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September 15, 2003 - 5:08am
5 years 47 weeks ago
A state official says he’s pleased with Ohio’s performance in limiting spills of hazardous materials, even though federal records says the state has ranked first or second in that category in each of the past ten years. Rob Marvin is Transportation Director for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which inspects trucks and trucking companies. He says the state’s record for spills is not so bad as it looks. He thinks Ohio is doing a good job now of getting cargo companies to follow...
September 15, 2003 - 4:57am
5 years 47 weeks ago
The whole point of the Mega Millions lottery was to have huge jackpots that would have crowds mobbing gas stations for tickets. It’s been more than a year since the multistate Mega Millions lottery was created, and top prizes haven’t been the record-breakers organizers had hoped. And the ten-member states are still waiting for a lottery windfall to cushion falling tax revenues. The biggest Mega Million jackpot so far is 180 million, not enough to have players skipping work to line up for...
September 14, 2003 - 8:54pm
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Governor Taft hopes to announce plans for a statewide drug discount plan for senior citizens and the disabled by the end of the month. The announcement will end a struggle that took much longer that his administration anticipated. Taft first proposed the plan on January 21st, 2001, in his State of the State Address. After more than 2 ½ years, about 2,000,000 cards imprinted with individual names are being made for those eligible for the program. Reasons for the delay include the Ohio...
September 14, 2003 - 8:53pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The state’s Attorney General’s and the Columbus mayor disagree over the need for more police to reduce the potential for disturbances in the Ohio State University campus area. Attorney General Jim Petro says Columbus needs to hire 300-400 more officers and put them on the streets. He told Ohio State trustees that the city has what he describes as “a lack of police and ability of law enforcement.” Mayor Michael Coleman says more officers would be ideal, but it’s matter of money. The city...
September 14, 2003 - 8:52pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Vinton County man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man at a local carryout establishment. According to the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Thomas Craft is accused of killing 24-year-old Nicholas Wheeler Saturday night. Deputies say the incident occurred at Little John’s Carryout near Wilkesville. Wheeler had reportedly been shot once in the chest. According to Vinton County Sheriff Dave Hickey, Craft was arrested early Sunday morning. He is expected to...
September 14, 2003 - 6:54pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Community Days in Fultonham honors veterans with a memorial. Every year for the event, children sell raffle tickets to raise money for the area. This year a child asked organizers if they could use some of the money for a memorial honoring those who lost their lives fighting for our country. Community Days also featured a parade and car show yesterday, while they had a DJ keeping the crowd dancing throughout this afternoon.
September 14, 2003 - 6:51pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The largest car show in the area celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The M...
September 14, 2003 - 6:47pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Just before Labor Day, an Adamsville mother got a big scare: she was told her daughter had cancer. Three-year-old Hannah Moody had a fever and was vomiting when her mother took her to the doctor. After further examinations in Zanesville, Dr. Taberio sent Hannah to Children’s Hospital in Columbus. There she was diagnosed with Wilm’s tumor. Connie Moody, Hannah’s mother, said this type of cancer has no symptoms, so if the doctor wouldn’t have found it, it may have been too late. The family...
September 13, 2003 - 8:35pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A Licking County Grand Jury has returned 24 felony counts each against a mother and daughter suspected in a series of burglaries in the last six months. The indictments include 20 burglary charges against 39-year-old Georgia Messer and her 20-year-old daughter, Candace Vansickle, both of Johnstown. They each also face three counts of attempted burglary and one count of grand theft. A third woman suspected of assisting in three burglaries was arrested earlier this week. 39-year-old Annette...
September 13, 2003 - 8:35pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
A happy reunion for a boy and his mother, separated for 15 months. Jennifer Bjork of Minnesota saw her son Christopher for the first time in over a year Friday. The boy was taken by his father after the man was charged with robbing a bank. The two were discovered Friday at a lake home in East Rochester, Ohio. The boy’s father, Mark Samples, is now in FBI custody in the Mahoning County Jail. He’s scheduled to appear in federal court in Youngstown on Monday.
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