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September 30, 2003 - 2:07pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
For many children, a field trip is one of the peaks of the school year. And thanks to the Ohio State University Extension, busloads of Muskingum County children got an extensive tour of the county courthouse on government day. The kids went to all the rooms in the courthouse, learning each one’s function. Clerk of Courts Todd Bickle spoke about the court process. He explained his job to seven groups of eager faces, explaining on their level how he deals with vehicle titles and keeping...
September 30, 2003 - 11:03am
5 years 51 weeks ago
Some good news for Columbia Gas of Ohio customers when it comes to the cost of keeping warm this fall and winter. The company is reducing the price it charges most of its 1.3 million customers in 64 counties for natural gas. Customers still will be paying about five dollars more per month November through January than during the same period last year, but that’s much better than previous forecasts. The experts have been predicting that natural-gas shortages would cause prices to skyrocket...
September 29, 2003 - 11:38pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
In a surprising move, Zanesville murder-suspect Derek Norris decided Monday afternoon to waive his extradition. That information is according to Detective Ric Roush with the police department. Roush said the department was notified at around 4:30 Monday afternoon that Norris decided to waive his extradition instead of fight it. Norris had fled to Indiana after he shot 20-year-old Bradley Barnett on Thurman Street on Wednesday, September 17th. Police believe the shooting was the result of a...
September 29, 2003 - 10:05pm
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O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens is making more money these days. President Rich Castrop says revenues exceeded expenses by nearly $3 million in the 2003 fiscal year compared with $2.3 million in the previous fiscal year. Nearly $600,000 came from charitable campaigns. Dr. Lenard Presutti is the Chief of the Medical Staff. He says the hospital’s medical education training program has resulted in at least 15 doctors who have gone into practice in southeast Ohio and support the hospital...
September 29, 2003 - 10:04pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
A big scare for some passengers on a U.S. Airways flight Monday. The plane was carrying 50 people from Dayton, Ohio to Pittsburgh...it made an emergency landing. Passengers heard a loud pop: it turned out that an air-hose sprang a leak. The high-pressure air stirred up dust and other debris under the floorboards. The plane landed and the passengers got off the plane, some by using the emergency exits. One passenger suffered a slight ankle injury but refused medical treatment.
September 29, 2003 - 10:02pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
To combat the stifling animal population in Muskingum County the Animal Shelter is pleased to announce its new veterinary clinic is now open. The new facility was specifically designed to perform spay and neuter surgeries; however it can perform other medical treatments, as needed. Director Gary Graham says the shelter’s auctions from last year, this year, and next year will pay for the clinic. To make a donation for payments of the clinic, send checks to the Animal shelter, marker “Vet....
September 29, 2003 - 10:01pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
Very soon a masterpiece will be unveiled...ironically encompassing other works of art. The new Zanesville Art Center’s grand opening is nearing. The renovated 26,000- square foot facility will open its doors on October 5th. Organizers say the new center has taken significant steps in promoting arts within the community. The opening ceremonies will be next Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. Parking will be free for the event.
September 29, 2003 - 6:34pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
After 30 years of crawling, twisting and turning through 13-hundred caves, Wittenberg Biologist Horton Hobbs says his favorite caves remain the Ohio caverns in Champaign County. He says the shapes and sizes of the stalactites and stalagmites make them unique. The Ohio caverns are the larges cave system in Ohio. It’s two or three miles of passages are tiny compared to big-cave standards, but the toothy formations are what lure Hobbs and about 300-thousand visitors annually. The caverns were...
September 29, 2003 - 6:33pm
5 years 51 weeks ago
The state has hired a New Mexico health care consultant to review prison medical policies. The department of rehabilitation and correction in Columbus says doctor Steven Spencer will review the state’s policies and procedures for providing prison health care. The state has a 40-thousand dollar contract with Spencer, the former New Mexico Department of Corrections Medical Director. Ohio prison system director Reginald Wilkinson earlier this month created a 14-member committee to review Ohio...
September 29, 2003 - 5:25pm
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Muskingum County commissioners reinstate a fired County Home employee late Monday afternoon...But will she take the job. Former Director of Nursing Sharon Mozena was dismissed two weeks ago by Director Rebecca Cooper. Since then, employees and patients protested the firing. A fact finder was appointed and provided a report to the commissioners regarding Mozena’s performance at the County Home. Muskingum County commissioner Don Madden said the information showed Mozena is a good nurse, but...
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