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September 29, 2003 - 12:17am
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Some low-income parents receiving help with day-care will pay the price if their children are absent. Changes in state rules are forcing them to pay day care providers when their children are absent from care centers. The state now allows ten absences per child every six months, a move designed to cut costs. It won’t pay providers for additional days a child misses, regardless of the reason. The rules have been in effect since January 2002. The state spends 417-million dollars a year on day-...
September 29, 2003 - 12:10am
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President Bush is back in the US and this week he will make his way to Ohio. Bush is returning to Ohio for the second time this month. He will make a campaign visit to Cincinnati; there he will attend a campaign fundraiser at the home of Reds owner Carl Lindner. Governor Bob Taft is serving as Bush’s Ohio campaign chairman. On Labor Day, Bush was in Ohio pushing his energy policy and tax cuts. Last week, republicans kicked off Bush’s Ohio re-election push with a rally at the statehouse in...
September 28, 2003 - 7:26pm
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Sunrise Bowling celebrates 40 years of strikes and spares in Zanesville. The lanes are a family affair, with original ownership dating back five generations. Sunrise opened in 1963, but the Prindle family has been operating bowling alleys since the 1930s. Current owner Jason Prindle said the family aspect of the business makes this anniversary special. Joe and Dot Tom have been bowling in the mixed league for all 40 of those years. All three of their children and their spouses have bowled...
September 28, 2003 - 5:05pm
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Thousand move into Muskingum County for the largest pre-civil war reenactment in the country. The Eastern Primitive Rendezvous was held in Ohio this year because of the bicentennial. Different than Civil War reenactments, there was not battle to show. These re-enactors do this as a hobby, living exactly like people did before 1840. Organizer Don Davies said they have people ranging from doctors to ditch diggers participating. Davies and his wife Tracy helped plan this reenactment for over...
September 28, 2003 - 4:58pm
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Muskingum County is home to the oldest mountain bike trail in Ohio, but today riders pedaled there for the last time. Velo Z property owner Tom Hayes converted the running trail into one for mountain bikes after finding local interest from the Zanesville Biking club. From there it progressed and gained widespread popularity, with riders coming from Columbus and Cleveland. But after 17 years, course maintenance has taken its toll. Hayes said it takes about 40 hours to clean and trim the...
September 28, 2003 - 12:32am
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The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down in western Ohio’s Dark County and strong winds damaged buildings in Warren and Hamilton Counties in Southwest Ohio. No deaths or serious injuries were reported in the overnight storms. The weather service says the worst of the damage came in the half-hour before 2 a.m. There were isolated gusts of more than 100 miles-per-hour in Warren County. The huge sign marking Paramount’s Kings Island Amusement Park was destroyed, and part of...
September 28, 2003 - 12:29am
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Ohio’s wet summer could provide some colorful foliage this fall. Bill Schultz of the State Division of Forestry says this could be one of the best years for fall colors. Ohio’s trees are still mostly green, with tinges of yellow and red beginning to appear in scattered patches across the state. Schultz says the rains have created thick leaf cover. He says more sunny days and cool nights will be needed for bright colors.
September 27, 2003 - 7:28pm
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The Nelson T. Gant foundation auctions an array of items with hopes to buy a house. The foundation has been working to pay the balance of the Gant House before the October 17th deadline. Currently, Century National Bank owns it, but the foundation hopes this auction will bring them closer to owning the house outright. The house used to be a bar, and the auction featured some of the old equipment, along with bar memorabilia. The house was packed full of bargain hunters bidding on things like...
September 26, 2003 - 9:59pm
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An escaped Licking County inmate is back in police custody. 27-year-old Michael Boring escaped Monday after jumping off a work release truck in Newark. He then got a ride to Granville where he continued to flee in a stolen dump truck. Boring was arrested Wednesday night on the west side of Columbus. Police say Boring only had ten more days left on his original sentence. He remains in the Franklin County Jail and faces additional charges from the Columbus Police Department including...
September 26, 2003 - 9:58pm
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Roseville residents remain under an emergency boil advisory Friday. According to representatives is in the area, a major water break is behind the boil advisory. Officials say the break occurred at the main water tank and is draining all of Roseville’s water reserves. If you’re planning on attending the Roseville Oktoberfest, you will need to bring bottled water. The boil order remains in effect until further notice.
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