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November 10, 2003 - 2:57pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Trade officials say the World Trade Organization has reaffirmed its position that U-S tariffs on steel imposed last year are illegal. Officials say an appeals panel has upheld major findings in a July ruling. It was issued after a complaint from the European Union and seven other countries. The ruling is expected to be made public later today. The E-U has threatened to impose sanctions on U-S imports if it fails to end the duties within weeks. Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is calling the...
November 10, 2003 - 1:49pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
It’s never too early to start thinking about the cold and snowy days of winter. And that’s exactly what the Ohio Department of Transportation is doing in Muskingum County. O-Dot’s Phil Newman emphasizes the importance of being prepared for what may come our way. O-Dot has been getting loads of salt in all week and estimates that by the end of this week they should have over six thousand tons. Newman reminds everyone to drive carefully, use common sense and judgment and avoid driving near...
November 10, 2003 - 1:46pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Veteran’s Day activities began today at the Wilson School in Zanesville. Four veterans from the local V-F-W post visited the school to partake in the festivities. In an assembly for the entire school, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students each focused on a different part of history to explain how the veterans helped serve our country during various time periods. Ohio history, U.S. history and world history were all featured in the timelines made by the students.
November 10, 2003 - 9:51am
6 years 3 weeks ago
A poll released last week shows that presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich’s name- recognition has quintupled, from 13 percent in February to 63 percent this month. Kucinich is running strongly for a title he doesn’t want – front-runner of the bottom tier in the New Hampshire presidential primary. In a field of nine major democrats, the Ohio Congressman is clustered at the bottom with former Illinois Senator Carol Moseley Braun and Reverend Al Sharpton. National campaign finance reports show...
November 10, 2003 - 1:10am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Ohio University is paying about $3.7 million for a new airplane despite budget woes. OU’s turboprop, which arrived in Athens last week, will be used for administrators, faculty, and others traveling on university business. The plane seats nine passengers and a crew of two. A university spokesman says the school saved about $1.1 million by trading in two other planes that were more than 20 years old. The spokesman says no student fees were used for the purchase. Federal aviation...
November 10, 2003 - 1:02am
6 years 3 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Education says there aren’t any persistently dangerous schools in Cleveland or the rest of Ohio. An examination of more than 7,500 incident reports reveals hundreds of assaults, fights, and other crimes over the last two years in the Cleveland Municipal School District. A federal law allows students to transfer from schools labeled “persistently dangerous.” Each state creates its own standards, but the low number of schools designated as persistently dangerous in Ohio...
November 9, 2003 - 9:37pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
A Russian musical trio stops in Zanesville, bringing their style of folk music to Grace United Methodist Church. The group, Moscow Nights, contacted Pastor Michael Donnally about playing in Zanesville. They were nearby at an international music festival in Columbus this afternoon. The show was free for all who attended, but Donnally said the donations were taken for the Rotary Children’s Fund.
November 9, 2003 - 6:11pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Newark area firefighters took on the police in a charity football game this afternoon at the Evans Athletic Complex. Today marked the first annual flag football event between the two. Crowds packed the stands and brought blankets to fight the chilly weather to see their local heroes play ball. Gary Wood of the Licking County United Way said the police and firefighters approached them with the idea, wanting to do something for the United Way campaign. It cost students $2 and adults $3, with...
November 9, 2003 - 6:10pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
As temperatures drop and winter months approach, many of you might be thinking of winterizing your car. Others may be thinking, what does that mean? Winterizing your car is a general term for preparing it for the colder months. Auto experts suggest changing your oil, windshield wipers and checking the battery. But don’t feel like you have to take your car somewhere for these precautions, they can all be done at home. Tim Wheeler, of the Maple Avenue Auto Zone suggests putting in fresh anti...
November 8, 2003 - 3:14pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
On the calendars, Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, November 11th…but in the hearts and minds of Muskingum County residents, Saturday afternoon was a perfect time to honor our soldiers. While marching in a parade through downtown Zanesville and speaking with the community at a ceremony at Secrest Auditorium, veterans beamed with American pride as their sacrifices and accomplishments were praised. The parade also symbolized pride for American forces currently fighting overseas.
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