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November 28, 2003 - 10:01am
6 years 4 weeks ago
The state is marking ash trees in Hicksville in Northwestern Ohio as part of the campaign to stop the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer. Some of the marked trees will be cut down next year, according to the Department of Agriculture officials. They says cut downs will take place even if they don't show signs of infestation by the Asian Beetle. Agriculture Director Fred Dailey says the program's goal is to save as many trees as possible while stopping the insect. The beetle has killed six million...
November 28, 2003 - 9:16am
6 years 4 weeks ago
A local man says a hospital violated his father's privacy by allowing him to appear in the background of a television news interview. Steven Foreman, of Zanesville, says his father appeared in the interview without consent shortly before his death. Foreman has filed complaints with the Indiana Attorney General's Office, The Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. He also has retained and attorney for a lawsuit...
November 28, 2003 - 8:46am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Investigators in Guernsey County are getting closer to nabbing a nurse and her boyfriend who are accused of raping a four-year-old disabled girl. Sheriff Mike McCauley says a segment on the case on last weekend's "America's Most Wanted" television show has produced 70 telephone tips for investigators to check out. Practical nurse Patricia Kelley and John Stoneman, both 38, allegedly videotaped the attacks on the child who was in Kelley's care. Both are charged with rape. Stoneman also is...
November 28, 2003 - 8:32am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Activists who successfully sought a smoking ban in Toledo are aiming for the rest of the state. A group called Tobacco Free Ohio is starting with Ohio's largest cities to persuade leaders to ban smoking in indoor public places. Campaigns are underway in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton. Project Director Tracey Sabetta says if bans are enacted in cities, their suburbs might follow. The bans include bars and resturants, whose owners say they lose customers when smoking bans are enacted...
November 28, 2003 - 8:17am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Today may not be an official holiday, but it sure seems like it. If you're working today, you're in the minority. What once was a single day of Thanksgiving has become a four-day holiday weekend for many people. According to the Bureau of National Affairs, the day after Thanksgiving is a paid day off for two-thirds of the country's employers. Andy Marfurt, former President of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, says employers realize they probably aren't going to get much work out...
November 27, 2003 - 5:42pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
A few hundred people gobbled up some turkey with all the trimmings today at Christ Table. Head cook Hulda Norris said she was extremely gratedful for her forty caring volunteers. This is the eleventh year Christ Table opened their doors on Thansgiving day to those in need.
November 27, 2003 - 10:18am
6 years 4 weeks ago
The full benefits of a newly passed prescription drug bill for senior citizens won't become part of the Federal Medicare Program for more than two years. But in the meantime, older ohioans can get some price relief on prescriptions, either through privately issued discount cards or the state's free Golden Buckeye Card. Governor Taft has touted the Golden Buckeye Prescription Drug Savings Program as the first in the nation to assemble existing prescription drug programs on one card. Ohio began...
November 27, 2003 - 10:12am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Warning to all Ohio residents, doctors and health officials in the Buckeye state are bracing for what could be a rougher flu season than the state has seen in several years. They're urging people, especially the very old and very young to get vaccinated. There is no way of knowing exactly how serious this round will be, but the flu has already been hitting western states hard causing a few deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says many of the identified cases have been of the...
November 27, 2003 - 10:03am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Prosecutors in Hocking county have agreed to a plea bargain that enables a killer to avoid the death penalty and possibly win his freedom in 15 years so they can make a case against his alleged accomplice, the victim's grandson. Originally, Daniel Spencer and Troy Estep, both of Circleville, were indicted on aggravated murder and other charges in the slaying of Estep's 85-year-old grandmother Wretha Poling. Poling was found dead in her Laurenville home on May 13th, 2001. She had been bludgeoned...
November 27, 2003 - 8:52am
6 years 4 weeks ago
On probation for arson, a fifteen year old acknowledged in court that he was afraid of getting caught for smoking marijuana, so he submitted a male relative's urine. Trouble is, that sample tested postive for cocaine. Chance Copp of Chillicothe admitted the plan to fake his drug test to Ross County Juvenile Judge Richard Ward. He also acknowledges smoking marijuana, and his own urine tested positive for that. Ward ordered Copp back into juvenile detention until a new sentencing hearing can be...
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