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December 28, 2003 - 8:38pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Still looking for something fun for you and your kids to do over the holiday break?

Here’s a fun, physical activity…
The Municipal Ice Rink in Newark is the city’s hidden treasure.

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro, this rink welcomes skaters of all levels.

Manager Fran Heimerl says the ice rink is a great place to learn how to skate, and lessons are beginning in January.

Don’t worry if you don’t own ice-skates, the rink has...
December 27, 2003 - 11:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Investigators trying to solve at least 18 related highway shootings are looking at student records at schools in the area.

The shootings have taken place in an area around Interstate 270 on Columbus’ south side. A 62-year-old woman was killed while she was riding in a car on November 25th, the only injury in the shootings.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin says that as part of the investigation, officials are checking the disciplinary and attendance...
December 27, 2003 - 8:47pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
It’s no secret now…
Local residents are losing one of their favorite grocers.

Big Bear on Maple Ave. is closing up, and shoppers can take advantage of tremendous savings. Shoppers like Laurie Smith say she saved 40% off her groceries.

Other loyal shoppers say they are disappointed about the chain leaving, saying they were loyal to the store for years.

Big Bear grocery stores will be replaced with Giant Eagle stores in the coming New Year.
December 27, 2003 - 8:33pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
New Years Resolutions may be hard to keep, but Genesis Complentary Medicine has found a way to help, with hypnotherapy.

Jim Henceroth is a licensed social worker, chemical dependency counselor, art therapist and recently a certified hypnotherapist.

Henceroth says hypnosis is a state where you relax your body and your conscious mind, to really focus in on a specific goal.

Those goals may include quitting smoking, losing weight, or reducing anxiety.

December 27, 2003 - 1:52pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
To help ring in the New Year, you need the ultimate toy--a noisemaker.

Der Ver Ber located on Maple Avenue and Maysville Pike in Zanesville has a huge selection of New Year's decorations and the discounts to go with them.

The new trend this year is to buy New Year's kits filled with a variety of festive decorations for a group of people.

Other items that are on sale include: champagne glasses, hats, tiaras and horns.
December 26, 2003 - 11:04pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Authorities investigating a series of shootings near a Columbus highway said Friday that have suspects in the case. No one has been arrested and authorities won’t say how many people are suspects.

Franklin County Sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Martin says of more than 2,800 tips, 582 mentioned specific names of people who should be investigated. He says some tips had the same name of a person or group or people.

Martin says those not cleared by “various investigative...
December 26, 2003 - 11:03pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A plan seeks to boost enrollment in Ohio higher education by 340,000 students over the next ten years. It relies on an increased emphasis on two-year colleges.

The Columbus-based Ohio Association of Community Colleges’ plan argues that cost of a typical Bachelor’s Degree could be reduced by at least 25%. The savings would be for people who start their studies at two-year campuses rather than at a four-year university.

The plan also calls for universities to maintain...
December 26, 2003 - 11:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
In the first effort of its kind for the city of Lancaster, the Fairfield County city is launching a marketing campaign to attract business to the area, targeting more than 2,700 industries across a seven-state area.

The city’s Economic Development Department is targeting key industries that are compatible with ones already in the city to try to get them to move to the area and create more jobs.

The $20,000 effort explains that Lancaster has 100,000 acres of land...
December 26, 2003 - 5:20pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do over the holiday break?

The Fieldhouse at the Sunrise Center is offering a special Christmas Kids Camp during the holidays.

The program offers several activities for children, ages 6 to 14, including swimming, tennis, roller-skating, basketball, volleyball, and bating cages.

For nineteen dollars a day, which includes lunch, your child can experience Christmas Camp. The camp runs through January second.
December 26, 2003 - 5:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
What retailers are calling “round two” shopping sure took place today across the country and here in southeastern Ohio.

In an effort to lure consumers back into stores for post-holiday shopping, retailers are slashing prices.

Local shoppers at the Colony Square Mall came out in droves today, returning those unwanted gifts, exchanging sizes and colors, and enjoying all the great sales.

J.C. Penny store manager, Mark Johnson says they are offering 70 percent off...
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