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September 8, 2003 - 1:39pm
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It appears that the Bobcat may be on the rebound in Ohio. State wildlife officials say there were 48 unconfirmed sightings of the endangered species in Ohio in 2002 and ten verified sightings. That compares with 2001, when there were 28 unconfirmed sightings and five verified sightings.
September 8, 2003 - 1:34pm
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The Ohio Super Lotto jackpot is starting to grow again. You can look for a 17 million dollar prize on Wednesday. No tickets showed the winning combination in Saturday night’s 16 million dollar drawing. There also was no winner of the 100-thousan dollar top prize in the kicker game.
September 7, 2003 - 9:15pm
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A weekend of charity golf wraps up in a pro golfer playoff at the Zanesville Country Club. John Aubrey and David Lawrence had to play the 18th hole again to determine who would win the Genesis Healthcare ProAm. Lawrence wrapped it up with a par putt, taking home five thousand dollars. The three-day tournament is the largest fundraiser for Genesis. Organizers say they expected to raise over $200,000 this year. The tournament has raised over $2 million in the past 20 years.
September 7, 2003 - 9:12pm
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Students are beginning college as September gets into full swing and WHIZ and the Colony Square Mall kick off the school year. College age students hit the mall after hours this evening for College 101. The first year for the event, organizers wanted to give students a chance to do some shopping, and since free is a key word in college, there were a host of giveaways throughout the night like a television and Ohio State football tickets. A band provided entertainment and tables were...
September 7, 2003 - 9:08pm
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A gathering at Dillon State Park brings people back from all over to remember the good old days. Over 100 people came to the third annual Monroe School and Underwood Area Reunion. The school, which was where Zane road is now, officially closed its doors over 30 years ago in 1972. Organizers still like to get together to talk about the way things used to be. Organizer Esther Mercer was really happy with the weather, as sunny skies provided a great setting for chatting and eating. Although...
September 7, 2003 - 9:07pm
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Over 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, that’s almost one in every four people. But a Japanese study offers a way to help reduce the threat of serious problems. Research from Japan shows that only an hour and a half each week could help you out. The study found that 60 to 90 minutes of aerobic exercise in a week lowered systolic blood pressure, the number on top, by twelve points. Examples are jogging, walking or riding a bike. High blood pressure can lead to strokes, heart...
September 6, 2003 - 5:44pm
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Two McConelsville men are life flighted to OSU medical center after an early morning explosion. Around 7:30 this morning the Muskingum County Sheriff’s department received a call regarding a gas accident near the Muskingum-Morgan county line. According to authorities, four people were trespassing on the JD Gas and Oil site. Later, two of them, Steve Smith and Craig Long, climbed on top one of the tanks. Smith lit a cigarette and that triggered the explosion. Both Smith and Long were...
September 6, 2003 - 5:43pm
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College football began across the country last weekend and it’s helping one local bar generate business. Buffalo Wild Wings on Maple Avenue broadcasts almost a dozen college football games from across the country every Saturday. Thanks to modern technology and satellite television, they bring in not only Buckeye fans. And business is benefiting. Bill Vance, sports director said it is like night and day comparing football season to the off season. The Ohio State-San Diego State game was...
September 5, 2003 - 8:42am
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An Asian yellow-green aphid that can damage soybean plants has appeared with a vengeance this year in central and Southern Ohio. Agricultural researchers suspect aphids may have thrived this year because of heavy rainfall. The damage they have inflicted won’t be known until after crops are harvested. Thousands of aphids poke their needlelike mouths into the plants and suck the juice and life out of them. The substance they leave behind can cause a mold, which, in turn, can stunt plant growth or...
September 4, 2003 - 5:41pm
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Local residents are working to preserve a historic home in Zanesville, but the Nelson T. Gant Foundation needs your help to make the project happen. In order to start the process, they need to pay off the home's mortgage by October 17. To raise funds, the board will be holding a bingo benefit on September 20 as well as an auction on September 27. If you'd like more information on the fundraisers or you want to make a donation to the Gant house, you can contact Anita Jackson at 453-1157.
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