowing with toys at the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church as they prepare to distribute over 4,000 gifts to families in need this holiday, and it all started with one simple phone call.

Founder of the program Anna Scheid says 22 years ago she got a call about a family new to town that need some help. The program spawned from there to the amazing event it is now.

The program will serve 506 kids this year. Officials hope to have all the items delivered by...
December 16, 2003 - 11:14pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The United States Postal Service says yesterday was the deadline to send items overseas and have them arriving on time for the holidays.

But Zanesville Postmaster Gary Haenisch says other mail can be delivered if you act quickly. Haenisch says nationally the service carries 850,000,000 pieces of mail; just Monday night alone the Zanesville Post Office handled 800,000 piece of mail.
December 16, 2003 - 11:14pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Holiday drivers should be on the lookout this weekend. The state highway patrol reports that between the 19th and the 22nd the patrol will increase troopers on the roadways to take part in the national Holiday Lifesaver Weekend driving campaign.

Sgt. Russell Pasqualetti says the patrol will have more officers on the roads covering the high crash area specifically looking for DUI’s or impaired people.

This campaign will hopefully take those people off the roads....
December 16, 2003 - 11:13pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Authorities investigating the Columbus Highway Shootings are praising people who quickly report suspicious incidents even if they don’t ultimately turn up evidence that could lead to the shooter.

Tuesday morning investigators were unable to determine what broke a woman’s front driver’s side window as she drove along Interstate 270.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin says she was right to call police. The shootings task force has not linked any more...
December 16, 2003 - 3:36pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
An Athens environmental group is objecting to a state program that raised about a million dollars for education by selling timber produced by selective cutting in state parks. Seventeen school districts and 40 local governments are getting money from the state forestry division’s “trees for textbooks” programs.
Ross, Scioto and Vinton Counties in southern Ohio are getting the largest amounts.
Vinton County schools superintendent John Simmons says his district is using its 66-...
December 16, 2003 - 3:28pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The city of Newark has been awarded some funding to fight drugs.
The State Attorney General’s office awarded Newark just over 22-thousand dollars in grant funding for its Drug Abuse Resistance Program.
The money will be earmarked for the salaries of the city’s two D-A-R-E officers.
The program serves fifth graders at three Newark area schools.
Officials say 500 students participate yearly in the program.
Attorney General Jim Petro says 67 of the 88 counties in the...
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