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July 10, 2003 - 7:41am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Health officials in the buckeye state are pleased to learn that two-thirds of Ohio’s possible cases of SARS-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome- are not SARS after all. The Ohio Department of Health said test results from the U-S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ruled out ten of the state’s 15 cases. Test results are pending on the other five.
July 10, 2003 - 7:39am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Two state lawmakers are asking the U-S department of education in Washington for a little more time in approving a school accountability plan as required by the no child left behind act. The feds have threatened to withhold more then 400 million dollars in federal funds if the plan isn’t approved by the start of the school year.
July 10, 2003 - 7:36am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The board that oversees the state teachers retirement system is hiring an outside company to conduct a performance audit of the system. Some members have expressed concern about the management of the fund, particularly the spending of million of dollars on bonuses, artwork, and travel while assets plunged during the faltering economy.
July 10, 2003 - 7:21am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Television talk show host Jerry Springer is looking more like a candidate for the U-S senate from Ohio. He’s holding a news conference in Columbus this morning to unveil a 30-minut infomercial designed to boost his national fund-raising efforts. He says he may seek to challenge republican senator George Voinovich next year.
July 10, 2003 - 6:05am
5 years 38 weeks ago
A spokesman for the State Highway Patrol says police captured a man who escaped from a mental hospital in Columbus while undergoing treatment to make him competent to stand trial for murder. Police located him in Columbus. According to Captain John Born, 38-year-old James Johnson was arrested Wednesday night in Westerville. Johnson is accused of killing his grandfather and injuring an uncle seven years ago. Hospital officials say that Johnson escaped last Thursday night while watching a fire...
July 10, 2003 - 6:03am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Statistics show that Ohio’s large cities have been losing population for decades. Now the Census Bureau’s 2002 population estimates say the same trend is occurring in older suburbs closest to the cities. At the same time, newer cities on the outskirts are gaining more residents. Newer, outlying suburbs tend to attract wealthy and middle class residents who can afford to build homes and businesses that need land to expand. Demographers say this shift in population has meant that inner-ring...
July 9, 2003 - 10:47pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
A convicted sexually oriented offender pleads not guilty to charges of failing to register his address the Sheriff’s Department. 47-year-old Jerry Galigher was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of allegedly failing to provide his change of address. Galigher was convicted of a sex offense in the early 1990s. Because of his sexual offender conviction, Galigher must register his address with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department at least once a year, or every time he moves. If convicted,...
July 9, 2003 - 10:42pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Autopsy results are complete for a woman who was found dead Tuesday night in the Ohio Psychiatric Associates building. The results show that 50-year-old Diana Beckett of Zanesville died of a brain aneurysm. Detective Ric Roush with the Zanesville Police Department says Beckett had an appointment at the office at 5 p.m. After her appointment she went to her car then returned to the office building. A cleaning woman found Beckett in the bathroom around 7 p.m.
July 9, 2003 - 3:26pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The move continues tonight to fix all the power outages in central and southeastern Ohio. American Electric Power says that so far 74 percent of their customers without service have been restored. But, there are still lots of area residents in the dark, some for the third day in a row. Here’s the latest information…in Muskingum County there are 2374 customers without power. In Newark there are 5988 customers in the dark and in Cambridge there are just 11 customers without service. A-E-P...
July 9, 2003 - 3:23pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued a statewide warning today to recreational boaters about the dangers of high waters. Recent storms have resuled in above normal levels on some lakes and rivers. Some parts of the state have seen more than 13 inches of rain since July fourth. The state warns that boaters should be aware of the potential dangers associated with high waters, including fast moving currents, lowhead dams and other navigational hazards.
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