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August 1, 2003 - 4:09pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
It’s a feline frenzy at the Secrest Auditorium this weekend. Cat owners can show off their pets’ best assets n the Korat Cat Show. More than 200 cats will be judged according to standards of the individual breed of feline. Dating back to the Egyptian period, cats have remained a staple in households around the world. And now kitties have the chance to strut their fur. Vendors will also be available at the how, selling cat toys, beds, and nutritional advice. The show runs Saturday, August...
August 1, 2003 - 1:19pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
If you forgot to pick up your dry cleaning yesterday, prepare to pay a little more for it today. The state sales tax expands today to cover services such a dry cleaning, manicures, towing, taxis and tattoos. The statewide tax is six percent. Over the past few weeks, the Ohio Department of Taxation has sent 400-thousand letters to businesses covered by the state sales tax. The Department says about three-quarters of the letters went to companies that already charge sales tax.
August 1, 2003 - 1:08pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A tour that will take you back in time to explore the beauty of historic homes and gardens is scheduled for this Sunday. It’s the Historic McIntire Terrace Home and Garden Tour and you’re invited. Organizers of the event decided it would be an extra special day because it goes hand-in-hand with Ohio’s big bicentennial celebration. Ten homes are included in the walking tour. Those who attend will be provided with informational brochures about the homes. The tour is set for Sunday, August 3rd...
August 1, 2003 - 12:59pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Health Department officially kicked off its health-levy campaign with a community meeting. Today friends of public health met to discuss the importance of voting “yes” on a 1-mill levy. Health commissioner Robert Titko says this past year has been a big struggle financially for the entire department. Programs that are funded by the levy include: medical and dental clinics, immunizations, vision, and hearing screenings, communicable disease investigations and bureau of...
July 31, 2003 - 10:43pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The staff at the Muskingum County Jail is more cautious now after an inmate was reportedly found trafficking drugs within the facility. This week, inmate, Forrest Johnson pleaded not guilty to trafficking drugs. Muskingum County Sheriff, Bob Stephenson says back in February a member of the kitchen staff alerted authorities about the drugs. The incident is still under investigation and it’s unclear as to how the drugs were brought into the jail. Although no new policies are in place, the...
July 31, 2003 - 4:55pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says he’s pleased with the Ohio Supreme Court decision this week involving convicted cop killer Tony Gross. Wednesday, Ohio’s high court refused to reopen the appeal of Gross, who eight months ago had his death sentence set aside due to jury irregularities and other issues. Haddox says the case is far from over. He says he still plans to pursue the reinstatement of the death penalty for Gross. Gross was convicted in 1996 of the shooting death of...
July 31, 2003 - 4:54pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Governor Taft has signed into law Thursday a bill closing loopholes in Ohio’s Megan’s Law. The state Wednesday said it had identified nearly 1,000 convicted sex offenders who could be labeled sexual predictors, a designation that requires offenders to report their whereabouts to authorities for life. Officials reviewed inmates’ records after a convicted rapist murdered a Northeast Ohio teenager last year. The previous guidelines looked at anyone who assaulted a child under the age of 13....
July 31, 2003 - 3:58pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
An anonymous tip led sheriff’s deputies to a residence in northern Muskingum County earlier this week, where authorities made a major drug find. According to Sheriff Bob Stephenson, on Sunday, July 27th deputies in the drug unit found an abundance of marijuana plants growing in a garden-like setting. The residence is in Nashport, where 245 marijuana plants ranging in size from six to eight feet tall were confiscated. The plants were sent to be tested and weighed. Depending on the weight of...
July 31, 2003 - 3:57pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The Red Cross says nationally blood inventory levels are dangerously low. During the month of July, blood donations have fallen short of their goal of 50-100 pints per day. While the Red Cross typically experiences a decline in blood donations during the summer months, the decline this year has persisted for weeks. Bloodmobiles in our area are scheduled in Coshocton Friday, August 1st; in Sarahsville in Noble County Monday, August 4th; and in Zanesville Monday, August 4th and 7th. For more...
July 31, 2003 - 2:09pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Getting those much-needed back-to-school clothes or household items just got a lot less expensive. Plan now to attend the annual “free stuff giveaway” on Saturday, August 2nd in the Family Life Center at North Terrace Church of Christ. The Church is located off of Brandywine Blvd. Just behind Colony Square Mall. Beginning at 9 a.m. and running until noon, guests will be invited to select items from the thousands of donations all at no cost. In addition to both children’s and adult’s clothing...
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