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July 1, 2002 - 5:04am
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President Bush will make his seventh trip to Ohio today since he took office. Bush's visit to Cleveland is expected to promote his domestic agenda. His speech at the city's Playhouse Square Center will focus on school choice and welfare reform. He'll also talk about the work of faith-based institutions. Because Ohioans' attitudes usually mirror those of the country, the politically important state has become a place for Bush to test-market his deomestic agenda. Bush was last in Ohio less...
July 1, 2002 - 4:58am
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One person is dead after a weekend car accident. The Coshocton county sheriff's department reports that 33-year-old Elizabeth Meckley of Coshocton was traveling south on state route 621 when a tractor driven by 51-year-old Andrew Hunter of Fresno, pulled onto 621 from county road 406 and into Meckley's path. Investigators says Meckley swerved to avoid hitting the tractor, and went off the road and into a ditch. Meckley was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers in Meckley's car were...
June 29, 2002 - 7:42pm
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A Coshocton county man has been indicted on an arson charge involving a Heath police officer's truck. Robert Boyes, of Warsaw, has been charged in connection with the fires. He was also charged this past Friday with receiving stolen property, fraud, making false statements to investigators and possesing an illegal firearm. Officer David Kendall reported his truck stolen last July, the truck was found the next day stripped and burned. Investigators say 78-year old Boyes had seats from the...
June 28, 2002 - 10:42pm
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Young naturalsists or possible future veterinarians are going wild at The Wilds. The Wilds is offering a summer camp for kids so they can learn about different animals and their environments. Campers of the first summer session gave the experience two thumbs up. For more information on the camp call 638-2116.
June 28, 2002 - 10:35pm
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It was a close call for two children swimming in the Walhonding River in Coshocton County. According to the Coshocton County Sheriff's office, parents of the two called emergency crews around 5:30 p.m. Friday after they couldn't find the children in the water. The Sheriff's Department said the parents feared the children had drowned. The parents later found the two on a bank by the river. The two were transported to Coshocton Hospital for precautionary measures. Their names have not been...
June 28, 2002 - 10:33pm
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A woman was transferred to Grant Hospital by Med-flight after her vehicle crashed into a utility pole Friday night. According to the State Highway Patrol, the one-car crash happened on U-S 22 near the Holiday Inn around 9 p.m. The victim's name has not been released. She was transferred by Medflight after first being taken to Good Samaritan.
June 28, 2002 - 10:29pm
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The United Way is counting on a new chairperson to help them acheieve their fundraising goals for this year. Vince Durant took the helm as the new chairman of the United Way in mid-April. Durant's challenge is ahead of him now, since the agency has increased their fundraising goal by four percent. This year's goal is $1.24 million.
June 28, 2002 - 10:26pm
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For the past five years the state's Bicentennial Commission has been preparing for Bicentennial celebrations in 2003. Those celebrations are set to include a bell project for every county. They also include a wagon train traveling throughout the state on Route 40. The state's actual Bicentennial celebration will kick off March 1st of 2003.
June 28, 2002 - 5:33am
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A Canton teenager is now facing two additional attempted murder charges after a shooting incident at a Cambridge campground. 19-year-old Michael Morris is charged with attempted murder in the alleged shooting of his sister's friends, Rebecca Lewers and Crystal Mccala. Now, a Guernsey county grand jury has indicted Morris on two additional attempted murder charges, one allegedly involving Morris's sister and his brother. The shootings took place on June 3rd at the Bucket Hills campground....
June 28, 2002 - 5:19am
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A U.S. house committee has passed a bill that would bolster the finances for health care benefits for thousands of retired coal miners and their dependents. The bill would increase transfers of interest from the abandoned mine land reclamation fund to help keep solvent a fund that pays health care benefits to retired miners. A fee on coal operators finances the abandoned mine fund. Its chief purpose is to pay for the restoration of abandoned coal mine lands. Some interest on it already goes...
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