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November 6, 2003 - 11:53pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The State Highway Patrol reports a fatal accident at the intersection of State Route 586 and 16 Thursday afternoon. According to Trooper DeLong with the Zanesville Post, the incident occurred at 3:20 Thursday, when Richard Wright went left of center on 586 and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. Two people were in the southbound car: the driver, Deborah Watson, and the passenger, Daphne Watson, both of Warsaw. Because of the crash, the two drivers are both in critical condition at Good...
November 6, 2003 - 11:52pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Federal Election Commission says U.S. Senator George Voinovich can’t return $85,000 in contributions from a donor who is now in prison. The commission voted Thursday 4-to-1 to approve a draft ruling that forbids using Senate campaign funds to repay donations he accepted while he was governor. Several elected officials have returned contributions from Larry Rogers, co-founder and former president of the defunct PIE Mutual Insurance Company of Cleveland.
November 6, 2003 - 11:51pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
The Commission on Presidential Debates has chosen Case Western Reserve to host the 2004 Vice Presidential Debate next October. Case was picked from 14 proposals submitted to the commission in March. University President Edward Hundert, Cleveland Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Greater Cleveland Growth Association President Dennis Eckart are to serve as event chairs. Hundert says the event cost about $4 million, which he expects to raise through corporate donations.
November 6, 2003 - 11:53am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Authorities say a gunman has shot several people at a trucking company in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester. West Chester police captain David Kelly told a Cincinnati t-v station that five people have been shot, one fatally. It happened at Watkin’s Motor Lines. Indiana Police have arrested a suspect in the shootings. Lieutenant Marty Mckinney says 50-year-old Tom West, who used to work at Watkin's, has been arrested. But West has not been charged in today's shootings.
November 6, 2003 - 10:48am
6 years 4 weeks ago
Long-time Cincinnati Reds announcer Joe Nuxall says he is being treated for cancer. Nuxhall told a Cincinnati T-V station that he is battling Lymphoma and had a second round of chemotherapy Wednesday. Despite the illness, he says he plans to be in the radio booth next spring for his 60th season with the Reds. Nuxhall was treated two years ago for prostate cancer and a heart condition. He says he’s getting great support from his family, the Reds players and staff and the fans. This next...
November 5, 2003 - 11:12pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Zanesville Police Detective Ric Roush says that a DNA sample taken from 34-year-old Clay Martin of Zanesville has possibly connected him to two additional rapes. Martin was arrested for an alleged rape on May 24th of this year. The sample was sent to the Bureau of Criminal Identification, and two matches were obtained. Martin had only been facing one count of rape; one count of kidnapping; and one count of felonious assault. However, Wednesday he was indicted on ten additional counts of...
November 5, 2003 - 11:11pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Senator George Vionovich says Ohio could lose millions of dollars a year if congress passes a bill to extend a ban on taxing Internet service providers. The Ohio Republican has staked his opposition to the measure, saying the taxation ban imposes significant costs on states. Congress first enacted a ban on taxing such providers, like Earthlink or AOL, in 1998 and extended it until this year. The ban expired November 1st, and Congress was expected to pass a bill this week to make sure the...
November 5, 2003 - 11:10pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
House and Senate lawmakers agreed Wednesday to spend $66 million next year on the Appalachian Regional Commission. At the Bush Administration’s request, the House previously approved legislation slashing the agency’s budget roughly in half to $66 million for 2004. But senators on the committee that writes spending bills rejected the cuts and approved $71 million. The ARC region includes all of West Virginia, and parts of 12 other states including parts in Ohio.
November 5, 2003 - 11:09pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
A University of Akron researcher says high-tech programs at Ohio colleges will feel the impact of Issue One’s defeat Tuesday. Voters turned down the idea of allowing the state to borrow $500 million over ten years to fund high-tech research and job development. Frank Kelley, Akron’s Dean of Polymer Sciences, says Ohio will find it more difficult to raise its college graduation rate without the money.
November 5, 2003 - 6:30pm
6 years 4 weeks ago
Last night’s elections had a few close calls, one of which involved a split district in Muskingum and Perry counties where a levy was decided by a handful of votes. Today, some claim a mistake cost them their vote. Rachael Holt lives in Perry County, but like a few people, is in Franklin local school district. When voting in Perry County yesterday a mistake happened. She says poll workers told her the wrong place to vote, not allowing her to vote on the Franklin local school levy. If she...
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