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October 14, 2003 - 10:12pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and his Canadian counterpart will receive an update Friday on their task force’s investigation on the August 14th blackout. Abraham plans to travel to Ottawa to meet with Canadian Natural Resources Minister Herb Dhaliwal to discuss the blackout that hit parts of eight states and Canada. The investigation has focused on transmission line problems in Ohio, including dramatic fluctuations of voltage, during the hours before the blackout hit. It would be the...
October 14, 2003 - 6:02pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
It was not your normal funeral procession today. Friends and family attend an active community member’s funeral, where a horse led the procession. Larry Fulkerson, a major organizer and character in the Zane Trace Commemorations, died last Thursday at Muskingum County Home at 89. Today at the funeral, a horse drawn carriage carried the casket. Friends said he never liked cars and although he didn’t request it, his daughter Karen thought it would be fitting. Fulkerson is survived by his son...
October 14, 2003 - 5:51pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Zanesville police are cracking down on drivers speeding on the newly opened North Pointe Drive. Part of the road is in the city, where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, but the limit changes to 55 as you get farther out. Police are nervous about a possible accident at the intersection of Fairview Road and North Pointe Drive, since it used to be a four way stop. Last night officers were busy with speeders. Lieutenant Bill Shaw of the Zanesville Police Department said they issued 20...
October 14, 2003 - 1:57pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Proposed changes to the state’s fishing regulations are set for vote tomorrow in Columbus. The Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on whether to reduce the daily limit of the number of walleye people can keep from four to three during March and April. The limit for other times would remain unchanged at six. The state says the change is needed to protect walleye during the spawning season and to revive the dwindling population of the popular fish.
October 14, 2003 - 1:36pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
With winter just around the corner, the city is already gearing up to keep your streets clean and free of ice. Mayor Jack Fenton says the city has accepted a salt contract through American Salt Company Incorporated. It may seem early to be talking about ice on the roads, but Fenton says there are benefits to getting a head start. The contract will guarantee a three-day delivery time whenever the need for salt arises. The bid was for $41.78 per ton of salt.
October 13, 2003 - 9:09pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has formally announced his bid for the White House. He made his announcement Monday afternoon before the Cleveland City Council. Kucinich has been campaigning for months for the Democratic nomination, which is considered a long shot against eight rivals. Kucinich was the mayor of Cleveland from 1977 to 1979. He says the country needs a leader with urban challenges.
October 13, 2003 - 9:08pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Election day is three weeks away...as the three mayoral candidates make their last efforts to obtain supporters and ultimately votes, the clock ticks. Even with the inundation of campaign signs on front lawns and public land, the candidates want the public to know where they stand on certain issues such as crime, education and Zanesville’s future. All three candidates will take part in “Decision 2003: The Race For Zanesville Mayor,” a candidates’ forum. The live forum will be Wednesday night...
October 13, 2003 - 9:07pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Workers at 44 Kroger stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky have voted to on go strike. Cincinnati-based Kroger says it will close the affected stores for the duration of the strike, but that pharmacies will remain open. None of the stores in our area are affected by the strike. The Zanesville Kroger Union renewed its contract last year and is good for a few years. The five Ohio stores affected by the strike are in Belpre, Gallipolis, Marietta, Pomeroy and Proctorville.
October 13, 2003 - 9:06pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
AK Steel Corporations hopes for help from its unions in trying to better compete with companies, which have lower pension and healthcare costs. AK Steel and an industry analyst sat the Ohio steel maker’s talks with its production unions about ways to cut costs are critical, given the advantage some rivals have. The company and the unions acknowledge they are talking, but are keeping the details private. Industry analyst Charles Branford said pension and retiree health care costs by...
October 13, 2003 - 9:06pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The state highway patrol says two people died when a pickup truck ran off a state road near Athens late Sunday night. The patrol says 20-year-old Lawrence Anderson and 43-year-old Michael Schultz were both pronounced dead wt the scene of the wreck. Both men were from Nelsonville. The patrol says Schultz lost control of the pickup while driving on State Route 13...he was ejected after the truck hit an embankment. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The patrol says alcohol was...
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