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April 22, 2004 - 5:41am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The 8000 corrections officers at Ohio Prisons will lose part of their so-called “roll-call pay” on July 1st, but not as large a chunk as the Taft Administration wanted.

Since 1986, the guards have received roll-call pay of 45 minutes a day for showing up 10 minutes early so they can get to their assigned posts on time. Some are long distances from the institution check-in-point. That costs the State 21 million dollars a year.

The Taft Administration tried to...
April 22, 2004 - 4:06am
6 years 25 weeks ago
There may be something in the water at one Ohio school district as eight teachers have delivered babies in the last 18 months and three more are due later this year.

It's a baby boom at Royalview Elementary School near Cleveland, and all these babies being born is prompting jokes among school staff.

Three teachers at the school all gave birth within hours of each other and then the following day another teacher had her baby.

The four teachers who delivered their...
April 22, 2004 - 3:04am
6 years 25 weeks ago
A forty-six-year-old cirriculum coordinator in the Reynoldsburg School District has resigned after being accused of disclosing details about a state writing proficiency tests for students.

Laura Lawrence, who hasd been with the district for 25 years, quit her job yesterday.

Lawrence was placed on leave March 5th, the School Board President says the board was prepared to fire her for telling other teachers about the exam, but her resignation has brought an end to the matter...
April 21, 2004 - 8:34pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The 2004 Carr Center Cake Auction starts Thursday. But Wednesday evening cake lovers flooded the Colony Square Mall to vote on the Best Incentive cakes for Thursday and Friday and the People’s Choice for Thursday and Friday.

According to Sonya Mawhorter, the People’s Choice for Thursday:
1st place: cake #60: Dollar General
2nd place: cake #82: Animal Shelter
3rd place: cake #174: Suzie’s Favorites and Tiffany’s Treasures

People’s Choice for Friday:
April 21, 2004 - 3:34pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Zanesville Police Department is investigating the death of a Zanesville attorney.

Police detective Ric Roush says that 55-year-old Mike Robb was found dead in his Hazel Avenue home today.

Detective Roush says a preliminary investigation shows that Robb may have died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Detective Roush says nothing suspicious was found in the home where Robb was found and no foul play is suspected.

April 21, 2004 - 3:12pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The new schools project for the Zanesville City Schools is well underway.

Construction is moving along at the sites for the new middle schools in Zanesville.

Superintendent Mike Pockl says they’re right on schedule and making progress.

The gymnasiums at both locations are one of the first structures to be built.

Pockl says, “We will have the middle schools completed by May of 2005 a year from now.”

Jeremy Johnson, project manager for the...
April 21, 2004 - 2:58pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
Deputies found a man’s body early this morning just outside Lancaster and officials are calling it a homicide.

Sheriff Dave Phalen tells WHIZ NEWS the male’s body was found laying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds on Duncan Road off of State Route 159.

The man appeared to be in his twenties, but authorities say he was not carrying any identification.

Phalen says there were also reports of a stolen vehicle just a few houses away.

The sheriff’s...
April 21, 2004 - 2:03pm
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Longaberger Company today announced that it’s cutting some jobs.

Director of Corporate Communications Bonny Fowler says the company this week implemented a restructuring that includes the loss of 70 jobs.

Fowler says the jobs are primarily in the salaried professional and managerial workforce.

She says the job cuts are the result of several factors including continued process improvements, consolidation of duplicated efforts in some areas and...
April 21, 2004 - 10:45am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The cost of a good education is on the rise and many students are having trouble keeping up with it.

On Tuesday Zane State College School Board approved a tuition increase of six percent. That would raise the cost form 72 dollars per quarter hour to 76 dollars.

Rising teacher salaries coupled with shrinking State funds are among the reasons blamed for the soaring tuition at Ohio’s Public Colleges. So far this year, the University of Cincinnati and Central State...
April 21, 2004 - 9:36am
6 years 25 weeks ago
The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 911 phone number is not available right now in some parts of the county. They are asking the public to call another set of numbers if you have an emergency.

Those numbers are: 345-1177

Any of these numbers are valid. They did not indicate how long this will last or when it will be fixed.

You can also call 911 from a cell phone.
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