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September 22, 2003 - 12:02am
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Life insurance rates are going down in Ohio. Ohio Department of Insurance Director Ann Benjamin says mortality tables have been adjusted to reflect the fact that people are living longer. She says rates should begin to drop after the beginning of the year. The biggest drop will be in term rates, which is figure to fall by as much as 30 percent.
September 21, 2003 - 11:45pm
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A chemical plant explosion in Dayton sends thousands scrambling to evacuate. About three thousands residents living near a chemical plant were evacuated following an explosion Sunday morning. Authorities say they are concerned that debris and chemicals could spread into nearby residential neighborhoods. Firefighters are working with employees to contain a nitric oxide leak sustained from the explosion. One worker at the Isotec Plant was injured after he was knocked into a truck by the sheer...
September 21, 2003 - 4:24pm
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You may think you have endless piles of laundry to do sometimes, but wait until you hear about the people at Economy Linen. They do almost 20 million pounds a year. And this year, they are celebrating twenty years of business. The company honored the hard work of their employees with face painting, games and live animals. They also had plenty of food and bingo at the party. For the management, they recall the drastic growth of the company. Vice President George Dube said they started out...
September 20, 2003 - 9:53pm
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In Cincinnati, family and friends mourned the loss of an Army Infantryman killed Thursday in Iraq. Relatives say specialist James Wright was killed riding in a humvee that was hit by rocket-propelled grenades near Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit. The 27-year-old soldier recently learned his wife is expecting their first child in December. At least 11 soldiers from Ohio have died in the war in Iraq.
September 20, 2003 - 9:52pm
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Prison officials throughout the country were in Columbus Saturday to learn about a new worry in their institutions: the threat of Al-Qaida recruitment of inmates. FBI Agent Andrew Black says there hasn’t been a documented case yet of an inmate being recruited for the terrorist group while in prison, but it’s a serious concern. He says Al-Qaida sees the inmates as potential recruits who would be less likely to attract attention in the United States and western countries than those from Muslim...
September 20, 2003 - 9:50pm
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It was more than just a game of bingo at Y-City Saturday...all proceeds made this morning were going for a good cause: the Nelson T. Gant Foundation as volunteers try to pay off the Gant House mortgage. Besides playing bingo, people were able to purchase shirts, hats, stickers, or just make a donation. The Foundation is still in need of nearly $7,000 to meet their October 17-th deadline. Interested in making a deadline: call the Muskingum County Community Foundation for information.
September 20, 2003 - 9:50pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Many took part in an outpouring of culture in Downtown Newark this weekend...during the first annual “Art in the City” celebration. It featured a variety of demonstrations and displays by various artists. Visiting artist Michael Major said it’s important for small town to encourage culture and art.
September 20, 2003 - 9:49pm
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Some wild rides Saturday afternoon, as the Wilds played host to an adventure of a different kind. The Hummer Happening was a first to be held in Cumberland. The event invited six hummer dealerships from around the state to take part in a four-mile path, complete with obstacles.
September 20, 2003 - 9:48pm
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The federal government has awarded a $1.1 million bonus to Ohio’s adoption program. The bonus is for increasing the number of children who were placed in homes last year. More than 90% of the children adopted last year through the adoption program were special-needs children. The bonus will be split among the county agencies, which use the money to recruit and provide support to new adoptive families.
September 20, 2003 - 8:41pm
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Veterans who served on the USS Intrepid gather tonight in Coshocton. This is the tenth annual reunion of former Intrepid crewmembers from the Ohio-Michigan area. The ship, now a museum in New York City, served the Navy from the 1940s to the 1980s. The old crewmembers get together every year in Coshocton, this year making a small bell-ringing memorial for those who have passed away. Organizer Bob Hall served in the Navy from 1959 to 1963 and made trips to the Mediterranean Sea. For him, the...
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