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July 2, 2003 - 3:24pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Fireworks won’t be the only sight in the sky this weekend. You can also check out the small airplanes that will be floating through the clouds. On Saturday, July5th the Par Airport is holding a day filled with fun. Robert Norman, flight instructor, says flying an airplane isn’t like the good old days. He hopes that by having a flying event people will realize the greatness behind aviation. Throughout the day there will be competitions set up for pilots, and some will go home with a trophy...
July 2, 2003 - 3:24pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
The State Education Department is taking $30 million from a reserve fund because it’s getting less money that expected from the Ohio Lottery. Despite a slight increase in overall profits, the Ohio Lottery fell about $31 million short of its profit projections for the fiscal year that ended Monday. State law requires lottery profits be used for schools. They make up about 9% of the state’s school funding. In the fiscal year that ended Monday, the lottery gave $641.4 million to schools, about...
July 2, 2003 - 1:56pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
Latenight eaters have a new choice as a fastfood staple extends its hours. All four McDonalds in Zanesville now have drive thru windows open twenty-four hours a day. To McDonald’s management, it seemed like an idea worth trying. “We seem like we’re a twenty-four hour, seven day a week society now,” says Kathy Himmelspach, McDonalds Community Relations Representative, “everybody’s out. You know, different businesses start at different times. There’s a lot of businesses in this area that run...
July 2, 2003 - 6:15am
5 years 37 weeks ago
A bill introduced in the legislature would make it a felony to leave children alone in a hot car. A conviction could mean a year or more in prison. The measure by state representative Jim Hughes of Columbus would crack down on parents and guardians who leave children under seven in a car without supervision when any harmful condition is present. The need for tougher penalties was brought to Hughes’ attention by Franklin County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Kim Browne. She said she had...
July 2, 2003 - 5:59am
5 years 37 weeks ago
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Wal-Mart for nearly one million dollars by a man who claimed he was injured when a stack of dog food bowls fell on him. Coshocton County Common Pleas Judge Richard Evans ruled that Richard Whittington of Newcomerstown failed to prove his injuries were the result of the falling bowls. Evans also ordered Whittington to pay jury and court costs of about 800 dollars. Whittington claimed an employee was stacking the dog food bowl on shelves at the...
July 2, 2003 - 5:08am
5 years 37 weeks ago
You see them growing like wildflowers along highways and railroad tracks, with long, purple-mottled stems and pretty clusters of small, white flowers. But state wildlife and poison-control officials are warning that the plant, actually a weed called poison hemlock, is dangerous. Horticulture specialist Joe Boggs with the Ohio State University Extension Service says poison hemlock has become one of the most prevalent weeds in Ohio, especially in the central and southern portions of the state...
July 2, 2003 - 4:23am
5 years 37 weeks ago
A 20 million-dollar jackpot is on the line for Friday’s multi-state Mega Millions lottery game after there was not big winner in last night’s 16 million-dollar drawing. There were three 175-thousand-dollar winners, including one on a ticket sold in Ohio.
July 2, 2003 - 4:17am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Zanesville’s noon Rotary club has a new president. He is Rob Moerhman and his term started this week for the local service club. Moerhman says of all the 32-thousand clubs across the country, Rotary is one of a few that elects their President from their board. And, he says, while the title is nice, it’s the members as a whole that make Rotary a Community-minded group. Moerhman says this year he plans to continue the great traditions of the club. He also would like to increase membership...
July 2, 2003 - 4:06am
5 years 37 weeks ago
Congressman Bob Ney announced that an Ohio program that helps workers harmed by foreign imports will receive four-point-eight million dollars from the U-S Department of Labor. Ohio is among about 36 states that will receive a combined 64-point-4 million dollars in emergency grants to continue the federally funded trade adjustment assistance program for state workers. Ohio’s grant was second only to Washington, which received nine-point-three million dollars. The program assists workers whose...
July 1, 2003 - 9:17pm
5 years 37 weeks ago
A body found Monday in a creek has been identified as that of a Cincinnati woman. Police is Amerbley Village say 44-year-old Patricia Moody had been missing since last Thursday. Police in the Cincinnati suburb declined to say how Moody died. The Hamilton County Coroner did an autopsy on the body Tuesday, but declined to release the preliminary results. Police said the woman’s body was found in a creek along Section Road in Amerbley County.
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