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October 3, 2003 - 7:21pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Congressman Dennis Kucinich will come home to make his campaign for the White House official. Campaign spokesman David Swanson says the Ohio democrat will kick off his presidential campaign on October 13th in the chambers of Cleveland city council. That’s where Kucinich got his start in politics at age 22, when he was elected to his first term on council. He went on and became the city’s youngest mayor at age 31, survived a recall bid, then was defeated for re-election by George Voinovich, who...
October 3, 2003 - 1:21pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Governor Taft’s new school funding committee is learning how difficult it is to reach a consensus on the hotly debated issue. The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Financing Student Success must report its findings to Taft early next year. The 23 members are expressing widely different ideas on how to fix the system. About the only thing they agree on is that something must be done. Taft wants the committee to come up with a competitive and equitable tax structure that provides sufficient and...
October 3, 2003 - 11:11am
5 years 44 weeks ago
One of the best places to take a bike ride this fall to enjoy the fall leaves is in southeast Ohio. The Rail to Trails Conservancy in Washington lists the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway in Athens County at the top of 12 trails across the country for viewing fall foliage. Bikeway Committee Chairman Thomas Wolf says the path attracts people from all over. The 16-mile path goes through the Wayne National forest along the Hocking river and connects Hocking College to Ohio University.
October 3, 2003 - 9:29am
5 years 44 weeks ago
State tax collections for the first three months of this fiscal year were nearly 83 million dollars below estimates, despite the sale tax increase enacted by the legislature. But Budget Director Thomas Johnson says there’s no need to panic, yet. He says three months is not a trend, and he thinks the improving economy and increased consumer confidence will boost tax revenues. Actually, the first-quarter tax collections were 198 million dollars higher than a year ago. They just lag the...
October 2, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
He’s still on the loose...and authorities say he’s wearing a distinctive jacket. The Zanesville Police Department continues to search for a gas station robber. The ZPD has solved eleven of their 13 gas station robberies from this year. One of the two unsolved cases is the incident that occurred Wednesday night at the Certified Gas Station. According to Detective Ric Roush, the suspect entered the store, shoved a customer and demanded money. He implied he had a gun. The suspect then fled...
October 2, 2003 - 9:59pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Genesis Healthcare Foundation presented its 2003 Community Service Award Thursday night. Dr. Charles and Mrs. Phyllis Cerney were presented with the honor at a special dinner reception. The award is given out annually to recognize persons who have made significant contributions to the community. The Cerney’s said they were honored, but a bit embarrassed by all the attention.
October 2, 2003 - 9:57pm
5 years 44 weeks ago
Investigators expect to be on the scene of the silo explosion in New Knoxville for several more days trying to determine what caused the deadly disaster. The damaged silo still stands at the Hoge Lumber Company. Structural engineers say even after the explosion, it’s stable enough to work around. Thursday, firefighters tried removing the rest of the wood chips that were stored inside the silo. Arrangements are being made to remember the two firefighters who lost their lives while fighting...
October 2, 2003 - 10:12am
5 years 44 weeks ago
Some Ohioans woke up this fall morning to sleet, snow and record low temperatures. The National Weather Service in Cleveland says three-tenths of an inch of snow fell today at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which ties the record for earliest measurable snowfall set in 1974. Farther south near Akron, sleet coated roadways. Meanwhile, people in Mansfield and Findlay were greeted with record lows. The Weather Service says the Findlay record of 29 degrees ties the 1974 mark, while...
October 2, 2003 - 5:29am
5 years 44 weeks ago
The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow. You can look for a six million dollar jackpot on Saturday after there was no big winner in last night’s game. There was five million dollars up for grabs in the drawing. In the Kicker game, there also was no winner of the 100,000 dollar top prize.
October 2, 2003 - 5:00am
5 years 44 weeks ago
Columbus-based American Electric Power says it’s surprised a federal agency has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of trying to manipulate prices in the natural gas market. The suit says traders working for A-E-P tried to control the market by sending thousands of false or misleading reports to industry publications. A-E-P fired the five traders last October for giving false information to one of those publications. A-E-P spokeswoman Melissa Mchenry says the company wasn’t expecting the...
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